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Ask Chuck: How to Use My Tax Refund to Get Out of Debt

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Dear Chuck, I need help prioritizing how to use my tax refund. We are expecting to receive about $3,100 from our refund and want to use it wisely since we have a little over $23,000 of debt and are in desperate need of new tires for my car ($450). In what order should we use […]

Ask Chuck: Choosing to Live Like You’re Poor

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Dear Chuck, I’m in my early twenties and finances are a topic of stress in my life and among my peers. One of my friends, who is about my age, just paid off his mortgage. How is that even possible? Others I know rely solely on credit cards and are in thousands of dollars of […]

7 Rules for True Riches

Most of the financial principles I live by I learned because I was doing it all wrong. For the majority of my young adult life, and well into my marriage, I was focused on all the wrong things. Being a success in the eyes of the world was the most important thing to me. I […]

Ask Chuck: What We Can Learn About Financial Freedom from Chip and Joanna Gaines

Dear Chuck, I read that Chip and Joanna Gaines were in debt before they became famous. Is there a plan they followed? Can you give us a plan? We are starting off the New Year very discouraged with two student loans, three credit card bills and we owe on both of our cars.   Discouraged […]

5 Simple Things That Can Have a Big Impact on Your Finances

Have you ever made a little decision that resulted in a BIG impact? I know I have. In 2015 I decided to drink water only for the entire year.  Yes, that’s right…no coffee, tea, juice, soda, smoothies or lattes. Nothing but H2O!  For full disclosure, I made it the entire 365 days, and felt so […]

Fruits of the Spirit in Our Finances – Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control

In Galatians 5, we read about the 9 Fruits of the Spirit: “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” These 9 virtues are characteristics of the Holy Spirit living in us and can […]

Fruits of the Spirit in Our Finances – Love, Joy, Peace, and Patience

In Galatians 5, we read about the 9 Fruits of the Spirit: “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” These 9 virtues are characteristics of the Holy Spirit living in us and can […]

4 Ways to “Unstuck” Your Finances

Have you been waiting to make a budget until you make just a little more money? Maybe you have good intentions to start saving for retirement, but it just hasn’t happened yet. Debt has a way of accumulating quickly while we work to develop a plan to pay it off. Can you identify with any […]

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