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Ask Chuck: 4 Lessons About Your 401K

Dear Chuck, My wife and I have a mortgage, a car loan, and some student debt. In addition, we’re maxed out on several credit cards after a series of bad spending decisions. Should I use my 401K to pay off my household debt? Thanks, Need Help Dear Need Help, Millions of Americans are in the […]

10 Steps to Financial Freedom

Many people have a misunderstanding of what it means to be a steward. It’s not just getting out of debt, and sticking to a budget. It’s much more than just writing a tithe check every month. Living as a steward means surrendering your finances to God and recognizing yourself as a manager, not owner, of […]

What is Stewardship?

What do you think of when you hear the word, steward? There are many misconceptions of what stewardship means – fundraising campaigns at church, recycling, and getting out of debt are common examples. But none of these fully encompass what stewardship really means. Stewardship is not ordering your finances in a way that you can […]

3 Steps to Start a Savings Fund

Do you have $1,000 in a savings account that you could access right now? Most Americans (70%) don’t. In fact, six out of 10 Americans couldn’t even access $500 in an emergency. And 34% of Americans said they don’t have any savings…at all. A lack of savings is the #1 reason people accumulate debt – because […]

How to Get Out of Debt

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It’s been said that paying off debt is like eating an elephant – it can only be done one bite at a time. But getting started can seem daunting and overwhelming. Knowing how to take the first bite can prevent many from starting altogether. Of all the people I know who have gotten out of […]

The Secret to a Happy Retirement

If you aren’t already there, you will someday face retirement. Want to know a secret shared by the happiest retirees? Author Wes Moss, at TheBalance.com documents the results he found among retirees. When their mortgages are paid off, their happiness levels rise. Quote: “All the successful retirees I know who are living out their dreams […]