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Are Reverse Mortgages a Wise Financial Move?

Are Reverse Mortgages a Wise Financial Move?

Ever heard of a reverse mortgage? Many retired couples consider it if they feel strained on a fixed income. They’re advertised as a great option, but I’m not so sure. In fact, many people don’t think they’re a good idea. They’re called “the ugly stepchildren of the home-lending industry” by CNBC, and they may be […]

3 Ways Social Media is Wrecking Your Budget

INFLUENCES OF SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS Social media. We love it?  We hate it? We hate that we love it? Whether or not you’re following, tweeting, pinning, gramming, or sharing, our world has drastically changed because of these social platforms, and they greatly impact your life, and finances. All these social platforms are businesses and are […]

The Five Biggest Little Financial Decisions To Improve Your Finances

five little things that will make a big difference in 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 […]

Ask Chuck – Going from Two Incomes to One

Dear Chuck, My wife and I would like to live off my income. The plan is for her to stay home after the birth of our first child. We bought a house and have one car paid for. We’ll have to adapt to the loss of her income, but we really believe she should be […]

Saying “Yes” to a Budget Before Saying “I Do”

Dear Chuck, For years I have always managed to earn more than I spend. But, my fiancée says we need a budget and she wants it before the wedding. Help! Dear Help, Funny how a fiancée (or wife) can motivate us to get our act together! There seem to be two parts to your question: […]

Ask Chuck – Buying a House

Dear Chuck, My wife and I have been renting for five years and want to buy a home. Could you share any tips so we can make a wise decision? Hopeful Homeowner   Dear Hopeful, I commend you for seeking counsel in what’s typically the largest purchase of a lifetime. Assuming you’ve compared the costs […]

How to Use the Envelope System

The fundamentals of budgeting are simple – know where your money is going so it serves you, not the other way around. When you have your finances in order, you are better able to be used by God to accomplish great things for the Kingdom, and keeping a budget is the best way to do […]

How to Make a Budget

Did you know that tracking your spending and creating a budget can be freeing and actually bring peace? A budget empowers you to know exactly where your money is going and helps you reach your financial goals. When you use a budget, your money starts working for you, not the other way around. Contrary to […]

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