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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 […]

Ask Chuck – Funeral Fraud

  Dear Chuck, An acquaintance at work recently shared the trauma a close friend experienced planning a sudden funeral then discovering criminals had accessed his deceased family member’s bank accounts. How can we protect ourselves and prepare for the inevitable? Concerned   Dear Concerned, It’s hard to believe, but there are scammers who prey on […]

Collecting Debts From Friends

Originally posted on the Christian Post on June 2 To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity. Dear Chuck, About 9 years ago I loaned an acquaintance I met at church a substantial amount of money, with […]

5 Steps to Stop Losing Sleep Over Money

Dear Chuck, I’m losing sleep over money worries. Seriously. Sometimes the stress of figuring out how to balance debt, bills and life is almost more than I can stand. Where do I begin? Sleepless in America   Dear Sleepless, I know how you feel. I was once there myself during a time when I had […]

4 Steps to Get Out of the Debt Cycle

Humorist ‘Kin’ Hubbard once said, “The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.” Apparently Americans haven’t taken his advice. It is no longer any surprise that a significant number of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Sadly, research reveals that Americans are burdened with nearly […]

The Biggest Financial Regrets of Americans…And How To Avoid Them

Catey Hill at Marketwatch.com recently reported, “Many Americans are filled with regrets – financial regrets.” In fact, 3 out of 4 harbor regrets, according to a recent survey by Bankrate.com. Sadly, the biggest regret is not saving enough for retirement early enough. The other regrets in descending order are: Not saving enough for emergency expenses […]

3 Surprising Steps to Getting Out of Debt

Originally posted on the Christian Post on February 24.   Dear Chuck, Credit cards are killing me, and it feels like getting a handle on money is some kind of 12-step program. Where do I begin? Feeling Overwhelmed. Dear Overwhelmed, Well, I have some good news and bad news. The good news is that it’s […]