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Ask Chuck: Getting the Right Job Right Out of School

Ask Chuck- Finding the Right Job Right Out of School

Dear Chuck, My husband and I anticipate graduating in May. I’ve read that our resumes are extremely important. While he has part-time job and internship history, mine is very limited. We have student loans and hope to land great jobs as soon as we can. Could you tell me what employers are really looking for […]

What to Expect When the Unexpected Happens

One thing you can count on in life is that the unexpected will arise. Sometimes it’s in ways you could have imagined, but sometimes it manifests in ways that catch you completely off guard. Unforeseen Medical Expenses Most of us don’t plan on serious illness or injury. And who has really prepared for possibility of […]

How To Thrive in the Radically Changing Work Environment

How To Thrive in the Radically Changing Work Environment

Believe it or not, there was a time when people kept in touch via phone calls and letters instead of following each other’s updates on Facebook. They purchased their clothes and groceries from brick-and-mortar stores instead of outsourcing their shopping needs to their Amazon Prime accounts. And if they wanted to watch TV, they had […]

7 Steps to Recover From a Crisis

In the wake of devastating natural disasters across the United States, we are reminded of the importance equipping individuals with accurate and timely information. From Hurricane Harvey, to the fires in the Northwest, to Hurricane Irma, we have experienced an avalanche of destruction across the nation. Power outages, destroyed homes, lost belongings, displaced families, and […]

Ask Chuck – Should I Use My 401k to Pay off Debt?

Dear Chuck, I’m trying to pay my credit cards off but my income is very limited since I am nearing retirement. I have a 401(k) and a small property that I could sell. What would you recommend: sell the property, keep paying the minimum on the credit cards, or take money out of the 401(k)? […]

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 […]

9 Things You Shouldn’t Say At Work

Originally posted on the Christian Post on May 12 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, I’m new to my job and learning to navigate the office politics. I get that you can’t […]

10 Things You Should Never Say in an Interview

A recent article at ToughNickel.com listed 10 things you should never say in a job interview. Here goes. How much does this job pay? Typically, money is not discussed during the first interview. If, at the end of the session the interviewer should ask what salary you expect, give a realistic range of salaries you can […]

Tips to Not Trip Over Your Tongue at Work

Originally posted on the Christian Post on September 23. 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,  I’m trying to fit in to a new workplace, and I’m on the outside of a lot of the conversations […]

4 Steps to Nail Your Next Job Interview

Originally posted on the Christian Post on September 16. Dear Chuck,  With great jobs so scarce, I get nervous going into an interview. I’m not sure how to prepare or what to say to stand out from the crowd. What do you recommend?  Desperately Seeking Employment Dear Desperately, Take a deep breath. You can do this! […]