Back to school shopping is a tradition in America. I remember the excitement of shopping for new clothes, shoes, and a lunchbox with my parents. Breaking open a new box of crayons and using new pencils with perfect erasers was a great feeling.
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)?
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 the primary caretaker of our children. Any advice?
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.
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?
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Is there anything said in the Bible about passing down treasures to family members?
About 9 years ago I loaned an acquaintance I met at church a substantial amount of money, with documents signed to ensure repayment. The time for repayment has come and gone.
I find the conflicting messages among well known preachers and financial experts confusing when it comes to whether I should expect to do well financially if I am in God's will and following His plan.
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?
To be successful at work, get ready to be your own personal firefighter, putting out the flames of poor word choices before they harm or even destroy your reputation and career.
My wife and I have a 401(k) savings plan, and we are thinking of pulling out some of the money for home improvements.
My husband and I want to do things differently with our children. Where do we begin? And how should we change our instruction as our kids grow up?
I've been following Crown Financial Ministries for years and appreciate your advice on avoiding debt and putting God first through tithing, but is there ever a time when you SHOULD spend money?
Dear Chuck, I know that that cost of divorce can be high, but do you think this is necessary, in this day and age?
Once again, tax day is almost here, and even though it's a little later than usual, on Tuesday, April 18, I'm still not ready. Any tips for me to avoid mistakes and make this as painless as possible?
Where is the fine line of trusting in the Lord for our future provision and providing for ourselves through savings, which could actually slide into relying on our money instead of God?
Dear Chuck, There are lots of great deals and promotions advertised for leases in every car commercial, making it seem like it's worth a try. What do you think?
Dear Chuck, Happy St. Patrick's Day! In thinking about going green, I'm wondering if there are any principles to keep in mind and any ways to go green cheaply?
Dear Chuck, After the amazing Super Bowl victory of the New England Patriots and their quarterback Tom Brady, he said that he was going to give the truck he was going to get as MVP to James White for catching all those passes Brady sent his way in the nail-bitter of a game.
Dear Chuck, Every time I turn on the news, I hear reports about new record highs in the stock market. I have some stock investment, but wondering if I should go bigger. Is there something I should be doing to take advantage of the energy in the stock market?
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?
What does the Bible have to say about how to have an uncomfortable conversation about compensation? Is it more "Christian" to take a lower salary and give up worldly riches?
Dear Chuck, With Valentine's Day approaching, I wonder if it's really necessary to spend a lot of money on a holiday that feels a bit made up. I'm feeling manipulated but I don't want to disappoint my wife. Is Valentine's Day worth celebrating, and how much is too much?
I don't have any other way of paying off these credit cards. What should I do? Please help.