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.
Dear Chuck: My husband and I are talking about starting a family, and to be honest, I'm afraid to do it. We have the usual bills and some credit card debt, and whenever I see stories about how expensive kids can be, I feel so intimidated.
Dear Chuck, I read that Donald Trump will be the richest president ever to take office, and that his cabinet, which is made up of a lot of successful businessmen and women, will also be the wealthiest group ever assembled. Do you think that is a problem?
I know that God wants us to work, but what does He say about how to handle a difficult group of people, not just a job?
Dear Chuck, I read your column about making New Year's resolutions, and I've made mine: Get out of debt. It's not my first attempt, but I'm hopeful that this time I can do it.
Dear Chuck, I'm closing out my year, thinking of goals for 2017. Do you think it's a biblical idea to make resolutions? And if so, do you have any advice on how to make resolutions that I can actually keep?
My mail and email are full of requests for end-of-year donations, and there are so many good causes. But it's hard to balance how to give at a time of year when I'm shopping for so many.
Dear Chuck, I've been trying to talk to my children about Christian values and ethics. In the Bible, Jesus always brings simple truth into complicated situations, and I am trying to teach my kids to do the same.
Dear Chuck, My spouse and I are on the opposite sides of Christmas. He's kind of an Ebenezer Scrooge, doesn't want to spend any money and thinks most decorating is a waste of time and resources, but I love the excitement of the season, and gift giving is a way I like to show my affection.
Dear Chuck, My father recently passed away in an accident and a whole life insurance policy he had is providing some financial relief to my mother, though unlike some other policies they had, it did not pay more for an accidental death.
Dear Chuck, I cannot believe that it's Thanksgiving week, and Christmas coming in weeks. Most of the time, I feel more stressed than thankful at this time of year (unless you count how thankful I feel when it's all over!) Have any advice about making Christmas more about Jesus' birthday and less about a shop-til-you-drop time of year?!
Dear Chuck, I'm in a company where it feels to me that people who are good at flattering the boss – but not necessarily are good at their jobs — get promoted, while more talented people get ignored or passed over.
Dear Chuck, My wife and I are struggling with the costs of our children's extracurricular activities, which seem to be getting more expensive all the time.
Dear Chuck, With just days to go until the election and so much fighting on all sides, I wonder if the Bible has anything to say to us about how to govern when this mess is over. Where do we go from here to create a fiscally sound government?