I want to take advantage of all the good sales happening for Black Friday but I can't afford to pay for it all in cash right now. Is it ok to put it on the credit card and pay it off when I get my Christmas bonus? It seems like a waste to not get a good deal!
There seems to be an unending amount of "crazy" in the world. How can I keep my money, time and heart peaceful during the holidays?
When is the best time to start saving, and can you explain education savings accounts?
Beyond just having a budget, what advice can you give on how to prepare for holiday spending?
We have been our first home for three years and want to refinance to lower our mortgage payments. Should we go with an ARM, 15 year or 30 year fixed?
Dear Chuck: I have been in my current job for only two years since graduation and am starting to feel I made a mistake. ... What career fields have a promising future and how can I make the transition?
Is fantasy football gambling? My oldest sons (14 and 17) and husband are really into it and I am wondering if it's the right decision for them. Does the Bible say anything about something like this?
My sister's home in Houston was seriously flooded during Hurricane Harvey. She and her family are fine, but in shock! They lost both cars, and his business is shut down until they can recover. What should they do now? Any advice?
This Equifax security breach has me really concerned. What does it mean if I am among the millions who had their information stolen?
I enjoy downtime from work. Going to nice places helps me to recharge and create family memories. Surely God doesn't mind if we take great vacations, but I don't know where to find it in the Bible!
A gentleman at work confided in me of his desire to file for a "Medicaid divorce" due to his wife's mounting medical bills. Is that biblical?
Now that we are on a fixed income, I'm wondering if we should continue to tithe off our gross income (which is usually a stretch each month) or tithe off our net income?
My wife and I have a mortgage, a car loan, and some student debt. In addition, we're maxed out on several credit cards after a series of bad spending decisions. Should I use my 401K to pay off my household debt?
We are living in unsettling times. I commend your desire to be ready if and when those tough times hit. Here are a few tips.
Should I downgrade to a non-hybrid car now while its value is still fairly good, or continue with the payments and try to save to replace the battery when necessary?
I have three sons, 7, 11 and 13 and I want them to be able to take care of themselves and a family once they are on their own. How can my husband and I start teaching them about good money management and stewardship when they don't have any income?
Welcome to the world of navigating healthcare in America! Winston Churchill said, "Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have." And, healthcare is supposed to "help" us care for our health.
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?
It's hard to believe, but there are scammers who prey on the vulnerability of those grieving the death of a loved one. To protect your family members and others facing the same scenario, I've gathered some helpful tips on a variety of issues.
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.