Chuck Bentley

CP Guest Contributor

Avoiding the Christmas Spending Trap

The commercialization of Christmas feels like a big financial trap! My husband and I want to show love to our kids and family but the pressure to spend and borrow just to put a bunch of packages under the tree seems ridiculous.

Ask Chuck: How Do I Choose a Career?

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?

Ask Chuck: 7 Steps to Recover From a Disaster

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?

Ask Chuck: 4 Lessons About Your 401K

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?