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.
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?