I'm getting nervous as the April 18th tax day approaches. Sometimes it feels like a test I'm going to flunk, and I don't want to be audited. Do you have any good advice on taxes and does the Bible have anything to say about this?
What is your take on "investing" in money market funds? Is this not a different way of gambling which is forbidden by the Bible?
I read your column about socialism and the Bible. Perhaps I don't quite understand articles like these as I should, but is capitalism a form of government or an economic system?
My younger sister is in a mess with her student loans. I am trying to help her figure it out. Does Crown have any materials, resources, third party consultants, or any ideas that you can recommend?
I read an article recently that noted, "For people under 30, socialism isn't a scary word," but shouldn't it be? What does the Bible have to say about socialism?
I pray about finances, I work extra to get my financial situation to what it should be, I get to a certain level of finance, then GOD kicks me back to start. Why does God hate me so much that this is his pattern?
You talked about how financial secrets were not good for a marriage, and I was wondering whether you think it is ever acceptable to set money aside that your spouse does not know about, or does that make someone financially unfaithful? I saw you quoted in an interesting article in Fortune Magazine about a survey on "financial infidelity", and they said this, "One in twenty people in the U.S. admit to having started secret bank accounts or credit cards without their partner's knowledge."
Dear Chuck, This week the always vocal Kanye West has been tweeting that he is $53 million in "personal debt," and asking billionaires involved in charities to support him because he is "the greatest artist of all time," meanwhile I've been intrigued by the example of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch who has reportedly not spent any of his $50 million salary, living quietly instead on his endorsement income. Do you see some financial advice for the rest of us in the headlines?
Dear Chuck, So many financial experts offer differing opinions about whether parents should give their children an allowance and whether that allowance should be for chores or just something received without being tied to work. What do you recommend in terms of giving a child an allowance and whether work should be part of that?
One of the reasons so many of us struggle with spending is that it feeds something in our hearts, a need that we try to fill with things.
Storms like the one that shut down the federal government for days are a great reminder that being prepared for disaster means getting ready for everything, from the next "Snowmageddon" to being ready to face the loss of your job.
So far this year, the stock market seems very volatile. My husband and I have some stocks and certainly in most retirement accounts including ours, stocks play a role.
I'm not a gambler, but what do you think? What's the big deal if I skip a cup of coffee and get a few lottery tickets?
I know that getting out of debt is a great New Year's resolution (I'm willing to try that one again!) but do you have any advice on something else that I should prioritize?
A lot of us — myself included — will make New Year's Resolutions about money or family or career, maybe even about learning a new skill. But does the Bible have anything to say about this kind of thing?
We work so hard to give our children a beautiful Christmas experience. Although we are not rich by any means, we are blessed in comparison to many. When it's all said and done, the kids can be a little "spoiled" on Christmas day.
My husband has his own small business, construction, and he was sub-contracted for another small business, also construction. Since both men are believers, how do we biblically handle not being paid for the job? (The main contractor) keeps promising, but not paying. Thank you!
My question is on adult children and car insurance: I need to figure out if I should put my adult son on our insurance policy. We've all had accidents (so no judgment here), but he just hit a deer, got a speeding ticket, and also got into an accident with our car not long ago. If we get him his insurance, he will be paying about $3,100 per year (he just got a job that pays about $500 per week). Are we better off putting him on our policy and have him pay us, or should he get his own policy?
I recently obtained a small court settlement and I am seeking the best way to handle my finances. I am particularly interested in what to do with my car. Should I pay it off and get a newer model or pay it off and keep it?!
I'm worried about how to cover the costs of Christmas. I know I should have been saving through the year, and I have some money set aside but do you have some suggestions on how to get some resources together to have more money available over the holidays?
So many celebrities make millions of dollars, and then end up in bankruptcy. If 50 Cent can't make it, how can someone like me make it with so much less money?
Pop Quiz: Are there more verses about Heaven, Hell or money in the Bible?
Coaches and trainers are engaged to achieve better performance in sports; tutors hired for Chemistry or math, but some interesting research indicates that when it comes to teaching your children a vital life skill, it may be extremely difficult to make major changes after age 7 … and parents are the primary teachers whether they know it or not.
Few stories so clearly illustrate the Biblical truth that "the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil" than the controversy that has exploded following the release of undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress in which Planned Parenthood doctors talk about dismembering unborn children to sell tissue and body parts.
A generation of young people graduating with debt they can't repay because the jobs they studied for just don't exist has become a national crisis too severe to ignore.