Dear Chuck, My elderly parents get scam phone calls, emails and texts constantly. I worry they are going to fall for one of these since both are kindhearted and trusting. I know they are vulnerable. How do I help them?
Oracle, despite its name, failed to answer the questions put to it.
Dear Chuck, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving at our house with friends and family this year. I want it to be extra special. However, the cost for groceries and things I need to host a fairly large group is more than I anticipated. How do I get around this crazy inflation?
If I do not get the COVID-19 vaccine, I could lose my job with a federal contractor. If I get it, I go against my conscience and the liberty I have to protect my family’s health, a fundamental right of Americans. I am not anti-vax, but I hate coercion. My wife and I are bracing for the financial consequences, but we want your advice.
I’ll soon be getting a raise in my social security benefits. Do you think it will really make any difference?
Dear Chuck, I recently read that there is a growing number of Americans in favor of Universal Basic Income (UBI). What does the Bible say about that?
Dear Chuck, I’ve been hearing a lot about Evergrande and the Chinese economic woes for months. Should I pull out of my investments in Chinese companies?
Dear Chuck, I have been a saver for years. I was recently accused of hoarding money. What constitutes hoarding?
Dear Chuck, since my money is obviously buying less and less, how do I wisely invest in an inflationary economy?
Dear Chuck, should I buy a used car now? I’ve been told to just buy new, but I don’t want a car payment.
I don’t agree with the political views of my company. They voice their views; yet, I think I would be fired if I voiced mine. I want to keep my job, yet I want to distance myself from their positions. Any advice?
I have been steadily paying down debt, and the end is within sight. I’m due a sum of money for the sale of some real estate and wonder if I should pay off the remaining debt or save it. Seems like a good time to be debt free. What would you do?
My husband started short-term disability in order to address addiction issues. He is the sole provider for our family. Recently, he moved $100,000 from his 401k to cover our debt and bills while he seeks to get well. Do you think paying off all debt is wise (except for our mortgage), or do you have a better suggestion?
Although I don’t really believe in it, I am thinking of adding Bitcoin to my retirement funds. What do you think about it?
I’ve recently wondered if it’s possible to be too generous. My wife thinks we need to be more generous with our own families as part of what we give to the church and parachurches.