Ask Chuck: Practical Advice During the COVID-19 Crisis

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By: Crown Financial Ministries Dear Chuck, Many of the young people in my Bible Study are frightened of the Coronavirus and the threat to their families. I understand their fear. But, as an older American, I’m also concerned about their economic well-being in the aftermath of this crisis. What kind of financial advice can I offer them? Sheltered in The … Read More

How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Your Emergency Funds

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By: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) During tax season, there’s a lot to think about. Do you have the right forms? Where did you put those receipts? Did you do the math right? But there’s one more thing you should be thinking about: how you can use your tax refund to ramp up your emergency funds or reach other savings … Read More

4 Steps to Spend Your Stimulus Check and Tax Refund Wisely

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By: America Saves Most Americans don’t have an emergency fund. While we’re all experiencing this pandemic very differently — some having only minor inconveniences and others finding themselves without a job or having to close their business — those without a savings cushion are vulnerable to feeling the ramifications of COVID-19 for a very long time. With stimulus checks and … Read More

Ways to Improve Your Financial Capability Now

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By: America Saves Are you ready for National Financial Capability Month? Here are three actions you can take now to make sure you are prepared for any financial disaster, big or small. 1. Have a Disaster Plan for Your Finances. Sure, you keep bottled water, canned goods, flashlights, and batteries close at hand, but you should also have a disaster … Read More