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The Childless Stepmom

November 17, 2018

Rob West, Steve Moore, and Laura Petherbridge offer biblical wisdom on the financial challenges of a stepmom that doesn’t have biological children of her own. Another thing they discuss is retirement options for someone who is self employed.

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The Generous Life with Brian Kluth

November 16, 2018

For Christians, generosity should be a lifestyle. November and December are easily the two months of the year when we focus the most on giving. On this MoneyWise Live, we begin with some thoughts about giving with Rob West and Brian Kluth.

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The Generous Life

November 16, 2018

On this MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore discuss the generosity of giving. They also talk about saving for retirement as well as making wise choices with extra money the lord gives you.

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Online Grocery Shop

November 16, 2018

Have you tried one of the many online grocery services yet? There are a lot of advantages, but is it a good deal? Rob West weights the pros and cons and helps you make the most of this new shopping convenience.

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4 Rules for Using Credit Cards

November 15, 2018

The Fed has raised interest rates and is threatening to do it again. Bad news for stock investors and one other group that has benefited from low interest rates: folks with credit card balances. Rob West has 4 rules for avoiding high credit card rates.

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Your Relationship with God

November 15, 2018

Many of us may think that the most important relationship in life is with our spouse, our children, or a friend. While important, they lack the eternal significance of our relationship with God, and how we manage money has a direct impact on that bond.

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Four Rules for Using Credit Cards

November 15, 2018

The Fed has raised interest rates and is threatening to do it again. Bad news for stock investors and one other group that has benefited from low interest rates: folks with credit card balances. Rob West has 4 rules for avoiding high credit card rates.

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The Creativity of Work with Jerry Bowyer

November 14, 2018

Do we have the right attitude about work? Do we understand its spiritual nature and the opportunity it gives us to deepen our relationship with God? Financial planner and teacher Rob West discusses that with our favorite economist Jerry Bowyer.

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The Creativity of Work – With Jerry Bowyer

November 14, 2018

On this MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West speak with economist, Jerry Bowyer, about the virtue of work. Do we have the right attitude about work? Jerry Bowyer and Rob West tackle this topic and other economy topics today on the show.

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How to Ask for a Raise

November 14, 2018

The economy is soaring, but that doesn't mean that wages will automatically go up at the same time or rate. Rob West says it may be time to ask for a raise, and he shares the right a wrong ways to successfully negotiate for more money.

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20/20 Foresight (on spending)

November 13, 2018

They say hindsight is 20/20 but that’s small comfort when you’re struggling to fix some mistake you’ve made. Too often, these errors involve money. Rob West shares a list of things you’re almost certain to regret doing with your money.

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Payday Loan Alternatives

November 13, 2018

You work hard to provide for your family, but it's still hard to put food on the table and keep the lights on. And now the car needs brakes. Many people turn to very expensive Payday Loans when financial trouble strikes. Rob West has some alternatives,

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20/20 Foresight on Spending

November 13, 2018

They say hindsight is 20/20 but that’s small comfort when you’re struggling to fix some mistake you’ve made. Too often, these errors involve money. Rob West shares a list of things you’re almost certain to regret doing with your money.

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Obstacles to Giving

November 12, 2018

Tithers make up less than 1/4 of the average congregation. About 80% of us give only 2% of our income to the church. What’s keeping us from giving in America? Rob West has some reasons why we’ve become tight with our tithes.

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Obstacles to Giving

November 12, 2018

What is keeping us from giving in America? Numbers say that tithers make up less than a quarter of the average congregation. Rob West discuss some reasons why people have become tight with their tithes and how to change that.

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Five Wise Principles

November 12, 2018

God's Biblical financial principles are both timeless and true, and they apply in every financial circumstance - whether you have a little or a lot. Today, Rob West shares five such principles that are keys to success in your financial life.

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Online Grocery Shopping

November 10, 2018

If you haven’t used one of the online grocery shopping services yet, there’s a good chance some of your family, friends, or neighbors have. There’s no arguing the convenience, but is it the right move for you?

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Credit Repair Scams

November 9, 2018

Individuals who’ve had money troubles but now want to restore their good credit often fall victim to credit repair scams. Financial planner and teacher Rob West tells us how to avoid them and how to repair your credit yourself.

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Credit Repair Scams

November 9, 2018

On this MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore offer biblical wisdom on credit card scams as well as caller scams. They also talk about paying down debt and helping your children to get a mortgage.

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Money Myths - Again

November 9, 2018

The Bible is filled with timeless truths about money, yet the world abounds in financial myths and today we feature a few more. Will a raise that puts you in a different tax bracket actually cost you money? Rob West sets the record straight ... again.

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Honesty is the Biblical Policy

November 8, 2018

It’s not enough to say that honesty is the best policy, it’s also the biblical policy. Nowhere are we more tempted to be dishonest than with money. Rob West presents the case for financial honesty all the time, not just when it’s convenient.

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Senior Financial Scams

November 8, 2018

Growing numbers of seniors are vulnerable to scammers these days, but you can help an elderly family member or friend avoid financial exploitation. Rob West offers a number of ways you can come alongside and help your friends and loved ones stay safe.

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Honesty is the Biblical Policy

November 8, 2018

It’s not enough to say that honesty is the best policy; it’s also the biblical policy. Make that commandment. On this MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore discuss the temptation to be dishonest with money.

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The Perils of Paying Later

November 7, 2018

The ads shouting ”Buy now, pay later!” always sound like a great deal but do you have what it takes to come out on top in that deal or will you end up with the short end of the stick? Rob West gives us the perils of charging now and paying later.

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Supporting Adult Children

November 7, 2018

Even with an improving economy, 75% of parents say that they're still helping support their adult children financially. This is a real problem since it eats into the money parents will need to live on in retirement. Rob West has some words of advice.

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Perils of Paying Later

November 7, 2018

On this MoneyWise, Rob West speask about the dangers of charging now and paying later and why we should be skeptical of promotions that offer this, how they add interest to those deals and how that hurts you in the long run.

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Authority of God’s Word in Finances with Ron Blue

November 6, 2018

"All Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." Rob West discusses how that passage applies to our finances.

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Life Insurance for Wife and Kids

November 6, 2018

Many people are encouraged to buy life insurance - not only for the bread winner - but also for a non-working spouse or children. This ignores the purpose of life insurance. Rob West helps you determine who needs to be insured and how much is enough.

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Authority of God’s Word in Finances

November 6, 2018

"All Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." Rob West discusses how that passage applies to our finances.

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Are You Content?

November 5, 2018

Learning to be content with God’s provision is part of the Christian walk. On this MoneyWise Live, financial planner and teacher Rob West has some questions you can ask yourself to see how you’re doing.

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Are You Content?

November 5, 2018

Does contentment have anything to do with how much money you have? Today on Money Wise, Steve Moore and Rob West discuss how to learn to be content with God’s provision. Rob offers some questions to test yourself and see how you are doing on this subject.

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Saving or Hoarding

November 5, 2018

The Bible encourages saving money, but it also cautions us against putting our faith and trust in money. Rob West points out that being faithful with the small things, like money, is what enables God to trust us with much bigger things.

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Filing For FAFSA

November 3, 2018

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is often the starting point for millions of students in their quest to pay for college. It’s convenient to fill out the FAFSA online these days, but a little organization will make the job go much faster.

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The Mayday Budget

November 2, 2018

What would happen if you lost your job or suffered some other financial calamity? You can prepare for it by knowing how to prioritize your spending. On this MoneyWise Live, financial planner and teacher Rob West tells us how to do that.

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The Mayday Budget

November 2, 2018

On this MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore talk about budgeting and mortgage options to maintain previously purchased homes. Also they discuss what to do about your credit cards once you have paid them off.

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Bankruptcy Basics

November 2, 2018

A Christian should only consider bankruptcy as a last resort or if forced into it by a creditor. But if you find yourself headed that, Rob West explains the different options and recommends a way to honor your creditors in spite of bankruptcy.

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Of Pride and Money

November 1, 2018

What does thinking too highly of yourself have to do with money? Financial planner and teacher Rob West has given this some thought and on this MoneyWise Live, he’ll connect the dots.

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Of Pride and Money

November 1, 2018

Pride reared its ugly head in the Garden of Eden and continues to thwart our fellowship with God to this day. On this MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore have given this some thought, and they connect the dots.

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Variable Income Budgeting

November 1, 2018

Drawing up a budget isn't complicated. At the beginning of each month, you just allocate that month's income to various categories on paper. But what if you don't know how much you'll bring in each month? Rob West says you need a Variable Income Budget.

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The $20 Rule for Credit Cards

October 31, 2018

Using plastic can definitely be habit forming but financial planner and teacher Rob West has a simple way to help you break the chains of charging stuff. on this MoneyWise Live.

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Fear of Giving

October 31, 2018

Spouses often disagree about things, including money. This is especially challenging in the area of giving to the Lord. Rob West brings some clarity to the conversation to help the two become of one mind in this area.

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The 20 Dollar Rule for Credit Cards

October 31, 2018

On this MoneyWise, Rob speaks about the addiction to credit cards and offers some practical advice on how to break the chains of charging. He offers an interesting suggestion to try in your life to help reduce the balance you carry on your credit card.

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Godly Financial Advice

October 30, 2018

On this MoneyWise Live, finding someone who shares your biblical worldview and can also give you great practical advice. Financial planner and teacher Rob West is certainly one of those individuals and he’ll tell you how to find others.

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Low on Cash? Try Bartering

October 30, 2018

Have you thought of bartering to cut your out of pocket expenses? There are some IRS considerations, but it's still a good way to save some money and help with cash flow. Rob West has some things to consider as you get started.

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Godly Financial Advice

October 30, 2018

On this MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore will tell you how to find someone who shares your biblical worldview and can also give you great practical advice.

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Mom’s Her Own Boss

October 29, 2018

Just because you’ve been out of the workforce, don’t think you lack what it takes to be an entrepreneur. On this MoneyWise Live, financial planner and teacher Rob West shares the qualities of a successful business woman.

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Avoid High Pressure Sales

October 29, 2018

"Hurry, supplies are limited!" "Order before midnight tonight!" We've all heard the high pressure sales gimmicks, but Rob West points us to some very practical principles found in the Bible to help us avoid the impulse trap.

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Moms – Her Own Boss

October 29, 2018

On this MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West discuss how stay-at-home moms can make a little extra money offering ideas about how to be a successful businesswoman and successful women entrepreneurs​.

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Credit Card Mistakes

October 27, 2018

Rob West and Steve Moore discuss the negative impact carrying a credit card balance or making late payments.

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The Heartbreak of Intestacy

October 26, 2018

​It’s a condition most of us have but few want to talk about. The heartbreak of intestacy. What’s that, you ask? Intestacy is simply the state of not having a will. Rob West has the prescription for curing intestacy.

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God Uses Money

October 26, 2018

We often say that money is just a tool, but God also uses that tool to sharpen and discipline us. Rob West points to some of the many verses that guide us in wise, Biblical money management.

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The Heartbreak of Intestacy

October 26, 2018

On this MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore discuss selling homes in an area where the market is down. They also talk about dealing with exchange rates and getting your spouse onboard with your budget.

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Are You in Financial Bondage?

October 25, 2018

Life is pretty good but something’s not right and you can’t quite put your finger on it. Could it be that despite a comfortable lifestyle you’re still in financial bondage and if you were, how would you know? Rob West has a checklist of danger signs.

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Christmas is Coming!

October 25, 2018

Christmas will be here soon, but if you act now, you can avoid expensive mistakes. Rob West says to sit down with your spouse, determine a budget, then set money aside to meet that budget. Christmas is best when you plan and pay for it in advance!

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Are You In Financial Bondage

October 25, 2018

Even though you're in good financial shape, something’s not quite right and you can’t put your finger on it. Could it be that despite a comfortable lifestyle, you’re still in financial bondage? Rob West and Steve Moore have a checklist of danger signs.

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Giving God Ownership with Howard Dayton

October 24, 2018

What would it take for you to relinquish ownership of all you have and all you’ll ever make to God? Rob West explores that challenging concept with Howard Dayton - founder of Compass— Finances God’s Way.

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Study God’s Word

October 24, 2018

According to a recent study, 91% of American households own a Bible, but only 38% actually read their Bibles at least once a week. Rob West reminds us that the Bible is God's instruction manual for how to live life, including how to handle money.

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Giving God Ownership with Howard Dayton

October 24, 2018

If we’re stewards of God’s resources, then we must acknowledge that He is the rightful owner of all we possess. Rob West and Steve Moore explore that challenging concept with Howard Dayton, the founder of Compass.

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God Is Testing You with Mark Biller

October 23, 2018

Rob West talks with Sound Mind Investing Executive Editor Mark Biller about growing your faith in the Lord to provide.

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I Love Proverbs

October 23, 2018

The book of Proverbs offers eternal wisdom in bite-size practical pieces. Today, Rob West shares some of that wisdom that applies to our finances and our pursuit of wealth.

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Your Relationship with God

October 23, 2018

While other bonds are important, they lack the eternal significance of our relationship with God. The most important relationship is with the Lord. Rob West and Steve Moore have some practical advice to improve that relationship.

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Avoid Christmas Debt with Neile Simon

October 22, 2018

Millions of Americans will go into hock this Christmas but you don’t have to be one of them. Financial planner and teacher Rob West talks with Neile Simon of Christian Credit Counselors on how you can avoid Christmas debt.

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Christian View of Wealth

October 22, 2018

The world worships money, but at the same time portrays wealthy people as being less virtuous than the poor. But does wealth itself have a moral measurement? Is it good or bad? Rob West provides a Christian view of wealth today.

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Avoid Christmas Debt with Neile Simon

October 22, 2018

Millions of Americans will go into hock this Christmas, but you don’t have to be one of them. Rob West and Steve Moore talk to Neile Simon of Christian Credit Counselors about how you can avoid Christmas debt.

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Behavior Affects Investing Decisions – With Mark Biller

October 20, 2018

Steve Moore and Rob West speak with investing specialist from Sound Mind Investing, Mark Biller, about how normal human behavior can prevent us from making smart investing decisions.

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The Childless Stepmom with Laura Petherbridge

October 19, 2018

Do you know her? She’s the childless stepmom and her situation is more common than you might think. Our host Rob West talks about the challenges facing childless stepmoms on this MoneyWise Live with author and speaker Laura Petherbridge.

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Biblical Business Startup

October 19, 2018

What does a Biblical business startup look like? Rob West shares a list of things to look for.

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The Childless Stepmom with Laura Petherbridge

October 19, 2018

On this MoneyWise Rob West, Steve Moore, and Laura Petherbridge offer biblical wisdom on the financial challenges of a stepmom that doesn’t have biological children.

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Online Grocery Shopping

October 18, 2018

There’s no arguing the convenience of online grocery shopping with today’s busy lifestyles but is it the right move for you? Rob West has the pros and cons of online grocery shopping.

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Phantom Power

October 18, 2018

Have you heard of phantom power? When you turn off your TVs and other electronics, many don't actually turn completely off, Instead, they go into stand-by mode and continue using power – about 10% more power. Rob West can stop this phantom menace.

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Online Grocery Shopping

October 18, 2018

There’s no arguing the convenience of online grocery shopping with today’s busy lifestyles but is it the right move for you? Rob West has the pros and cons of online grocery shopping.

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How to Ask for a Raise

October 17, 2018

Where’s that raise you’ve been expecting? It turns out wages are a lagging economic indicator. Employers are reluctant to lock in salary increases. On this edition of MoneyWise Live, financial planner Rob West tells you how to negotiate a raise

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Credit Card Mistakes

October 17, 2018

A double-edge sword cuts both ways, and that's true for your credit card, too. It's great for earning rewards, but if you're late with a payment, that can cause real problems. Rob West suggests ways to stay out of trouble.

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How To Ask For A Raise

October 17, 2018

On this MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West discuss how to successfully negotiate a raise. They talk about why people are nervous about asking, the best setting to ask and they give tips on what to do before you ask.

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Before Lending Money

October 16, 2018

A family member or friend asks to borrow money... Your answer could have lasting consequences. On this edition of MoneyWise Live, financial planner Rob West has a few questions you should answer first before you decide to take on the title "lender."

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Give to Local Church or Other Ministries?

October 16, 2018

What does the Bible say about where our tithe should go? Do we even need to tithe any longer, or was that just an Old Testament idea? Rob West brings some scripture into the conversation and helps unravel any confusion on the subject.

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Before Lending Money

October 16, 2018

A family member or friend asks to borrow money... Your answer could have lasting consequences. On this edition of MoneyWise Live, financial planner Rob West has a few questions you should answer first before you decide to take on the title "lender."

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Your Relationship with God

October 15, 2018

Many of us might say our most important relationship is with our spouse or children but those would be wrong. The most important relationship we have is with the Lord. Financial planner Rob West has some practical advice to improve that relationship.

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Reverse Mortgage Alternatives

October 15, 2018

The pitch for reverse mortgages sounds good, but is it? Rob West breaks down the different costs involved and suggests a few alternatives that might be better.

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God Is Testing You – With Mark Biller

October 15, 2018

Steve Moore and Rob West speak with Sound Mind Investing executive editor, Mark Biller, about how to trust God for all of our earthly provision. They touch on topics such as stewardship, learning to trust God with our finances, and God meeting your needs

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Rich Towards God

October 13, 2018

Do you know what it means to be rich toward God? Here’s a hint: it’s not by building bigger barns. On this MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore talk about the parable of the rich fool.

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Payday Loan Alternatives

October 12, 2018

It’s a struggle to put food on the table, and now the car needs brakes. Folks like this often turn to what they think is their only option - the dreaded payday loan and end up paying more in interest than they borrowed. Rob West has some alternatives.

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Student Loan Assistance

October 12, 2018

Studies show that 70% of college students are leaving school with an average debt of $37,000, but Rob West says many companies are turning these debt-burdened graduates into eager new employees with a benefit plan that helps with student loan repayment.

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Payday Loan Alternatives

October 12, 2018

On this MoneyWise Rob and Steve discuss why "Payday Loans" aren't financially sound and better options you might have.

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Principles of Stewardship

October 11, 2018

What does stewardship really mean? In a culture that glorifies materialism, stewardship should stand out. You’ll be better equipped as a faithful steward of God’s resources as Rob West discusses the nuts and bolts of stewardship.

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Bogus Bargains

October 11, 2018

Most merchants are honest and want to do right by their customers. But the buyer still needs to beware. Not all sales mean you're getting the best price or the best deal. Rob West suggests things to look for and look out for to be a savvy shopper.

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Principles of Stewardship

October 11, 2018

What does stewardship really mean? And as believers, how well do we actually practice it? In a culture that glorifies materialism, true stewardship should stand out. On this MoneyWise, Rob and Steve discuss the nuts and bolts of biblical stewardship.

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Understanding the Times with Jerry Bowyer

October 10, 2018

The Bible tells us to pray for our leader to make wise decisions. A key requirement for godly leadership is understanding the times one lives in. Rob West discusses a critical biblical example of leaders “getting it right” with economist Jerry Bowyer.

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Separate or Joint Checking Accounts?

October 10, 2018

If a husband and wife are supposed to become "one flesh," why do so many couples keep their finances separate? Rob West shows that making your finances "one" can actually strengthen your relationship. He also dispels a few myths to the contrary.

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Understanding the Times with Jerry Bowyer

October 10, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West speak with economist, Jerry Bowyer, regarding understanding the current times and how that can help you make wise financial decisions.

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Filing for FAFSA

October 9, 2018

It’s time to fill out the Federal Student Aid form with the funny name: FAFSA. Often the starting point for millions of students in their quest to pay for college, it’s convenient to fill out online but a little organization will make it go a lot faster

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Helping Our Parents Manage Their Money

October 9, 2018

As our parents age, it's likely they'll start needing our help in looking after their finances. Unfortunately, talking with our parents about money isn't always easy. Rob West has some suggestions on what to talk about and how to begin.

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Filing for FAFSA

October 9, 2018

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is often the starting point for millions of students in their quest to pay for college. It’s convenient to fill out the FAFSA online, but Rob and Steve have a few tips to help you make the job go faster.

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Five Wise Principles with Ron Blue

October 8, 2018

God's financial principles are timeless and true and they transcend all circumstances. On this MoneyWise Live, Rob West joins author and speaker Ron Blue ​to look at five wise principles to help you be a faithful steward of God’s resources.

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Are You Having Enough Withheld for Taxes

October 8, 2018

Are you having enough money withheld from each paycheck for taxes? When the new tax laws took effect, the IRS rushed to get the new withholding numbers out to employers, but Rob West says their estimates may not be right for you.

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Five Wise Principles – With Ron Blue

October 8, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West speak with author, speaker and founder of Kingdom Advisors, Ron Blue, about five wise principles to help be a faithful steward of God’s resources.

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Separate or Joint Checking Accounts?

October 6, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West discuss whether couples should have separate checking accounts and finances and the Biblical principle of becoming one.

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Money Myths - Again

October 5, 2018

There are many timeless truths about money... most of them originating in the Bible. Would you believe there are nearly as many myths about money as there are truths? On this edition of MoneyWise Live, a few examples that may affect your wallet.

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How Much Do I Need to Have Saved for Retirement?

October 5, 2018

We often talk about investing for retirement, but how much to you need to have saved at your current age to be ready for retirement. Today, Rob West gives you some financial targets to aim for.

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Money Myths (Again)

October 5, 2018

There are many timeless truths about money. Most of them originating in the Bible but there are almost as many myths about money as there are truths. On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob and Steve discuss money myths that may be affecting your wallet.

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Retirement Questions to Ask Yourself

October 4, 2018

Are you planning to retire someday? Before you do, here are some questions that might be worthy of asking yourself! What are some reasons for retirement? On this edition of MoneyWise Live, Rob West joins retirement specialist Mitch Anthony.

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Rich Toward God

October 4, 2018

Do you know what it means to be rich toward God? The Bible isn't very clear on this point, but does talk a lot about financial attitudes. Rob West thinks the answer may be found in the question "What are you drawn toward?"

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Retirement Questions to Ask Yourself

October 4, 2018

What should our reasons be to retire? Golf and bass fishing don’t count! On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West discuss what the Bible says about retirement.

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529 Plan Mistakes

October 3, 2018

One way to manage the high cost of college is with a 529 plan but there are some things to watch out for. On this edition of MoneyWise, mistakes to avoid with your well-intentioned 529 plan.

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Wise Rules for Borrowing

October 3, 2018

God's Word doesn't call borrowing a sin, but it never says anything good about it either. Rob West talks about the way we should view debt and manage our use of it.

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529 Plan Mistakes

October 3, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West chat about 529 plans explaining what they are and some common mistakes people make with them.

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Expecting the Unexpected

October 2, 2018

Expecting the unexpected may seem a bit futile as well, we believe that when it comes to budgeting, there really are very few surprises.

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Visa War Looming

October 2, 2018

One of America's large grocery store chains is saying enough is enough to VISA over the rates it's charging to process credit card orders. Today, Rob West talks about what that might do to your shopping experience and to your bottom line.

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Senior Financial Scams

October 2, 2018

Scammers are out in force to take advantage of Baby Boomers as they move into their senior years. On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore discuss the disturbing numbers on senior citizen scams and what can be done to prevent it.

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Age Specific Guides with Kristen Ivy

October 1, 2018

Are you having the right conversations with your kids about authentic faith, sexual integrity and of course— finances? Rob West tackles that topic with Kristen Ivy of Parent Cue.

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Gene Kits and Insurance

October 1, 2018

Have you tried one of those Gene Testing Kits? They reveal your heritage like 50% Scandinavian or 25% Asian, but may reveal other things you'd rather keep confidential. Today, Rob West shares who may be looking at that info and what it can mean to you.

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Supporting Adult Children

October 1, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West discuss the financial consequences of helping too much. They talk about how supporting adult children can have a negative impact on the parent's retirement savings.

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Three Money Myths

September 29, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore look at three of the most common financial fantasies.

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Biblical Business Startup (Facebook Suggestion)

September 28, 2018

A suggestion from FaceBook for today’s opening discussion — ​a listener wants to know what a biblical business startup would look like.

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Contentment

September 28, 2018

Are you content with what God has provided you? Christians profess not only to belief in God, but that He is always faithful, including being faithful to provide for our needs. But if we're discontent, we're basically saying that He didn't provide enough.

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Biblical Business Start-Up

September 28, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and ​Rob West discuss how to open and run a business as a Christian.

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Budgeting on a Changing Income

September 27, 2018

When you come right down to it, budgeting isn’t really complicated. But what if you don't know how much money you'll earn from month to month? How to budget on a variable income on this edition of MoneyWise Live.

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Millennials Home Buyer’s Remorse

September 27, 2018

After the wedding bells, couples naturally start thinking about buying their first house, but Rob West says today a lot of Millennials are experiencing Buyer's Remorse.

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Budgeting on a Changing Income

September 27, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore discuss how to budget on a variable income.

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What Direction? (Finding your purpose)

September 26, 2018

God does have a plan for your life. On this edition of MoneyWise Live, Steve and Rob talk about God’s calling on your life and how best to find what that is.

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Jesus’ Economic Teachings

September 26, 2018

Jesus didn't rebuke the wealthy in Galilee, an area where farmers, fishermen and merchants created wealth honestly, but did rebuke the corrupt in Judea. Rob West says the problem doesn't seem to be money, but the way in which we pursue and acquire it.

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Finding Your Purpose

September 26, 2018

Steve Moore and Rob West, discuss how to find God’s direction for your life.

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Credit Card Mistakes

September 25, 2018

A credit card is fine for earning reward points, but if you don’t pay off the balance, or worse, you’re late making payments, your credit score could be slashed!

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Upside Down Financial Gospel

September 25, 2018

Following Christ may seem out of sync with the rest of the world. Rob West explains that it's no surprise, then, that God's financial principles seem upside down according to the World's way of doing things, too.

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Credit Card Mistakes

September 25, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore discuss the negative impact carrying a credit card balance or making late payments.

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Behavior Affects Investing Decisions with Mark Biller

September 24, 2018

Financial planner and teacher Rob West joins Mark Biller from Sound Mind Investing to discuss how normal human behavior actually prevents us from making smart investing decisions.

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The 30-Day List

September 24, 2018

Are you an impulse shopper? Many of us buy things on the spur of the moment, and that can often shoot a hole in our budgets. Today, Rob West suggests a way to avoid those temptations and make sure what you buy is really what you want and need.

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Behavior Affects Investing Decisions – With Mark Biller

September 24, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob West speaks with investing specialist from Sound Mind Investing, Mark Biller, about how normal human behavior can prevent us from making smart investing decisions.

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Money Market Funds with Matt Bell

September 22, 2018

Are you looking for a place to put your emergency fund? One with low risk, but still offering a better return on your money than your local bank? If so, the once lowly money market fund may be just what you’re looking for.

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How to Collect Debts

September 21, 2018

How do you handle someone who legitimately owes you money but won’t or can’t pay? Steve Moore and Rob West tackle collecting debts on this edition of MoneyWise Live.

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Let’s Save Money!

September 21, 2018

Today, Rob West offers some quick and easy ways to save money!

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How to Collect Debts

September 21, 2018

How do you handle someone who legitimately owes you money but won’t or can’t pay? Steve Moore and Rob West tackle collecting debts on this edition of MoneyWise Live.

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Reverse Mortgage Alternatives

September 20, 2018

You can’t watch daytime TV without seeing a commercial for reverse mortgages. The pitch sounds good, but is it? Rob West has some alternatives to reverse mortgages on this edition of MoneyWise Live.

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Economic Danger Signs for Young Couples

September 20, 2018

Money can strengthen or weaken a marriage, especially for young couples just starting out. Rob West says it's important to know the danger signs of money becoming a wedge in your relationship. Then he talks about ways to avoid these troubles.

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Reverse Mortgage Alternatives

September 20, 2018

Are you a "house-rich" and "cash-poor" senior citizen? If so, you might have thought of a reverse mortgage to help make ends meet. But you also have to consider if the cure is worse than the ailment. The reverse mortgage pitch sounds good, but is it?

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Finishing Well with Howard Dayton

September 19, 2018

We want to honor God with every aspect of our lives and that includes our finances. Rob West talks about doing that with Compass Ministries founder Howard Dayton on finishing well.

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Americans Saving More

September 19, 2018

The Commerce Department is now reporting that Americans are saving more than we thought. But is it enough? Rob West talks about the examples of saving found in the Bible.

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Finishing Well

September 19, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West, speak with author and teacher, Howard Dayton, about what the Bible has to say about finishing well.

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Give to Local Church or Other Ministries?

September 18, 2018

Listeners frequently ask "Are we still under the Old Testament commandment to tithe? Where must we tithe?" and, of course “How much?” Rob West has the answers on this edition of MoneyWise Live.

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Online Grocery Shopping

September 18, 2018

There's no arguing the convenience of online grocery shopping, but there are some drawbacks that could end up costing you. Rob West points out the pros and cons so you don't end up paying too much.

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Giving to Local Church or Other Ministries

September 18, 2018

Matthew 6:21 tells us, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” That convicting verse troubles many believers, especially in the area of tithing. Today, Rob West and Steve Moore answer questions about how much, when, and where to tithe.

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Supporting Adult Children

September 17, 2018

Millennials are still looking to mom and dad for financial support these days. On this edition of MoneyWise Live, Rob and Steve talk about some alarming numbers that show the negative impact child support could have on parents' retirement savings.

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Why Can’t I Save Money?

September 17, 2018

Many of us find saving to be the most difficult part of money management, but it's also a key Biblical principle as Rob West explains today.

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Age Specific Guides

September 17, 2018

Are you having the right conversations with your kids about authentic faith, sexual integrity and finances? On this edition of MoneyWise, Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy join Steve and Rob and discuss raising Godly Children.

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Women and Financial Decisions with Sharon Epps

September 15, 2018

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: women own 51% of all personal wealth in the United States and that number is going to grow even higher. Rob West and Steve Moore discuss that with Women Doing Well co-founder, Sharon Epps.

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I Like Giving with Guest Brad Formsma

September 14, 2018

We’re told to be joyful givers, to give generously and to do our giving as unto the Lord. Our guest likes giving much so, that’s the title of Brad Formsma's ​Book on this edition of MoneyWise Live.

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Driving for Dollars

September 14, 2018

Many Americans are now driving for Uber and Lyft as a means to bring in part-time or full-time income. Today, Rob West weighs the costs vs. the benefits and offers some practical ideas of how to manage this type of work.

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I Like Giving with Brad Formsma

September 14, 2018

Today on Money Wise Rob West, Steve Moore, and Brad Formsma offer the Biblical perspective on giving. Then, they give advice on managing a new and quickly growing business.

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Student Loan Assistance

September 13, 2018

Studies show 70 percent of college graduates are paying off student loans. The good news is some are getting help from an unexpected source. Steve Moore and Rob West discuss how tech companies are offering student loan assistance to their workers.

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Blessings vs. Corrections

September 13, 2018

We all want to enjoy God's blessings when we're faithful, but are we as quick to want his correction when we're not? God's financial principles are wise, but they're also practical, and when we fail to follow them, we may encounter some needed correction.

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Student Loan Assistance

September 13, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore discuss how many employers are now offering student loan assistance to their workers.

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The Christian Theology of Trade with Jerry Bowyer

September 12, 2018

Trade is in the news these days. God’s Word gives us a better understanding of His plan for how nations should trade with one another on this edition of MoneyWise Live with guest Jerry Bowyer​.

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Comparing Budget Apps

September 12, 2018

Wouldn't it be great if you can track and manage your spending and your budget categories right in the palm of your hand? Well, it's no surprise that "there's an app for that." In fact there are many. Today, Rob West reviews of three of them.

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Christian Theology of Trade – With Jerry Bowyer

September 12, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West, speak with economist, Jerry Bowyer, about what the Bible has to say about trade.

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Rich Toward God

September 11, 2018

The world is obsessed with money and possessions. Some people become workaholics to build wealth; others play the lottery. Steve Moore and Rob West discuss what it means to be "rich toward God" ​on this edition of MoneyWise Live.

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Credit Freezing Guidelines

September 11, 2018

Freezing your credit is a great way to keep identity thieves from opening new credit accounts in your name and ultimately wrecking your good credit. Rob West explains the benefits and how to do it.

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Rich Toward God

September 11, 2018

The world is obsessed with money and possessions. Some people become workaholics to build wealth while other play the lottery. But do you know what it means to be rich toward God? On this edition of MoneyWise, the parable of the rich fool.

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Separate or Joint Checking Accounts?

September 10, 2018

Jesus tells us “A man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. But if you’re of one flesh, why have separate bank accounts? Becoming one financially is on this edition of MoneyWise Live.​

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God Will Provide

September 10, 2018

It's easy to get discouraged about money, even if you're practicing Biblical stewardship. An unexpected bill can turn things upside down and you wonder if you can really trust God. Rob West shows how to recognize and be thankful for God's provision.

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Separate or Joint Checking Accounts

September 10, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West discuss whether husbands and wives should have separate checking accounts and finances.

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Women and Financial Decisions with Sharon Epps

September 8, 2018

Women own 51% of all personal wealth in the United States. And as the transfer of wealth continues, that number is going to grow even higher. But if women hold the purse strings, does that mean they’re prepared to make necessary financial decisions?

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Upside Down Financial Gospel

September 7, 2018

If you are a follower of Christ, you’ve no doubt noticed that your life doesn’t quite sync up with the world around you. On this edition of MoneyWise Live, financial planner and teacher Rob West explains how all this applies to your money.

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Financial Moves for Young Adults

September 7, 2018

So you're out of school and ready to set of on your own and take on the world. But as a young adult, will you make smart financial decisions? Rob West points you in the right direction with several great ideas to get you started on the right foot.

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Upsidedown Financial Gospel

September 7, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore discuss God’s view on money and how it is neither good nor evil.

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VISA War Looming

September 6, 2018

Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery store chain is signaling it’s had enough of VISA's high credit card fees charged to merchants. With billions of dollars at stake in the contest, what might it mean for you?

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Wedding Bliss on a Budget

September 6, 2018

Would you believe that many couples are already planning for June weddings ... next year? Marriage is ordained by God and we want it to be special, but it can also be very expensive. Rob West has some cost saving ideas that won't ruin the moment.

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Visa War Looming

September 6, 2018

Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery store chain is signaling it’s had enough of VISA's high credit card fees charged to merchants. Is a war looming between grocery stores and credit card companies?

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Wise Rules for Borrowing with Ron Blue

September 5, 2018

The Bible doesn’t address every aspect of managing our money. However, there are some things that are discussed many times and Borrowing is one of them. Ron Blue joins Rob West for some wise rules on borrowing on this edition of MoneyWise Live.

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The Dangers of Retirement

September 5, 2018

Did you know retirement can be hazardous to your health? Rob West says retirement can become dangerous when leisure becomes the focus of your life. God has called us to stay the course with our time and resources even after we quit our day jobs.

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Wise Rules for Borrowing with Ron Blue

September 5, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West, speak with founder of Kingdom Advisors, Ron Blue, and offer some practical principles regarding borrowing money.

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Money Myths

September 4, 2018

Myths can be useful in teaching and inspiring us. The problem comes when people believes myths that aren't true. Too often people believe money myths that aren't true. Rob West unveils several myths that can derail you financially if you follow them.

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Gene Kits and Insurance

September 4, 2018

Have you tried any of those direct-to-consumer gene testing kits yet? Rob West and Steve Moore discuss how home gene testing kits can become an obstacle to getting some kinds of insurance.

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Gene Kits and Insurance

September 4, 2018

Have you tried any of those direct-to-consumer gene testing kits yet? They reveal your genetic make-up but they may also reveal some things you’d rather were kept secret. They can become an obstacle to getting certain types of insurance.

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Labor Day: Working for God

September 3, 2018

Labor Day could be called our most ironic national holiday because most of us celebrate it by not laboring. No matter how we feel about work, it’s the Lord’s opinion that counts. Financial planner and teacher Rob West explores God’s Word on work.

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Working for God

September 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day! It surprising that so many of us "celebrate" by NOT laboring. These days, a lot of us are displeased with our jobs, but Rob West reminds us that our real boss is God. How does knowing that help you reset your focus and your attitude?

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Working For God

September 3, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West, celebrate Labor Day by discussing how to always work for God and what God’s word says about work and giving your best.

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Let's Save Money

September 1, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore give you some tips on how to spend less and Rob offers some ways to save money that you probably have never thought of.

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3 Money Myths

August 31, 2018

Myths can be wonderful things— inspiring and cautioning us. On this edition of MoneyWise Live, Kingdom Advisers President Rob West looks at three of the most common financial fantasies.

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Forrest Fenn’s Treasure

August 31, 2018

There's supposed to be a real live treasure chest buried somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. About 350,000 have gone looking for it. None have found it, but several have died trying. Rob West talks about the folly of trying to get rich quick.

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Three Money Myths

August 31, 2018

Myths can be wonderful things inspiring and cautioning us. On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore looks at three of the most common financial fantasies.

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Americans Are Saving More

August 30, 2018

MoneyWise Live is happy to report another tidbit of good news about the nation’s economy. The Commerce Department reports the overall savings rate is ​up. We hope YOU are a part of those statistics.

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Choosing the Right Major

August 30, 2018

If you want a better paying job, go to college - but be sure you choose the right major. Rob West points out that college can either be a great investment or a big waste of money if you don't do your homework first and choose the right field of study.

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Americans Are Saving More

August 30, 2018

MoneyWise is happy to report another tidbit of good news about the nation’s economy today. The Commerce Department reports the overall savings rate is up. Rob West and Steve Moore show us how this news affects you.

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Heroes at Home with Ellie Kay

August 29, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise Live, financial planner and teacher Rob West talks with former Air Force spouse and Heroes at Home founder, Ellie Kay about ways to help military families.

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Debt Is Like Clutter

August 29, 2018

Ignore clutter in your house, car, wallet, or purse and it quickly gets overwhelming. Debt is like clutter. It starts small but piles up quickly burying your finances. Rob West points out the best solution.

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Heroes At Home – With Ellie Kay

August 29, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West, speak with former Air Force spouse and founder of Heroes At Home, Ellie Kay, about financials in the military.

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Money Market Funds with Matt Bell

August 28, 2018

Are you looking for a place to put your emergency fund? One with low-risk but still offering a better return on your money than your local bank? If so, the once-lowly money market fund may be just what you’re looking for.

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Mailbox Races

August 28, 2018

Today we hear about a listener who has $70k in debt that her husband knows nothing about. She fears that he will get to the mailbox first and discover her secret. Rob West talks about being honest with your spouse and working together to pay the debt.

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Money Market Funds with Matt Bell

August 28, 2018

Are you looking for a place to put your emergency fund? One with low risk, but still offering a better return on your money than your local bank? If so, the once lowly money market fund may be just what you’re looking for.

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The Dangers of Stubborn Pride

August 27, 2018

It’s been said that the sin God hates the most is pride. Unfortunately it happens to be one of those sins that hardly ever shows up in the mirror. We can readily see it in others, but seldom do we think it applies to us.

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Authorized Credit Card User

August 27, 2018

You didn't sign the credit card agreement, yet your husband added you as an authorized user. Can the credit card company count his late payment history against you thereby damaging your credit? Rob West says no, but explains why you can still get hurt.

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Economic Danger Signs For Young Couples

August 27, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West, offer some Biblical wisdom on how to keep a budget balanced in a marriage. They also discuss some economic danger signs to look out for after saying the “I dos”.

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Millenial Home Buyer's Remorse

August 25, 2018

Buying a home is likely the biggest decision any couple will make. On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West offer advice to young couples on how to avoid common mistakes when buying their first home together.

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God’s Financial Blessings and Corrections

August 24, 2018

Are we willing to accept God's correction when we fall short? Correction is rarely comfortable, but God’s correction is for our ultimate benefit. On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob and Steve ways to be godly stewards.

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Even in Abundance

August 24, 2018

Almost everyone thinks their life would be better if they had more money, but recent celebrity suicides point to the fact that more money does not mean more happiness or satisfaction. Rob West explains.

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Blessings Vs. Curses When it Comes to Our Money

August 24, 2018

Are we willing to accept God's correction when we fall short? Correction is rarely comfortable, but God’s correction is for our ultimate benefit. On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob and Steve ways to be godly stewards.

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Do You Trust Money or God?

August 23, 2018

Throughout the Bible, God tells His people not to fear, yet fear is one of the first things we find when financial troubles strike. Rob West shows we can replace fear with trust when it comes to putting our financial concerns in God's Hands.

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Driving for Dollars

August 23, 2018

As many as 10 million people worldwide are now driving for Uber and Lyft - the two main players in the ride sharing industry. On this edition of MoneyWise Live, financial planner and teacher Rob West breaks down the ride sharing game.

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Driving for Dollars

August 23, 2018

By some estimates as many as 10 million people worldwide are now driving for Uber and Lyft, the two main players in ride sharing. On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob and Steve show us some things to consider before we join the ride sharing game.

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Losing Everything with Jonni McCoy

August 22, 2018

In Luke 12— Jesus tells a crowd "One’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." Could you accept the loss of all your material things or are you building bigger barns to hold it all like the rich fool?

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Penny-wise and Gallon Foolish

August 22, 2018

Today, gasoline is a big part of a family's budget. And while it may seem like a good idea to drive around town looking for the best gas prices, there is a much better way. Rob West talks about it today.

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Losing Everything – With Jonni McCoy

August 22, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West, speak with author Jonni McCoy about the passage in Luke 12 regarding possessions. They discuss losing everything and still finding riches in God.

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Why Can’t I Save Money?

August 21, 2018

What part of money management causes trouble? Spending, saving, investing, generosity or finding your wallet? If it's saving, you’re in luck because, on this edition of MoneyWise Live, Rob and Steve discuss what keeps people from saving money.

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Small Things

August 21, 2018

2500 years ago, the Israelites were frustrated by the slow progress in rebuilding the Temple. But they were reminded to rejoice - even in the small things. Rob West says that was good advice then and it's good advice now.

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Why Can’t I Save Money?

August 21, 2018

What part of money management gives you the most trouble? Your spending, saving, investing, generosity, or finding your wallet? Well, if you said saving, today’s show is for you. Rob West and Steve Moore show us some ways to save.

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Fidelity Wins Race to Free

August 20, 2018

Do-It-Yourself investors got an early Christmas present this month as Fidelity Investments announced the launch of two commission-free mutual funds. Rob West has details on how this could affect your portfolio.

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Is Life Insurance Biblical?

August 20, 2018

Is life insurance scriptural? Insurance isn't mentioned in the Bible, but that doesn't mean it's bad. However, if you place your trust in insurance rather than God, that's a problem you need to deal with. Rob West talks about finding the right balance.

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Fidelity Wins Race To Free

August 20, 2018

On this edition of Money Wise, Steve Moore and Rob West, talk about the “shock heard ‘round the investing world.”

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Comparing Budget Apps

August 17, 2018

What if you could see, track and record all of your spending— right in the palm of your hand? The woods are full of smartphone budgeting apps— so which one is best for you?

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Financial Goal Setting

August 17, 2018

Setting some financial and life goals is imperative in the life of a Christian, but many are reluctant to do so. Rob West explains why, and what we need to do to jump past that hesitation.

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Comparing Budget Apps

August 17, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore compare and contrast leading smartphone apps for budgeting so that you can get an idea of which one is right for you.

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Credit Freezing Guidelines

August 16, 2018

It’s been a long hot summer in most places…and no one is freezing but freezing is our opening topic on this edition of MoneyWise Live. Rob West discusses our never ending battle against scammers - how to freeze your credit.

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New Social Security Scam

August 16, 2018

There's a new Social Security scam that's actually based at the government's attempt to avoid fraud. Rob West has the details plus a few tips to help you safeguard your identity and your Social Security benefits.

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Credit Freezing Guidelines

August 16, 2018

It’s been a long hot summer in most places, and no one is freezing but freezing our credit is the topic on this edition of MoneyWise. Rob West and Steve Moore discuss how freezing our credit can help in the never-ending battle against scammers.

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Barriers to Contentment

August 15, 2018

Teaching His disciples not to worry about food and clothing, Jesus said, “ ...your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God … and all these things will be added to you. Godly advice then and now.

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Free Fun at the Library

August 15, 2018

How can your family have fun without busting the budget? Rob West offers a lot of great options that start at the public library.

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Barriers to Contentment

August 15, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West, discuss the idea of contentment. Rob and Steve discuss some common barriers that stand in the way of contentment and how to combat them.

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Women and Financial Decisions

August 14, 2018

Here’s something you probably didn’t know— women own 51% of all personal wealth in the United States and that number is going to climb even higher. Rob West discusses that with Women Doing Well co-founder Sharon Epps.

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Count the Cost

August 14, 2018

We often get the idea that some things we spend our money on are more "spiritual" than others, but God is more concerned about our heart attitudes toward money and spending than He is on what we actually do spend our money on. Rob West explains.

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Women and Financial Decisions with Sharon Epps

August 14, 2018

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: women own 51% of all personal wealth in the United States and that number is going to grow even higher. Rob West and Steve Moore discuss that with Women Doing Well co-founder, Sharon Epps.

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Stock Gifts with Michael King

August 13, 2018

Are you an investor looking for new ways to be generous with what God’s given you? If so, there’s never been a better time to consider making a gift of stock without rendering unto Caesar in the process.

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Direct Deposit into Savings

August 13, 2018

Looking for an outside-the-box way to control your spending? Rob West shares an idea that can help live within your means while building an emergency savings fund at the same time.

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Stock Gifts With Michael King

August 13, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West, speak with Michael King from the National Christian Foundation about giving the gift of stocks.

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High Cost of Minimum Wage Hikes

August 11, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West discuss how the raising of minimum wage across the country is affecting the rest of us, financially.

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Mortgage Market Review with Guest Dale Vermillion

August 10, 2018

The economy continues to prosper in the housing market. There are more buyers than there is inventory pushing up the price of homes and…. making mortgage professionals very happy. Talking mortgages on this edition of MoneyWise Live with Dale Vermillion.

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God Wants Your Heart

August 10, 2018

Psalm 50:10 reminds us that God owns everything and we're just His managers. Rob West reminds us that, as managers, we can get complacent in the way we honor the Lord and just check off our giving as a duty rather than an act of Love for God.

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Mortgage Market Review

August 10, 2018

On this edition of Money Wise Rob West, Steve Moore and special guest Dale Vermillion explain their methods of obtaining mortgage while remaining biblical and prudent. Also they touch on paying off student debt while in various financial situations.

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Let’s Save Money

August 9, 2018

If having enough money is the issue, you have two options. You can make more or spend less. On this edition of MoneyWise Live how you go about the latter.

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Credit Card Balance Myth

August 9, 2018

What do Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and carrying a balance on your credit card to improve your credit score have in common? They're all myths. Rob West clears up what does and does not affect your credit score.

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Let’s Save Money

August 9, 2018

If having enough money is the issue, you have two options. You can make more, or spend less. Rob West and Steve Moore give you some tips on how to do the latter while offering some ways to save money that you probably have never thought of.

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Economic Teachings of Jesus with Guest Jerry Bowyer

August 8, 2018

You may have heard that Jesus taught more about money than He did about love. Rob West explores Jesus’s teachings about money with economist and author Jerry Bowyer.

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Is Retirement Biblical?

August 8, 2018

Christians often ask if retirement is Biblical. The truth is it isn't. Our calling doesn't have an expiration date. Rob West takes a look at what retirement should look like for a Christian and how and why to prepare for it.

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God Will Provide

August 8, 2018

Jesus talked about more than money and possessions was the Kingdom of Heaven. On this edition of MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore discuss Jesus’s teaching about money with economist Jerry Bowyer.

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Expecting the Unexpected

August 7, 2018

Many people need help setting up a budget. One of the things that causes the most trouble is the unexpected expense. Rob West and Steve Moore explain that most expenses really are expected.

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Bit by the Gold Bug

August 7, 2018

Ads for gold are often amusing: "Buy now! It's never been worth nothing!" That doesn't really inspire much confidence. Gold is a better insurance policy than investment, and Rob West tells you whether it should be a part of your portfolio.

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God Will Provide

August 7, 2018

It’s easy to get discouraged when you’re trying to manage your money wisely. Then, a large unexpected bill causes the thought: can I really trust God to provide? Rob West and Steve Moore discuss what it means when we say that “God will provide.”

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Millennial Home Buyer’s Remorse

August 6, 2018

After the wedding bells and the honeymoon, a young couple’s thoughts and dreams naturally turn to buying their first home. That desire can be overwhelming but is it the right move or something they’ll regret?

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The Rich Young Ruler in Us

August 6, 2018

Jesus' words to the rich young ruler in Mark 10 are often misunderstood. While He did tell the young man to sell all he had, that doesn't mean we must all sell all we have to enter the kingdom of heaven. Rob West shares his insights into this passage.

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Millennial Home Buyers Remorse

August 6, 2018

Buying a home is likely the biggest decision any couple will make. Today on MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West offer advice to young couples on how to avoid common mistakes when buying their first home together.

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Five Debt Warning Signs

August 4, 2018

Debt can be a little bit like your weight. If you don’t monitor it, it can sneak up on you. Rob West and Steve Moore talk about some warning signs not to ignore when it comes to debt.

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Practical Ways to Teach Your Children

August 3, 2018

Raising children is a tremendous responsibility and a blessing. On this edition of MoneyWise Live, how to be a wise financial trainer and parent to your kids.

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Be a Generous Tipper

August 3, 2018

Tips are a vital part of the income of food servers and others. If you pray before your meal, the server may well see you praying, so think of the testimony you leave behind based on the type of tipper you are. Rob West explains.

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Practical Ways to Teach Your Children

August 3, 2018

Raising children is a tremendous responsibility and a blessing. On this edition of MoneyWise, how to be a wise financial trainer and parent to your kids.

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Planning Well for Retirement

August 2, 2018

Planning for your retirement doesn’t have to be hard but there are several questions that you’ll want to consider. Rob West and special guest Mitch Anthony​ help you cover the bases to make sure you're on the right track for your retirement years.

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Tax Changes on Home Equity Loans

August 2, 2018

Recent changes in the tax law have been very confusing to home owners. Are mortgages and HELOCs still deductible? Rob West offers some guidelines to help keep you legal.

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Financial Moves for Young Adults

August 2, 2018

You’ve finished school— looking for your first real job. You want to move out on your own and take on the world. Choices you make now will affect you for decades to come. So why not make the right moves right from the start?

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Financial Moves for Young Adults

August 2, 2018

You’ve finished school and you're looking for your first real job... The choices you make now will affect you for decades to come. So why not make the right moves right from the start?

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Are Lawsuits Biblical?

August 1, 2018

In our country today, lawsuits have become commonplace. Lawsuits with merit, frivolous ones and just plain weird ones. On this edition of MoneyWise Live - Law Suits and how they relate to the Bible.

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Budgets Don’t Take Vacations

August 1, 2018

Summer is not budget-friendly. You want to get out more and that increases the danger of over-spending. If you go on vacation, the risk is even greater -- eating out more, going to paid attractions, etc. Rob West helps you stick to your spending plan.

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Is Retirement Biblical?

August 1, 2018

The “golden years” … when you “hang up the cleats” … and “sit back in your rocking chair” — all euphemisms for retirement. But one question we’re often asked around here— is retirement actually biblical?

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Wedding Bliss on a Budget

July 31, 2018

Would you believe that the average couple spends 14 months planning their wedding? You don’t want to go into debt just to say "I do."​ On this edition of MoneyWise Live, how to start your marriage with minimal debt.

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You’ve Got to Start Small

July 31, 2018

There's a reason most of us don't wake up with a fortune when we went to bed with nothing more than the change in our pockets. Rob West says we have to start small in order to learn how to manage the big things in life.

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Wedding Bliss on a Budget

July 31, 2018

Would you believe that the average couple spends 14 months planning their wedding? You don’t want to go into debt just to say "I do."​ On this edition of MoneyWise, how to start your marriage with minimal debt.

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Choosing the Right Major

July 30, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise Live, Steve Moore and Rob West offer advice to high school and college students on how to choose the best major financially speaking. They discuss top paying jobs and how to avoid the most student debt after college.

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Why Doesn’t God Meet My Needs?

July 30, 2018

Christians are supposed to trust God for our needs, but trust is easy to say and often difficult to do. Rob West encourages us to continue trusting, and reminds us that God often uses our finances to help shape our character and make us more Christ-like.

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Choosing the Right Major

July 30, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West offer advice to high school and college students on how to choose the best major financially speaking. They discuss top paying jobs and how to avoid the most student debt after college.

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Let's Be Honest Always

July 28, 2018

Almost everyone is honest most of the time. But how many of can say we’re honest all of the time? Is there some point, maybe under stress, where you’d be tempted to bend the rules?

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Credit Card Balance Myth

July 27, 2018

What do Santa, the Easter Bunny and carrying-a-balance-on-your-credit-card-to-improve-your FICO-score all have in common? All three are myths. On this edition of MoneyWise Live, what really affects your credit rating.

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Why Are You No Longer Generous?

July 27, 2018

Did you used to be a generous giver, but no longer are? Why? Rob West reminds us that not being generous doesn't affect God's love for you, but may be an outside indicator of our relationship with him.

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Credit Card Balance Myth

July 27, 2018

What do Santa, the Easter Bunny and carrying-a-balance-on-your-credit-card-to-improve-your FICO-score all have in common? All three are myths. On this edition of MoneyWise Live, what really affects your credit rating.

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Tax Changes on Mortgage Interest

July 26, 2018

While many analysts are crediting the new tax law signed by President Trump in December with kicking the economy into high gear, some might be surprised. The law puts new limits on home mortgage interest deductions. Will they affect you?

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Tax Changes on Mortgage Interest

July 26, 2018

Many analysts are crediting the new tax law signed by President Trump in December with kicking the economy into high gear but certain homeowners aren't amused. The law puts new limits on home mortgage interest deductions. Will they affect you?

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Be Bilingual

July 26, 2018

Do you speak more than one language? Rob West says that being bi-lingual can be a big plus on your resume for a number of reasons. It also helps in ministry!

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God Wants Your Heart

July 25, 2018

“For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills…” Psalm 50, verse 10 is a great reminder that God owns everything and we’re His stewards but is there a deeper meaning to this verse?

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God Wants Your Heart

July 25, 2018

"For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills…" Psalm 50, verse 10 is a great reminder that God owns everythingIs there a deeper meaning to this verse? Rob West examines ​this often cited passage on this edition of MoneyWise Live.

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Christmas in July

July 25, 2018

The cost of living in the Summer can be expensive. You may be paying for summer camp or a family vacation. You may also be paying the higher cost of running the air conditioner. What you're probably NOT doing ... is setting money aside for Christmas.

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Budgets Don’t Take Vacations

July 24, 2018

It’s common knowledge that Christmas is a dangerous time for budgets— but a lot of folks forget that summer is a season for overspending too. So how can you “summer proof” your spending and still enjoy the nice weather?

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Budgets Don’t Take Vacations

July 24, 2018

How can you "summer proof" your spending and still enjoy the nice weather? It’s all about keeping the proper mindset. Financial planner and teacher Rob West explains why budgets don’t take vacations​.

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What is Wealth?

July 24, 2018

How you define wealth probably depends on whom you ask? The same is true with how we use our wealth. When we purchase something, we are the only ones to benefit. The person who made the product, delivered the product and sold the product also benefit.

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Mitch Anthony on Suicide Prevention

July 23, 2018

The recent suicides of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade shocked the nation. Financial planner and teacher Rob West and suicide prevention author Mitch Anthony talk about the role finances play in taking one’s life.

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Mitch Anthony on Suicide Prevention

July 23, 2018

The recent suicides of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade shocked the nation. Financial planner and teacher Rob West and suicide prevention author Mitch Anthony talk about the role finances play in taking one’s life.

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The Best Way to Help

July 23, 2018

What's the best way to help a person? Extend grace? Or make him work? Rob West answers this from the perspective of Christ.

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Forrest Fenn’s Treasure

July 20, 2018

In Treasure Island, “X” marked the spot where Captain Flint buried his treasure. Did you know there’s a real life treasure chest possibly worth millions buried somewhere in the Rocky Mountains? On this MoneyWise we talk about buried treasure and much more

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Forrest Fenn’s Treasure

July 20, 2018

In Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, Treasure Island, “X” marked the spot where the notorious pirate Captain Flint buried his treasure. Did you know there’s a treasure chest possibly worth millions buried somewhere in the Rocky Mountains?

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Save Money on Air-Conditioning

July 20, 2018

Even in the cool climates in the U.S., the summer highs can still be scorching. Rob West knows that when the air-conditioner is working overtime, the electric bill goes into overtime as well. He has some tips for staying cool without breaking the bank.

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Medicare and More with Howard Russell

July 19, 2018

A family budget is key to staying out of debt but with the rising cost of healthcare these days, health insurance can play havoc with anyone’s budget. Join us to learn about a medical cost-sharing ministry that can save you thousands of dollars.

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Advice to Newlyweds

July 19, 2018

If you're a recent newlywed, Rob West has some financial potholes to avoid.

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Millennials Are the Worst Tippers

July 19, 2018

If you've ever waited on tables for a living, you know that tips aren’t just important, they’re a vital part of the income. Most food servers fall on the younger side so it’s ironic that millennials tend to be a bit stingy when it comes to tipping.

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New Social Security Scam

July 18, 2018

The odds are better that your Social Security number has been hacked than the odds it hasn’t. Financial planner and teacher, Rob West talks about this disturbing trend and ways you can safeguard your finances

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Restitution

July 18, 2018

The most important relationship we have is the one we have with God, but that relationship can be damaged when our relationships with others break down. Money is often at the heart of it, so managing your money correctly and with integrity is necessary.

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New Social Security Scams

July 18, 2018

Did you know the odds are better that your Social Security number has been hacked than the odds it hasn’t? It’s an epidemic that has lawmakers in Washington scrambling to fix. But what can you do about it?

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Direct Deposit into Savings

July 17, 2018

Thinking outside the box is great -unless you’re a cat. Then you’ll probably just want to take a nap in it. It's time to think outside the box regarding managing your finances. On MoneyWise Live, Rob West thinks outside the box with your finances.

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Paying Back What We Owe

July 17, 2018

Debt is at an all time high in America. Scripture says we're to pay back what we owe, so how do we do that when we collectively owe about $13 Trillion? Rob West has some ideas.

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Direct Deposit Into Savings

July 17, 2018

In this MoneyWise, we’re thinking outside the box when it comes to managing your finances. For example, what if you switched your direct deposit paycheck from checking to your savings? Creative thinking that saves you money on this MoneyWise.

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High Cost of Minimum Wage Hikes

July 16, 2018

You take your spouse out for a romantic dinner at that new fine dining place but you discover that while the food is upscale, you have to stand in a cafeteria line to order and pay for it. What happened to the wait staff on this MoneyWise Live.

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Painting the Right Picture of Christ

July 16, 2018

God's Word has a lot to say about work -- the way we're to work, the value of work, and that work is a way we honor the Lord. The challenge is that work can often throw off other priorities. Is your life balanced and painting the right picture of Christ?

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High Cost of Minimum Wage Hikes

July 16, 2018

You take your spouse out for a romantic dinner at that new place advertising fine dining. But you discover that even though the food is indeed upscale— you have to stand in a cafeteria line to order and pay for it. What happened to the wait staff?

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When Average is a Good Thing

July 14, 2018

The stock market has always had its ups and downs. But we get into trouble when we let those movements and newspaper headlines take over. Better that we should consider being average.

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10 Things To Do for Free

July 13, 2018

The weekend is here but the kids are bored and you're desperate to find some way to occupy them that won't break the bank. On this edition of MoneyWise Live - 10 Things You Can Do for Free.

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Jesus Was Tempted

July 13, 2018

The Bible says Jesus was tempted in all ways. That includes financial temptation. Rob West talks about how Jesus fought temptation and how we can, too.

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10 Things to Do for Free

July 13, 2018

Summer is in full swing according to the school calendar but it won’t be long before you may hear your kids say that they’re bored. Steve Moore and Rob West share 10 fun and free ideas to do with your kids without overspending the budget.

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Bit by the Gold Bug

July 12, 2018

Name three things people buy but hope they never have to use. The first two are easy: Insurance and life jackets. But would you believe the third one is gold?

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Honest All the Time

July 12, 2018

Are you honest all the time? Financial honesty is vital in your walk with God and your testimony to others. Money is a small thing to God, but honesty is huge. Rob West encourages honesty in all things so that you would honor the Lord in all that you do.

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Bit by the Gold Bug

July 12, 2018

​Many people buy gold as an investment because they believe it to be a safe bet against inflation. But what are the advantages and disadvantages to owning gold?

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The Businessman’s Pulpit

July 11, 2018

Rob and Steve take a brief look at the unique opportunities available to the Christians in the workplace.

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The Businessman’s Pulpit

July 11, 2018

Working in a place where Christians are the minority can often be challenging to your attitudes and beliefs. Rob and Steve help you represent God’s principles, values and love to your area of work.

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Finish the Work

July 11, 2018

Have you ever gone to a conference or a meeting and come back full of zeal, only to lose steam within a few days? Paul addressed this problem in the first century church. Rob West has some suggestions of how to stay the course.

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What are ETF's

July 10, 2018

There’s been a "new" kid on the block (since 1993) called an ETF and perhaps it's worthy of your consideration!

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What are ETF’s

July 10, 2018

There’s a lot of hype around exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as an improved way to invest but is there a catch? Learn the differences between ETF’s and mutual funds and how both may be an effective way to invest for retirement.

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False Gods

July 10, 2018

Are you following False Gods? Rob West points out that False Gods are commonplace nowadays. When we find ourselves trusting in the provision rather than the provider, we're focusing on the wrong "God."

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The Rich Young Ruler in Us

July 9, 2018

On this MoneyWise Live, making sure you don’t get snared by the same faulty thinking and desires that tripped up the rich young ruler in Mark 10:21.

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The Rich Young Ruler in Us

July 9, 2018

Money and possessions can be stumbling block for all of us just like the rich young ruler in the Bible. Is earthly prosperity making you spiritually destitute?

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Dollar Cost Averaging

July 9, 2018

The Bible encourages investing, but it also encourages minimizing risk. Rob West suggests a strategy called "Dollar Cost Averaging" to spread the risk out across time and maximize your potential returns from the market.

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Home Business Ideas

July 7, 2018

More and more people are looking for ways to work from home. Your hours are more flexible, your drive time is far less, and daycare concerns are nonexistent. Steve Moore and Rob West have a few suggestions for the at-home job hunter.

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Multiplication for the Right Reasons

July 6, 2018

Are you more left-brain or right-brain dominant? Are you better at working out Pythagorean’s Theorem, or actually spelling Pythagorean? On this MoneyWise Live, we’re going to see what does and doesn’t add up.

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Who is the Better Money Manager?

July 6, 2018

Both husband and wife need to be on the same page financially, but it's likely that one is a better bookkeeper than the other. Rob West talks about ways to come together financially as a couple and put the right person in charge of managing the paperwork.

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Multiplication for the Right Reasons

July 6, 2018

Are you more left-brain or right-brain dominant? Are you better at working out Pythagorean’s Theorem, or actually spelling Pythagorean? On this MoneyWise Live, we’re going to see what does and doesn’t add up.

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Can You Finish What You Start?

July 5, 2018

Have you ever gone to a meeting or conference, gotten all enthused and then gone home committed to make some changes… only to fall back into the same old patterns? Today, how to finish what you start.

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Benevolence at the Church

July 5, 2018

Rob West talks about building the right team for your church's Benevolence Committee.

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Can You Finish What You Start?

July 5, 2018

Have you ever gone to a meeting or a conference, gotten enthused, and then gone home committed to make some changes…only to fall back into the same old patterns? Are you having trouble finishing what you start?

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Learning Financial Independence from Our Father’s Fathers

July 4, 2018

We honored our fathers a few weeks ago. On the show, we’re going to take some advice from our fathers' fathers about ways to become financially independent. Yes, we’re celebrating all the holidays today … on MoneyWise Live.

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Be Willing to Wait

July 4, 2018

Patience is one of the fruits of the spirit, and it's one worth developing. In our finances, we've grown accustomed to buying with credit rather than waiting until we have the money for something, and this can get us into real trouble.

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Learning Financial Independence From Our Father’s Fathers

July 4, 2018

Happy Independence Day! Rob and Steve take a look at past generations and their financial habits to see what we can learn from them.

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Let’s Be Honest Always

July 3, 2018

Almost everyone is honest most of the time, but how many of us can say we’re honest all the time? Is there some point — maybe under stress — where you might be tempted to bend the rules a little… especially when it comes to money?

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Who’s The Boss?

July 3, 2018

Who's the boss when it comes to your money? Is it you? Or is it your money? Rob West reminds us that all of our money is really God's money, so we need to manage it well. A spending plan tells your money where to go before it tells you where it went.

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Let's Be Honest Always

July 3, 2018

Almost everyone is honest most of the time. But how many of can say we’re honest all of the time? Is there some point, maybe under stress, where you’d be tempted to bend the rules? Especially when it comes to money?

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A Visit to the Garden

July 2, 2018

Rob West and Steve Moore take a trip back to the Garden of Eden and discuss how to trust God to meet all of our needs.

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A Visit To The Garden

July 2, 2018

Rob West and Steve Moore take a trip back to the Garden of Eden and discuss how to trust God to meet all of our needs.

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Raising Godly, Money-Smart Kids

July 2, 2018

It's been said our kids are quick to pick up bad habits, but slower to pick up good ones. Rob West talks about habits we need to help our kids develop so that they can be wise money managers.

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Tips For Home Sellers

June 30, 2018

Steve Moore and Rob West discuss the best tips to sell your house and for the highest possible price.

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Be Bilingual

June 29, 2018

Want to change jobs or careers? If so, what sets you apart from all the other candidates? There’s one skill that most of the competition won’t be thinking about - learning another language.

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Be Bilingual

June 29, 2018

Want to change jobs or careers? What sets you apart from all the other candidates? Well there’s one skill that most of the competition won’t be thinking about—learning another language.

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When Average is a Good Thing

June 28, 2018

What if someone told you that there was a simple practice you could follow that would remove the worry and strain that comes with investing in the stock Market? Rob West and Steve Moore help protect you by following a wealth-building strategy.

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When Average Is A Good Thing

June 28, 2018

The stock market always has its ups and downs. But we get into trouble when we let those movements and newspaper headlines take over. Better, that we should consider being average. Rob West talks about the beauty of dollar cost averaging.

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The Dangers of Stubborn Pride

June 27, 2018

Your expenses are increasing, your paychecks aren't, and your bills are mounting. Do you seek financial help before it's too late? Or is pride standing in your way? Rob and Steve help you avoid the dangers of stubborn pride and seek wise counsel.

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All Gifting Is Re-gifting

June 27, 2018

Rob West and Steve Moore discuss how to utilize the gifts God has given you in the best way possible.

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A Matter of Trust

June 26, 2018

Whom do you trust? Your spouse? Your friends? Your employer? Our currency is inscribed with the words, “In God We Trust,” but do we? When it comes to trusting in something or someone, are we willing … to put it to the test?

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A Matter of Trust

June 26, 2018

Do you trust God or just say that you do? For some, trusting God with the “good” stuff is pretty easy but a totally different story when it comes to their finances. Rob West and Steve Moore help you take steps in trusting the ultimate Provider.

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The Cost of a First Apartment

June 25, 2018

For recent college graduates or anyone else for that matter, renting your first apartment is exciting. However, utilities, security deposits and leases can be intimidating. Rob West and Steve Moore help you count the costs associated with renting.

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The Cost Of A First Apartment

June 25, 2018

Rob West and Steve Moore offer Biblical wisdom on how to “count the costs” before renting your first place.

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Your Financial Ego is Getting in the Way

June 23, 2018

Today, Steve and Rob talk about how money, attitude and ego can get in the way of our relationship with other people and with God. They give advice and tips from the Bible about how to have the right attitude toward our money and our blessings.

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Money Myths

June 22, 2018

Managing money can be complicated, and myths about money often start when people struggle to simplify it. But simplistic solutions can cost you instead of saving you. Rob and Steve help set the record straight on the more prevalent financial falsehoods.

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Tips for Becoming a Millionaire

June 22, 2018

We don’t know if it’s God’s plan for you to become a millionaire, but if it is, today’s program offers suggestions on the best ways to use that money to honor God and make an eternal impact with it. (This can help even if you're not a millionaire.)

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Stuff vs. Retirement

June 21, 2018

Ever hear the old adage ‘earn more, spend less and keep the rest to invest?’ Unfortunately, many Baby Boomers and Gen Xers have spent more and saved less for retirement. Rob West and Steve Moore help you right-size your lifestyle and save for the future.

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Stuff vs. Retirement

June 21, 2018

Ever hear the old adage ‘earn more, spend less and keep the rest to invest?’ Unfortunately, many Baby Boomers and Gen Xers have spent more and saved less for retirement. Rob West and Steve Moore help you right-size your lifestyle and save for the future.

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Dealing with Fear

June 20, 2018

Do you ever struggle with financial fear about how to pay for your kid’s education or having enough to retire? Living with fear can be debilitating but the Bible offers a different way of overcoming it. Rob and Steve help you move from fear to faith.​

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Dealing with Fear

June 20, 2018

Do you ever struggle with financial fear about how to pay for your kid’s education or having enough to retire? Living with fear can be debilitating but the Bible offers a different way of overcoming it. Rob and Steve help you move from fear to faith.​

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The Importance of Saving Money

June 19, 2018

Saving money is one of the most important aspects of building wealth and having a secure financial foundation. Yet many of us don’t save which can lead to stress and worry. Learn God’s perspective about saving money with Rob West and Steve Moore.

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Ways to Handle Your Student Debt

June 19, 2018

College students are graduating with an average of $39,400 in student loan debt. Listen as Rob and Steve look into repayment options for students who are in way over their heads. Also, know your options and the costs for those considering a degree.

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A Pattern of Giving

June 18, 2018

​In the Bible, Christians are called to be cheerful givers. As we respond to Jesus’ giving of Himself to us, we reflect the character of God by giving back to others generously. Listen as Rob and Steve help you put together a purposeful plan for giving.

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A Pattern of Giving

June 18, 2018

In the Bible, we're called as Christians to be cheerful givers. As we respond to Jesus’ giving of Himself to us, we reflect the character of God by giving back to others generously. Today, Rob and Steve help you put together a purposeful plan for giving.

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Avoiding Regrets in Business

June 15, 2018

The idea of starting your own business can be captivating, but many entrepreneurs find themselves looking back with regrets. Rob West and Steve Moore will walk you through the common regrets entrepreneurs express and how to keep things in balance.

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Home Business Ideas

June 14, 2018

In this ever increasingly digital world, there has never been a better time to work from home. At-home jobs are a great work alternative with flexible hours and less driving time. Join Rob West and Steve Moore as they offer easy work-at-home job ideas.

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Taking Small Steps

June 13, 2018

If you’re living from paycheck to paycheck, it may be an indicator that your finances are controlling you rather than you controlling your finances. Join Rob West and Steve Moore to learn a few simple steps can help you move from chaos to control.

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Investing in Cryptocurrencies

June 12, 2018

The popularity of cryptocurrency is steadily on the rise. What is cryptocurrency and should Christians invest in it? Join Rob West and Steve Moore as they help you navigate this area of investing Biblically.

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Being a Godly Employee

June 11, 2018

Does the way you work represent your Christian faith? No matter what you do, the Bible calls us to represent Christ in all that we say and do. Join Rob West and Steve Moore as they help you bring Christ to work each day.

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Revisit Your 2018 Resolutions

June 8, 2018

If you’re like 92 percent of Americans, you’ve given up on your New Year’s resolutions, or soon will. Rob West and Steve Moore share practical and Biblical encouragement for keeping the two most common resolutions, losing weight and getting out of debt.

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Tips for Homesellers

June 7, 2018

Experts are forecasting an increase in home sales this year which is great news for sellers. Rob West and Steve Moore share tricks of the trade when selling your home.

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Your Financial Ego is Getting in the Way

June 6, 2018

Nothing has the power to mess up your finances more than your ego. Rob West and Steve Moore help you move towards having a more Biblical mindset when it comes to your finances.

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What Kind of Inheritance Will You Leave?

June 5, 2018

All of us desire to leave an inheritance of significant value to those around us, but we don’t always know what that includes or how to do it. Rob West and Steve Moore walk you through leaving a Biblical legacy both spiritually and financially.

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Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be?

June 4, 2018

God commands Christians to give to those in need yet many misunderstandings exist with regard to borrowing and lending. Rob West and Steve Moore share Biblical principles to follow when lending to or borrowing money from others.

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Discounts on Your Discounts

June 1, 2018

Do you save to live and live to save? Rob West and Steve Moore help you get even savvier when it comes to shopping by getting you a discount on your discount.

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Know Your Rights with Debt Collectors

May 31, 2018

It’s something no one wants to face when they’re in financial trouble - debt collection agencies. Join Rob West and Steve Moore as they protect you from giving up some of the rights you never knew you had.

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Will Hybrid and FlexFuel Vehicles Save You Money?

May 30, 2018

Gas prices have been on an upward trend in recent days which makes fuel efficient cars more attractive to consumers. Join Rob West and Steve Moore as they help you do the math to see if hybrids and Flex Fuel Vehicles are worth the added cost.

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Pledge or Promise?

May 29, 2018

Churches use various ways to encourage and help their members to give. Join Rob West and Steve Moore as they explain the difference between faith promises and pledges and help eliminate any confusion.

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Observing Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who lost their lives in service to our country. Join Rob West and Steve Moore as they share their thoughts on how to honor military personnel and their families and explore valuable resources available to them.

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Saving Money vs. Paying off Debt

May 17, 2018

If you’re like most Americans, you may have some debt to pay off, and an emergency fund to build up, but your resources to fund these goals are limited. Rob West and Steve Moore will help you get a plan in place for long term financial security.

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Bank Robbery

May 11, 2018

Fees can equate to big profits for many financial institutions. When you’re selecting a bank, what surprise fees should you be aware of? Join Rob West and Steve Moore as they help you navigate how to avoid fees and save yourself money in the long run.

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Planning Well for Retirement

May 10, 2018

Planning for your retirement doesn’t have to be hard but there are several questions that you’ll want to consider. Join Rob West and Steve Moore as they help you cover your bases to make sure you’re on the right track for your retirement years. ​

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The Process of Godly Giving

May 9, 2018

​How does giving start? For some, it is a guilt-ridden response. What should our motivation be for giving as Christians? Join Rob West and Steve Moore as they help you formulate a Biblical giving strategy that honors God and others.

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The Cost of Convenience

May 4, 2018

​We live in a world powered by convenience. We can purchase household items with the press of a button and receive deliveries within 30 minutes even sometimes less! Join us as we consider the hidden costs of convenience on your pocket book.

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Alternative Ways to Have a Cheap Vacation

May 2, 2018

If you’re looking for ways to pare down summer vacation expenses, join hosts Rob West and Steve Moore as they offer an increasingly popular and fun option known as the “staycation” as well as ways to travel more cheaply on the next edition of MoneyWise.

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How to Honor the Lord When Selling Your Home

April 26, 2018

With inventory at historically low levels and demand for housing skyrocketing, many home owners are putting their home on the market in hopes that it will sell quickly. Join Rob West as he talks about honoring the Lord when it comes to selling your home.

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Bible Investing Basics

April 25, 2018

​Even though the Bible was written more than two thousand years ago, it’s just as relevant to us today. In this edition, Rob West and Steve Moore will be examining what the Bible tells us about investing and managing our resources for God’s glory.

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Common Mistakes in 529 Plans

April 18, 2018

Investing in your child’s education is one of the most important things you can do for your child. Rob West and Steve Moore help you save money by revealing mistakes not to make with your well intentioned 529 plan for your children or grandchildren.

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Shattering Myths on Women and Money

April 17, 2018

​How does gender play a role in your finances? On MoneyWise Live, Rob West shatters those myths about women and money offering clear examples from the Bible of women who worked, held positions of influence and managed their finances.

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Weathering the Storm

April 16, 2018

​As we all know, life continuously changes – sometimes in a big way. Join Rob West and Steve Moore on MoneyWise Live as they share a tried and true method that may sound a little extreme but just may help you weather that next financial storm.​

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Springtime Money Saving Tips

April 13, 2018

There’s no doubt about it – spring is in the air! Staying on top of repairs can save you a lot of money in the long run. Join Rob West and Steve Moore as they help home owners save money this Spring on the next MoneyWise Live on Moody Radio.​​

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Teaching Kids About Money

April 12, 2018

​Raising financially savvy children involves teaching them a variety of aspects from budgeting to planning, earning and saving. Join us as we help you gets your kids on the right track financially on the next MoneyWise Live on Moody Radio.​

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Dangers of Stubborn Pride

April 11, 2018

For many people, pride prevents them from admitting weakness or accepting constructive criticism. Learn how to avoid the dangers of stubborn pride and seek wise counsel with your hosts Rob West and Steve Moore on the next MoneyWise Live.

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Learning from Baseball

April 10, 2018

​What can baseball teach us about our finances? The game of baseball has many axioms in relation to money. We'll help you stay in the game with an eye towards the World Series i.e. retirement on the next MoneyWise Live on Moody Radio.​

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Learning from Baseball

April 10, 2018

​What can baseball teach us about our finances? The game of baseball has many axioms in relation to money. We'll help you stay in the game with an eye towards the World Series i.e. retirement on the next edition of MoneyWise.​

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Who’s the Boss of Your Money?

April 9, 2018

For many people, the number one mistake they make with money is lack of control when it comes to spending. If you’re looking to make changes and remove the anxiety, join MoneyWise Live for practical ways to take back control of your money.​​

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Who's the Boss of Your Money

April 9, 2018

For many people, the number one mistake they make with money is lack of control when it comes to spending. If you’re looking to make changes and remove the anxiety, join MoneyWise Live for practical ways to take back control of your money.​​

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Don't Forget To Rest

April 7, 2018

On this edition of MoneyWise, Steve Moore and Rob West discuss God's prescription for a healthy and productive life. They talk about the perfect balance between work and rest, and how important rest is to our daily lives.​​

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Preparing for Retirement

April 6, 2018

While the Bible says very little about retiring from a job, it says a lot about how we are to live during our years on earth, no matter our age or career stage. Tomorrow on MoneyWise Live, Ron and Steve will help you plan for your retirement years.​​

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God’s Ways are Different

April 6, 2018

The Christian Life is different because God’s ways are not our ways, and that includes how we handle our money. In this edition of MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore explore God's ways of handling money. ​

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Oniomania

April 6, 2018

Addressing spending addictions

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Lifestyles of the Contented

April 5, 2018

If your looking for more contentment in your life, join Rob West and Steve Moore on the next MoneyWise Live. They’ll offer practical ways to align your lifestyle so that you can live more satisfied with what you have starting today.​

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Compass to MoneyWise Media Handoff

April 5, 2018

Today on MoneyWise, Compass founder, Howard Dayton, announces exciting news regarding the future of the MoneyWise radio programs.

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When to Replace your Old Car

April 5, 2018

Rob West offers advice on when to replace an old car and purchase new.

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Good Debt, Bad Debt, No Debt

April 4, 2018

Are you like many Americans struggling to pay off debt? If you're tired of the anxious feelings and precarious payments, join Rob and Steve as they look at ways to change your perspective on debt and help you take steps to reduce it.​

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Assessing Extended Auto Warranties

April 4, 2018

In this edition of Money Wise, Steve Moore and Rob West discuss extended auto warranties and if they are a good idea or not.

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Cutting Expenses to Balance the Budget

April 4, 2018

Rob West offers Biblical advice on how to balance your budget.

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Simplifying the Money Conversation with Ron Blue

April 3, 2018

Whether you’re just starting out or nearing retirement, knowing where you stand is important before setting a new financial goal or paying off debt. Long-time financial advisor, Ron Blue, has developed a new tool to help you assess your financial health.

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Let’s Talk Life and Long-Term Care Insurance

April 3, 2018

Rob West and Steve Moore have some tips for life insurance shoppers. How much can you afford? What’s the best place to buy it? Do children need it? Helping Rob and Steve with all of your insurance questions is insurance expert, Greg Freeman.

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Pay off Mortgage or Buy a Boat?

April 3, 2018

Pay off mortgage or buy a boat?

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Money Issues are Heart Issues

April 2, 2018

Money has a tendency to compete with God for master of our lives more than any other. Join Rob West and Steve Moore to explore a biblical view of our role as managers of God's resources.

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How to Find Contentment

April 2, 2018

In this edition of Money Wise, Rob West and Steve Moore discuss how to find true contentment and live as a faithful steward.

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Extended Warranties

April 2, 2018

Rob West shares his opinion on extended warranties.

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Excuses of Non Budgeters

March 31, 2018

Rob West and Steve Moore take a tongue-in-cheek look at the famous last words of the people who put off setting up a spending plan and offer practical suggestions to get started.

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Money Myths

March 30, 2018

On this issue of MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore explore five myths commonly held about finances.

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A Few Good Financial Quotes

March 30, 2018

Rob West shares financial wisdom through classic financial quotes.

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Avoiding Get Rich Quick Schemes

March 29, 2018

Rob West explores God's Word on the topic of get rich quick schemes.

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A College Major That Leads to a Job

March 29, 2018

Rob West and Steve help you avoid some of the worst college majors for employment.

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Planning for Natural Disasters

March 28, 2018

Rob West discusses a practical steps for dealing with natural disasters.