MoneyWise Live | February 12, 2019

Gender Issues in the Workplace

Show Notes

Women have always played a role in the workplace. But that role has changed over time and within different cultures. These days, workplace concerns have become social, political and even legal. But what about biblical?  It’s a touchy subject but a serious subject and one worth taking a look at and applying biblical principles...  On this MoneyWise Live, Rob West discusses these topics about Gender Issues in the Workplace:

  • The Glass Ceiling
  • Chauvinism
  • Sexual harassment
  • Immorality— promiscuity, adultery

Now that the problem has been laid out, what’s the solution?- As always— the solution is in the Bible. 

  • Nowhere does the Bible suggest that women are to be relegated to a position secondary to men in the workplace.
  • No Christian man can biblically defend chauvinistic ill treatment of women nor immoral propositions or behaviors.
    Women in the workplace should be treated with respect.
  • Masculinity is a gift and it must be used only as God intended.
  • If you’re ever in doubt about your thoughts, words or deeds … just ask yourself, “Is this how I’d want my wife, sister or daughter to be treated?”

Next, Rob and Steve answer these questions at 800-525-7000 or via email at Questions@MoneyWiseLive.org:

  • If you've built up about $50,000 equity in your home, still owe about $100,000 and need some improvements worth about $20,000, should you refinance your home or get a HELOC?
  • If you have some extra money in your checking account but you're earning a really low interest rate, where should you move the money?
  • If you own a 1 bedroom home and have recently developed a need to get a slightly larger place  - which has also recently become available, but only for a very limited time period, should you jump at this chance?
  • What is a backdoor Roth?
  • What is a Roth conversion?
  • What do you do if you make too much for a Roth IRA?
  • If you've noticed that every time you've sold off a fund in your mutual fund, the actual sale price shows up less than what you were quoted, should you be suspicious?
  • If you're moving from a relatively low housing-price area to one of the highest and will be there for only about 4 years, should you consider buying or renting?
  • If you have credit card debt of about $4,000, are about a month behind on the payment and have been advised it's been turned over to collection agency, is there anything you can do to slow things down?
  • If you originally purchased a farm home with 23 acres and subsequently added an additional 17 acres secured with a residential loan of $58,000 and other loans of $52,000 and $47,000 and wish to rebuild or remodel at some point, when should you consider remodeling? 

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