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May
20
2024
Given the current economic situation, we’re all concerned about ways to make our savings grow. But it might be wise to be less concerned about the interest we’re getting on our savings account and more concerned about the interest we’re paying on our mortgages. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will explain ways you can save a fortune on your mortgage interest. Then he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
17
2024
After His resurrection, Christ promised the apostles they would receive power when the Holy Spirit came on them. And the fulfillment of that promise began a few days later, on Pentecost, and continues in believers to this day. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about the power of Pentecost and explain what it has to do with your finances. Then he’ll take your calls and answer various financial questions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
16
2024
With numerous banking options to choose from, you may never have considered using a credit union. But, the 120 million credit union members nationwide know the advantages they have, and those benefits may be worth your consideration. On today's Faith & Finance Live, Aaron Caid will join host Rob West to talk about the pros and cons of credit unions. Then Rob will answer your calls on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
15
2024
Christians are called to do good works, so that the world will see them, and God will be glorified. So, it shouldn’t surprise us that God is concerned with the way we choose to handle our finances. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Randy Alcorn to explain how God takes stinginess and generosity personally. Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
14
2024
We tend to think that wealthy individuals always make the right financial decisions, but is that always the case? The truth is, folks with a high net worth can sometimes make financial mistakes just as easily as the rest of us, and perhaps with even worse consequences. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Cole Pearson to share 5 mistakes of the wealthy. Then Rob will answer your calls about finances. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
13
2024
The word “insurance” isn’t in the Bible, but it does say that it’s wise to protect your financial holdings— and insurance is one way to do that. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about the different types of insurance and identify all the insurance you need. Then he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
10
2024
The well-known scripture passage from Proverbs 31 describes some of the many ways moms faithfully support and serve their families. And with Mother’s Day coming up, we want to brag about moms a bit!  On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will share some data related to the value of moms. Then he’ll take your calls and answer various financial questions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
9
2024
If you had to guess, what would you say is the most generous act of all time? If you said, “The Cross,” you’d be absolutely correct, because Jesus gave His life on the Cross to redeem us. On today's Faith & Finance Live, Art Rainer will join host Rob West to share some thoughts about what the Cross reveals about generosity. Then Rob will answer your calls on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
8
2024
In Matthew 10:16, Jesus called us to be wise as snakes and gentle as doves. But can we be gentle and wise when standing up for biblical principles and our voting rights as investors? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Jerry Bowyer to share a biblical perspective on corporate engagement. Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
7
2024
The dictionary defines poverty as having little or no money or possessions and no means of getting them. And that may be accurate, but is there more to poverty than a lack of resources? On today's Faith & Finance Live, Rob West will welcome Brian Fikkert to discuss the true definition of poverty and how we can effectively help care for the poor. Then Rob will answer your calls about finances. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
6
2024
The great Christian apologist and author G.K. Chesterton once said, “There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will help you figure out what “enough” looks like in your life and explain why it’s important to know when you’ve reached that point. Then he’ll take some calls and answer various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
6
2024
As if you don’t have enough to do – here comes May! And with it, the graduations, sports playoffs, and end-of-school events that keep you hopping. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about how you can avoid buying into the busyness. Then he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
3
2024
The summer home buying season is straight ahead. Will sellers get a break on real estate commissions? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Dale Vermillion about the recent decision made by The National Association of Realtors regarding realtor sales commissions. Then Rob will take some calls and answer various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
2
2024
Jesus told His followers to be wary of materialism—but we’re all guilty of it from time to time—wasting money on things we don’t really need. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about 6 big time money wasters. Then he’ll answer your calls on various financial topics.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May
1
2024
Did you realize there’s one place in the Bible where God specifically tells us to test Him? And it really shouldn’t surprise us that it involves money. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Ron Blue to explore this passage and help us consider important factors about our giving. Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
30
2024
If you’re still using the drive-thru window at your local bank branch to deposit checks and do other routine banking chores, you really should look into doing more of your banking online—to save time and gas. On today's Faith & Finance Live, Rob West will talk about the advantages of online banking. Then he’ll answer your calls about investing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
29
2024
The Bible reminds us that God owns everything and we’re only stewards of what He gives us. But is there a deeper meaning in those passages we find that teach that concept? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will explore some of those passages to glean for us their deeper meaning about money. Then he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
26
2024
If you make $65,000 a year after taxes and have no children, you’re in the wealthiest 1% of the global population. If we begin to think of ourselves in the top 1%, how will that affect our financial decisions as stewards of God’s resources? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome John Cortines to share some interesting insights about Jesus and the wealthy. Then Rob will answer your calls and financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
25
2024
Do you occasionally feel overwhelmed by anxiety? Or is it more of a chronic condition, and often about your finances? On today's Faith & Finance Live, we’ll hear from Pastor Steve Cuss about how to recognize and overcome anxiety. Then host Rob West will answer your calls on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
24
2024
With more than 2300 verses on money and possessions, the Bible contains powerful financial teaching that can change your life. So, are you using that wisdom to manage your finances? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Sharon Epps to share some powerful financial tips from God’s Word. Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
23
2024
When you leave the house, one of the last things you do is something you take entirely for granted—putting on a pair of shoes. But that simple act isn’t possible for millions of children in dozens of countries around the world—because they have no shoes. On today's Faith & Finance Live, Shawn Spurrier joins us to talk about how you can help bring hope to some of those children. Then Rob will tackle your financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
22
2024
How often do you get a chance to buy something you really need, of higher quality, at a lower cost? You’re probably thinking, “Not very often.” But there is a way you can do just that. On the next Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Lauren Gajdek to explain how you can cut your healthcare costs. Then Rob will answer your questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
19
2024
“But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’” You may recall that verse from the Parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12. But have you considered what it means? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Carolyn Calupca about the meaning behind that verse and how we can become rich toward God. Then Rob will take some calls and answer various financial questions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
18
2024
Statistics show that young adults in the U.S. are sadly lacking in basic money skills. So, what’s going to happen when their turn comes to run things? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will address this sobering question and remind us about some essential money management skills. Then Rob will answer your calls on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
17
2024
We don’t often think of time management as one of God’s financial and spiritual principles, but we definitely should. And certainly, busy moms know how critical it is to keep these things in balance. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Crystal Paine to share some tips on time management for achieving spiritual balance. Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
16
2024
All investments carry some degree of risk. As history proves, companies fail and governments fall, so it’s important to make sure the return you’re expecting is worth the risk. On today's Faith & Finance Live, Mark Biller joins host Rob West to talk about managing investment risk. Then Rob will answer your calls and financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
15
2024
We’re all treated unfairly from time to time. So, when it happens to us, how should we respond? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will remind us of what the scriptures have to say about how we as believers should respond when we’ve been treated unfairly. Then he’ll answer some questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
12
2024
The birds are coming back, the daffodils are blooming and spring is in the air! And what that means for homeowners is the maintenance chores we’ve put off all winter now need to get done. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will have a to-do list for you that includes 8 springtime maintenance tips. Then he’ll take some calls and answer various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
11
2024
You might find yourself envying someone who is rich in material possessions, but that’s a dangerous, dead-end road, since “stuff” can’t really satisfy your deepest needs. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will help us dig into God’s Word to discover the source of true abundance. Then he’ll answer your calls and financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
10
2024
If you’ve ever had a family member or friend ask you to lend them money, then you know that it’s a tough situation to be in, and it’s one that requires a lot of prayer and thought. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will give some advice from God’s Word to guide you if and when you’re in that situation. Then he’ll answer some questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
9
2024
Are annuities the best product since sliced bread? Or are they something to be avoided? To best answer those questions, it may be time to take an objective look at this investment vehicle. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Mike Miller to get the scoop on annuities. Then Rob will answer your calls about the financial topics that are on your mind.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
9
2024
Seniors these days face a number of challenging financial issues, from healthcare to housing and more. And those challenges can limit the things they would like to do in their golden years. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk to Harlan Accola about a way seniors can increase their options. Then Rob will tackle your financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
4
2024
Blended or stepfamilies have become a new normal. So, how do couples in those situations navigate the effects it has on their finances? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Valerie Hogan about the challenges for estate planning that blended families may encounter. Then Rob will answer your calls and financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
3
2024
When it comes to being able to retire someday, what’s more important? How much you make? Or how much you save? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Ron Blue to share a story that should inspire you if you worry that you don’t make enough to retire. Then Rob will take your calls on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
2
2024
While it’s generally true that higher education pays off, it’s by no means a guarantee. And new data shows that it is still a good idea to get a college degree—but that really depends on your major. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will explain how you need to plan ahead to make sure your degree jumpstarts a successful career. Then he’ll answer some financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr
1
2024
In Joshua 24:15, Joshua makes a statement of faith in front of the whole nation of Israel. He and his family choose to serve the one true God. And today, we have the same choice, between false gods and the Lord. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will share how our choice to serve the Lord can be related to our finances. Then he’ll tackle some financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
29
2024
To sacrifice means to give up something valuable for the sake of something else. And on Good Friday we pause to reflect on the greatest sacrifice of all—Jesus Christ giving up his life for our sake. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will share some reflections about Good Friday. Then he’ll take some calls and answer various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
28
2024
Whether to buy a house or go to college are major financial decisions, but so is deciding when to take Social Security. That’s because tens of thousands of dollars, if not more, are on the line when deciding what’s the right time for you to start receiving your benefits. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Eddie Holland about when to take Social Security. Then they’ll answer your related questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
27
2024
If you could choose a role model for your life and work, who would it be? That’s a popular question in job interviews, and on today's Faith & Finance Live we’re going to share our best answer–from the Bible. So, be sure to join us as host Rob West considers the definition of a “role model” and describes someone from the Bible whose reputation still stands the test of time. Then he’ll take your calls on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
26
2024
When things don’t go your way, do you get discouraged? If so, it may be a good time for a reminder that disappointment is inevitable, but discouragement is a choice. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about a better way to handle financial disappointments. Then he’ll answer your calls and questions about investing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
25
2024
Christians will agree that no one but God knows the future. So, how then shall we handle that uncertainty, especially the economic uncertainty we face today? On today's Faith & Finance Live, Brandon Sieben will join host Rob West to share some helpful advice about handling economic uncertainty. Then Rob will tackle your financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
22
2024
When your kids are little, summers seem long, and you’re ready for school to start again in the fall. But what if your child is finally ready for college? Well, summer doesn’t seem long enough to prepare for such a major transition. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about how to prepare you teenager for college and beyond. Then, he’ll take your calls and answer various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
21
2024
In Luke 12, we find Jesus’ challenging parable of the rich fool, which concludes with an invitation to be rich toward God. But what exactly does being rich toward God mean? On today's Faith & Finance Live, Chad Clark will join host Rob West to explore this challenging yet life-giving parable. Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
20
2024
As Christians, we know the Bible tells us to be generous. What some of us may not realize is that God’s Word also instructs us to be hospitable. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Sharon Epps to explain the connection between hospitality and generosity. Then they’ll take your calls on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
19
2024
Pilots always review a preflight checklist before taking off, because the cockpit is one place you don’t want to encounter surprises. Your retirement is another. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Mark Biller to go over your pre-retirement checklist. Then they’ll answer your calls and questions about investing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
18
2024
The Bible clearly instructs us to honor and glorify God in all we do, including our investing. So as believers, it’s important for us to be informed and have the right attitude about our options when investing. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Shaun Morgan about some interesting data on Christian attitudes toward faith-based investing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
15
2024
From the time we’re children and well into adulthood, we attach ourselves to our possessions. Ultimately, the love of stuff leads to discontentment, but God’s Word shows us a better way. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will help us consider a biblical perspective on material possessions. Then, he’ll take some calls and answer various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
14
2024
Luke 12:15 says, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” It’s a verse that challenges us to be “rich toward God.” But how do you become rich in that way? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Carolyn Calupca to share about the brand-new study guide from FaithFi based on the Parable of the Rich Fool. Then he’ll answer some questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
13
2024
Within the process of estate planning, wills and trusts are important, but they only apply to your money and possessions—not to you. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will give some reasons why you also need a Health Care Directive as part of your estate plan. Then he’ll take some calls on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
12
2024
Are you so busy depending on yourself to make ends meet, that you’re not trusting God to meet your needs? If so, you may be realizing when you leave God out of the equation, things just don’t add up. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about trusting God with your money matters. Then he’ll answer some calls and financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
11
2024
Not everyone needs to have a trust in their estate plan. But everyone needs at least a will. And some folks might need both. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about what you need to create the best plan for how your estate will pass to your heirs. Then he’ll answer some calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
8
2024
The Bible is clear that we’ll all be judged one day and will have to give an account of how we've managed the resources God has given us. But do we have a blind spot when it comes to faithfully managing money? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about how choosing faith-based financial solutions can help us be good stewards of God’s resources. Then, he’ll take your calls and answer the financial questions on your mind.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
7
2024
Good stewardship requires that we prepare ourselves financially for the time when the Lord calls us home. So, whether you’re a newlywed, single, or celebrating your 50th year of marriage, you need to be ready. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about how to prepare for the inevitable. Then he’ll answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
6
2024
Are you living a Christian lifestyle with your finances? It’s not about how much or how little you have. Living a Christian lifestyle means you have the right attitude about money. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Ron Blue to explore what the Bible says about the right financial lifestyle for a Christian. Then Rob will tackle your calls and questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
5
2024
Folks struggling to care for family members with serious disabilities have a powerful tool to help with expenses. It’s called the ABLE account—an acronym for Achieving a Better Life Experience. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Matt Syverson to share everything you need to know about ABLE accounts. Then Rob will answer your calls and financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
4
2024
1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” And with that verse, the apostle Paul sets the bar high, calling on Christians to glorify God in every part of life—and that certainly includes how we manage money. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Chad Horning to talk about an important milestone in the type of investing that helps us honor the Lord. Then Rob will answer your calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar
1
2024
When life is uncertain, and your money matters are all messed up, you can always turn to God’s Word to find hope and peace. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about how to find victory in uncertain circumstances. Then he’ll take your calls and answer the financial questions on your mind. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
29
2024
If you’re starting your own company, you have a few options for setting it up. But each has advantages and disadvantages that can be confusing. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will give you the pros and cons of each type of business option. Then he’ll answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
28
2024
Millennials and Gen-Z-ers looking to buy houses are having a rough time of it, and analysts say baby boomers are to blame. But Boomers aren’t the only reason younger folks are finding it difficult to buy the size home they’d like. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will explain the other factors involved and how to deal with this situation affecting the housing market. Then he’ll tackle your calls and questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
27
2024
The conflict in the Middle East has taken a toll not just in Gaza, but also in Lebanon to the north of Israel, where fighting between Israel and the terror group Hezbollah has caused what many are calling a humanitarian crisis. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Tom Atema and Jack Hibbard with Heart for Lebanon to give us an update on the situation there. Then Rob will answer your calls and financial questions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
26
2024
We typically think about growing the Kingdom with our tithes and offerings, but if there was a way to impact God’s Kingdom while investing, would you use it? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Brandon Pizzurro to tell us about how we can have Kingdom impact beyond our tithes and offerings. Then Rob will answer your calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
23
2024
The Bible warns about the sin of pride and the boasting that comes with it. And we find a parable in the book of Luke where Jesus warns about the problem of being proud in our possessions. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will look at the consequences of pride in the life of the Rich Fool. Then he’ll take your calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
22
2024
Have we seen the worst of mortgage rate hikes? Are rates leveling off? What does that mean for the market as we head into the spring season? Those are all questions we’d like answered, especially if we’re in the market to buy a house. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Dale Vermillion to help us find out what’s up with mortgage rates. Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
21
2024
It’s important to plan where you’re going, and financially, that plan is called a budget, which helps you decide where your dollars will go. But are there some dangers associated with budgeting? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Chad Clark about the dangers of budgeting. Then, Rob will tackle your calls and financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
20
2024
Each of us has an inner money manager. So, what happens if yours and your spouse’ disagree? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Matt Bell to explain how couples who can reconcile differences about handling their finances avoid a lot of conflicts in marriage, and they do it by getting in touch with their inner money managers. Then Rob will answer your calls and financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
19
2024
You might look like you’re doing fine on the outside, but how’s your heart these days?  Perhaps it’s time for some introspection and some reassurance from God’s Word. On tpoday's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about how we can do a financial heart check to make sure we’re living with the right attitudes when it comes to money and possessions. Then he’ll answer some calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
16
2024
God’s Word speaks of the many blessings of marriage—companionship, comfort, and loyalty, to name a few. But did you know that some marital blessings are financial? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about marriage and the bottom line. Then he’ll take your calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
15
2024
Will artificial intelligence be a great blessing for humanity, or spell doom for mankind? You can find arguments for both sides of that debate. But one thing’s for sure, it’s coming a lot faster than we all expected. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome economist Jerry Bowyer to share his views on this topic and answer the question—Is AI a boon or a bane? Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
14
2024
Valentine’s Day can be a great time to express love to your spouse or sweetheart, but do you always need to spend money to do it? On today's Faith & Finance Live, Dr. Gary Chapman will join host Rob West to talk about Valentine’s Day, love, and money. Then, Rob will tackle some calls and financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
13
2024
Home values and interest rates remain high, and that’s leading some parents to consider becoming a bank for their kids to help them finance their home purchase. But are there pitfalls that come with that strategy? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will explore the idea of you helping your kids buy a house. Then he’ll answer some calls and financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
12
2024
In Luke 16, we find the Parable of the Shrewd Manager, and that’s where Jesus instructs His disciples on a critical part of evangelism—using worldly wealth with eternity in mind. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Rachel McDonough to share a compelling story about putting that principle into practice. Then Rob will answer some calls and various financial questions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
9
2024
Money is a useful tool for reaching personal goals, supporting loved ones, and serving those in need.  But no matter how necessary it is for daily living, money should not become an object of our devotion. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about the love of money. Then Rob will take your calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
8
2024
God makes certain promises about giving, to encourage us to be generous and to trust Him without fear. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Art Rainer to talk about the power of the promises God has made to us and how our giving can be an act of trusting Him to fulfill His promises. Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
7
2024
Divorce is always a tragic thing—but it’s even more so when it happens to your child. So, naturally, parents who see a daughter go through a divorce have some tough questions to answer, like how much do we help and for how long? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with financial teacher Ron Blue to get his views on this topic. Then, Rob will tackle your financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
6
2024
You’ve heard it said, “Paying rent is throwing your money away. You should buy a house.” But is that really true? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will share what analysts are saying nowadays—that it actually makes financial sense to rent vs. buying a house—at least for now. Then he’ll answer your financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
5
2024
Financial wellness doesn’t happen all by itself. It’s something you have to take positive steps to ensure. On the next Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk to Neile Simon who’ll share some great tips you can use to achieve financial wellness. Then Rob will answer your calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
2
2024
Have you stopped to think about how the financial decisions you’re making today can affect eternity? Well, they do have an impact, so you may want to consider if you’re currently banking in a way that honors God. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Aaron Caid to talk about an option that allows you to bank on eternal rewards. Then Rob will take your calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb
1
2024
You’re nearly at full retirement age and still working. But if you take Social Security benefits now, will they be reduced because your income’s too high? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will explain how much income you can make when you’re already receiving your social security benefits. Then he’ll answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
31
2024
There’s no question that every church could benefit by having a stewardship ministry. And not just the church itself, but individual members benefit as well. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Leo Sabo, who’ll share instructions for starting a ministry focused on stewardship. Then Rob will tackle your financial questions. So, join us for Faith & Finance Live—where biblical wisdom meets today’s finances, weekdays at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
30
2024
God’s Word makes it quite clear that we should diversify our investments. Often that means dividing them into stocks, mutual funds and bonds and maybe precious metals. But are we missing a completely different class of investments? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Tim Macready to fill us in about an option called private market investing. Then Rob will answer your investing questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
29
2024
God is a God of justice and righteousness, and he expects the same from his people. And according to scripture, financial injustice takes many forms, and has severe consequences. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will explain how to avoid the financial injustice that is described in God’s Word. Then he’ll answer some calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
26
2024
It’s easy to let fear take over when financial circumstances spin out of control. But the truth is, you don’t have to give in to anxiety and fear. On the next Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about the futility of fear and how you can overcome the financial fears you're facing today. Then he’ll take your calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
25
2024
Open enrollment is over. Did you miss the deadline? If so, you and your family may be without health insurance. But we know someone who can help! On the next Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Lauren Gajdek to explain there’s a terrific alternative to health insurance that will make you glad if you missed that deadline. Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
24
2024
You may have heard us say that the Bible has more than 2300 verses related to money and possessions. And it’s great to review those often to remind ourselves of the principles about money that we find in scripture. On the next Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Sharon Epps for a fascinating discussion on the depth and breadth of the financial wisdom found in God’s Word. Then they will tackle your financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
23
2024
If you’re a do-it-yourself investor, and not working with a financial advisor, you need to periodically look at your asset allocations, to make sure you're keeping up with the changing market trends. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Mark Biller to talk about the process of rebalancing your portfolio. Then Rob and Mark will answer your investing questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
22
2024
Do you have month left over at the end of your money? Are you slowly accumulating debt, even though you try to control your spending? Maybe you need a plan—a spending plan. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Howard Dayton to explain how you can tell your money where you want it to go rather than always wondering where it went. Then Rob will answer some calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
18
2024
The financial principles found in scripture are true for everyone, and yet men and women have different perspectives on money. So how do wise women manage the resources God entrusts to them? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Miriam Neff to share 8 habits of wise women managing money. Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
17
2024
Only God knows the future, but some folks are pretty good at making educated guesses—and one of those prognosticators is investment industry veteran, Bob Doll. On today's Faith & Finance Live, Bob will join host Rob West to share his list of things he expects to happen in 2024. Then Rob will tackle your financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
16
2024
Inflation reared its ugly head two years ago, causing many to dip into savings, or slide into debt—both of which are unsustainable. So, what’s the answer? On the next Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will explain if you've run up higher balances on your credit cards, it might be time for a budget overhaul. Then he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
15
2024
A will is the usual tool for passing assets on to your heirs when you die. But for some things, you don’t need a will at all because there’s a way you can ensure that certain assets go straight to your heirs without passing through probate. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will be joined by Valerie Hogan, who’ll give us a crash course on beneficiary designations and why you want to you use them. Then he’ll answer your calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
12
2024
In Genesis, God gave man dominion over the earth—and with that a responsibility to take care of it. So how can we as believers best accomplish that today? On today's Faith & Finance Live, Mark Regier joins host Rob West to talk about “investing in the care of creation.” Then Rob will take your calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
11
2024
Do you have someone that you can turn to for trusted financial guidance? Would you believe that almost 40-percent of adults say they don’t? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Art Rainer to talk about a very special program that offers Certified Christian Financial Counselors who can help guide you in your financial stewardship. Then Rob will answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
10
2024
Women live longer than men by several years. That means there are far more widows than widowers in the U.S. An many of them struggle financially after their husbands’ passing. On the next Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Harlan Accola who’ll share a tale of two widows and a possible solution for widows who are struggling financially. Then Rob will answer your financial questions on various topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
9
2024
People come up with all kinds of reasons not to budget, but none of those reason are very good ones. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will share some very good reasons why everyone should be using a spending plan to manage the money God has entrusted to them. Then he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
8
2024
There’s always someone who has a list of chores for you, whether it’s your spouse, or your mom, or your boss. But what about your heavenly Father? Is there a list He has for you? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about what God wants from us when it comes to good works. Then he’ll answer your calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
5
2024
In today’s society, it’s tempting to let work, status, or material things define us. But when we do that, we are forgetting that as believers, our true identity is in Christ. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about how your identity in Christ provides more lasting satisfaction than financial success ever can. Then he’ll tackle your calls and various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
4
2024
The holidays are behind us, and you know what that means—it’s now tax season. But do you know who your tax preparer will be? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will explain that there could be a shortage of qualified tax preparers this year, which might pose a danger for you, but there are ways you can be cautious and avoid the pitfalls. Then he’ll answer your questions on different financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
3
2024
Having bad credit is expensive. With inflation and high interest rates, it’s more important than ever to keep your credit score as high as possible and you won’t believe how much money that can save you. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about the added expense of having bad credit. Then he’ll answer your financial questions on various topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
2
2024
You know, most of the resolutions we’ve made on New Year’s Day are usually history by Groundhog Day. And what folks need to help them keep their resolutions is accountability. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk to Chad Clark about a tool we can use to help us with financial accountability. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan
1
2024
The time has arrived for many of us to start living by our New Year’s resolutions. The trouble is—surveys show 95% of us won’t make it to Groundhog Day. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will have some ways to help you achieve your goals this time. Then he’ll answer various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
29
2023
Tithing is fairly simple during your working years. Your only decision is whether to tithe on your net or gross income. But tithing becomes a bit more complicated after you retire. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Anthony Saffer about how to tithe in retirement. Then Rob will tackle various financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
28
2023
The Bible has dozens of verses about stewardship. But have you ever wondered where stewardship begins? What is it based on? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Chad Clark and they’ll explore the basis of stewardship and what motivates us to practice it.  Then Rob will answer some calls on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
27
2023
There’s no question that money is one of the biggest causes of tension in a marriage— sometimes even leading to divorce. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with relationship expert Shaunti Feldhahn about 3 steps you can take to ease that tension. Then he’ll answer some financial questions on various topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
26
2023
God’s Word contains dozens of verses about repaying debt, but they are usually from the perspective of owing money to others. But what if someone owes us money? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about the process you can use to reconcile unpaid debt when someone owes you money. Then Rob will answer some questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
25
2023
Financial literacy is just as important as learning to read and write, because if you don’t know some basic principles about managing money, you’re certain to run into all sorts of trouble. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will share six lessons for financial literacy. Then he’ll answer various financial questions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
21
2023
The war in the Middle East isn’t confined to Israel and Gaza. The people of Lebanon are also suffering, as thousands have been displaced by the fighting between Israel and the terror group Hezbollah. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk to Jack Hibbard about a way you can help and share the love of Christ with the people of Lebanon. Then, Rob will tackle some questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
19
2023
Only God knows what the future holds, but that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for whatever may come. So, have you figured out what financial moves you need to make to be more prepared in 2024? On today's Faith & Finance Live, Mark Biller joins host Rob West to share some great suggestions you can use to shore up your finances. Then Rob will answer some calls and questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
18
2023
The most popular new year’s resolutions include eating healthier, being more active, and managing money better. Unfortunately, statistics also show that most resolutions will bite the dust within a month!  On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will suggest ways you can avoid the pitfalls of resolution failure. Then, he’ll answer some financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
17
2023
In the Christmas Story found in Luke, Chapter 2, the angels announce the coming of the Savior to a group of shepherds. Now it may sound simple enough, but there’s more to the story that many of us may not have considered.  On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome economist Jerry Bowyer to give us a whole new look at the Christmas Story. Then Rob will answer some calls and financial questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
15
2023
Most people understand that time has value. Maybe that’s why we often use the expression, “spending time.”  But what a lot of folks don’t realize is just how valuable time really is. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about leveraging your time so you can use it more productively for your yourself, your family, and God’s Kingdom. Then he'll answer your calls and financial questions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
14
2023
Most likely, you’ve seen one of the many film or stage productions of Charles Dickens’ famous book, A Christmas Carol. But did you realize there’s a profound, socio-economic message hidden in the dialogue of that story? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Jerry Bowyer to share the meaning behind this classic Christmas story. Then, Rob will tackle your questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
13
2023
If you have children, you no doubt want them to become faithful followers of Christ. But how exactly can you help them do that? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Brian Holtz about having a plan to actively disciple your children using a framework you may not have considered. Then Rob will answer your financial questions on various topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
12
2023
Division over money can creep into a marriage without the couple being aware of it at first—or at least aware of the danger it can cause. On today's Faith & Finance Live, Art Rainer joins host Rob West to talk about the 6 signs that indicate money is an issue in your marriage. Then Rob will answer your calls and questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
11
2023
What words do Christians most want to hear? They could only be, “Well done, good and faithful servant …” from Matthew 25:33—that familiar verse relating the master’s pleasure with his faithful steward. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Chad Clark to describe what biblical financial stewardship looks like as we strive to be good stewards in all aspects of our lives. Then, Rob will answer some investing questions.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
8
2023
We’re coming up to the end of the year and that means it’s time to make decisions about year-end giving. And as you make those choices, it’s important to understand the power that generosity has, especially within our materialistic society. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will be joined by Randy Alcorn who will share some giving guidelines that will help you fight the temptation of materialism. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
7
2023
Christmas is still a few weeks away. So, there’s time to stop, take a deep breath, and get it right this year. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Crystal Paine to share ways you can keep your focus on what’s really important by celebrating a simple Christmas. Then Rob will tackle your questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
6
2023
It’s a great comfort to know that we are never alone when we face uncertainties in this life. We can trust that we have a God Who listens to prayer and will not forsake us. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Sharon Epps about facing the unknown with faith. Then they will answer your financial questions on various topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
5
2023
The Bible clearly warns against storing up earthly treasure for its own sake and instead calls on us to be rich toward God. So, how can we ensure we’re following this principle? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Ken Boa and Russ Crosson about using biblical leverage with your finances. Then Rob will answer your calls and questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
4
2023
When considering investing options, bonds are a little mysterious to many people. For example, when interest rates rise, bond prices go down. So, what’s up with that? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will welcome Mark Biller to go over some basic facts about bonds and explain these fixed income securities. Then, they will answer your investing questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec
1
2023
Now that it’s December, are you making plans for special year-end giving? If so, there’s a different approach you can consider, which goes beyond writing a check to your church or favorite ministry. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will explain how you can do year-end giving from your IRA. Then, he’ll answer some questions on a variety of financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
30
2023
The U.S. has arguably the most stable stock market in the world, but does that mean it’s always the best? Could we be shortchanging ourselves if we don’t consider international investing opportunities? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Cole Person about the impact of international investing. Then Rob will tackle some questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
29
2023
For Christian parents, the holiday season often feels like a whirlwind of materialism. We often find ourselves missing the heart of Christmas—which is Jesus! On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will share a few suggestions for how you can keep Christ in the family Christmas. Then he’ll answer some financial questions on various topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
28
2023
There’s a growing momentum of Christians that want to be good stewards. Many of us have recognized that it's not just about being wise with money—it’s about our faith influencing our money decisions. On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk with Chad Clark about a movement of faithful stewards and how you can join in. Then Rob will answer your calls and questions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
27
2023
Some investment strategies are active, while others are passive. And investors using the more active approaches often strategize to make higher returns than the rest of the market—a concept referred to as “alpha.” On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk to Shaun Morgan from Eventide about a 4th source of alpha that Christian investors may want to consider. Then, Rob will answer your questions on various financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov
24
2023
For much of history, if you failed to repay your creditors, you went to prison, or experienced something even worse. But in some ways today, are debtors still imprisoned? On today's Faith & Finance Live, host Rob West will talk about the type of bondage that can result from being in debt today. Then, he’ll answer some questions on a variety of financial topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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