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Oct
19
2020
There are two kinds of people in this world—borrowers and savers. Right now, times are not good for the savers. Historically low interest rates are proving to be a problem for those with fixed return investments. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with Mark Biller about strategies to protect your nest egg from inflation. It’s the retirement investing challenge on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Oct
16
2020
Daydreaming can be a lot of fun—thinking about the “what ifs” of life. But when wishful thinking replaces wise money management, there could be nightmares down the road. The hard truth is all the happy thoughts in the world won’t help you pay the bills. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore reveal three delusions about money so you can avoid them. That’s on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Oct
15
2020
When Jesus taught during his earthly ministry, do you know why He chose certain examples and parables? To better understand the context of Jesus’ teachings, it helps to know the economic circumstances in which He spoke. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome back economist Jerry Bowyer to explain further. It's part 2 of Jesus and economics on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Oct
14
2020
During His earthly ministry, Jesus talked about love, repentance and salvation. But you may be surprised to learn that He also talked about economics. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome economist Jerry Bowyer to help us gain a fuller understanding of this facet of Christian doctrine. It’s Jesus and economics on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Oct
13
2020
Is your credit a bit sketchy? Or maybe you don’t trust yourself with the temptations of a regular credit card. Then a secured credit card may be just the ticket to help you stay out of debt and improve your credit score along the way. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share how this option might be your best solution. It’s all about secured credit cards on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Oct
12
2020
Part of the pandemic’s collateral damage includes the many Americans who’ve discovered they now need to delay their retirement. But postponing your end of career plans could have some benefits. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share some things you need to consider. What you need to know when you’re rethinking retirement on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Oct
9
2020
Those who are fed up with the low interest rates on their bank savings accounts are turning to P2P—or “people to people”—lending. This investment strategy can bring in higher returns, but not without risk. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share the pros and cons of this new investing idea. We’ll talk about P2P lending on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Oct
8
2020
It's likely that none of us will reach the end of our life wishing that we’d given less. We all want to be generous toward God’s Kingdom, just as He calls us to be. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with Matt Hames of the National Christian Foundation to find out why it’s easier to be more generous this year. It's some not-to-miss giving opportunities in 2020 on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Oct
7
2020
It’s safe to say that most Americans live on more than they need to.  Our culture is built on the idea that more is always better. But the Bible takes a different view. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome financial expert Ron Blue to talk about our spending choices. We’ll talk about living a contended lifestyle on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Oct
6
2020
America’s the richest country that has ever existed, but the wealthiest men in history weren’t Americans. Centuries ago, there were individuals whose wealth far exceeded the billionaires of today. But what became of their vast holdings? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore will tell us their stories. It's the richest men in history on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Oct
5
2020
Maybe you’ve done your share of talking about a budget, but you’ve never gotten around to implementing one. Or you’ve tried and failed, so your method may need a bit of tweaking. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk us through some basics we can use to fine tune our spending plan. It’s budgeting for beginners on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Oct
2
2020
If you’re looking to make or save more money, the digital age is providing new ways to improve your cash flow. And with a smartphone and an Internet connection, you can make or save money online with very little effort. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore tell you how you can start earning or saving today. It’s 5 ways to make or save money online on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
Oct
1
2020
As children, we learn that following rules, like coloring between the lines, can result in a much prettier picture. But as adults, we often forget that similar guidelines are meant to help us. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share some simple rules that are guaranteed to beautify your financial picture. We’re coloring between the lines of personal finance on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
Sep
30
2020
When your budget is tight, you often look for ways around the house to cut expenses. But what if it’s your house that’s actually busting your budget? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share some insights about home efficiency and maintenance tips to help you avoid costly repairs. Let’s make sure your house isn’t a money pit on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
Sep
29
2020
The pandemic has forced us to practice six feet of social distancing for almost everything. But what about the times when we need to use our credit cards and cash? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explain how our efforts to avoid germs have boosted the popularity of digital transactions. We’ll talk about digital wallets on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
Sep
28
2020
As the COVID crisis drags on, most churches are still seeing a marked drop in attendance and some have yet to re-open their doors. So, what impact has that had on giving? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome Brian Kluth of the National Association of Evangelicals to answer that question for us. It’s a state of the plate update on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
25
2020
Most people understand that investing involves both the risk of losing your money and the potential reward of growing it. But are there other more important risks and rewards that are not related to your bottom line? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with Jason Myhre to find out. It’s the true risks and rewards of investing on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
24
2020
Stewardship is one of the most overlooked themes in the Bible.  But when we practice good stewardship, that’s when we find joy by aligning our will with God’s. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with Ken Boa about using God’s resources effectively. We’ll consider how to manage our time, talent and treasure on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
23
2020
The Bible says you should know the condition of your flocks and herds.  And unless you’re a farmer or rancher, you may think that doesn’t apply to you. But what the Bible is getting at is that we should be wise and responsible managers of our possessions. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share some practical ways to do just that. So, join us for the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
Sep
22
2020
It’s the world’s largest online retailer, so you do most of your business with Amazon over the Internet. But if you wanted to call them, you could easily fall victim to the latest phone scam. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explain how you could be talking to scammers instead of customer service. How to avoid the Amazon scam on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
Sep
21
2020
Wise investing requires discipline. But how can we learn to be disciplined and prevent our emotions from dictating our investing decisions? On the next MoneyWise Live, host Rob West explores that question with investing expert Mark Biller and then they’ll answer your questions. It’s the 7 qualities of a disciplined investor on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
18
2020
If you like to haggle or negotiate, then you may want to try doing it with your credit card companies. With a little knowledge about how to approach them, you may be able to get lower interest rates and fees, simply by asking. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore have some tips for you. How to negotiate with credit card companies on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
17
2020
The tax benefits of employer-sponsored 401K plans are fairly generous for now. But that could change as cash-strapped federal and state governments look to increase tax revenue in the future. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore tell us how to prepare for those changes. We’re planning for future tax increases on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
16
2020
Lenders use your FICO score to measure your credit risk. And this single number between 300 and 8-50 has been a fixture of consumer lending for decades. But, the FICO Company has now added a new system and a second number to the mix. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explain how this may or may not work to your advantage. That’s on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
15
2020
Most of us are aware of the three main credit bureaus that monitor our transactions. But did you know there are several others that are also keeping tabs on you?  On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore reveal the various kinds of agencies involved in determining your credit-worthiness. We’ll tell you about the little-known credit bureaus on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
14
2020
Economists agree that the U.S. economy has taken a big hit in recent months. But how bad is it and what sectors are affected most? And as the pandemic plays out, what are the prospects for recovery? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore chat with economist Jerry Bowyer to find out how the “big picture” affects you. It’s a COVID economic update on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
11
2020
The coronavirus pandemic has been a very dark cloud, seemingly without a silver lining.  But experts say that one upside is the change in the way people are handling their money. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explain the ways many of us are managing our finances better than we were before the crisis. Some financial lessons learned from COVID on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
10
2020
You often hear that a home renovation will get you a better price when you sell. But if you’ve ever done it, you know that remodeling your house is an expensive proposition. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore reveal some home improvement projects that need some cautious consideration. We’ll talk about 5 no return home renovations on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
9
2020
Humorist Will Rogers once said, “Too many people spend money, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” And what’s truer still is the people who we’re trying to impress, often don’t care or even notice. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk about that and other ways we spend money foolishly. What the experts say about wasting money on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
8
2020
The true purpose of every Christian is to glorify God in all we do. That poses a challenge when we invest. But what if there was a way to screen the companies we invest in? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with financial expert, Robert Netzly, about a tool that allows us to peek inside the stocks in our portfolios. It’s due diligence for stocks on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
7
2020
The economy is on a roller coaster, with stock market instability and fluctuating job reports. It’s all troubling to say the least. Can you imagine going through these troubled times without God’s Word? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explore what comfort God’s Word offers and how it applies it to our finances. The Bible on troubled times on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
4
2020
Mortgage interest rates may be the lowest they’ve ever been. But if you want to get a new mortgage or refinance, you better take a number.  So, how can you take advantage of these rate offers when the lenders are log-jammed? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with mortgage expert, Dale Vermillion to find out.  It’s the refi-rush on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
3
2020
Most people let their spare change pile up until they cash it in for a fee.  But, instead of filling up coffee cans with your pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters, why not put them to work? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share several investing options that require little or no money to start. Investing with pennies on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
2
2020
We all know the 10 Commandments, but did you realize there are at least 4 more about managing money? They may not be spelled out in a list, but they’re definitely found in God’s Word. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with financial expert Ron Blue to find out what they are and why we should follow them. It’s 4 Commandments for money on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Sep
1
2020
Overspending used to require you to leave your house and exert a bit of effort. But in today’s era of home shopping and smart phones, you can easily bust your budget while sitting comfortably on your couch. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore give you ways to avoid that danger. We’ll share how not to make a home shopping flub on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
31
2020
Compound interest is a double-edged sword that can help or hurt your finances. And knowing a little bit about how it works can either save you or make you a lot of money. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explain how you can make this type of interest work for you or let it work against you. We’re taking an interest in compound interest on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
28
2020
You may have been surprised by the signs at your local store asking you to trade in your extra coins for cash. But the current shortage of coins in circulation is just one more example of collateral damage from the coronavirus outbreak. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explain why this is happening and where you can “cash in.”  It’s the COVID coin shortage on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
27
2020
We’ve all experienced uncertainty in our lives and the anxiety and worry it causes. And when fear of the unknown grips us, it’s natural to question the financial decisions we’ve made. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore tell you how to steer clear of some financial pitfalls that may lie ahead. It’s 7 things not to do with your money in uncertain times on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
26
2020
Usually, there are consequences when you break the rules, especially when they involve finances. But what rules are most important when it comes to managing your money?  On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore have a list of financial guidelines you should stay within. We’ll share some rules for financial success on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
25
2020
Have you ever wished you could invest in a particular stock, but the price per share was a bit too steep? An alternate investing method now allows you to purchase just a portion of a stock, making buy in more affordable. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk about using fractional investing to buy just a piece of a stock. Buying fractional shares on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
24
2020
Christian investors have a unique opportunity to witness for Christ and engage a culture sorely in need of the Gospel. But what can they do to become real agents of change? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome economist Jerry Bowyer for a look at how Christian investors can affect culture. Transforming corporate America on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
21
2020
Social Security has become far more important to the average retiree than was ever intended. But many workers fail to make the most of their benefits because they don’t know how. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share some ways to increase your future social security payments.  We’ll have tips to get the most out of your benefits on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
20
2020
Hidden costs are everywhere, and they might even be affecting your investments. Most of us have money in a 401k, an IRA or some other retirement plan. But do we always know what that costs us in fees and commissions? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore pull back the curtain on investing’s hidden costs. Why fees matter when it comes to investing on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
19
2020
The book of Proverbs has a lot to say about the rewards that come to those who are diligent. And much of that proverbial wisdom is related to handling our financial affairs. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome financial expert, Howard Dayton to explore the good habits required to manage your money wisely. We’ll see how diligence pays off on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
18
2020
Virtual reality has entered the world of credit card transactions and a virtual number may already be linked to your accounts. But as with any new tool that comes along, we need to consider the positives and negatives related to its use. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore tell you how this new tool might affect your purchases. The pros and cons of virtual credit cards on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
17
2020
Year after year, through the ups and downs of the market, common investing mistakes are made daily. But one way to gain wisdom is to learn from the errors of others. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with investing expert Mark Biller to identify some typical investing boo-boos, so you don’t have to make them. Avoiding Common Investing mistakes on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
14
2020
In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus warns His followers about choosing wealth over Him by asking them, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his own soul?” This may be especially troubling for us to think about today, since we live in the richest nation in history. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore apply that concept to life in America. And we’ll consider the question—Are the rich heartless?—on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
13
2020
How do you get major corporations to stop funding Planned Parenthood? Or convince hotel chains to remove pornography from their properties? On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome author Robert Netzly to share about a movement that’s shaking up some of the world’s largest companies. We’ll talk about biblically responsible investing on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
12
2020
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 made health savings accounts (or HSAs) more popular.  But now, they’re almost a necessity. The need to offset the rising costs of deductibles has made HSAs an appealing option for many Americans. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explain how an HSA can save you money now and decades into the future. It’s the nuts and bolts of HSAs on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
11
2020
The world is lying to our teenagers, telling them that money equals happiness and whoever has the most stuff wins. But how does God want young believers to view money and the financial decisions they face? On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with finance expert Art Rainer about steps to avoid pitfalls and have a future filled with contentment and generosity. It’s the money challenge for teens on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
10
2020
The Bible tells us that God loves a cheerful giver. And it repeatedly makes clear that what’s in your heart counts a lot more than what’s in your checkbook. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with financial expert Ron Blue about true generosity. We’ll discuss giving with an open heart on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
7
2020
Misusing your credit cards is one of the easiest ways to create financial turmoil in your life. And mishandling them can quickly put you in debt and trash your credit score along the way.  On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore, explain just how that happens. We’ll talk about 8 credit card mistakes on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
6
2020
How do you invest in a way that reflects your faith? Faith-based investing begins with a personal conviction on the part of the investor and being aware that not all investing for profit is created equal. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome investing expert Jason Myhre who offers a biblical perspective on investing. Ill-gotten vs. well-gotten gain on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
5
2020
Teaching your children biblical financial principles is a gift that keeps on giving. Whether it’s your giving, spending wisely, or working to get out of debt, how you manage money will have a profound influence on your children. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome Compass founder, Howard Dayton, who shares practical steps to teach kids wise biblical money management. That’s MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Aug
3
2020
Does God promise to meet our needs, or to make us healthy and wealthy according to the strength of our faith? Scripture clearly states that God will provide for believers, but often those biblical promises are twisted to mean something else entirely. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explore what the Bible really says about God’s provision. We’re poking holes in the prosperity gospel on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
31
2020
Student debt has become an enormous burden for American families surpassing both credit card and automobile debt. Many experts believe student loan debt will be the next financial bubble to burst so is there any way around it? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome our resident economist, Jerry Bowyer, to share some alternatives regarding college and career choices. Rethinking college on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
30
2020
It may surprise you to learn that there are more than 2300 verses on money, wealth and possessions in the Bible! Money was Jesus’ most talked about topic with 11 of the 39 parables referencing it in some way. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share timeless verses about your finances. Wisdom from the Word on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
29
2020
You go to church every Sunday, or at least attend online, you take sermon notes and give your tithe. But are you still missing something? For many of us living here in the US, it’s easy to get complacent and forget about the physical and spiritual plight of the rest of the world. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome author and pastor David Platt who will invite us to make a difference. Something needs to change on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
28
2020
For many people, debit cards have replaced checks or credit cards. Despite their ease of use, debit cards pose several risks that can impact your bank account balance, credit score or even identity fraud. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore discuss the dangers of debit cards. Listen here before you swipe on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
27
2020
Are you spending time thinking about starting a business? Rather than passively waiting, why not commit to taking the first step? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share stories of small businesses that started with an idea and got big as a result. Let us inspire the entrepreneur in you on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
24
2020
In the past, a person could go to prison for not paying their debt.  Thankfully today, we’re not imprisoned for non-payment.  But we can certainly feel shackled by the consequences of delinquency. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore, explain how there’s still plenty of punishment for not paying your debts. Learn about the history of debtor’s prison on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
23
2020
Day trading, payday loans, and get-rich-quick schemes are obviously dangerous. But there are also some less obvious money moves that can also be hazardous to your wealth. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share some tactics that, if you’re not careful, could separate you from your hard-earned cash. It’s five bad money moves on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
22
2020
Lately, the stock market’s been behaving like a butter churn—going up and down and swirling all around. And concerns are growing over how the rising coronavirus cases are complicating plans to reopen the economy. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore chat with investing expert Bob Doll about what to expect in the weeks ahead. The summer market churn continues on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
21
2020
Most high schools offer no formal training in personal finances.  So, graduates go straight to college or enter the work force knowing little about managing money. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore offer a crash course in financial literacy. We’ll have money tips for young adults on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
20
2020
Avoiding financial mistakes is an important goal, but so is investing for the right reasons. And arming yourself with basic investment knowledge can help you along your financial journey. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explore that and more with Matt Bell of Sound Mind Investing. It’s the education of an investor on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
17
2020
God tells us to have compassion for the poor. But he also says that if a man won’t work, then neither shall he eat. So, which is it? Give him a sandwich or a job? What is the Christian’s true responsibility to the poor? On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore, welcome Howard Dayton to help us find the biblical answers to that question. How to practically help the poor on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
16
2020
In the midst of summer, we usually don’t think about the fact that Christmas is coming. But with a little planning and execution now, one of the major sources of holiday anxiety can be eliminated. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share 5 ways to help you avoid overspending and put the happy back in your holidays. Preparing for Christmas in July on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
15
2020
The federal government spent trillions of dollars to help individuals and businesses suffering from coronavirus shutdowns. But we’re now left with the question, what parts of those stimulus packages are taxable? On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore have answers about taxes and the CARES Act. Learn what’s taxable and what’s not on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
14
2020
Parents with limited resources are faced with a tough decision—should we save for our children’s education or our own retirement? Realizing the importance of each savings goal is vital to forming the right strategy. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore help you consider your options for these major investments. That’s MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
13
2020
Most stock market investors have wondered “Should I hold or should I sell?” But often in this case doing nothing can have a big pay-off. That’s because the strategy of using current stock performance to make decisions about the market’s future is not failsafe. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share some figures that show how trying to predict the market could cost you a fortune. It’s the cost of market timing on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
10
2020
If you’ve ever had a major medical procedure, you probably found the related paperwork and billing confusing. And when you don’t understand the hundreds of medical codes and their true costs how do you know which charges are legitimate? On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore, welcome Lauren Gajdek of Christian Healthcare Ministries to help find a solution. Becoming an educated medical consumer on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
9
2020
If you’re a right-brained person, and more creative than logical, then you might not like to use a budget. But what if following a budget with only three basic categories could help you avoid living paycheck to paycheck? On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore, walk you through this simple spending plan. It’s the 50/30/20 budget on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
8
2020
Schools seldom teach financial literacy, leaving parents to pass along these vital skills. And after the Gospel itself, there’s no greater gift a parent can give their children than the knowledge and training to use money wisely. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore, welcome financial expert and author Ron Blue to tell us how it’s done. Raising money-smart kids on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
7
2020
With summer upon us, families are anxious to find ways to have affordable fun in the midst of the pandemic. But strained budgets are forcing parents to get creative. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share some ways parents can occupy the kids without busting the budget. 10 free summer fun ideas on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
6
2020
Scammers are opportunists who target the vulnerable. And with trillions in Corona virus relief funds going out, they’ve now adapted their strategies to focus on stimulus check recipients. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore will tell you how to protect yourself from these new scammer tactics. Dodging the scammers on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
3
2020
As we celebrate our nation’s independence, it’s a great time to consider your own financial freedom. Are you striving to become financially independent or are you under the bondage of money? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore, help you discover which path you’re on. We’ll focus on financial freedom on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
2
2020
Surprisingly, there are more than 2,000 verses in the Bible that deal with money. So, we can deduce that it’s an important topic in God’s economy. When it comes to money, God uses it to influence our lives, shape our characters, strengthen our trust in Him and show that He’s ultimately in control. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore show how money is a great teaching tool in our lives. Money is power tool on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jul
1
2020
Jesus spoke regularly about the relationship between our pocketbooks and the spiritual vitality of our hearts. So, how we handle our money can indicate the condition of our relationship with God. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome Sharon Epps of Kingdom Advisors as she shares her insights on applying God’s financial principles to our lives. Connecting the dots between faith and finances on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
30
2020
Are you struggling to make ends meet or simply want to reach your financial goals more quickly? No matter how old you are, there are practical ways to increase your income and make the most of your time. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore reveal ten ways to make extra money without getting a second job. Boost your income on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
29
2020
Many people have a bad habit of losing control of their money and letting it run their lives. Is money the boss of your life, or are you? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share practical steps on how to become the boss of what God has entrusted to you and not the other way around. Be the boss on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
26
2020
With $1.6 trillion dollars in outstanding loans and a high default rate, experts say the student loan industry will be the next financial bubble to burst. But you can avoid your own personal impact by taking steps to minimize borrowing for education and accelerating payments on your existing debt. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explain how to pay off student loan debt faster. That’s all coming up on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
25
2020
The annual cost of living adjustment that affects social security benefits is designed to be an adequate increase for most of our seniors. But current oil prices and the COVID-19 crisis could seriously impact next year’s benefit levels. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore let us know how these factors will affect our nation’s seniors. That’s MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
24
2020
Many jobs are filled without ever being advertised. And if you’re searching for a new opportunity, how do you find those jobs? Networking through email can be a helpful tool in your quest to find jobs and make new contacts. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share ways to make those digital messages more effective. Sharpening your networking emails on the next Moneywise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
23
2020
Surveys show that by and large, Christians are generous people and usually their generosity involves money. But for Christians, giving’s not really about the money. It’s about obedience. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore reveal what’s really behind our decision to “give unto others.” That’s on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
22
2020
If you’re getting ready to buy a new home, you’ll most likely need a mortgage. And finding the right mortgage is just as important as finding the right house. On the next Moneywise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore have some advice to help you shop for the mortgage that’s right for you. Five tips to keep your monthly mortgage payment low on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
19
2020
One of the most common retirement questions people ask is should they invest in a 401k or a Roth 401k. Although both are good options worth considering, they differ in eligibility, employer contributions, investment options and tax breaks. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore breakdown the differences between a 401k and a Roth 401k and which one may be right for you. That’s all coming up on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.  
Jun
18
2020
No matter how hard you try, at the end of every month, does it always feel like you have more month than money left? Is there anything you can do to save more and make your money work for you? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share 7 money saving tricks you won’t want to miss. Savings that add up quickly on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
Jun
17
2020
Just because something’s never happened to you, it’s easy to think that it won’t.  But the reality is, we are all vulnerable to crisis. The coronavirus pandemic is a case in point. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with Howard Dayton about preparing for the next crisis through budgeting. It’s all about planning for a financial disaster instead of reacting to it on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
16
2020
You often hear that one of the best investing decisions you can make is to max out any employer contributions to your 401k, because it’s free money.  But what if that money isn’t so free?  On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore discuss some seldom talked about strings that are attached to 401k matching contributions.  More facts you need to know about your 401k on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
15
2020
The market’s recent instability has investors feeling nervous. And, since they don’t like uncertainty, many are looking for a more stable way to invest. Would buying gold provide the security investors are seeking? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore sit down with investing expert Mark Biller to find out. Discover if it’s wise to buy gold in this current economy on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
Jun
12
2020
Younger people in the work force change jobs every two years or so. This job-hopping trend makes it difficult to manage their health care costs. So, imagine the benefit of having a health plan that stays with you through life’s changes. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with Christian Healthcare Ministries’ Lauren Gajdek about how medical cost sharing plans can go and grow with you. That’s MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
11
2020
Summer’s a great time to get out of the house. But it’s also the season you'll see higher electric bills when you do spend time inside your house. With energy rates being higher in summer, it can be challenging to keep cooling costs down. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share tips on how to keep your energy costs low as the temperatures rise. Ways to stay cool without breaking the bank—that’s on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
10
2020
As Corona Virus restrictions ease and businesses slowly reopen, we’re left with questions. Just how bad is the economy and how deep will the recession be? There’s no question the shutdown has severely damaged the U.S. economy. But how much damage was done? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explore that question with economist Jerry Bowyer. Get an update on the economy on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
9
2020
Some of the rules for finding work are timeless and constant, but others are definitely new. And not learning the new rules could cost you a dream job. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore will share some things you can do to improve your chances of landing a job. Building your career in the new normal on the next MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
8
2020
The Internet abounds with myths and false information, so you have to be careful what you believe, especially when it comes to credit or debit card scams. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share an Internet claim about a debit card scam with a surprise twist. It’s a debit card scam wrapped in a hoax on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
5
2020
If you don’t know what HSA stands for, it’s time to find out! Health savings accounts or HSAs are a great way to save on medical expenses and reduce your tax liability. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore break down the facts about HSAs and help you understand if they’re the right move for you. It’s all about HSAs on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
4
2020
If you’re 62 or older, you may have heard how you can convert the equity of your home into cash with a reverse mortgage. It certainly sounds appealing but there are some risks associated with going this route that homeowners need to know up front. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore offer helpful alternatives to reverse mortgages. That’s MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
3
2020
Having a will is arguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. A will can eliminate legal pitfalls and provide peace of mind for you and your heirs. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome money expert, Ron Blue, who shares the importance of having a will. Why you need a will on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
Jun
2
2020
It’s important to be able to separate truth from myth when it comes to credit cards. And what you don’t know about them could get you in financial hot water someday. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explain how myths lead many people to sign up for credit cards for the wrong reasons. Debunking the myths about credits cards on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
Jun
1
2020
We all know cars are expensive especially when they start needing major repairs. Spending a little time and money now can save you on costly car repairs down the road. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share a checklist of ways to help you keep down auto repair costs. Shop smart for car repairs on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
May
29
2020
Faith-based or values-based investing is one of the big trends these days. People want to feel good about the investments they’re making and want to incorporate Biblical values as a guideline to those investments. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome Jason Myhre of Eventide who unpacks value based investing. Putting your money where your faith is on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.  
May
28
2020
Spending less and saving more are great goals but paying down debt is the key to success. If you’re struggling to pay down credit card and loan debt, having a plan is critical to attain financial freedom. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share several online debt reduction tools to help you make a plan. Best debt reduction tools on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
May
27
2020
Whether you’re wanting to buy a TV or take a vacation, savings goals are a helpful tool. People who set a money savings goal have been found to save faster than those who don’t. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore help you create a successful savings plan. Saving and setting financial goals on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
May
26
2020
With millions of Americans unemployed and in-person services canceled, many churches have seen a decline in income. The act of giving is an integral part of church services but online giving has helped to offset the decline in financial contributions. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome Brian Kluth who offers a battle plan for churches to help weather their financial challenges. COVID and church giving on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
May
25
2020
For many Americans, Memorial Day will be spent having a picnic or going to a parade but have we forgotten what this day represents? Memorial Day was meant to be a day of remembrance for those who paid the ultimate price to our nation so that we could enjoy the liberties we have today. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explore the true price of freedom both politically and economically. The meaning behind Memorial Day on Monday’s MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
May
22
2020
Many evangelical churches regularly encourage their members to tithe. However, the issue of tithing -traditionally understood as 10 percent- has perplexed churchgoers for years. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore offer both sides of the tithing argument. To tithe or not to tithe on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
May
21
2020
The pandemic has changed the way people work and some of those changes may be permanent. Many experts say a surge of new entrepreneurs may be in the wake of the COVID crisis. On the next MoneyWise Live, Rob West and Steve Moore welcome Lauren Gajdek of Christian Healthcare Ministries about a new way entrepreneurs can manage their medical expenses. Medical cost sharing on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.  
May
20
2020
It’s been over a month since the federal government began sending out stimulus checks to individuals. Many Americans are still waiting on theirs perhaps you fall into that camp. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore lists reasons why stimulus checks could be delayed. Where’s my stimulus check on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
May
19
2020
The stock market has seen its share of highs and lows since the coronavirus hit. What can you do to navigate through this turbulent storm? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome investing expert Mark Biller who offers advice about investing in a stormy stock market. The best defense is a strong offense on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
May
18
2020
Everyone makes mistakes when it comes to their finances even the best of financial professionals. The key when you make a money mistake is to understand that it’s not the end of the world and you’re not alone. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share some common money missteps. The financial school of hard knocks on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
May
15
2020
A recent survey showed that nearly one third of Americans have no emergency savings. If that’s you, the best way to build up your savings and control cash flow is to stay on top of your outgoing expenses. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome money expert Ron Blue who offers some guiding principles for better money management. Tips for better cash flow on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
May
14
2020
There’s been a wave of refinancing activity spurred on by the COVID-19 crisis. With interest rates down and the need for lower payments and increased cash flow, some homeowners are choosing to refinance their mortgage. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore welcome mortgage expert Dale Vermillion who offers mortgage advice for homeowners. Refinancing your home on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
May
13
2020
Bartering for goods and services is a centuries-old art. Recently, the idea of trading with your neighbors and within your community has received a big boost thanks to the internet where buyers, sellers and traders converge. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore offer bartering tips to ensure an even, fair exchange between both parties. Let’s be barter wise on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
May
12
2020
The coronavirus pandemic has shown how close to the edge many Americans were living. Suddenly, their most basic necessities- food, shelter and medical care- were at risk alongside job losses and furloughs. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore sit down with economist Jerry Bowyer who shares his perspective on the market and economic trends. Economic realities on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
May
11
2020
With the passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, most taxpayers lost the ability to itemize their deductions. Enter in the recent CARES Act making it easier for taxpayers to give to nonprofit organizations. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore reveal a hidden provision for taxpayers you need to know about. Silver linings on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
May
8
2020
Not a lot of things in life are free so why don’t more consumers avail themselves to their free credit report? Your credit report affects many parts of your financial life so it’s important that the information contained in your report is accurate and positive. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore reveal how to get your credit report for free. Let’s discuss why a credit report is important on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio. 
May
7
2020
There are two kinds of people in the world – those that have had financial tough times and those that will have financial tough times. Preparing for lean times is not only common sense but it’s supported throughout the Bible. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore offer ways to help you get ready. It’s the one week financial makeover on MoneyWise Live at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central on Moody Radio.
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