Global Stock Markets Added $17 Trillion in Total Value in 2019

Global stock markets have been on a torrid run in 2019, adding more than $17 trillion in total value, according to Deutsche Bank calculations. The...

How to Clean Up Your Finances in the New Year

Do you want to make a New Year’s resolution that is going to spark positive change in your life? If so, you should consider...

S&P 500 and Nasdaq Hit Records Amid Trade Optimism, as Boeing Boosts Dow Jones...

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record highs on Monday after President Donald Trump said an initial U.S.-China trade pact would be signed...

Chuck Bentley on How Should I Best Use My Christmas Bonus?

Dear Chuck, I expect a decent year-end bonus and am trying to decide how best to use it. I want to grow our investment portfolio...

Chuck Bentley on What Can I Do About Christmas Debt?

Dear Chuck, Chuck, I have credit card debt from last Christmas and don’t see any way out of adding to it this year. I am...

Study Finds a Third of Married People Are Guilty of ‘Financial Infidelity’ and Hide...

US researchers studied bank accounts and behavior of married couples and found financial 'cheaters' hide their indulgent purchases using a range of deceptive methods. Click...

Financial Stability Board Takes Aim at Big Tech’s Data Dominance

Google, Alibaba and other “Big Tech” companies could be forced to share data on financial services customers with banks and financial technology firms to...

Asian Stocks Pulled Higher by Wall Street Jobs Gains but Caution Over China Prevails

Asian stocks edged up on Monday, catching some of Wall Street’s momentum after surprisingly strong U.S. jobs data although regional gains were capped by...

Chuck Bentley on Will the Social Security System Go Broke?

Dear Chuck, I’m a recent college graduate with my first “real” job. With that comes paying into the Social Security System. My concern is whether...

Chuck Bentley on What Should I Do With My Large Inheritance?

Dear Chuck, I inherited a significant amount of money this year. Although I am very grateful, I’m feeling the weight of responsibility to steward this...

Chuck Bentley on Reconciling With Your Family This Holiday Season

Dear Chuck, I am going home to have Thanksgiving with family I haven’t seen in years. I was recently diagnosed with cancer. Before I met...

Matt Bell on Why Budget is the Most Powerful Finance Tool

The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. – Proverbs 21:5 Suppose you had access to a tool...

Chuck Bentley on Financing Fixer Upper Fever

Dear Chuck, I need your advice. My husband thinks we should get an installment loan to update our home. Although we can do a lot...

Richest 1% of Americans Close to Surpassing Wealth of Middle Class

The U.S.’s historic economic expansion has so enriched one-percenters they now hold almost as much wealth as the middle- and upper-middle classes combined. The top...

Chuck Bentley on When Should I Buy a New Car?

Dear Chuck, I want to replace my mother’s clunker and am considering financing a new one. My father died unexpectedly and I want her to...

Austin Pryor on Resisting Financial Temptation

I read something that I'm excited about sharing with you! In context, it was intended to explain to Christians how we can have greater...

Chuck Bentley on Four Steps to Prepare for a Recession

Dear Chuck, I keep reading about experts predicting that a recession is coming. What do you think? Although I am getting ready, what is your...

The Main Duties of a Church Treasurer

Most churches have a number of financial operations that need to be managed by a qualified and trustworthy individual. This is where the job...

S&P 500 Closes at All-Time High as Market Extends Recent Gains

The S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high Monday, extending a recent string of gains in what’s mostly been a solid month for...

U.S. Federal Budget Deficit Hits the Highest its Been in 7 Years at $984...

  The Trump administration reported a river of red ink Friday. The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year surged 26% from 2018 to $984.4 billion...