In this week's edition of MoneyLife, Chuck responds to the feedback from his Occupy Wall Street article in last week's "Handwriting on the Wall" newsletter (crown.org/handwriting). Rusty Leonard from Stewardship Partners offers advice on the safest places to invest your money. And Chuck unveils a brand new initiative from Crown to help you meet your financial goals.
Chuck shares a unique perspective on the European Sovereign Debt Crisis then Jerry Bailey from Michigan joins Chuck to talk about how he and his wife Sue erased $92,000 of consumer debt...on a pastor's salary! Finally, Chuck will give you 6 ways to cut your car loan.
Today, Chuck talks about our addiction to "Hopium" and the potential destruction it can cause to our country and to our own personal finances. Then, he turns his attention to one of his favorite topics: gift cards. Though he is not an advocate of the little devices, he will give you some ways to get the most out of the ones you receive this year.
Could Christmas actually be bad for the economy? Chuck shares some startling statistics about holiday spending and it's real effect on the economy. Then some last minute gift giving ideas for staying on budget this Christmas. And finally, a couple of new resources from Crown that will make great Christmas gifts for someone on your list!