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MoneyWise is a daily radio outreach, a non-profit ministry that teaches people of all ages how to handle money based on the principles of the Bible. Steve Moore and Rob West host this daily program. MoneyWise features listener interaction and expert guests, helping people manage their finances in a way that pleases God. To be a part of the broadcast, call 1 (800) 525-7000.

Recent Episodes

Jan 19

Payday Loan Alternatives

Today on Money Wise Rob West and Steve Moore discuss why payday loans are not financially sound and inform you of what better options you might have.They also talk about how paying down debt affects your credit score as well as choosing types of insurance. Next, they answer your questions at (800) 525-7000 and questions@moneywise.org about the following: -If I have no debt at all how does that affect my credit score since I am not making payments that are reported? -When looking for a new church should I consider a churches financial situation and how they use their money? -Which is better and what is the difference of term insurance verses whole insurance? -What is a backdoor Roth IRA? Be sure to check out our new website at moneywise.org to connect with a MoneyWise Coach or access our books, videos, or any of our free helpful resources.You can also find us on Facebook and get notifications about what were up to. Thanks for your prayerful and financial support that helps keep MoneyWise on the air.And if you'd like to help, just go to the website and click the Donate tab at the top of the page.

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Jan 18

The Importance of Margin

Today on Money Wise Rob West and Steve Moore explain the how, what, when and why as it relates to building margin in your finances.They also offer biblical wisdom on paying down debt as well as stopping credit card companies from harassing you to use their cards. Next, they answer your questions at (800) 525-7000 and questions@moneywise.org about the following: -I am a bi-vocational pastor that is about to receive a parsonage.When I do receive the parsonage I will sell my current home and gain $100,000 in equity.What should I do with that money? -I receive a plethora of credit card applications and I want to know how do I stop receiving these? -The only interest accumulating debt I have is my mortgage and I feel like Im at a comfortable level with my savings, should I start putting more toward my mortgage or put the money else where? -My wife and I purchased a few acres a while back to build a house on, however we found a house with more land elsewhere. The first land we bought was used as a dump and we want to sell it.We wandered if we should wait till I clean it up myself so we can receive more money for it or just go ahead and get rid of it? Be sure to check out our new website at moneywise.org to connect with a MoneyWise Coach or access our books, videos, or any of our free helpful resources.You can also find us on Facebook and get notifications about what were up to. Thanks for your prayerful and financial support that helps keep MoneyWise on the air.And if you'd like to help, just go to the website and click the Donate tab at the top of the page.

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Jan 17

The Fine Art of Bartering

Its older than money but it works just as well. Its not beads or bars of gold, and its certainly not Bitcoin. Its an ancient practice thatbuys goods and services with no medium of exchange. Its the fine art of bartering. Today, Rob West and Steve Moore have a some pointers for doing it right. Next, they answer your questions at (800) 525-7000 and questions@moneywise.org about the following: - When youve got your emergency fund established, where do you recommend putting the money? In a savings account or somewhere else? -When you retire, does Social Security look at the last 5 years you worked to calculate your rate? Or do they look at random months throughout your working career? -My wifes family has an expectation that we will help them financially. Can you help us navigate this situation? -Can you tell me the difference between a Transfer on Death and a Payable on Death? Be sure to check out our website at moneywise.org to connect with a MoneyWise Coach or access our books, videos, or any of our free helpful resources.You can also find us on Facebook. Thanks for your prayerful and financial support that helps keep MoneyWise on the air.And if you'd like to help, just go to the website and click the Donate tab at the top of the page.

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Jan 16

Take Every Thought Captive

2 Corinthians 10 tells us to take every thought captive to obey Christ. But since we all have thousands of thoughts each day, exactly how do we do this? Today, we take another excursion into the world of money, your life and the Bible as Rob West talks about false apostles who were generating false ideas back in the first century church.Its here that Paul says were to take every thought captive in order to obey Christ.Paul knew that what you think about can become what you believe and, eventually, what you do.After unpacking that point, Rob and Steve take calls and questions at 800-525-7000 and via email at Questions@MoneyWise.org about the following: -Ive been retired for 10 years collecting Social Security, but have my own business.How much can I make before I have to pay Social Security back? -What are the pros and cons of borrowing from a life insurance policy to pay for my childrens college education rather than using a 529 plan or something similar? -How can we get rid of a timeshare that we own?Weve been scammed by someone who claimed to be a timeshare reseller. -I have several credit cards.Ive just paid them all off and was considering closing the accounts.Will this hurt my credit? -How much should we charge our adult child for room and board since he still lives at home? At the end of the program, Steve mentioned the book,Splitting Heirs, by Ron Blue.Youll find it on our website at MoneyWise.org.While youre there, you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach or access our other books and many free helpful resources.You can also find us on Facebook (MoneyWise Media) and join the conversation. Thanks for your prayerful and financial support that helps keep MoneyWise on the air.And if you'd like to help, just go to the website and click the Donate tab at the top of the page.

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Jan 15

The Pennywise Diner

How often does your family eat out? Or get takeout? Two or three times per week? With todays hectic lifestyles, buying prepared food is definitely convenient if your budget can take it.Today, Rob West and Steve Moore have a few tips on how to eat out with the family and still keep the costs down. Next, they answer your questions at (800) 525-7000 and questions@moneywise.org about the following: - My husband and I are renting in New York. People have told us that renting is a waste of money and they are encouraging us to buy. My husband is finishing up his degree and we dont plan on staying in New York. Should we buy a home? -I have a home equity loan at 6%. The interest rate keeps increasing and I cant seem to pay the loan down. Should I try to refinance? -We have some rental properties, but the taxes, insurance and upkeep are costing us more than we receive in rent. Would we be better off selling those homes? -My husband and I bought a home about 18 months ago. The house was at the top our budget, and were feeling strapped. My husband thinks we should sell the house, but I dont think thats the best idea. Should we dip into my retirement fund to make ends meet? Be sure to check out our website at moneywise.org to connect with a MoneyWise Coach or access our books, videos, or any of our free helpful resources.You can also find us on Facebook. Thanks for your prayerful and financial support that helps keep MoneyWise on the air.And if you'd like to help, just go to the website and click the Donate tab at the top of the page.

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Jan 14

Four Biblical Principles – With Ron Blue

Today on Money Wise, Steve Moore and Rob West are joined by Kingdom Advisors co founder, Ron Blue, about four key Biblical principles to managing money to guide our way to becoming obedient followers of Christ. They discuss Ron Blues book, Master Your Money, and unpack how it explains these four principles and also what it has to say on the topic of contentment. Next, they answer your questions at (800) 525-7000 and questions@moneywise.org about the following: -How do you determine Gods plan for your life when it comes to a career? -When is it best to switch from a Roth to a traditional IRA? Be sure to check out our new website at moneywise.org to connect with a MoneyWise Coach or access our books, videos, or any of our free helpful resources.You can also find us on Facebook and get notifications about what were up to. Thanks for your prayerful and financial support that helps keep MoneyWise on the air.And if you'd like to help, just go to the website and click the Donate tab at the top of the page.

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Jan 12

Cash for Cars

Its one of the smartest moves you can make to gain financial peace of mind to get to the point where youre controlling money not the other way around. Why then do so many people fail to do it? Were talking about paying cash for cars. And more importantly avoiding a big fat car payment every month that blows a hole in your budget. Financial planner and teacher Rob West has the skinny on that. Paying cash for a car is a very novel idea to a lot of people. They might think a car payment is just another necessary category in the family budget. Whats the difference between a mortgage payment and car payment? You have to have a place to sleep and a way to get to work so why are they different? The fact that cars depreciate right off the lot means youre upside down on the car right from the very beginning. How do we break the cycle of owing more than the car is worth? Should you consider buying less car than youre used to? Next, Rob and Steve answer these questions at 800-525-7000 or via email at Questions@MoneyWiseLive.org: Is a Grow Up Plan a good investment vehicle for my granddaughter? I hear you talk about an emergency fund quite a bit. That seems like a lot of money to be sitting around doing nothing. I have some rental income that I put into an account every year. Would it be appropriate to consider that to be my emergency fund? I have 3 different 401(k) accounts. Should I consider rolling all of them together into one account? How can I find a godly Estate Planning attorney? I own two rental houses and our primary residence. We have an interest-only mortgage on our residence but feel were overextended. Should we sell the house and move back into one of the rentals? Be sure to check out our entire website at MoneyWise.org to connect with a MoneyWise Coach or access our books and our many free helpful resources.You can also find us on Facebook (MoneyWise Media) and join the conversation. Thanks for your prayerful and financial support that helps keep MoneyWise on the air.If you'd like to help, just go to the website and click the Donate tab at the top of the page.

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