Airing live at 9am CST on American Family Radio, Faith & Finance with Rob West, along with special guests and financial experts, aims to provide biblical wisdom on a variety of financial topics as well as answers to call-in questions. Originating in 1988, Larry Burkett, co-founder of Christian Financial Concepts and Crown Financial Ministries, started a question-and-answer radio program with co-host Steve Moore called “Money Matters”. After Larry’s passing and homegoing in 2003, Crown’s other co-founder, Howard Dayton, became the new host and in 2011, Money Matters was transformed into MoneyWise by Howard’s new organization, Compass Finances God’s Way. In 2017, Kingdom Advisors (another organization Larry Burkett co-founded) acquired the MoneyWise radio broadcast ministry and in January 2023 the ministry changed it's name to Faith & Finance. Today, under the leadership of radio host Rob West, Faith & Finance can be found on your favorite podcast platform and on the AFR website and mobile app.
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 on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Tom Atema and Jack Hibbard with Heart for Lebanon to give us an update on the situation there.
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 on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Brandon Pizzurro to tell us about how we can have Kingdom impact beyond our tithes and offerings. Then Rob answers your calls and financial questions.
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 on AFR, 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.
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 on AFR, 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.
The philosopher of baseball Yogi Berra once said, ““If you don't know where you’re going, you'll end up someplace else.”
On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will welcomes Chad Clark to explain how to plan where you’re going, and financially, that plan is called a budget. But there may be some dangers associated with budgeting. Then Rob will answer your calls and financial questions.
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.
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 today's Faith & Finance on AFR, 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.
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 on AFR, host Rob West talks about marriage and the bottom line. Then he takes your calls and various financial questions.
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 on AFR, host Rob West welcomes economist Jerry Bowyer to share his views on this topic and answer the question—Is AI a boon or a bane? Then Rob answers your questions on different financial topics.
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 on AFR, Dr. Gary Chapman joins host Rob West to talk about Valentine’s Day, love, and money. Then, Rob tackles some calls and financial questions.
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 on AFR, host Rob West explores the idea of you helping your kids buy a house. Then he answers some calls and financial questions.
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 on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Rachel McDonough to share a compelling story about putting that principle into practice. Then Rob answers questions from listeners on various financial topics.
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 on AFR, host Rob West talks about the love of money. Then Rob takes your calls and various financial questions.
God makes certain promises about giving, to encourage us to be generous and to trust Him without fear. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes 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 answers your questions on different financial topics.
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 on AFR, host Rob West will talk with financial teacher Ron Blue to get his views on this topic. Then, Rob will tackle your financial questions.
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 on AFR, host Rob West shares what analysts are saying nowadays—that it actually makes financial sense to rent vs. buying a house—at least for now. Then he answers your financial questions.
Financial wellness doesn’t happen all by itself. It’s something you have to take positive steps to ensure. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks to Neile Simon who’ll share some great tips you can use to achieve financial wellness. Then Rob answers your calls and various financial questions.
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 on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Aaron Caid to talk about an option that allows you to bank on eternal rewards. Then Rob answers your calls and various financial questions.
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 on AFR, host Rob West explains how much income you can make when you’re already receiving your social security benefits. Then he answers your questions on different financial topics.
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 on AFR, host Rob West talks with Leo Sabo, who’ll share instructions for starting a ministry focused on stewardship. Then Rob tackles your financial questions.