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.
|Who Pays Your Debts When You Die? |
One of the facts of life is that each of us will die someday and everything we have will be left behind, including our debts. So, who will have to pay those debts? On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will talk about “debt after life” and how it can affect your loved ones and beneficiaries. Then he’ll answer your calls and questions on various financial topics. And later, Bob Doll will join the program to give his take on markets and the economy.
|October 10, 2022||00:54:11|
|The Art of the Credit Card Deal |
If you glance over a few credit card agreements, you’ll quickly see that the issuers write them to pretty much have things their way. But that’s not always true. Some things are negotiable. And on today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will share some ways you can deal and negotiate with your credit card companies. Then he’ll answer your calls and questions on any financial topic.
|October 06, 2022||00:54:12|
|Teaching Kids That God Owns It All |
The book of Proverbs tells us that the beginning of wisdom is fear of the Lord. But the beginning of wisdom about money is knowing that God owns everything. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk with Ron Blue about how you can teach that important concept to your children. Then Rob will answer your calls on a variety of financial topics.
|October 05, 2022||00:54:12|
|Big Money Wasters |
Everyone wastes a little money here and there, because it’s pretty hard not to. But the trick is to not waste a lot of money, since that can have a negative effect on your finances. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk about some big money wasters that we would all be wise to avoid. Then Stephan Tchividjian joins the program to discuss relief efforts in Florida after Hurricane Ian and Bob Doll stops by for his weekly analysis of the markets. In addition, Rob will answer your calls and financial questions.
|October 04, 2022||00:54:11|
|Whys and Wherefores of Custodial Accounts |
We've been getting a lot of calls lately asking about the ways that parents and grandparents can provide for their kids and grandkids in the future. And we know of a great tool that can help you do just that. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will talk about the whys and wherefores of custodial accounts. Then he’ll answer your calls and questions on a variety of financial topics.
|October 03, 2022||00:54:11|
|Put Your Money to Work |
You’ve always worked hard for your money. So, isn’t it about time your money worked hard for you? On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will explain how the way you manage your money can either work for you and bring you prosperity or against you and drag you down into financial bondage. Then he’ll answer some questions on various financial topics.
|September 30, 2022||00:54:08|
|Secrets for Financial Security |
Financial stability and well-being may seem elusive lately, with all the economic turmoil going on around us. But there are some strategies you can use to get yourself on track financially. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will share some secrets for financial security we all need to know and practice. Then he’ll answer some calls and questions on a variety of financial topics.
|September 29, 2022||00:54:08|
|God as Investor |
We’re used to thinking about God as Creator, Savior, King, Shepherd, and Judge. But have you ever thought about God as an Investor? On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk with investing professional Jason Myhre about God’s investment in creation and redemption. Then Rob will answer calls on various financial topics.
|September 28, 2022||00:54:09|
|Revisiting the Tithe and Offering |
The New Testament contains several passages that clearly show the radical generosity of the 1st century church. So, how does their example compare with church giving today? On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will revisit the concept of tithes and offerings and how it applies to believers today. Then he’ll answer some calls and financial questions.
|September 27, 2022||00:54:09|
|Do You Trust God? |
Jesus challenges us to have faith - and that’s not an abstract faith, but a deep and abiding trust in Him. And, when it comes to trusting the Lord, money plays a significant role. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will encourage us to lean into God’s trustworthiness as we manage our finances. Then he’ll answer some questions on various financial topics.
|September 26, 2022||00:54:09|
|Renovation Reservations |
If you’re considering a home renovation project, you’ll be happy to hear that prices have gone down a bit for one major building material. But the cost continues to rise for many others. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will talk about those costs and some renovation projects you might want to think twice about. Then he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics and Jerry Bowyer will stop by to wrap up this week in financial news.
|September 23, 2022||00:54:11|
|Finding Peace In Uncertainty |
Finding peace in uncertain times is a true blessing. But we all know that it’s easier said than done. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will share several positive and practical steps you can take to find peace and increase your faith in God’s promise to provide. Then he’ll answer your calls and questions on any financial topic.
|September 22, 2022||00:54:11|
|Escape The Auto Debt Trap |
Often, taking the easy way out when we’re making a major purchase, can trap us into hopeless debt situations, especially when it involves car loans. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk with Howard Dayton about the auto debt trap and how to avoid it. Then Rob will answer your calls on various financial topics.
|September 21, 2022||00:54:02|
|How Your Spending May Save Your Retirement |
If you read enough of what the so-called financial experts are saying in the retirement headlines, you might get the impression that you’ll never be able to retire. But you really need to take what they’re saying with a huge grain of salt. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk with investing expert Mark Biller about a more hopeful future for your retirement savings. Then Rob will answer your calls and financial questions.
|September 20, 2022||00:54:12|
|Money Savers for Seniors |
If you’re a senior citizen who’s found that your golden years of retirement aren’t so golden—take heart. There are plenty of things you can do to make the money you have go even further. On the next MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will share some money saving tips for seniors. Then he’ll answer your calls on any financial topic.
|September 19, 2022||00:54:11|
|Successful Investing in Volatile Markets |
The financial markets are always headed up or down. But which way will they head on any given day? No one knows. So, you must plan for either direction. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will talk with Rachel McDonough about successful investing in volatile markets. Then Rob will answer your questions on various financial topics.
|September 16, 2022||00:54:17|
|3 Questions for a Values-Based Legacy |
Jesus taught that we won’t be judged by what we had in this world, but by what we were willing to give away to others. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk with Jeanne McMains about how you can leave a legacy of generosity that impacts the world. Then Rob will answer your calls and questions on any financial topic.
|September 15, 2022||00:54:17|
|The Backlash Against ESG |
In recent years, a tiny but very vocal minority has sought to bully financial institutions into adopting their views on culture and politics. Their agenda is based on environmental, social and governance criteria—or “ESG” for short. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk with economist Jerry Bowyer about the rising backlash against ESG. Then Rob will answer your calls on various financial topics.
|September 14, 2022||00:54:17|
|The Cost of Raising a Child |
God’s Word tells believers to “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” But these days it seems economics is making that ever more difficult to do. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk with Chad Clark about the rising cost of raising a child. Then Rob will answer your calls and financial questions.
|September 13, 2022||00:54:11|
|Living in the Future |
“Living within your means” not only involves taking care of the expenses you incur today — but also preparing for expenses you’re likely to incur down the road. On today's MoneyWise On AFR, Rob West will share some ways you can strategize and set aside enough money for your future expenses. Then he’ll answer your calls on any financial topic.
|September 12, 2022||00:54:11|