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.
Hebrews 12:1 warns us to “throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” That includes sinful financial attitudes. Being entangled by sinful attitudes about your money and possessions can really steal your peace! On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will discuss the evils of envy and greed, and how to overcome them. Then, he’ll answer your calls on various financial topics.
George Washington once said, “There is no practice more dangerous than that of borrowing money.” Our nation’s first president— a man who faced danger many times on the battlefield— thought borrowing was more dangerous. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will talk with Howard Dayton about 5 very dangerous ways of borrowing that you should avoid. Then, he’ll answer your calls on various financial topics.
To be a good steward, you need to be on the lookout for ways to save money so you can hang onto it and have more available to use for God’s purposes and His glory. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will explain 3 ways you can lose money that you’ll want to avoid as you practice good stewardship. Then, he’ll answer your calls on various financial topics.
Do you like giving? Do you experience joy when you give? If so, you probably would like to pass the experience on to future generations. Jesus said it is more blessed to give than to receive because it’s the truth. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will talk about that with Brad Formsma. Then Rob will answer a variety of financial questions.
They say that money is a good servant but a terrible master. And that’s especially true when it comes to debt because debt can make profound changes in your life and have spiritual consequences. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Sharon Epps to share 3 principles for debt. Then Rob and Sharon tackle your financial questions.
Mark 8:36 says, “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” Christian parents should teach their children God’s time-tested and true financial principles. But they shouldn’t ignore the spiritual principles that accompany wise money management. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will talk about that first and then he'll answer a variety of financial questions.
You’ve heard of the traditional IRA and the Roth IRA, but have you heard of the Legacy IRA? If you’re not familiar with the latest variation of the individual retirement account— it wouldn’t be surprising. It’s only gone into effect this year. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will talk about the Legacy IRA. Then he'll tackle your financial questions.
Many of the nation’s big banks are supporting ungodly practices through their business models, and many Christians are saying they’ve had enough. But what’s the best alternative? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Aaron Caid to continue their discussion about a banking solution that aligns with your faith values. Then, Rob answers your calls on various financial topics.
The Bible calls work a gift. But if you have to work more than one job, then to you, work might feel more like a burden. So how can you change your perspective? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West offers a few practical and spiritual insights that will be encouraging if you find yourself working multiple jobs. Then he'll tackle your financial questions.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month, so it will be a great time to show your gratitude for the shepherds the Lord has given you—those who lead your local congregation and help cultivate your spiritual growth. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Brian Kluth to share 3 steps you can use to bless your pastors and church staff next month. Then Rob answers your calls and financial questions.
If you own stocks and the market is a bit overpriced, you probably don’t really mind. But if it’s wildly overpriced, what does that tell us about its prospects in the future? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks with Mark Biller about measuring the market’s valuation. Then Rob and Mark answer your questions about investing
There’s a financial tsunami coming, but it’s not what you might expect. And it’s not about debt. Instead, it’s a tidal wave of wealth. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will talk about how analysts predict that by 2030, the Boomer generation will transfer an immense amount of assets to their children. Then he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics.
Two become one in marriage—but what does that mean, exactly, when it comes to investing? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will welcome Rachel McDonough to explain the benefits of both husband and wife engaging in the process of investing. Then Rob will answer your calls about various financial topics.
More stress doesn’t always equal higher salary, and if you bring home the stress along with the salary, is it even worth it? If your stress follows you home, maybe it’s time to re-think the purpose of your work. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will share what it looks like to “work as unto the Lord.” Then, he’ll answer your calls on various financial topics.
God has a perfect design for how an economy should work and it’s vastly superior to the way that economy within this corrupted world works today. But how do we get back to the design God intended? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will welcome Jerry Bowyer to explain how we can get back to God’s economy and that it starts with the Church. Then Rob will tackle your financial questions.
Matthew 25:40 compels us as Christians to give of ourselves with no expectation of earthly return—helping the helpless. So, what are some ways we can do that? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will talk with Brad Guffey about a way you can do that for Zambia’s orphans. Then Rob will tackle your financial questions.
Americans have an average of four credit cards. Do you really need that many? And how many is enough? Too often we hang on to credit cards we no longer use, providing an unnecessary invitation to identity thieves to run up charges in your name. Canceling them is a good idea, if done properly. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will talk about that, then he'll answer questions on a variety of financial topics.
If you’re a Christian who owns or manages a small business, we have an important update for you. Join us for today's Faith & Finance on AFR when host Rob West will look at what’s changing for small businesses, and more importantly, what doesn’t change when you’re following Christ. Then he’ll answer your calls about various financial topics.
Unless you’re planning a wedding, you probably had no idea that June is no longer considered the height of wedding season. Instead, we’re just now entering the busiest time of the year for saying, “I do.” On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will welcome Crystal Paine to discuss how this change affects the cost of a wedding and how you can save money on yours. Then he’ll answer your calls on various financial topics.
Sometimes the hardest part of solving a problem is coming up with the right questions to ask. And that’s certainly true for managing money. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will be joined by Ron Blue who’ll share 3 financial questions you need to answer. Then, Rob will tackle your questions on various financial topics.