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.
We’re coming up to the end of the year and that means it’s time to make decisions about year-end giving. And as you make those choices, it’s important to understand the power that generosity has, especially within our materialistic society. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West is joined by Randy Alcorn who shares some giving guidelines that will help you fight the temptation of materialism. Then Rob answers your questions on a variety of financial topics.
Christmas is still a few weeks away. So, there’s time to stop, take a deep breath, and get it right this year. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Crystal Paine to share ways you can keep your focus on what’s really important by celebrating a simple Christmas. Then Rob tackles your questions on various financial topics
It’s a great comfort to know that we are never alone when we face uncertainties in this life. We can trust that we have a God Who listens to prayer and will not forsake us. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks with Sharon Epps about facing the unknown with faith. Then they answer your financial questions on various topics.
The Bible clearly warns against storing up earthly treasure for its own sake and instead calls on us to be rich toward God. So, how can we ensure we’re following this principle? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks with Ken Boa and Russ Crosson about using biblical leverage with your finances. Then Rob answers your calls and questions.
When considering investing options, bonds are a little mysterious to many people. For example, when interest rates rise, bond prices go down. So, what’s up with that? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Mark Biller to go over some basic facts about bonds and explain these fixed income securities. Then, they answer your investing questions.
Now that it’s December, are you making plans for special year-end giving? If so, there’s a different approach you can consider, which goes beyond writing a check to your church or favorite ministry. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West explains how you can do year-end giving from your IRA. Then, he answers some questions on a variety of financial topics.
The U.S. has arguably the most stable stock market in the world, but does that mean it’s always the best? Could we be shortchanging ourselves if we don’t consider international investing opportunities? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks with Cole Person about the impact of international investing. Then Rob tackles some questions on various financial topics.
For Christian parents, the holiday season often feels like a whirlwind of materialism. We often find ourselves missing the heart of Christmas—which is Jesus! On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West shares a few suggestions for how you can keep Christ in the family Christmas. Then he answers some financial questions on various topics.
Luke 16:11 says, “If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?” In that verse, Jesus reminds us that we are to be faithful stewards, managing His resources to further His kingdom. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks with Chad Clark about a movement of faithful stewards that you can join. Then Rob answers your calls on a variety of financial topics.
Some investment strategies are active, while others are passive. And investors using the more active approaches often strategize to make higher returns than the rest of the market—a concept referred to as “alpha.” On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks to Shaun Morgan from Eventide about a 4th source of alpha that Christian investors may want to consider. Then, Rob answers your questions on various financial topics.
British author L.P. Hartley wrote, “The past is a foreign country … they do things differently there.” That was certainly true when it came to debt. For much of history, if you failed to repay your creditors, you went to prison, or experienced something even worse. But in some ways, are debtors still imprisoned? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will talk about it, then he'll answer questions on a variety of financial topics.
Happy Thanksgiving. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” God’s Word tells us to thank the Lord no matter what we’re experiencing, and these days that can be a bit of a challenge. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West shares why we should be happy and grateful this Thanksgiving. Then he'll answer some financial questions from our listeners.
If you’re getting cold feet about heating your home this winter, stay tuned. We have a few energy-saving tips for you. With winter setting in, many Americans are bracing for higher gas and electricity costs. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will offer a few cold-weather energy-saving tips for you today. Then he'll answer questions on a variety of financial topics.
C.S. Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.” Retirement from your regular job one day will give you the opportunity to find a new way to serve the Lord. But along the way, you can make mistakes that may slow the process down. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will go over a few so you can avoid them. Then Rob answers calls on a variety of financial topics.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go. Even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – a verse that has inspired many Christian parents to raise their children well. But should that process include teaching their kids about finances? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks with Brian Holtz about financial discipleship for families. Then, Rob answers your questions on various financial topics.
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Money is usually cited as one of the top reasons for divorce. It’s almost never seen as a way to actually strengthen a marriage. But can it be an asset to marriage using the right strategy? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Dr. Gary Chapman to talk about how to make money an asset in your marriage. Then Rob answers some questions on various financial topics.
You’ve been sitting on the sidelines, waiting to buy a home until the market improves. And normally, November through February are the slowest months of the year for home sales. So, will it be a buyer’s market again this winter? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Dale Vermillion to give us his take of the housing market and what we can expect in the coming months. Then Rob answers some financial questions.
Well, it’s open enrollment in America again for health insurance. Millions of folks have to decide on keeping their current plan or going with something else. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks with Lauren Gajdek about a health insurance alternative to consider during open enrollment. Then Rob tackles your questions about finances.
A perfect storm may be coming that could make this Christmas shopping season not enjoyable at all for people with student loan debt. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Neile Simon to share details about a perfect storm that is brewing for debt. Then, Rob will answer your questions on various financial topics.