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.
There’s no doubt that a reverse mortgage could make your retirement years more comfortable. But are there other reasons to take advantage of this type of loan? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Harlan Accola to give us a fresh look at reverse mortgages. Then, Rob tackles some questions on various financial topics.
Do you like helping people get their finances in order? Maybe you have a gift for numbers? If so, then we have some good news for you. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will get an update from Kurt Cornfield about a career path for undergraduate students in Christian Financial Planning. Then Rob will answer your questions on various financial topics.
Thanksgiving is just two weeks away. It’s become a frenzy of food preparation and football, and perhaps a holiday we now just take for granted. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Jerry Bowyer. He reflects on what really happened at the first Thanksgiving feast and gives us a whole new reason to be grateful. Then Rob answers some financial questions on various topics.
Say the words “abundant life”, and some people might think you mean material blessings. But when Jesus described that life, He was speaking of so much more beyond material wealth. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks about living the abundant life in the way Jesus meant for us to. Then he answers your questions about finances.
If everything we have comes from God—it matters how we use those resources. So how can we leverage what we have for eternal gain? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks with Ken Boa and Russ Crosson about the principles of biblical leverage and using God’s resources for His glory. Then, Rob answers your questions on various financial topics.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “You can’t out-give God.” And even though that phrase isn’t found in the Bible, it gives us a great excuse to talk about the amazing, life-changing generosity of God. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West explains how God’s generosity changes us. Then he welcomes your calls and financial questions.
Inflation has jacked up the price of just about everything these past three years, but perhaps nothing has been affected so much as used cars. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West looks at current car prices and shares 7 steps for making a wise used car purchase. Then he answers your calls and financial questions.
Giving can be an especially difficult topic for some couples because it involves two issues that are often contentious in their own right–money and religion. So, how can you get on the same page with your spouse about important things like giving? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Ron Blue to talk about what couples should do when they disagree on giving. Then Rob will answer your financial questions.
You may be one of those people who makes a list for everything – groceries, school, work, or packing for vacation. But even if lists aren’t your thing, there is one list everybody needs. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West identifies a list of information you need to have in case of an emergency. Then he tackles your questions about finances.
The holiday season is fast approaching—a time of year when folks naturally look for ways to be more charitable. So, are there ways you can get the most of your year-end giving experience? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will talk to Jeanne McMains about how you can maximize your generosity by making it a family affair. Then, Rob will answer your questions on various financial topics
Wise preparation is one of the keys to any successful effort—and that includes staying on budget during the holiday shopping season. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks about how you can be prepared to avoid emotional buying and impulse spending during the holidays. Then, he answers your calls on various financial topics.
Gratitude is certainly an appropriate topic at this time of year, with Thanksgiving just around the corner. And of course, gratitude is more than just a holiday feeling. So, now is a great time for us to pause and count our blessings. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks about the power that gratitude can have in our daily lives. Then he answers your calls and financial questions.
Sometimes a financial problem—like a huge pile of debt— can seem insurmountable. And it could be if you try to solve the problem alone. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Sharon Epps to share a wonderful story about what can happen when you surrender your finances to God. Then they tackle your financial questions.
While it’s important for Christians to be faithful stewards of their finances, the same applies to other resources God gives us—our time, expertise, and experience. So, how do we leverage those for His Kingdom? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, Rob West talks about leveraging your expertise. Then he tackles your questions about finances.
God created everything—and therefore owns everything. But He’s designated us as His stewards. And in that role, we’re to wisely manage the resources God entrusts to us. But how do we know if we’re fulfilling that role well? On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West identifies 7 marks of a good steward. Then, he answers your questions on various financial topics.
You probably remember looking forward to your birthday when you were a kid—always proud when you could say you were one year older. Yet, as we age, birthdays don’t hold the same charm. But financially speaking, some are more important than others. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks about the financial milestone birthdays we all need to keep in mind. Then, he answers your calls on various financial topics.
God’s Word encourages us to care for those in their so-called golden years—which by the way, aren’t always golden, because of the financial hardships that some of us may experience as we age. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West talks with Lauren Gajdek about a health care option that’s designed to help seniors. Then Rob answers your calls and financial questions.
Knowing God’s word is essential, but it won’t do you any good if you fail to follow its directions. And if you’re struggling with money, living paycheck to paycheck, maybe it's time to put God’s financial principles into practice. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will share how we can be “Doers of the Word,” specifically where our finances are concerned. Then he'll answer your questions on various financial topics.
What’s the best investment option for you—a traditional IRA or a Roth? We get that question a lot, as folks try to decide which type of retirement account will put them ahead in the long run. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West welcomes Mark Biller to help us take a fresh look at these two options. Then they tackle your questions about investing.
Staying in shape requires willpower. Finishing a college degree involves determination. And achieving your goals takes a lot of hard work. In other words, success generally takes commitment—and the same concept applies to our finances. On today's Faith & Finance on AFR, host Rob West will talk about what happens when you make a commitment to follow biblical financial principles. Then, he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics.