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Faith & Finance

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.

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Unknown 401k Rule?

To win at any game you first have to know the rules. That’s true for everything from Monopoly to your 401k.
Well, managing your 401k is certainly no game. It’s serious business. On today's MoneyWise on AFR host Rob west discusses a little-known rule about your 401k that could be a real blessing in a financial crisis. The Rob will answer questions on a various financial topics.

December 29, 202200:42:51
Questions for Blended Families

Are you a parent in a blended family? Or planning to be one? If so, you need to get answers to a lot of financial questions. Blended families face more challenges for getting the marriage to work. But getting everything “out on the table” is a big step toward making that happen. Today on MoneyWise on AFR host Rob West will talk about this with Ron Deal and Greg Pettys. Then Rob will answer questions on a variety of financial topics.

December 28, 202200:42:51
Title Fraud Insurance

You’ve heard the commercials for insurance that locks your title and protects your house. But is it really worth it? Just the words, “home title fraud” are enough to cause concern for many homeowners. Today on MoneyWise on AFR host Rob West will examine insurance products on the market that claim to provide protection. Then he'll answer your financial questions.

December 27, 202200:42:51
Envy: A Sin By Any Name

If you need evidence that there’s something wrong with our culture, look no further than how it treats envy.
In the past, envy was discouraged. People might have expressed it privately, but certainly not in public. Today on MoneyWise on AFR host Rob West will discuss how envy is exalted and almost considered a virtue. Then Rob will answer questions on a variety of financial topics.

December 22, 202200:42:51
10 Important Financial Moves for 2023

Ask not what your finances will do to you in 2023, ask what you will do with your finances. Okay, that’s a play on a famous JFK quote but I think it describes the need to take a proactive role with your finances in the New Year coming up. Today on MoneyWise on AFR host Rob West is joined today by Mark Biller to tell us how to do that. Then it’s your calls on various financial topics.

December 20, 202200:42:51
Family Generosity

Christian actress Candace Cameron Bure once said, “The memories we make with our family are everything.”
Family memories take on special meaning at this time of year when we gather for the holidays and today on MoneyWise on AFR host Rob West talks with Becky Cullum about some of the best memories you can make involving giving. Then Rob will take your calls on a variety of financial topics.

December 19, 202200:42:51
For-Profit Investing to End Slavery

Faith-based investing continues to grow as a movement. So, what are the best options that will make a difference? On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will talk with Rachel McDonough about investing to end modern-day slavery. Then we'll open our phone lines for your questions on any financial topic.

December 16, 202200:54:10
Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Believe it or not, some folks out there haven’t even started their Christmas shopping yet - and you know who you are. With just 4 shopping days left, time is running short. But if you’re just getting started with gift buying, you still have time to do it right. Today on MoneyWise on AFR host Rob West and Howard Dayton give us advice for last minute Christmas shopping. Then Rob will answer your questions on various financial topics.

December 15, 202200:42:51
Getting Rid of a Credit Card

It’s easy to get rid of a credit card. Just cancel it. But is that the best way? And what if there’s a balance? On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will explain the easiest way to get rid of a credit card may not be the best way to handle an account when you’re done using it. Then he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics.

December 15, 202200:54:11
Financial Services For Christians

Today Christians are expressing a variety of considerations and needs as it relates to their financial decisions, and there are a growing number of options for them to consider. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk with David Spika of Guidestone, about the financial services they provide. Then Rob will answer your calls on various financial topics.

December 14, 202200:54:19
An I-Bond Primer

There’s no question that I-Bonds became hugely popular in 2022. But are they still a smart choice for the average investor? On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will give us an I-Bond primer and share the reasons why we should still consider them as an investment option. Then we'll open our phone lines for your questions on any financial topic.

December 13, 202200:54:12
Your Personal Cost of Living

We all know the cost of living has risen this year, but do you know what your personal cost of living is? On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will explain how to calculate your personal cost of living and why it’s important for you to know what it is. Then he’ll answer your calls and questions on various financial topics.

December 12, 202200:54:20
Your Dollars Serving God's Kingdom

There are ten thousand banks and credit unions these days where you can open an account but not many allow you to directly serve the Kingdom with your savings. Today on MoneyWise on AFR host Rob West will introduce one that does with guest Aaron Caid. The Rob will take your calls and financial questions.

December 09, 202200:54:11
Time Really Is Money

Most people understand that time has value. What a lot of folks don’t understand is just how valuable time really is. Because, if they did, it just might change the way they spend money. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will help us figure out what our time is worth. Then he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics.

December 08, 202200:54:11
Wise Year-End Giving

God’s Word has a lot to say about being generous, but it also repeatedly cautions us to be wise in our affairs—especially those related to our finances. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk about how you can be both wise and generous with your year-end giving. Then Rob will answer your calls on various financial topics.

December 07, 202200:54:11
Drawing Up Your Estate Plan

Would you invite strangers into your house to pour over your personal financial details? You may not realize it, but if you neglect to create a will for yourself before you die, that’s essentially what you’re doing. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk about drawing up your estate plan. Then we'll open our phone lines for your questions on any financial topic.

December 06, 202200:54:11
Helping Children in Zambia

Educating our children from a biblical worldview is important for Christian parents—not just here in the U.S., but also around the world in countries like Zambia. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will talk with Mario Zandstra about how his mission is helping children in Zambia. Then Rob will answer your calls and questions on various financial topics.

December 05, 202200:54:12
The Love of Money

Mark 4:19 says, “The cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.” Jesus’ warning in the Parable of the Sower teaches that the love of money makes us useless to the Kingdom of God. Today on MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will talk about that and take your calls.

December 02, 202200:54:11
Wisdom Is Better than Money

It’s easy to think that having more money will solve your problems, but God’s Word says that wisdom is far more valuable than even gold. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk with Jim Newheiser about how wisdom is better than money. Then Rob will tackle your calls and questions on different financial topics.

December 01, 202200:54:11
Making Good Investments

In Proverbs 31, we find a description of the excellent wife, who wisely chose investments that benefitted her family and others. But what can we learn from her example today? On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk with Cole Pearson about how we can all be excellent investors. Then Rob will answer your calls on various financial topics.

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