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MoneyWise

Airing live at 9am CST on American Family Radio, MoneyWise 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. Today, under the leadership of radio host Rob West, MoneyWise can be found on your favorite podcast platform and on the AFR website and mobile app.

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    Staying in the Black On Black Friday

    Today is one of the busiest Christmas shopping days— Black Friday. Will you stay in the black or go into the red? With all of the sales hoopla it’s easy to think some deals are just too good to pass up, so out comes the plastic. Today on MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will talk with Neile Simon about staying out of credit card debt over the holidays. Then he'll answer a variety of financial questions.

    November 25, 202200:42:51
    Money: A Bad Master

    English statesman Francis Bacon once wrote, “Money is a great servant but a bad master.” The sentiment there is that while money itself is neither good nor bad, it’s also not neutral. We control it or it controls us. Today on MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will talk about how you can make money a great servant. Then he'll answer your calls on a variety of financial topics.

    November 24, 202200:42:51
    A Miracle of Provision

    The story of the Widow’s Oil in 2 Kings 4 reveals a miracle of provision. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will tell us what we can learn from this and how to apply it to our lives? Then he’ll answer some questions on various financial topics.

    November 23, 202200:42:51
    Money and the Single Parent

    Raising children and managing money are always a challenge but even more so for the single parent. The U.S. has the dubious distinction of being a world leader in single parent households. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West has some advice for single parents including how to stay on budget and save for emergencies. Then he’ll answer your calls and questions on various financial topics.

    November 22, 202200:42:51
    Endurance

    “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” Jesus’ instruction to His disciples in John 16:33 is a strong reminder that we live in a fallen world. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will remind us that as followers of Christ, we too will experience hard times - but the Bible tells us how to overcome them. Then he'll answer your calls and questions on any financial topic.

    November 21, 202200:42:51
    Understanding Financial Discipline

    On the long list of words that don’t sound like much fun, discipline is certainly included. But is that really a fair assessment, considering the benefits that come from discipline? On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will remind us that although it may not be fun, we all need discipline—especially with our finances. Then he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics.

    November 18, 202200:54:12
    The Togetherness Agreement

    Having a good marriage takes commitment and lots of work. And if you’re part of a blended family, it may take a bit more work to make things good. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will welcome Ron Deal and Greg Pettys to talk about a great tool for second marriages called The Togetherness Agreement. Then we'll open our phone lines for your questions on any financial topic.

    November 17, 202200:54:12
    Christian Financial Planning Program

    Do you like to plan and set goals? Are you someone who likes to help others arrange their finances using a biblical worldview? If so, there’s a whole new career field for you to consider. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will welcome Kurt Cornfield of Liberty University to talk about their new Christian Financial Planning program. Then Rob will answer your calls on various financial topics.

    November 16, 202200:54:11
    Money Market Funds Comeback

    If you climbed off the Wall Street roller coaster and pulled out of the market before your portfolio could “crash and burn,” you might be in search of a place to put your money. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk to Mark Biller about an option you may want to consider. Then we'll open our phone lines for your questions on any financial topic.

    November 15, 202200:54:12
    The Secret of Contentment

    If there was a secret that could not only change your finances, but also your life, would you be interested in learning it? If your answer is yes, then join us for today's MoneyWise on AFR, and Rob West will share a life changing secret related to the foundational teachings of Christian stewardship. Rob will answer your calls and questions on various financial topics and then Bob Doll will join the program to discuss the stock market.

    November 14, 202200:54:11
    Praying For Provision

    Jesus gave us the Lord’s Prayer as an example to use when bringing our needs to God. But if we’re not careful, we can easily skim over the part of it that talks about asking for provision. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will remind us that God is our provider and we’re to ask Him to provide for our needs. Then he’ll answer your questions on various financial topics and later Jerry Bowyer joins the program to talk about the stock market and cryptocurrency.

    November 11, 202200:54:12
    Christian Financial Counselors

    As followers of Christ, we are called to be good stewards and to manage God’s resources well. But we’re also called to help those in need. So, what’s the best way to accomplish both? On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will welcome Art Rainer to talk about a new program that addresses both of those goals. Then Rob will answer your calls and questions on any financial topic.

    November 10, 202200:54:11
    The Business of Witnessing

    In Matthew 5, Jesus tells His disciples, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” We have that same calling today as followers of Christ - to share the good news of the Gospel wherever we go, including at work and in the business world. Today on MoneyWise on AFR, Rob will share some advice to help you do that. Then he’ll answer your questions on a variety of financial topics.

    November 09, 202200:54:09
    Spending Money To Make Money

    You’ve heard the saying, “You have to spend money to make money.” We usually think that spending money to make it involves a business, but it applies to folks working for a paycheck too. Today on MoneyWise on AFR, Rob will talk about what it really costs to earn that paycheck. Then he’ll answer your calls and questions on any financial topic.

    November 08, 202200:54:11
    Scary Stats On Identity Theft

    Statistics can often be useful, but sometimes they’re just plain scary—especially when they’re stats about identity theft. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will share some stats that should have us all concerned and ready to take steps to guard ourselves against this growing type of fraud. Later Bob Doll joins the program to talk the election and markets and Rob will answer your calls and questions on a variety of financial topics.

    November 07, 202200:54:11
    Rebates for Home Improvements

    Winter’s high heating bills will soon be here. But did you know you can get money back for making your home more energy efficient? On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will explain about how the new legislation passed this summer will give homeowners significant rebates and tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements. Then Jerry Bowyer will join us to talk the economy and markets and Rob will answer your questions on various financial topics.

    November 04, 202200:54:12
    The Power of Gratitude

    Studies are showing the very positive influence that gratitude has on the lives of individuals, allowing them to better handle life’s ups and downs. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk about some of the data researchers have collected on the power of gratitude. Then he’ll answer your calls and questions on any financial topic.

    November 03, 202200:54:12
    The Medigap Option

    You’ve just turned 65 or you're about to. That means you now have to make some important decisions about your ongoing health care. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will explain some options related to Medicare that will provide you with some additional coverage to help meet your health care needs. Then he’ll answer some calls on a variety of financial topics.

    November 02, 202200:54:13
    God Empowers You To Overcome Worry

    We should be concerned about high inflation, rising interest rates, and the Wall Street rollercoaster. But when concern turns to worry, then it becomes a problem. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, host Rob West will talk with Jim Newheiser about how God empowers us to overcome worry. Bob Doll will join us and give his take on the recent recovery in the market and where real estate prices are headed. Rob will also answer your calls and financial questions.

    November 01, 202200:54:11
    The Great Millennial Sell Off

    There’s no doubt that Wall Street is a scary place these days. So that’s even more of a reason to have a solid investing plan in place and stick to it. On today's MoneyWise on AFR, Rob West will explain how one group of investors is letting their emotions triumph over long-term planning. Then he’ll answer your calls and questions on various financial topics.

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