The MoneyWise

October 25, 2019
The Amazon Scam

The Amazon Scam

It’s the world’s largest online retailer, so you do most of your business with Amazon over the Internet. But if you wanted to call them, you could easily fall victim to the latest phone scam. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explain how you could be talking to scammers...

7 Qualities of a Disciplined Investor

7 Qualities of a Disciplined Investor

Wise investing requires discipline. But how can we learn to be disciplined and prevent our emotions from dictating our investing decisions? On the next MoneyWise Live, host Rob West explores that question with investing expert Mark Biller and then they’ll answer your questions. It’s the 7 qualities...

Negotiating with Credit Card Companies

Negotiating with Credit Card Companies

If you like to haggle or negotiate, then you may want to try doing it with your credit card companies. With a little knowledge about how to approach them, you may be able to get lower interest rates and fees, simply by asking. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore have some...

Plan for Future Tax Increases

Plan for Future Tax Increases

The tax benefits of employer-sponsored 401K plans are fairly generous for now. But that could change as cash-strapped federal and state governments look to increase tax revenue in the future. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore tell us how to prepare for those changes. We’re...

The New FICO Score

The New FICO Score

Lenders use your FICO score to measure your credit risk. And this single number between 300 and 8-50 has been a fixture of consumer lending for decades. But, the FICO Company has now added a new system and a second number to the mix. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore...

Little-Known Credit Bureaus

Little-Known Credit Bureaus

Most of us are aware of the three main credit bureaus that monitor our transactions. But did you know there are several others that are also keeping tabs on you? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore reveal the various kinds of agencies involved in determining your...

A COVID Economic Update

A COVID Economic Update

Economists agree that the U.S. economy has taken a big hit in recent months. But how bad is it and what sectors are affected most? And as the pandemic plays out, what are the prospects for recovery? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore chat with economist Jerry Bowyer to find...

Lessons Learned from COVID

Lessons Learned from COVID

The coronavirus pandemic has been a very dark cloud, seemingly without a silver lining. But experts say that one upside is the change in the way people are handling their money. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explain the ways many of us are managing our finances better...

5 No Return Home Renovations

5 No Return Home Renovations

You often hear that a home renovation will get you a better price when you sell. But if you’ve ever done it, you know that remodeling your house is an expensive proposition. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore reveal some home improvement projects that need some cautious...

The Experts on Wasting Money

The Experts on Wasting Money

Humorist Will Rogers once said, “Too many people spend money, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” And what’s truer still is the people who we’re trying to impress, often don’t care or even notice. On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk about...

Due Diligence for Stocks

Due Diligence for Stocks

The true purpose of every Christian is to glorify God in all we do. That poses a challenge when we invest. But what if there was a way to screen the companies we invest in? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with financial expert, Robert Netzly, about a tool that allows...

The Bible on Troubled Times

The Bible on Troubled Times

The economy is on a roller coaster, with stock market instability and fluctuating job reports. It’s all troubling to say the least. Can you imagine going through these troubled times without God’s Word? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore explore what comfort God’s Word...

The Refinancing Rush

The Refinancing Rush

Mortgage interest rates may be the lowest they’ve ever been. But if you want to get a new mortgage or refinance, you better take a number. So, how can you take advantage of these rate offers when the lenders are log-jammed? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore talk with...

Investing with Pennies

Investing with Pennies

Most people let their spare change pile up until they cash it in for a fee. But, instead of filling up coffee cans with your pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters, why not put them to work? On the next MoneyWise Live, hosts Rob West and Steve Moore share several investing options that require...