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MoneyWise is a daily radio ministry of MoneyWise Media. Hosted by Rob West and Steve Moore, the program offers a practical, biblical and good-natured approach to managing your time, talents and resources.

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    Money Making Ideas

    Money Making Ideas

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    As Covid related shutdowns drag on, many Americans continues to struggle with lost income. The good news is, there are still plenty of ways to make money on the side. Today, host Rob West and Steve Moore share some ways you can earn extra cash in your down time.

    If you have gently used clothing items that you no longer want or need, you can sell them online. Websites like ThredUp and Poshmark help you find buyers and provide all the info you need to get started.

    Trading in old cell-phones or electronics is also an option. Amazon offers a trade-in option and pays you with gift cards.

    Did you know you can sell unused gift cards? Sites like Cardpool, CardCash, and Gift Card Granny will buy gift cards for just a small fee.

    You can start driving for Uber, Lyft, or another ride sharing company. If you have a good driving record and a car that meets their requirements, you can make $10 to $15 an hour. You can also set your own hours. You can also make a little side money driving for Uber Eats, Postmates, and DoorDash. You’ll make around $10 an hour, plus tips.

    Dog sitting and dog walking can also bring in some extra cash. Websites like WagWalking and Rover can help get you started.

    Babysitting is also a good option, with sites like Care.com and SitterCity to help you find customers.

    Housesitting is a pretty easy one to do, and Housesitter.com can help you connect with people who need your services. You can make $25 to $45 a day.

    For odd jobs, check out TaskRabbit. It’ll put you in touch with folks who need moving, delivery, or handyman services.

    Freelance work is another viable option. Websites like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com will help you find clients and opportunities.

    If you’re fluent in another language, Gengo and One Hour Translation can put you in touch with potential clients.

    If you do any googling for job opportunities, be sure to check our any prospective company with Better Business Bureau.

    Here are a couple of questions we answered from our callers on today’s program:

    I’ve accumulated some government bonds since 1997 and I’m wondering what to do with them. They’re $100 bonds, and I’m in my 80s now. Is it best to keep them or give them away? (Rob recommends TreasuryDirect.gov).

    I have an IRA with my job and I want to roll it over into a Roth IRA. How do I go about doing that?


    Check out these websites to earn extra cash:
    Thredup.com,PoshMark.com,Amazon trade-in program,Uber Eats,Postmates,DoorDash,WagWalking,Rover,Care.com,SitterCity,Housesitter.com,UpWork,Fiverr,Freelancer.com,Gengo,One Hour Translation,CardPool,CardCash,Gift Card Granny,TaskRabbit.com.
    Ask your questions at (800) 525-7000 or email them toQuestions@MoneyWise.org. Visit our website atMoneyWise.orgwhere you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach, purchase books, and even download free, helpful resources like the MoneyWise app.

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    Giving: A Form of Worship

    Giving: A Form of Worship

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    Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name bringan offering and come before him! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. 1 Chronicles 16 reveals that giving is an act of worship. We may forget that at times and putting our tithes and offerings in the plate becomes something of a routine. Today, Kingdom Advisors President Rob West shares the proper way to view our giving then it’s your calls and questions at 800-525-7000.

    The National Christian Foundation has a great article on today’s topic, Giving Is Worship.
    Matthew 6:21, Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.- the late Larry Burkett often paraphrased that by saying, Show me your checkbook register and I’ll show you your spiritual condition.
    The article mentioned opens with the story of the disciple Mary anointing Jesus’ feet in Bethany. In John 12 we read,Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
    The oil that Mary used to anoint Jesus’ feet may have been the most expensive thing Mary ever owned, but she gave it freely in an act of utter worship even going on to wipe Jesus’ feet with her hair.
    Jesus defends Mary when Judas objects to the gift. That shows us that Godrecognizes our giving and knows when we are offering our best to Him when we are offering our hearts to him. God doesn’t need anything from us, but he wants our hearts.
    The Old Testament sites many examples of giving the firstborn of the flock, the first fruits of the harvest. In the New Testament, we have the example of Christ praising a woman who gave her last two copper coins in the Temple. Mark 12:43-44 reads,Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everythingall she had to live on.
    Tithing is only the training wheels of giving. When we give sacrificially and joyfully God recognizes that our hearts are aligning with His.
    The article points out that giving shows our gratitude for the past and our trust in God for the future.Our gifts point to the past because they acknowledge that everything we have comes from God. Our gifts show our gratitude.But they also point to the future, indicating our willingness totrust God.
    In Malachi 3:10 we read,Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

    Read the National Christian Foundation’s article, Giving Is Worship,here.

    Here are a couple of questions we answered from our callers on today’s program:

    I have mutual funds and some savings. I have heard of the coin shortage and the value of the dollar going down. Should I purchase gold? If so, how do you utilize it?
    I bought a home through a private individual. I would like to refinance, but the lean holder doesn’t want me to do it. Advice?
    I am 71 years old. I owe 15K on my home. I am receiving 85K from an insurance claim. What should I do with this money?
    I have a home that I sold, will I need to pay capital gains tax on this profit?
    My husband and I have 100K in savings, but it is not earning money. We thought we’d take 25K and put it towards our mortgage or one of our vehicles. Advice?


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    10 Predictions for 2021 with Bob Doll

    10 Predictions for 2021 with Bob Doll

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    After everything that happened in 2020, many people are wondering what to expect from 2021. Today, host Rob West talks with investing expert Bob Doll from Nuveen Asset Management about predictions for 2021.

    We surprisingly enter 2021 with investor optimism running high and equities discounting a lot of good news, raising the question as to whether 2020 has already borrowed some of 2021’s returns.

    Prediction 1: The economy GDP increases at its fastest pace in twenty years.

    Prediction 2: Inflation approaches 2% as the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield reaches 1.5%.

    Prediction 3: The U.S dollar sinks to a five-year low.

    Prediction 4: Stocks reach a new high for the twelfth consecutive year, but fail to keep pace with strong earnings growth.

    Prediction 5: Stocks outperform cash, but cash outperforms Treasury bonds for the first time since 2013.

    Prediction 6: Value, small and non-U.S. stocks outperform growth, big and U.S. stocks.

    Prediction 7: Health care and financials outperform energy and utilities.

    Prediction 8: U.S. federal debt rises to more than 100% of GDP on its way to an all-time high.

    Prediction 9: The U.S./China cold war continues, but the conversation becomes quieter and multilateral.

    Prediction 10: Despite polarization, President Biden, Sen. McConnell and moderate forces achieve some compromise legislation.

    Through everything, remember that all our money is God’s and we are to use it to His Glory.

    Here is a question we answered from one of our callers on today’s program:

    Does getting a credit card from different department stores effect your credit at all?
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    Read Bob Doll’s 10 Predictions for 2021hereand sign up for Bob’s free weekly market commentaries.

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    Overcoming the Covid Credit Crisis with Neile Simon

    Overcoming the Covid Credit Crisis with Neile Simon

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    As vaccines roll out, we may soon see light at the end of the tunnel for the Covid crisis. But it may take years to overcome the credit crisis in its wake. The loss of income during the pandemic forced many Americans, maybe you, to rely on credit and run up balances. Today, host Rob West talks with Neile Simon of Christian Credit Counselors about a way to speed up your financial recovery process. Neile Simon is the director of Strategic Partnerships at Christian Credit Counselors. Then we take your calls at 800-525-7000.

    Maybe not since the Great Depression did we see such sweeping job loss and income reduction as we did last year and it continues to take a heavy toll on personal finances. Many people are behind on their bills and have run up credit balances just to keep their heads above water.
    Finicity conducted a survey of over 2,000 US consumers to learn the extent of the impact on their finances.Over half of those surveyed said they experienced temporary or permanent job or income loss from COVID-19. And the majority of those affected said they were having difficulty staying current on bills.
    15% of those impacted by the Covid crisis say they’ve experienced a permanent job loss or income reduction.
    The Finicity survey revealed that folks with annual incomes below $50,000 have suffered the biggest impact.
    The Covid crisis has caused many people to be in debt because of many factors; Kids are at home classes which causes lost hours for parents not able to go into the office to work, many relief programs ended, unemployment ended, many people have higher grocery bills and higher utilities from being at home, and the uncertain future is no light at the end of the tunnel.
    Christian Credit Counselors can offer guidance to those struggling to make ends meet. There are counselors and budget coaches to help you get back on track.
    Is it also wise to connect with your local church, family, friends, or small groups to seek assistance.
    If you are in trouble with credit card debt, the first thing you should do is make a budget and determine your needs vs. wants. It is vital to only spend intentionally and to be open and bold with people who might be willing to help. Contact your lenders and let them know of your situation.

    To learn more aboutChristian Credit Counselors visit their website at ChristianCreditCounselors.org or call 800-557-1985.


    Here are a couple of questions we answered from our callers on today’s program:

    I will be receiving survivors benefits soon. I don’t plan to retire any time soon. I have a 403A through my employer. How should I use this money? Retirement or mortgage?
    A neighbor of mine is an insurance agent. She has been trying to sell us insurance for our children. Should I use my extra income and take out a separate life insurance policy for my children, or put it in a 529 plan?


    Ask your questions at (800) 525-7000 or email them toQuestions@MoneyWise.org. Visit our website atMoneyWise.orgwhere you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach, purchase books, and even download free, helpful resources like the MoneyWise app.

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    More Money, Less Joy?

    More Money, Less Joy?

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    The 18thcentury Irish statesman Edmund Burke once said, If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us we are poor indeed. We often think that if we had a bit more money, our problems would be solved. The trouble is, that’s rarely how things work out. Today, host Rob West and Steve Moore talk about the ways money can affect our happiness.

    1 Timothy 6:10 reads, For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

    Expecting that more money will always make your life better is a recipe for disappointment.

    You often hear the phrase money can’t buy us happiness but then everything around us tries to convince us that it can.

    More money can actually lead to less joy in your life. The greater your wealth, the greater a burden it puts on your life.

    John D. Rockefeller, who earned about $420 billion through the Standard Oil Company, said plainly, I have made many millions, but they have brought me no happiness.

    In Ecclesiastes 5:10, Solomon writes, He who loves money will not be satisfied with money nor he who loves wealth with his income this also is vanity.

    Ron Blue put it like this, It doesn’t matter whether you make $20,000 or $200,000 per year. You will always have choices to make. More money simply means more choices. And more choices mean more complexity, more confusion, and more time spent mulling over options. Taken together, all of these things add up to less freedom.

    The more you have in your home or investment accounts, the more you have to lose.

    The only way to get rid of your financial fears is to acknowledge that it’s not your money. You are merely a steward of the resources God entrusts to you.

    Here are a couple of questions we answered from our callers on today’s program:

    Do you know of any faith-based ETFs or mutual funds available? (Rob mentions FaithDrivenInvestor.org)
    I have a $60,000 inheritance from my grandfather. Do you think it would be best to keep it in the bank or to invest it somewhere?


    Read more inWealth Paradox: Money and Happiness.
    Ask your questions at (800) 525-7000 or email them toQuestions@MoneyWise.org. Visit our website atMoneyWise.orgwhere you can connect with a MoneyWise Coach, purchase books, and even download free, helpful resources like the MoneyWise app.

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    The One Guaranteed Investment with Howard Dayton

    The One Guaranteed Investment with Howard Dayton

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    Everyone likes a sure thing especially when it comes to his or her investments. But what if we gave you a tip that’s more valuable than a roomful of gold?Does such a thing exist?In his book, Your Money Counts, Howard Dayton includes a chapter called The One Guaranteed Investment, so Rob West and Steve Moore invited him onto the program to let us in on that secret.

    In his late 20s, Howard was a young businessman driven by the pursuit of money.He was attending a weekly breakfast meeting with some other young businessmen and says he was impressed not only by how they ran their businesses, but by the way in which they lived their lives.That was key to the One Guaranteed Investment he talks about on the program.

    Next, Rob and Steve answer some questions from our listeners:

    My husband passed away several years ago.Money was always tight but, for the past several years, I’ve tried to save some money and give some.How do I know what God wants me to do with the little I have?(Rob spoke with this caller and then connected her with a free MoneyWise Coach to talk with her and give her more help off-the-air.You can connect with a free MoneyWise Coachhere.)
    I was on a previous program with a question about refinancing my mortgage.I was asked to get additional quotes from other lenders.I’ve done that, but want to make sure I’m on the right track now.


    If you have a question you’d like to ask on the program, call (800) 525-7000 or emailQuestions@MoneyWise.org. Visit our website atMoneyWise.orgto connect with a MoneyWise Coach, purchase books, and even download free, helpful resources like the MoneyWise app.

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