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Wednesday, 02 December 2015 14:50

"Did we do the right thing?"

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Q. Our son is a senior in college. We all signed a contract before he left for school a few years ago stating that we would pay for school and provide him a car to drive as long as he maintained good grades and behaved in a respectful and mature manner. Over the last couple of years, his grades have dropped and he’s been acting more and more disrespectful. We learned recently that he even told a family friend that he hated us. My husband went to confront him about his behavior and this statement, and our son admitted he said it and was unrepentant. My husband immediately took the car and cut off his cell phone, like we had agreed. But now, I just feel sick with worry. Did we do the right thing?

Monday, 09 November 2015 12:46

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Q. With all the economic problems in the country today, what can college students do to avoid money problems in the future?

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:03

Buy or Rent

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Q. I’m accepting a new job out of state. My wife and I will be in this new area for at least two years, and we’re not sure if we should rent or buy a house.

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 07:25

Lost Job and Mortgage, Buying First Home

Written by Dave Ramsey

Q.  My wife and I are thinking about selling our home. I was recently let go from the military due to downsizing, and I’ve begun a job in real estate but things are starting slowly. My wife brings home about $3,500 a month as a teacher, and the only debt we have is our house payment of $1,616 a month. I was given a $35,000 severance package, but we need some advice to help bridge the financial gap.

Q. How do cash-back rebates work on electronics and other items?

Tuesday, 07 July 2015 16:00

Bankruptcy and Budgeting

Written by Dave Ramsey

Q. What are the long-term effects of declaring bankruptcy?

Q. My wife and I go to a small church where we tithe. The church is continually asking for contributions to other charities and causes, and we don’t have the money to give to them all while we’re sticking to our budget and getting out of debt. The worst part is that we get pretty aggressive pushback when we say no. What can we do?

Thursday, 07 May 2015 16:28

Paying for Grades and Professional Training

Written by Dave Ramsey

Q. What’s your opinion on rewarding kids with money for getting good grades in school?

Friday, 03 April 2015 19:58

Giving to Adult Children and Martial Finances

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Q. My daughter is in her late twenties, and she has a good job making $50,000 a year. The other day, she told me she has $15,000 in credit card debt and has financed an expensive car she’s upside down on. Her apartment costs $600 a month, and she is asking for help to get out of the hole. We tried to teach her how to handle money, but apparently it didn’t work. How do you think I should handle this situation?

Friday, 06 March 2015 19:52

401k, Home Warranties, and Student Loans

Written by Dave Ramsey

Q.I’m 30 and debt-free. Do you think I should stop making contributions to my 401(k) account for a year in order to save up an emergency fund?

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