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Dave has answered thousands of money questions over the years.
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Leaving a legacy

Modern form of begging?

Natalie asks Dave his opinion of using GoFundMe for college tuition and everyday bills. Dave tells her there's a better way.

Giving beyond your means

Ben and his wife were asked to make a large donation to a charity they already support. They were told they could make the donation in monthly payments if they didn't have the entire amount at the present time. Ben doesn't like the feeling of this, and neither does Dave.

Outrageous generosity or foolish overspending?

Josiah wonders when "outrageous generosity" crosses the line and becomes foolish overspending. Dave's gives him some guidelines to consider, and includes biblical principle in his response.

Competency and integrity

Joyce says she has been told you shouldn't allow a family member to act as executor of your will. Dave doesn't necessarily agree with this opinion. He says as long as the family member has integrity and is competent, it's perfectly fine to ask them to serve in this capacity.

Don't tithe with credit cards

Melissa wants to know Dave's opinion on churches encouraging people to do e-giving with credit cards or debit cards. Dave isn't a fan of churches asking members to use a debt vehicle to pay their tithes.

Leaving Something for Her

Lynn's 90-year-old father wants to leave something for her one-year-old daughter for college. He'd like to do it now in case he passes and it isn't done. Dave gives Lynn some options.

Tithing Feels Like a Tax?

Ben wants to get his wife on board with tithing. Ben's wife sees tithing as a tax rather than giving. Dave explains that this is more of a spiritual discussion than a financial one.

100% Mortality Rate

Cam asks if it's unreasonable to ask her 76-year-old husband to make a will. His rationale of why he doesn't want to do it gets Dave laughing out loud.