Rob West

Covid Financial Struggles with Neile Simon

October 26, 2020
00:00 24:57

Jeremiah 29:11 reads,  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Good to know as the pandemic drags on. The economy is improving, but millions are still unemployed or losing work hours, overtime and bonuses. Host Rob West talks with Neile Simon of Christian Credit Counselors about a plan to relieve the stress. Then it’s your calls at 800-525-7000. Neile Simon is the director of Strategic Partnerships at Christian Credit Counselors. 


•          Neile speaks about many different things she is hearing about when people call in to Christian Credit Counselors. A few of the big things people are asking about are relief programs ending, unemployment ending, higher grocery bills, higher utilities, and credit card bills.

•          Many people are also expressing serious concern about the uncertainty of their financial future. 

•          She talks about how important it is to have a counselor that shares your values and is trained in Biblical principles during this uncertain time. 

•          She also offers advice and a list of things to do specifically if you are in financial trouble. This list includes budgeting, writing out your needs vs. your wants, being intentional with your spending, and working as a team within your family to reduce tension in the home. 

•          She speaks about how you can tell if you need a debt management program. Some of these things to be aware of are worrying about finances at all hours of the day, your relationships are suffering, your are becoming distracted at work, and you have a feeling of hopelessness. 

•          She advises that if you have any of the above feelings to reach out to Christian Credit Counselors or a Money Wise budget coach to help you walk through some financial choices. 

•          It is also important to connect with your church, family, friends, and/or small group to let them in on your troubles. 


To find out more information about Neile and Christian Credit Counselors, visit



Here are some questions we answered from our callers on today’s program:


•           Can you give me some general advice about investing in the stock market?

•           I have a retirement plan with an employer. I borrowed some money to build a home. Should I pay my house loan off and use money from my retirement to buy a truck?

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Rob West is the host of the nationally syndicated radio programs MoneyWise and The MoneyWise Minute heard on more than 900 radio outlets each day. Rob also serves as the President of Kingdom Advisors, an international community of financial professionals who are specialists in delivering biblically wise financial advice. Rob serves as primary spokesperson for the organization and gives leadership to organizational strategy.

A radio veteran, Rob previously co-hosted a live, call-in, financial radio program with his father from 1998 through 2008 at WAFG, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rob has dedicated his professional career to working at the intersection of faith and finance having led a successful faith-based financial services firm, serving as the host of several radio programs on a biblical approach to finance, and speaking frequently on the topic. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Marietta, GA with their four children.


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