Category Archives for "Budgeting"

Ask Chuck: Struggling Newlyweds

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are newlyweds and struggling to spend less than we earn. Our parents agreed to help us until our first anniversary which is in February. To prepare for that date, we need help now. Spending Stress   Dear Spending Stress,  This has been a challenging time for many couples especially […]

Ask Chuck: What to Know Before Investing

Dear Chuck, I’m trying to teach my children/grandchildren some basic financial principles. Any tips I could pass on in regards to investing? Motivated Grandmother    Dear Motivated Grandmother,  What a blessing for your family that you want to help them get better with their finances. It will not only help them for the here and […]

Ask Chuck: Second Stimulus Check?

Dear Chuck, The government is talking about a second round of stimulus money – is it real? What should I do with it?  Watching for Money in the Mailbox   Dear Watching for Money in the Mailbox, You are correct; the government is discussing the passing of another stimulus package. The Republican Party offered a […]

How To Reduce Financial Stress

With many things causing stress in today’s world, here is a short list of financial practices that will reduce your stress, make managing your money simpler, and generally improve your quality of life. 1. Spend less than you earn. It sounds easy, but this is too often our greatest financial challenge. The vast majority of people that […]

Ask Chuck: Planning a Budget-Friendly Wedding

Dear Chuck, We anticipate two of our girls will be getting married in the near future. Due to the uncertainty with COVID and the economic setback in our family business, we are unsure how to proceed. Any advice?     Father of the Brides   Dear Father of the Brides,  These are in fact strange times for […]

Ask Chuck: Preparing for Another Pandemic?

Dear Chuck, I wasn’t ready for the pandemic. My health has been fine but my finances have not. How can I get ready if we are faced with another crisis? Prepping for Another Pandemic   Dear Prepping,  I am sorry you were not ready for the pandemic but I am grateful that your health is […]

Money-Saving Tips for the COVID-19 Pandemic from your Crown Staff

The Crown team makes it a priority to “practice what we preach”. During this pandemic, as we recommend to cut back your living expenses by 25% for the next 90 days, we’ve made a list for you of the ways we’re doing that ourselves. There are some natural savings that happen when you follow social […]

Ask Chuck: What Should I Do With My Christmas Bonus?

Dear Chuck, I expect a decent year-end bonus and am trying to decide how best to use it. I want to grow our investment portfolio while my wife thinks we should pay off all debt. What would you recommend?  Blessed with a Bonus    Dear Blessed with a Bonus,  Congratulations! This is a nice problem […]

Ask Chuck: Financing Fixer Upper Fever

Dear Chuck, I need your advice. My husband thinks we should get an installment loan to update our home. Although we can do a lot of the labor ourselves, we need materials, tools, and some professional labor to get what we both want. I would rather save for a year, but he has time in […]

1 2 3 21

Step into this next season in control of your finances.