Category Archives for "Increase Your Savings"

Are Investing Apps a Good Investment?

For many, investing is intimidating. The complicated Wall Street jargon, the horror stories of Depression and Recession, and a shared mentality that you have to be both wealthy and white collar to have any skin in the game have all contributed. Only 40% of Millennials are investors, and many think their salary alone disqualifies them […]

The Crown Staff’s Favorite Money-Saving Tips

The Crown team makes it a priority to “practice what we preach”, which means that we have an office full of brilliant budgeters, savers, and investors, all serving as faithful stewards, eager to hear the words, “well done, good and faithful servant”. Because our staff is full of creative and practical ideas, we asked them […]

3 Steps to Develop a Savings Mindset

Have you ever been skiing? I remember teaching each of my 4 sons how to ski. Just getting them all dressed, bundled up, and in their ski boots was enough of a workout for an entire day, but then we actually had to get on the mountain. I’m not sure they could put their arms […]

5 Small Steps To Improve Your Financial Health

Five Small Steps to Improve Your Financial Health

Have you ever made a little decision that resulted in a BIG impact? I know I have. In 2015 I decided to drink water only for the entire year.  Yes, that’s right…no coffee, tea, juice, soda, smoothies or lattes. Nothing but H2O!  For full disclosure, I made it the entire 365 days, and felt so […]

10 Ways to Save $1,000 by Christmas

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10 Creative Ways to Make More Money at Work

Finding creative ways to increase your income has become an increasingly important step in navigating the workforce and personal finance. Thankfully, the unemployment rate has decreased to 4.3%, and overall job satisfaction is on the rise. But the workplace is ever-changing, and with all the technological advances and automated changes businesses are making, it’s essential […]

5 Things You Should Spend Money on to Save

Dear Chuck, I’ve been following Crown Financial Ministries for years and appreciate your advice on avoiding debt and putting God first through tithing, but is there ever a time when you SHOULD spend money? Just Curious   Dear Curious, The short answer to your question is YES. Let me offer two times when it is […]

4 Better Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Dear Chuck, Procrastinators Unite! This weekend, my husband and I will be crashing on our tax returns, due Monday, April 18th, and we’re hoping to receive a return. What do you suggest we do with the money?   Procrastinator Dear Procrastinator, It is never best to wait until the last minute to do your income […]

Why You Should Keep Your Car Tank Half Full… All the Time

Alan Marcus, in an article at CostULessDirect.com, recommends keeping your tank at least half full at all times. First of all, he says, if there’s ever a disaster in your area, the need to evacuate quickly, a pipeline break, or power outages, you will be able to drive for a while. But he gives some […]

5 Inexpensive (or FREE!) Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Dear Chuck, With Valentine’s Day approaching, I wonder if it’s really necessary to spend a lot of money on a holiday that feels a bit made up. I’m feeling manipulated but I don’t want to disappoint my wife. Is Valentine’s Day worth celebrating, and how much is too much? – Husband Needs Help Dear Husband, […]