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Don’t Compromise

Think a little fudging here or there won’t matter in the long run? Think again! The Bible’s full of people who fudged a little here and a little there. And, today we’re bombarded with stories of personal failure in the news. Compromise does NOT bring contentment! Take Solomon. The Lord blessed him with wisdom and […]

Testimony of Contentment

A friend of Crown wrote me a note with these words: “Contentment really is a reflection of our walk with the Lord. When He’s all that we need, then our material possessions are of much less significance to us.” Robert explained how he and his family live and the rich benefits: For us personally, we’ve […]

Wise Habits

Do you know the single most important money habit? Our 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, knew how important it was. He said: There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. Wish I’d said that! To get a feel for your money habits, look at your […]

Vacation Savings Tips

Do you have vacation plans? Well I have some money saving tips. According to, the average person spends around $1,200 on vacation per year – that would include transportation, lodging, food, and entertainment. But you can cut those costs dramatically by planning ahead. Drive instead of fly, prepare your own meals, stay with family […]

Dumb Phones

Tired of smartphones? You’re not the only one! Steven Spielberg said, Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. My youngest son and others have traded smartphones for dumb ones! They wanted to save money and gain freedom. Here’s some of the benefits: With the […]

Super Savers Cut Housing Costs

Are you house poor? TD AMERITRADE found that “super-savers”, those who save 20% or more of their income, spend an average 14% on housing – compared to 23% of the rest of the population. Cutting your housing costs, our largest budget item, eliminates stress quickly. Super-savers know that the extra space marketed in newer homes […]

Setting Goals: Food Prep Testimony

Feeling stuck in your finances? Try setting some goals! It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see improvement in your financial condition. I know we all need food. But, careful planning along with self-control in your food budget will yield big results. In fact, you can experience progress in just two weeks. It takes […]

Frugal Date Night Ideas

Do you remember your first date? What do you think it cost? The first date I had with my wife, Ann was over a Coke. We went to a Christian college and coke dates were “the thing”. Coke and conversation. Simple as that. Today the average cost of a date is around $100! But, here’s […]

The Person God Blesses

Do you see yourself as a manager of God’s blessings or a spender of God’s blessings? Hi, this is Chuck Bentley with My Money Life from Crown. Today, the late Larry Burkett explains why that difference matters. This would be a great time to check out our online video courses to help you with your […]

Net Worth

I’ve got a trivia question for you. Ready? What’s your personal net worth? Of course, you have value in who you are. But I’m talking about what you’re worth financially. Net worth is calculated by subtracting your liabilities from your assets. Assets include valuables: like your home, the market value of your cars, and all […]

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