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Recession-Proof Jobs and Financial Protection

Do you have a recession-proof job? Economics professors say there are industries that offer strong job security during economic downturns. Those are health care, government, computers and information technology, and education. These occupations added tens of thousands of jobs during the ‘01 and ‘09 recessions, according to data from Zip Recruiter and the U.S. Bureau of […]

Implement Your Budget

An American General once observed:      ‘A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.’ Today, Crown’s founder, the late Larry Burkett, reminds us that we’ll need that same kind of work and discipline when it comes to living within our means.    If you’ve been blessed with My […]

Financial Lies – the Root of Money Problems

Think your marriage suffers from financial problems?  Many Christian couples struggle with the same problems as the world – debt, poor purchasing decisions, and living paycheck to paycheck until they share the same beliefs about money. Their financial problems are the fruit of the issue. Financial lies are the root. Most financial training focuses on […]

I Hate Prepaid Visa Cards

I’ll never buy a prepaid balance credit card! I was recently given a thank you note with a prepaid balance card inside. It’s been nothing but a pain in the neck! Now I appreciate the fact that someone wanted to give me one. I just don’t think they’d ever used it. This particular card is […]

Crazy Money! Garden Statue Worth $$

It’s Crazy Money Day! 20 years ago, a British couple purchased a marble statue at a garden auction for $7,500. The heavily weathered sculpture, by an unknown artist sat in their garden for decades. Recently, it came to the attention of Christie’s auction house. The statue of a woman reclining on a rectangular base was […]

I Bought a Boat – To Rest

I bought a boat.  I know. I know. This is no speedboat, or a luxury liner. It’s a 20-year-old bass fishing boat. This was no impulse purchase. I had the money set aside. I looked for a long time and thoroughly educated myself on bass boats. I talked to people, listened to advice and looked […]

Want to Be Financially Free?

Do you long to be financially free?  Financial freedom requires two character qualities.  The first is learning to be faithful and the other is to be disciplined. Luke 16:10-11 teaches that God expects us to be faithful in small matters if we’re to be trusted with bigger matters. In other words, trust or trustworthiness is […]

Drowning in Debt?

Are you drowning in debt and feeling hopeless?  I want to encourage you. It may take time, but you can begin recovering today by setting a goal of getting debt free. Make up your mind that you don’t want to live this way any longer, then follow a step-by-step plan. Working with people facing this […]

Control Your Spending

Is your spending under control? Getting out of debt and achieving financial goals requires discipline to change the way you spend money. The better you become at spending money, the better you’ll be at managing it overall. It takes wisdom and character to avoid spending all that you earn. When tempted to buy something on an […]

60 Day Financial Challenge

Are you familiar with #75Hard? Perhaps you’ve heard about the 75 Day Hard Challenge. Participants follow five rules for 75 days. If you fail at any point, you have to start over from day one. Here’s the challenge:  • Follow a diet: no cheat meals or alcohol allowed. • Work out twice a day for […]