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Rising Gas Prices

Have you noticed the jump in gasoline prices? Industry analysts say prices are up due to higher crude oil costs. GasBuddy.com, says it’s a supply and demand problem. Now that people are moving about, demand has increased. The impact is felt across the economy. Increased transportation costs affect retail prices, public transportation, and the sales […]

Preparing for Another Economic Crisis

Are you prepared for another economic crisis? America’s worked through many economic challenges in my lifetime. Now, doomsayers say a currency collapse is coming, but hold on. Think about this: No other nation has the vast diversification of economic output nor presents a viable alternative to the stability of the U.S. dollar. Now our debt […]

Avoid Eviction

Struggling to pay the rent? Newsmax reports that many landlords and their tenants are barely hanging on due to the consequences of the pandemic. Some forecasts estimate that nearly 40 million people could face eviction in the coming months. Unemployment caused by Covid-19 has stretched renters to the limit. Those without financial margin were unprepared […]

Growing Up in a One Room Cabin

It’s Crazy Money Day! Dolly Parton grew up in a 1-room cabin in the woods. She says being poor was good for her. When poor, you learn skills you can’t pay for like sewing, cooking, cleaning, home, and auto repairs. You have to manage time in order to hold down several jobs. You make do with […]

Avoid Eviction

Struggling to pay your rent? Many are struggling to pay bills and provide for their families. If you can’t pay rent, your landlord will soon demand it, but don’t lose hope. Avoid confrontation by communicating in a professional manner. Ask to meet in person, prepared to pay what you can. Humbly declare your desire to […]

Abound in Hope

Are you worried about money? The Coronavirus, one of the most disruptive events in our lifetime, has revealed America’s financial preparedness. Many are frightened, angry, and frustrated. The uncertainty of this time is an opportunity to trust the Lord more than ever before. So live one day at a time, by taking one step at […]

Stimulus Checks for the Deceased

It’s Crazy Money Day! The IRS sent nearly 90 million stimulus checks to people who filed taxes in 2018 or ’19. A Georgia woman received one made out to her and her brother who died in 2018. The check even says that he’s deceased! A provision in the ‘CARES’ act says that if you were […]

Upside of Unemployment: Part 1

There’s an upside to unemployment. First, collect the maximum unemployment benefits. This can remove significant financial stress and provide a runway to relaunch your career. Then pause before reaching for your next job to learn your God-given design.  What occupies your free time? What brings you the most joy? What do you do that requires […]

Sell Your Shoes

Do you need cash? The LA Times reports that people are selling their shoe collections to pay for weddings, car repairs, and bail money. Many are in a cash crunch right now. At the time of this recording, 60% of Americans didn’t have enough savings to cover an unexpected expense of $1,000. The sneaker resale business […]

Three Tips for a Recession

Today I have three tips to help you survive a recession.  To face a recession, use the 3P Method: Prepare. Be Patient. Don’t Panic We prepare by living out Biblical financial principles. In Genesis, God revealed the meaning of Pharaoh’s dreams to Joseph. Seven years of plenty would be followed by seven years of famine. […]