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Saving Is Not Based On Superstition

It’s Build Your Savings Day! Also the day after Groundhog Day! Groundhog Day is a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition. If a groundhog emerges from its burrow and sees its shadow, winter will continue for six more weeks. No shadow? Spring will arrive early. Well, the need for a savings account is not based on superstition. Winter […]

$120,000 Debt Paid Off

It’s Crazy Money Day, and today we’ll see how a young couple paid off a mountain of debt in under 3 years! Quenton and Marchelle Ross had $120,000 in combined student loan debt, and it was a huge burden.  So, they got serious. Quenton said they cut back wasteful spending, going out to eat, buying […]

New Year’s Day – 2020 Vision

Happy New Year! 2020 is a term that doctors use for clear vision. Now I hope you clearly see what God can do in your finances this year. I don’t know anyone starting this year with a desire for more debt, more financial pain, or stress. In fact, recent surveys show that 1/3 of all […]

$160,000 in Student Loans Forgiven

It’s Crazy Money Day! And today we’re featuring a couple from Auburn, Alabama whose Christmas will be especially sweet! Somer Givens and her husband Trent both have jobs in public service.  Together they had $161,000 in federal student loans. Some years ago, Trent switched to a new loan servicer. Five years later, he discovered all […]

Don’t Die in Debt

God has an exit plan for each of us. We just don’t know when or how. Are you financially prepared? Undisciplined spending causes serious issues that can last a lifetime – and beyond. Aside from catastrophes that lead to debt, many elderly Americans are financially trapped by their poor planning.  pleasures they pursued in this […]

The Importance of Saving

Are you a saver? Benjamin Franklin was. He said, “If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” Franklin knew that what you save is just as important as what you earn. The Bible teaches that too, which is why Christians should practice saving money on a regular basis. This includes those who are in […]

Treating the Root Cause, Not the Symptoms

Have you ever thought if you could just make a little more money, pay off that debt, or have a big nest egg for retirement, all your money problems would just disappear? Well, none of those things are bad – more income can be a blessing, and getting out of debt and saving for retirement […]

Credit Cards Are Not Evil

Contrary to popular opinion, credit cards are not evil! But, that doesn’t mean they’re always a good idea. A credit card, just like a dollar bill, is not by itself good or evil. The way we use it is! Credit cards aren’t what get you into to debt, cause you to overspend, or create tension […]

Should I Give or Get Out of Debt?

Got debt? Can’t give? Think again! I’ve been a church-going Christian for most of my life, but in 1999, I was only giving 2.6% of my total income – the national average in America. Through the conviction of Scripture, a Crown Bible study, and the encouragement of my wife, God changed my heart and I […]