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You Need a Budget – Part 2

Whether you have a lot or a little, you need a budget! This week we’re focusing on the benefits of a budget. We’re learning from my friend Steve Brooks at DedicatedMoneyManagement.com. Steve wants his clients to become “budgeters,” not “accountants.” Budgeters check category balances throughout the month before making purchases. They verify that money is […]

Creating an ‘As Is’ Budget

To a lot of people, the idea of creating a family budget seems overwhelming. Where do you even start? Crown’s founder, the late Larry Burkett, says that ‘Step 1’ may take a little time, but it’s really pretty easy.   If you’ve been blessed with My MoneyLife, I invite you to discover the Crown Stewardship […]

Tips For The Self-Employed

Are you self-employed? In 2019, The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 16 million Americans were self-employed. If you fall into that category I recommend you find a Godly mentor or team of advisors who can help you to set goals, to meet financial needs, and to grow your company. Budgeting is key, especially […]

Give First, Save Second

It’s Generosity day! If you get your financial house in order you’ll have the freedom to make wise decisions and generously help others. Solomon said, “The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.” (Proverbs 21:20) To avoid “foolish” living, determine to spend less than you make. You’ll gain […]

You Need a Budget

People tell me, “I don’t make enough to have a budget.” I say that’s exactly why you need one. A budget’s simply a tool that puts money to work. It doesn’t limit spending, but it frees you to spend it wisely. Monthly income is broken down into spending categories, that way you can see where adjustments […]

Limbo And Margin

Are you among the 60% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck?  Many Americans have money but no margin.  Now a mental picture can help you gain some margin in your life. Have you ever done the limbo?  We played this when we were kids. The object is to get under the bar without touching it. […]

Make a Plan – Budget

Have you seen the documentary called Free Solo? It’s the nail-biting story of Alex Honnold’s (pron. like ‘Ronald’) death-defying climb of El Capitan without ropes or any assistance. Honnold simplified his life to better focus on his dream. He planned his climb with intense detail, visualizing the moves, memorizing the sequences, & imagining every aspect […]

Implement Your Budget

An American General once observed that, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” Today, Crown founder, Larry Burkett, reminds us that that same kind of work and discipline applies to the necessary skill of living within our means. We have a great new free product for you called the […]

A Budget Built for Two

If you’ve spent years accumulating debt, getting your finances under control will likely require sacrifice from both husband and wife. That might mean selling a car, postponing a big purchase or eating out less often.   Today, Crown founder, Larry Burkett, talks about a young husband whose plan for entertainment cutbacks worked great – for […]

Stepping Out In Faith With Your Budget

Comedian Milton Berle once said, “It’s amazing how fast later comes when you buy now!” Do you know the feeling? When later hits you before you’re ready, you need a budget. If the word intimidates you, think of it as a plan to prevent overspending and to prepare you for emergency expenses. It’s not meant to restrict your […]

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