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Car Warranty Offers

I hate getting threatened with advertisements that create fear.  I recently purchased a couple of used cars. For three solid months I received notices in the mail like this: “FINAL NOTICE! This letter is to inform you that if your factory warranty has expired, you’ll be financially liable for all repairs.” Uh…duh. I realize that. […]

The Example Of The Ant

It’s Crazy Money Day, and our lesson today comes from…the ant. Did you know the Bible commends certain creatures? We’re even told to consider one – the tiny little ant. They carry objects fifty times their body weight. Some use their heads to plug holes and block intruders. Some build super colonies that stretch thousands […]

Review Your W-4

Are you banking on a tax refund this year? Maybe you should review your W4 and adjust your withholdings. If you earn an income, you probably pay taxes. Now we don’t like them, but it helps to remember that there’s no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.  Withholding too […]

How To Retire With Money In The Bank

Stewards think about their future. Do you? Wise stewards set strategic financial goals to prepare for the future. Many people say they’ll just never retire, but the Bible tells us to save and invest because we don’t know what tomorrow may bring, and who doesn’t want to leave some kind of an inheritance for their […]

Tax Tips, pt 2

It’s New Year’s Eve – the final day for year-end tax moves. Now you can’t cram tax planning into one day. However, yesterday and today’s programs include tips to possibly lower your taxes or increase your refund. To reduce taxable income, max-out contributions to tax-deferred retirement accounts. These include traditional 401(k)’s, 403(b)’s, or similar plans. […]

Tax Tips, pt 1

Only two days left in the year, but still enough time to do some tax planning! Here are some steps you can take today to possibly reduce the taxes owed for 2019 or increase your refund. Keep all charitable receipts and organize your paperwork to make tax preparation easier. Defer any remaining income unless you […]

Rollover Loans

 Do you still owe money on your car? Well, don’t go lookin’ for a new one!  Americans have very little willpower when it comes to buying cars. Edmunds reports that a third of the cars traded in for new ones this year had negative equity. The average amount they still owed was $5,000! So, when […]

Getting in Sync with God’s Plans

Being a successful planner requires several things: focus, diligence, and flexibility. Today, Crown’s founder, Larry Burkett, reminds us that when planning for our financial future, it’s best to use a pencil – not a pen.     Now, if this Black Friday, you need help with credit card debt, contact Christian Credit Counselors You can […]

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. […]

Is a Recession Coming?

Are you wondering if a recession is coming? Well of course a recession is coming! We just don’t know when, or if we’ll be here to experience it. But to those who plan ahead, you can be prepared. The recession of 2008 was painful. People lost jobs and couldn’t pay for  their cars and homes. […]

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