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Happy 4th of July! I have fond memories of a neighborhood parade we started years ago. It was a time to celebrate our freedom dressed in red, white, and blue. Children rode decorated bikes, walked their dress-up dogs and waved flags to cheering neighbors. Unfortunately, many do not know the joy of financial freedom. Do […]

Resolve to Stop Borrowing

Do you have debt and are you living paycheck-to-paycheck? Many people are experiencing economic turmoil. Let me encourage you. There’s a way out of the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle. It boils down to 4 words: resolve to stop borrowing. Scripture clearly indicates that borrowing is not God’s plan for His people. It was never intended to be […]

Prepping Students for Financial Independence

Is your college student prepared to handle finances?  College is often the first-time young people are in control of their finances. Unfortunately, many are unprepared. Here’s how you can help. Create a reasonable budget together. Emphasize the dangers of credit cards and how using cash reduces frivolous spending. They may like the envelope system. TikTokers even […]

Control Your Spending Level

Have you ever thought, “Man, if I could just earn a little more money, life would sure be a lot easier. I could save more, give more, and our finances wouldn’t be so tight all the time. Well, actually, most people have said that at one time or the other. Some go so far as […]

What To Do With Foreign Currency

Have you collected any foreign currency? I’ve accumulated currency from traveling throughout various countries. I doubt that any is really collectible or even valuable. It was cheaper to hold onto it than paying exchange rates at the airport. Now there are several things you can do with foreign currency. If you think coins have some […]

Economic Value of Community

Are you struggling financially? A trusted community is priceless when facing financial pain. They’ll hold up your arms when you’re weary and walk with you through financial challenges. Wise people can help us heal and grow strong. Don’t let pride keep you from moving forward and discovering what God has for you. Collapse yourself upon the […]

Cash Stuffing

Have you heard of “cash stuffing”? TikTokers are obsessed with a popular money-saving method called “cash stuffing.” The hashtag #cashstuffing has over 300 million views on TikTok. Thankfully people are discovering that using cash makes tracking and saving money easier. It’s a simple, free way to budget and form positive money habits. Cash Stuffing is […]

Responding to Loss

How God’s people respond to a financial loss should be very different than how the world responds to a loss. We learn a lot about ourselves when it happens. Today, Crown’ founder, the late Larry Burkett, tells the story of a successful real estate developer who lost everything during an economic downturn in the 70’s. […]

Traditional Burials

Have you made burial plans? Traditional burials can run close to $10,000 or more. Let’s examine some of the costs. Going through a funeral home can cost you $1,500. This includes the fee for a director, staff, and death certificates. If you want to prepare the body for viewing, it’s another $1,500, plus the cost […]

Love God – Not Money

God knows the heart.  Some people try to manipulate God for great gain. Take Simon, a professed convert to Christianity. In the Book of Acts, Simon watched Peter and John place their hands on a group of new believers, who then received the Holy Spirit. Simon offered the men money saying, “Give me also this […]

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