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4 reasons godly stewardship is important

Have you ever been pressured to get involved in a money-making opportunity that just didn’t feel right? Maybe even recruited by a friend at church? Today, Crowns’ founder, the late Larry Burkett, reminds us that with some opportunities, it’s best to take a step back and ask some important questions.       Did you […]

Cost of On-Demand Shopping

Remember when on-demand shopping was limited to a phone call for pizza delivery? I do! Today, nearly half of Americans have used an on-demand service. Think Instacart, GrubHub, Postmates, Netflix, or Uber. The Harvard Business Review reports that the on-demand economy is a $58-billion-dollar industry. Its convenience and personal touch leads many to overspend. Research shows […]

Financial Slothfulness

Years ago, I got to hold an actual sloth. Now they’re cute, but it gave me a better understanding of the word slothfulness. It hardly moved! Dorothy Sayers, a writer, and friend of C.S. Lewis described sloth as: “…the sin which believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, […]

Maxing Out Credit Cards

Have you ever maxed out your credit card ….or…. credit cards? Credit cards can either be a blessing or a curse. Those with predictable income and stable jobs enjoy the rewards of credit cards and pay them off every month. But many can’t. They carry a balance with a high-interest rate, and accept it as […]

Savings Day – Avoid Late Fees

It’s Build Your Savings Day!  Do you hate paying late fees or penalties? My wife despises them. She just paid our library $30 in fines for overdue books and the one I accidentally left on a plane. Guess that ends my traveling with library books! Late fees for credit cards eat up money that could […]

Crazy Money – ‘Big Rob’

It’s Crazy Money Day and today we’re featuring “Big Rob”. 27-year-old Robert Gorodetsky otherwise known as “Big Rob”, was charged earlier this year with fraud. He could face a 30-year prison sentence if convicted.   Someone entrusted him with millions of dollars believing the funds were being invested and earning good dividends. Instead, the cash was […]

Financial Planning – Single or Married

A single person once asked me if he should be planning ahead for marriage someday.  Well, we don’t know what the future holds, but yes, whether single or married we should always spend less than we earn. It impacts lifestyle decisions but has huge ramifications. So get ready! I’m going to be firing a bunch […]

Frugal Baby Prep

Do you want a family, but worried you won’t be able to afford it? The Bible says: “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” (Psalm 127:3) Now I believe that, and stewarding well can lessen the financial stress of a newborn. When my 2nd son and his wife were expecting […]

Rental Car Insurance

Do you drive rental cars? Got insurance? One of my favorite rental cars was a red Camaro that my son and I drove up the west coast. Insurance was mandatory! Damage to a rental car can be financially devastating unless you’re adequately insured. Many travelers opt-out of rental car insurance because the optional collision damage […]

Savings Day – Don’t Presume on the Future

It’s Build Your Savings Day! Are you preparing for your future? 55% of current workers plan to stay on in retirement either full or part-time. However, we can’t presume how long we’ll be able to work, or if we’ll even be physically able to.  A survey of retirees showed that 15% of Americans will have […]