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Vacation Savings Tips

Do you have vacation plans? Well I have some money saving tips. According to, the average person spends around $1,200 on vacation per year – that would include transportation, lodging, food, and entertainment. But you can cut those costs dramatically by planning ahead. Drive instead of fly, prepare your own meals, stay with family […]

Save By Giving

Think you’re too poor to save? You will be if you don’t start now! Many people think the difference between being rich and poor is based on the amount of money they earn. But, it’s usually how they choose to use the money they already have. The Federal Reserve reports that 40% of people in […]

Foolish to the World

People ever question how you handle money? Like driving an older car instead of financing a new one? Giving, saving, and paying off debt sounds like complete foolishness to the world. Know why? The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God…(1 Corinthians 2:14) Believers can recognize true […]

Dumb Phones

Tired of smartphones? You’re not the only one! Steven Spielberg said, Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. My youngest son and others have traded smartphones for dumb ones! They wanted to save money and gain freedom. Here’s some of the benefits: With the […]

Are You Paying Your Employees Fairly? Larry Burkett

One of the key principles that every successful businessperson knows is to keep expenses low. But does that apply to every aspect of the business? Today, Crown founder, Larry Burkett reminds us that when it comes to paying employees, God has high expectations. Larry Burkett founded Crown in 1976 and for the past 43 years […]

Benefits of a Small House

Convinced you need a bigger house? Think again! My wife shared a bedroom with 4 siblings in a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house until she started school. That was not uncommon in the ‘50s. More and more people are learning that less is more! A smaller, affordable house typically costs less – and has lower […]

Peak Season to Buy Or Sell a Home

Are your housing costs too high? This could be the very best time to move! says homes listed in April sell an average six days faster – for several percentage points higher. But, you’re not too late! June’s traditionally the peak buying season because buyers and sellers want to get settled before school starts. […]

Super Savers Cut Housing Costs

Are you house poor? TD AMERITRADE found that “super-savers”, those who save 20% or more of their income, spend an average 14% on housing – compared to 23% of the rest of the population. Cutting your housing costs, our largest budget item, eliminates stress quickly. Super-savers know that the extra space marketed in newer homes […]

Setting Goals: Food Prep Testimony

Feeling stuck in your finances? Try setting some goals! It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see improvement in your financial condition. I know we all need food. But, careful planning along with self-control in your food budget will yield big results. In fact, you can experience progress in just two weeks. It takes […]