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Savings Day – Teach Well – Limit Regret

Ever regret a purchase? A friend recently confessed to wasting money on a collection of art that he thought would become valuable, but it didn’t. Now he’s stuck, and he wished he’d sought wise counsel. To prevent regret, teach your children to manage money. They’ll learn to give, save, and spend wisely. Here are my […]

Crazy Money – Not Another Ponzi Scheme!!

It’s Crazy Money Day! Have you heard about the Ponzi scheme that swept through Bethel Church in Redding, California? An attendee of the church set up investment companies with his business partner and swindled investors out of $35 million dollars. Thirty-five million! Tight-knit communities, like churches, present prime opportunities for schemers. They know that church […]

Have You Surrendered Your Wallet?

Have you surrendered your wallet? Our founder, Larry Burkett once said, “My greatest fear in life is standing before the Lord and hearing Him say, ‘I had so much more for you, but you held on too tightly.’” The lure of materialism prevents us from serving one another in love. Humility is our defense. Some […]

Financial Fear

What’s your greatest financial fear?  We all have fears. Maybe it’s losing a job, becoming disabled, or incapable of working. It might be bankruptcy, making a late mortgage payment, or children mismanaging money. Perhaps you’re facing a financial nightmare right now. Are you ready to face your financial fear and get rid of it once […]

What’s Truly Impressive

What impresses you? I’m impressed with those rare individuals who control their lifestyles. They use their financial abundance to help others and spread the good news, but it doesn’t just happen. It takes a plan! The number one expense leading to unmanageable debt is buying too much house. The monthly payment alone should be no […]

Savings Day – Patience

Trying to improve your savings this year? It’s been said that “Money grows on the tree of patience.” Patience is a fruit of the spirit that comes through abiding in Christ. It’s not a natural characteristic of our flesh. We’re naturally impatient! Just observe toddlers or teenagers for a while! But God is patient and wants […]

Following Christ Means Self-Sacrifice

 What does it take to be used by God? Today, Crown’s founder, the late Larry Burkett, shares Biblical wisdom on the cost of following Christ.    Credit card debt can keep us from flourishing. If you’re struggling, I highly recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They can create a debt management plan specifically for you. For more […]

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 […]

Financial Conversations in Marriage

Do you get nervous when your spouse wants to discuss money? There are several reasons why financial conversations make us nervous. Painful memories from childhood or later may actually reveal financial insecurities. The fear of changing one’s lifestyle can uncover misplaced dependencies. A survey conducted by Fidelity Investments found that couples concerned with debt argued significantly […]

H.A.L.T. to Avoid Making Bad Decisions

Ever made a bad financial decision when stressed?  Chris Myers discovered that it wasn’t the amount of stress he carried, but the failure to identify triggers that released it. This impacted his ability to make wise decisions. So, he created the acronym H.A.L.T. which stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired. Hungry: Whether physical or spiritual, check […]