Blog Archives


Do you try to live within your means or do you rely on credit? Credit’s an idol for many Christians. People put their trust in it and seek contentment in the use of it without thinking of the long-term consequences. Jesus said, No one can serve two masters, either you’ll hate the one and love […]

Wise Habits

Do you know the single most important money habit? Our 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, knew how important it was. He said: There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. Wish I’d said that! To get a feel for your money habits, look at your […]

Define Your Goals

You’re a manager of God’s stuff. Do you know what’s required of you? ALL managers need goals. If you’re married, you have to adopt common goals – but it takes teamwork and lots of practice. I’ve been married 40 years, and I’ve learned a lot through failure. It wasn’t easy, but I learned that what […]

Your Money Story

What’s your money story? We’ve all got one! The problem most people have is NOT how they behave with money, it’s what they BELIEVE about it. And our beliefs are formed through experience. Your money story is influenced by the home you grew up in. How did your parents or the adults in your home […]

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 […]