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Getting Your Priorities in Order

What price are you willing to pay for ‘success’? Your health? Your marriage? Today, Crown’s founder, Larry Burkett, says it may be time to renegotiate.     If you’re struggling with credit card debt, I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit us online at crown.org/ccc.

Tax Prep Attitude

What’s your attitude when preparing your income taxes? The investment of a few hours can help reduce your tax expense and possibly create a refund. So work with a good attitude! It’s important to claim all the tax deductions and tax credits that you can. Simply read the IRS rules and see if you qualify. […]

Tax Prep Tips

According to J. Paul Getty, “If you get up early, work late, and pay your taxes, you will get ahead — if you strike oil.”  Few of us will strike oil, but most of us will file tax returns. To make it less painful and more productive, I’ve gathered some tips for you. First, be […]

Subscription Spending

How much do you spend on subscriptions? A Wall Street Journal analysis shows that the combined number of US subscribers for the largest streaming platforms is up 50% from this time last year. At my house, we gave in to watch real estate and home remodel shows for a subscription. Streaming services really add up, […]

Savings Day – Weed Out Weaknesses

Our small weaknesses can do big damage to our wallets. We’re easily blinded to our weaknesses because our spending is so habitual. Ask the Lord, your spouse, or a friend to help you see them. For some people, it’s the daily food and drink purchases. For others, it’s fashion, fitness gear, exotic vacations, and more. […]

Crazy Money – $98,000 Mona Lisa Viewing

It’s Crazy Money Day! The Louvre in Paris, France is the largest and most visited museum in the world. Originally a grand fortress, it became a royal palace before its conversion to an art museum in 1793. Several months ago, an auction was held to offset the millions of dollars lost during Covid. They raised […]

Preparing for Another Economic Crisis

Are you prepared for another economic crisis? America’s worked through many economic challenges in my lifetime. Now, doomsayers say a currency collapse is coming, but hold on. Think about this: No other nation has the vast diversification of economic output nor presents a viable alternative to the stability of the U.S. dollar. Now our debt […]

Elder Care Considerations

Will elderly relatives soon be living with you?    Nearly 2 million people live in group homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Covid has made it tough! Years ago, relatives combined resources to care for parents and grandparents, but smaller families have spread the care among fewer children. Today, millions of Americans work as […]

Finding a Job You Love

Has your career been impacted by Covid? Many people around the globe have experienced job losses during the pandemic. If you’re ready for a career change, now’s the time to take action. First, look back on your job history. List the things you like and dislike about every job you’ve had. If you’ve never had […]

Savings Day – “No-Spend Month”

Trying to catch up on your savings?  A no-spend month can build your savings. Sound impossible? Nah, you get to set the rules. The challenge requires thoughtful, disciplined spending. Ponder, “What purchases are controlling my life? What could I eliminate? What options do I have besides spending money?” Lauren Schwahn at the NerdWallet writes that […]