Crown Financial Ministries

Crown Financial Ministries

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  • Why do families experience more problems during economic downturns?

    The truth is… they don’t. They simply suffer more symptoms. With rare exception, the problems they experience began years earlier, perhaps even in childhood. Many of the symptoms we see today such as business failures, bankruptcies, divorce, multi-job families, etc. stem from ignoring God’s Word. Parents who fail to instill basic values in their children, or model a life of mishan...

  • I have a great stewardship story for you

    I recently read a heartwarming story of a group of ladies who collect garbage bags, doggie bags or extra lunch bags. They repurpose them by weaving them into mats for homeless people to sleep on. And they've already sent a bunch down to families in Louisiana who lost their homes in recent flooding. They call themselves the Bag Ladies. Patty Arnold says they met as a group for th...

  • Let’s talk about your net worth as you approach retirement

    About 86% of Americans have a positive net worth. The US Census Bureau reports that the average American under age 35 is worth about $6,500 including their home equity. This grows to $85,000 for those between age 45-54 and peaks at about $195,000 for those aged 65-69. But here is a very important point. From age 70 on, the average net worth begins to decrease.  If you exclude home...

  • Tips not to Trip over your Tongue at Work

    Originially posted on the Christian Post on September 23. To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity. Dear Chuck,  I’m trying to fit in to a new workplace, and I’m on the outside of a lot of the conversations and office gossip. I want to join in, ...

  • Are you growing in generosity?

    The average American gives $150/month to charitable causes. That equates to 3% of their take home pay.  If the Christians earning this same total income were to actually tithe, giving would increase to $575/month.  When it comes to giving a number of verses are very motivating for me: One is Proverbs 3:9.  In the New Living Translation it says, “Honor the LORD with your wealth and...

Crown Financial Ministries

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  • Ever heard of a family bank?

    My friend, David McAlvany, writes in his new book, The Intentional Legacy,  “The secret to preserving family wealth over the generations is the soft structure. Well planned and executed soft structures are systems designed to build family identity and loyalty, while blessing heirs, including those yet to be born.”  David points out that the concept of a family bank is one outgrowth ...

  • When was the last time you rewarded yourself for making financial progress?

    Now the Lord clearly understands we are all motivated by rewards.  In fact, the entire Christian life holds out the promise of the reward of eternal life. Further, in Matthew 6, He promises to reward us openly for praying in secret, giving in secret and fasting in secret.  So we should use our natural desire for rewards to set up a system where we establish a personal perk that is a...

  • Do you think God can do anything?

    If you are facing a challenging financial time right now, the best place to turn for help is to God and trust that He can do anything. Here is why.  Do you remember the problem Jacob had when he went to stay with his Uncle Laban? He had to work as an unpaid shepherd for fourteen years before he was given permission to marry Rachel. (You don’t have it as bad as your thought, do you...

  • Interview the Interviewer for your Dream Job

    Originially posted on the Christian Post on September 16. To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity. Dear Chuck,  With great jobs so scarce, I get nervous going into an interview. I’m not sure how to prepare or what to say to stand out from the c...

  • Would you like to be financially free? Today, I will tell you how that is possible.

    To be financially free requires two character qualities. The first is learning to be faithful and the other is learning to be disciplined.  Luke 16:10-11 teaches us that God expects us to be faithful in small matters if we are to be trusted with bigger matters. In other words, trust or trustworthiness is the currency that God deals in. He wants to find those whose hearts are guide...

Crown Financial Ministries

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  • Today, my list of the five things I don’t think you should use debt to purchase…

    We live in a culture where debt is assumed to be essential for everything. The Bible tells us that the borrower is a slave to the lender so we should be vigilant in our efforts to avoid becoming financial slaves.  Here are the things I would not use debt to purchase: A car. Financing something that immediately depreciates in value is a bad idea because of the risk of owing mor...

  • I hate scams, especially this one!

    Now this one has not happened to anyone in our family, but since I have a son in college, I was glad to learn about it so we can have our guard up.  According to John Wasik who writes a blog for Forbes on financial scams, “This latest scam has crooks calling families or students to warn them about paying a ‘federal student tax.’” Now, to be clear…there is no such thing and nobod...

  • Are you average when it comes to earning and managing your money?

    In 2015, the average American household earned a little more than $69,000 total income leaving about $60,000 after taxes, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. From that, consumers spend nearly $56,000 of their take home pay and they saved the rest, or about $4,000 which amounts to an average of 6% of their net income.  When it comes to our biggest expenses of housing and...

  • How to Lose a Car and not your Credit Rating

    Originally posted at Christian Post September 9, 2016. To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity. Dear Chuck,  What are the rules when a bank repossesses your car? Do you still have to pay them what you owe and can they garnish your wages for pay...

  • Are you taking care of your health?

    If you want to be a good steward of your money it is often directly tied to being a good steward of your physical body.  The top reason say they file for bankruptcy is due to medical costs. “A recent Harvard University study showed that medical expenses account for approximately 62% of personal bankruptcies in the US. Interestingly, the study also showed that 72% of those who file...

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