Ask Chuck: Is Low Price Better Than High Quality?

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By: Chuck Bentley, Crown Financial Ministries Dear Chuck, I like nice, quality things. My husband prefers lower prices. My perspective is that buying quality is better in the long run. Is there a right or wrong way to look at it? We are stuck on which refrigerator to buy to replace the old one we have now. Needing A Compromise … Read More

10 Back-To-School Shopping Tips that Save Money

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To your kids, shopping for new clothes, gear, and school supplies may be the only good thing about going back to school, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune every year. Here are 10 great ideas for how to get everything they need and save a few bucks doing it. Hold off buying trendier gear Kids may … Read More

Use the Start of the School Year to Set the Stage for Your Child’s Financial Success

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By: Brittany Frost Where did the summer go? As the school year rapidly approaches, children are preparing for the academic and social journey of the next grade level while parents are bracing their financial situation for the costs of continuing education. Parents can take this golden opportunity to go above and beyond just shopping for school supplies at Wal-Mart and, … Read More

Thoughtful Money-Saving Ways to Celebrate Dad

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Showing Dad you love him doesn’t have to mean sending him on an expensive golf vacation or buying him a new camera. The special day should be all about connecting with him, and there’s no better way to do so than by spending some quality time together. Here, we’ve rounded up meaningful activities you can do no matter where you … Read More

Stop Her Before She Shops Again

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Originally posted at Christian Post February 5, 2016. Dear Chuck, I have a friend who is a non-believer and an impulse buyer, especially on-line. If I suggest to her that she cut up all her credit cards, I’m concerned that such a plan leaves her without a tool that she will sometimes need. But my fear is that she will … Read More

Managing Your Student Loans Wisely: A Great and Unique Gift for Mother’s Day

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By: Brittany Frost What greater gift is there than the joy of seeing your child become financially responsible and independent throughout and after their college years? If you are looking for a unique and great gift to give your mother on May 8th for Mother’s Day this year, consider the gift of managing your student loans wisely. Instead of spending … Read More

Ditching Debt in the New Year

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skTo learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here.       I have an idea that could kill two birds with one proverbial stone — this year get your taxes organized as quickly as possible so that you can file in January and put that money to work for you. The … Read More

14 Money-Saving Valentine’s Day Ideas!

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Debt Free Valentine’s Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day without going into debt? Think fun. Some of the best gifts involve sharing time, along with a little thoughtfulness. And the memories last far longer than a dozen roses or a box of chocolates. Here are 14 ways to express your love on the 14th — or any other day for that … Read More

Your Spending Habits and Your Holiday Spirit

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The Average American’s Holiday Spending Habits Already thinking about everything you have to do for the holiday season? Does the thought of holiday preparation stress you out? According to the National Retail Federation, it was estimated that the average American spent $77.52 on candy, costumes and decorations for Halloween in 2014. According to a CNBC report, the average American planned … Read More

Fall Money Saving Tips

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Cutting Costs at Home There are many ways you can save money and have fun doing it this holiday season. Falling leaves and decomposing Jack-o-Lanterns are the perfect way to start a compost pile this fall. Starting now means you’ll be one step ahead when spring arrives. Make sure your roof is free of holes, destruction and critters; if it … Read More