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

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

Credit Card – Avoiding the Debt Trap this Holiday Season

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Gift Giving on Credit Staying out of debt can be almost as difficult as paying it off especially when our emotions take over. After all, buying gifts for our loved ones during the holiday season is a very emotional purchase. Preparing for gifting should begin way before the holiday season. In a survey conducted by The American Research Group, Inc., … 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

Credit Cards: Considering Credit History

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Considering Your Credit  Do you have credit card accounts that you don’t use? Are you thinking about closing these unused accounts to clean off the slate? Read this article to learn more about the effects of closed accounts on your credit history. A Fair Isaac representative reported that closing accounts does not directly hurt one’s credit score, regardless of whether … Read More

Financial Planning: A Dose of Truth and Grace

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Planning for a Financial Planner So you’re considering a financial plan! Perhaps your finances have told you that you need one. Planning with purpose for your financial future is a noble task. Sure many good things come to us in unexpected surprises, but planning for a good future, especially when it comes to finances, is a wise strategy indeed! You’re … Read More

Payday Loans: Borrower Beware

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Considering Payday Loans Strapped for cash? Thinking of getting a payday loan? Think again!  It may be tempting to get a payday advance to hold you over for a week or two until your next paycheck. What could be the harm? The industry claims they’re providing needed credit to consumers who aren’t able to qualify for conventional loans. The industry … Read More