As I climbed onto the elliptical machine this morning, my neighbor Sue was on the adjacent machine watching a financial news network. I couldn’t help but quip, “So what’s the good financial news?” We both had a good laugh, which is about all you can do when all you hear around you is “meltdown.”
I actually do have some good financial news to share with you. My hope is that it will make a difference in your life as it has in mine and my family’s. My husband is a builder, and right now he’s one of a shrinking minority in the Atlanta area: last year there were 2400, now there are 1200. Yikes. What made the difference? We follow a different financial philosophy than most families, businesses, and Americans. We took a financial management course years ago at our church, using the Crown Financial Ministries curriculum. It made a difference. We changed how we thought about money, how we prioritized, and how we taught our children about money.
Check out their site. It has some great tools, a radio show, and is chock full of articles to help during these rocky times. Crown helped us. If you’re looking for sound financial advice at a time when wisdom seems in short supply, try Crown. They have my highest recommendation.