Focus on the Family Joins Forces with Crown Financial Ministries and Finicity to Help Christians Live Debt Free

Colorado Springs, Colo. –  Focus has banded together with two Christian organizations, Crown Financial Ministries and Finicity, to bring a message of freedom and hope to millions of families trapped in cycles of financial disorder.

Primarily, the groups will make Crown Mvelopes® and Crown MoneyLife® Coaching available nationwide through a variety of ways, including iPhone and Android apps as well as live chat support. These e-formats will help today’s families, who so often handle their finances through paperless methods, to implement the proven principles of envelope budgeting and receive personal coaching for budgeting and debt elimination.

“At Focus we hear from countless families who are struggling with significant personal debt and difficulty living within their means – the numbers of those looking for help has especially increased during these trying economic times,” says Rich Bennett, Vice President of Ministry Strategy at Focus on the Family. “The financial piece impacts their marriages, their ability to effectively parent, their spiritual, mental and emotional health, and even the quality of their lives.”

“To that end, we are excited to partner with these trusted organizations to bring proven, effective solutions to assist with these pervasive family problems.”

Crown Mvelopes is the most complete system available for applying the principles of envelope budgeting to personal finances by helping users create spending and saving envelopes, link financial institution accounts, pay bills electronically and use the Debt Center to help manage and pay down debt.

Crown MoneyLife Coaching combines envelope budgeting, the debt roll-down method of debt elimination and powerful one-on-one coaching. Using Crown Mvelopes as the online finance management system, participants’ efforts are facilitated, resulting in successful, debt-free living.

“Over the last six years, we have worked closely with Crown Financial Ministries to provide a cobranded version of Mvelopes and our popular one-on-one coaching solution,” said Steven B. Smith, President and CEO of Finicity. “We are excited to extend this relationship to Focus on the Family as we continue our mission to help families nationwide become debt free and live a life of financial freedom.”

For more information on Crown Mvelopes, Crown MoneyLife Coaching and Focus on the Family, visit www.FocusOnTheFamily.com/finances or call 1 (800) A-FAMILY.

For interview opportunities, please contact Carrie Kintz at 719-531-3312 or at carrie.kintz@fotf.org

About Crown Financial Ministries 
Crown Financial Ministries®, founded in 1976, is an interdenominational ministry dedicated to equipping people around the world to learn, apply and teach biblical financial principles. Crown has taught or equipped more than 50 million people in over 80 nations with the life-transforming message of faithfully living by God's financial principles in every area of their lives. The ministry is located in the United States, Canada, Latin America, South America and Africa, and is expanding into Europe, India, Asia and Australia. Crown Financial Ministries is online at www.Crown.org.

About Finicity 
Finicity Corporation was founded in 1999 and is a leading Internet and mobile software services company specializing in personal financial productivity applications. Mvelopes, first released in 2002, is the leading personal envelope budgeting solution available today. Honors include: PC World 2006 World Class Award; Named one of “The 100 Best Products of Year” by PC World’s editors; and Named one of “The 4 Best Money Managers” by Success Magazine. Envelope budgeting principles are used by millions of people throughout the world. Finicity is online at www.Mvelopes.com.

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