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Affluent Christian Investor | August 18, 2017

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AboutChuck Bentley, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

Chuck Bentley

Chuck Bentley

Chuck Bentley is CEO of Crown, a non-profit business and personal finance policy and educational organization, and author of “The S.A.L.T. Plan. How to Prepare for an Economic Crisis of Biblical Proportions” and “Root of Riches, What if everything you think about money is wrong?”

Posts By Chuck Bentley

August 14, 2017 |

5 Ways to Like Your Job More

Are you satisfied in your job?

Many people lack contentment at their place of work. Other than major problems, it’s possible they’re focusing on what the job does not offer rather than the good it gives.

I’ve got 5 tips from Joseph Rhea … Read More

August 9, 2017 |

When Getting Fired is a “God” Thing

Could being laid off from your job actually be….a good thing? And maybe even a God thing?

As difficult as losing your job is, a layoff could be God’s method of launching you into a better position. The key … Read More

August 8, 2017 |

5 Steps To Quit Worrying About Money

Worrying about money is an epidemic. But worrying changes nothing. In fact, it is sin.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 6 not to worry about anything.

But Americans are REALLY stressed over their bank accounts! In fact,a new study from reveals that … Read More

August 7, 2017 |

How to Prepare to Get the Right Internship

One of the best ways for students to gain skills, experience, and a network of professionals is to take on an internship. Now, not all of these are paid, but even if there is not compensation, the experience and connections … Read More

August 1, 2017 |

Learning From Failure

Have you ever failed? I mean, really failed?

You know, that sickening feeling when you realize you’ve missed the mark, made a huge mistake, or gone just a little too far? No wonder it’s one of our greatest fears.

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July 27, 2017 |

Biblical Advice: 9 Things You Shouldn’t Say at Work

Dear Chuck,

I’m new to my job and learning to navigate the office politics. I get that you can’t talk to a boss disrespectfully, but I can see that there is a lot more to getting along at work … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

Building a Reputation that Lasts

Are you full of good intentions but never make headway? Henry Ford said, “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

Our careers are highly dependent on the reputations we build…and our reputations are established by our priorities. … Read More

July 21, 2017 |

Working With Your Spouse in a Family Business

The late Larry Burkett, Crown’s founder, believed that an excellent wife, as described in Proverbs 31, should be her husband’s primary earthly counselor. The same is true for a husband – as the spiritual leader, he should be the … Read More

July 20, 2017 |

How Pride Wrecks Your Finances

In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis said, “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest.”

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July 19, 2017 |

3 Steps to Banish Fear

Many people struggle with fear, especially when it comes to their finances. Attitudes of fear and anxiety over our money, relationships, and circumstances can be a sign of bondage.

Faith is the opposite of fear. Hebrews 11 defines faith as … Read More

July 18, 2017 |

4 Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

Dear Chuck,

My wife and I have a 401(k) savings plan, and we are thinking of pulling out some of the money for home improvements. Our house is one of our major life investments, but do you think that is … Read More

July 14, 2017 |

How to Become a Cheerful Giver

Randy Alcorn says, “Gaze upon Christ long enough, and you’ll become more of a giver. Give long enough, and you’ll become more like Christ.”

God’s Word describes the tithe as a testimony to God’s ownership. Our tithe is the seed we … Read More

July 13, 2017 |

7 Ways to Become More Content

Charles Spurgeon said, “If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.”

Contentment is an attitude of knowing God’s plan for your lifehaving the conviction to live it, and believing that God’s peace … Read More

July 12, 2017 |

The Spiritual Roots of Resume Fraud

Canadian businessman and politician, Stanley J. Randall, said, “The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.”

Have you ever been tempted to exaggerate your credentials when completing a job application or … Read More

July 11, 2017 |

Lessons From My Dad on Hard Work

My father taught me the value of hard work. He set me up in the parakeet business when I was just 15 years old. At one point I averaged 1,000 birds per month that I sold to pet stores.

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July 10, 2017 |

5 Lessons to Raise Money-Genius Kids

Dear Chuck,

I was raised in a home in which my parents talked very little about money, and my husband’s family didn’t say much about it either. For our parents, money was a private matter. I feel like that … Read More

July 7, 2017 |

The Secret to a Fulfilling Life

“How do you spell ‘love’?” asked Piglet. “You don’t spell it….you feel it.” answered Pooh

Pooh knew what he was talking about! But, it took Harvard 75 years to prove it.

Melanie Curtin at recently reported on the secret … Read More

July 3, 2017 |

5 Things You Should Spend Money on to Save

Dear Chuck,

I’ve been following Crown Financial Ministries for years and appreciate your advice on avoiding debt and putting God first through tithing, but is there ever a time when you SHOULD spend money?

Just Curious


Dear Curious,

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June 29, 2017 |

Hate Your Job? Here’s 4 Biblical Solutions

Unfortunately, most people don’t love their jobs. We tend to live for the weekends and just try to get by Monday – Friday. It makes me so sad to know that most of our country dreads getting out of … Read More

June 26, 2017 |

Debt-Free Degree

It’s been said student debt is a product that has been sold to us with such repetition and intensity that most people believe they can’t live without.

My 19 year-old son attends community college, drives a 15 year old … Read More

June 23, 2017 |

8 Indicators You Should Work From Home

Do you dream of working from home?

l Corporation has a company statement that reads, “Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere, to anyone in the world, from almost any device. This is dramatically changing the way people … Read More

June 19, 2017 |

Why You Should Read

Martin Luther once said, “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” Eric Metaxas adds, “If you want to change your world, pick up a book and read.”

Warren Buffet attributes his success to … Read More

June 16, 2017 |

The Prosperity Gospel and the Poverty Gospel Are Both Wrong

Dear Chuck,

I find the conflicting messages among well known preachers and financial experts confusing when it comes to whether I should expect to do well financially if I am in God’s will and following His plan. You turn on … Read More

June 15, 2017 |

2 Steps To Quit Worrying About Money

Worrying about money is an epidemic. But worrying changes nothing. In fact, it is sin.

Jesus tells us In Matthew 6 not to worry about anything.

But Americans are REALLY stressed over their bank accounts! In fact, a new study … Read More

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