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Affluent Christian Investor | October 21, 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

October 13, 2017 |

How to Use a Credit Card… the Right Way

You may be surprised by this, but I carry a credit card. Many people ask my why I would endorse using a credit card because so many have been led to believe they’re evil and only lead to destruction.

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October 10, 2017 |

What Does the Bible Say About Retirement?

We like the idea of retirement. After all those years of working hard, progressing in our careers, and making sacrifices, we feel like retirement is when we’ve finally made it. We see it as a season to enjoy all the luxuries we’ve … Read More

October 4, 2017 |

7 Steps to Recover From a Disaster

Dear Chuck,

My sister’s home in Houston was seriously flooded during Hurricane Harvey. She and her family are fine, but in shock! They lost both cars, and his business is shut down until they can recover. What should they do … Read More

October 2, 2017 |

What to Do About The Equifax Breach?

Dear Chuck,

This Equifax security breach has me really concerned. What does it mean if I am among the millions who had their information stolen? What should I do to keep my identity safe?

Thanks,

Looking for the Facts

 

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September 19, 2017 |

7 Keys to Aligning Your Finances With God and Your Spouse

Arguments about money are by far the top predictor of divorce, says Sonya Britt, a professor at Kansas State University. “It’s not children, sex, in-laws, or anything else. It’s money—for both men and women.”

My wife and I just … Read More

September 18, 2017 |

7 Steps to Recover From a Crisis

In the wake of devastating natural disasters across the United States, we are reminded of the importance equipping individuals with accurate and timely information. From Hurricane Harvey, to the fires in the Northwest, to Hurricane Irma, we have experienced … Read More

August 22, 2017 |

11 Tips to Nail Your Next Interview

Looking for a new job?

Working as unto the Lord includes preparing for an interview. Viewing work as an opportunity to glorify Him should motivate us to prepare well for an interview in the hopes of being remembered at … Read More

August 18, 2017 |

The Most Important Thing Your Kids Will Need for the Workforce

How do you prepare your children for the workforce?

Beyond a good resume, respect for authority, and an outstanding work ethic, the most important thing a young adult needs when entering the workforce is a commitment to Jesus Christ.

If your … Read More

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 CreditCards.com 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

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