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Affluent Christian Investor | October 24, 2017

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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

March 18, 2016 |

Want to Live Longer and Healthier in Your Retirement Years?

In a recent study, published in the Washington Post, researchers looked at 848 people 50 or older living in Britain. Half were retiring, while the other half, of similar age and health, were not.

The study found that people with a good … Read More

March 17, 2016 |

What Does the Bible Have to Say About Socialism?

Dear Chuck,

When I consider all the wars fought to protect America and a way of life that provides opportunity for any person with a good idea, I’m shocked by the rise of Senator Bernie Saunders … Read More

March 10, 2016 |

Know Anyone Who Is a Shop-aholic? Wonder If You Can Do More to Help Than Hide The Credit Cards?

Each week, I have a financial advice column called “Ask Chuck” at the Christian Post, and I was intrigued recently when a reader asked me how best to help a friend get free from the bondage of impulse spending … Read More

March 7, 2016 |

Want to Reduce Your Dental Bills?

I got a great report from the dentist at my recent check up! The reason I celebrate this good news is that it has been very rare for me because I eat so much sugar.

The running joke with … Read More

March 3, 2016 |

I Have a Plan Better Than Playing the Lottery

So many Christians developed lottery fever that I want to propose a far better option to help you avoid falling into the trap of wasting $2 or more on worthless tickets.

Aesop wrote a fable about this principle called … Read More

March 2, 2016 |

As Culture Shifts on College Campuses, Be the Salt and Light

“In case you had any doubts that America’s college campuses are dominated by Godless communists, fresh statistical evidence is at hand.”

That quote is not mine. It is taken word for word from a recent article on a leading … Read More

March 1, 2016 |

Do You Need to Earn Extra Income? Consider Sales

If you need a way to earn extra money, you should consider a career in sales. You don’t have to be an extrovert or have a dominating personality to be successful, but you will need to work hard. Now, … Read More

February 26, 2016 |

There is a Correlation Between Your Credit Score and Your Intimate Relationships. Don’t Miss This One.

First, a CitiGroup Survey found that 78% of Americans say they prefer a partner that is good with money over one that is physically attractive. In another study that I read, a matchmaking website allows customers to post their credit … Read More

February 25, 2016 |

Do You Have a Biblical Financial Philosophy?

David prayed a beautiful prayer in  I Chronicles 29:11-12:

Everything in the heavens and earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as being in control of everything. Riches and honor come from you alone, and … Read More

February 24, 2016 |

Do You Suffer From Financial Stress?

According to Reeta Wolfsohn, founder of the Financial Therapy Network, worry and stress over money “contributes to headaches, stomach problems, ulcers, heart problems, high blood pressure, and other ailments.” Most of you who live with this stress will easily agree … Read More

February 23, 2016 |

Are You Rich Towards God?

Jesus told a number of parables of rich men. One was of a rich farmer who wanted bigger barns to store up for his retirement so he could “eat, drink and be merry.” He was rebuked because he was … Read More

February 22, 2016 |

Are You Ready to Make a Big Change in Your Finances? Here Is a Little Tip…

Many people set goals and struggle to keep them because they are trying to do it all themselves.

I refer you Solomon who long ago gave us this helpful advice in Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12

“Two are better than one, because … Read More

February 19, 2016 |

Want to Be a Better Investor?

In my weekly column at, I get lots of questions. Here is one I think many others are asking.

So far this year, the stock market seems very volatile. My husband and I have some stocks and … Read More

February 18, 2016 |

Should My Kids Work for Their Allowance?

Dear Chuck, 

So many financial experts offer differing opinions about whether parents should give their children an allowance and whether that allowance should be for chores or just something received without being tied to work. What … Read More

February 11, 2016 |

Today Here is a Practical Tip to Help You Get Unified With Your Spouse.

My wife and I are writing a book to help married couples get united as couples. It will help end the fighting, the arguments, the hurt and more importantly, the frustration of not making any progress towards your financial goals.

Read More

February 5, 2016 |

Are You Overlooking Possible Tax Deductions?

I found a helpful article by Intuit Corporation on the most commonly overlooked potential tax deductions. Did you know that recent numbers show that “more than 45 million of us itemized deductions on our 1040s—claiming $1.2 trillion dollars’ worth of … Read More

February 4, 2016 |

Are You Richer Than You Think?

I have been troubled by the attitudes I saw during the recent Powerball craze when the jackpot hit over $1 billion.  So many people decided to jump into the madness of buying a chance to get rich. At a … Read More

February 2, 2016 |

How Do I Survive the Next “Snowmageddon?”

Dear Chuck, 

My family and I were surprised by the scope of the blizzard that affected much of the country, including us, which makes me wonder if there are more things we should be doing to … Read More

February 1, 2016 |

Ever Been Tempted to Cheat on Your Tax Return?

From research compiled by the IRS, 15% of Americans admit to cheating on their tax return. Here are some of the top ways individuals have attempted to deceive the IRS.

  1. Claiming the first time home-buyer tax credit when the … Read More
January 29, 2016 |

Planner or Worrier? Which One Are You?

God’s word strongly recommends that we plan carefully and commit to completing what we choose to do, so that it will be a job well done.

In Luke 14: 28-31, Jesus says:

“Suppose one of you wants to build a … Read More

January 28, 2016 |

I Have a Simple but Powerful Budgeting Technique for You Today

If you are struggling to spend less than you earn, save money and achieve your financial goals, I want to give you an old-fashioned method that really works.

First, record all of your income and all of your expenses … Read More

January 27, 2016 |

As a Timid Investor, is it Safe for My Family to Put Money in the Stock Market?

Dear Chuck,

So far this year, the stock market seems very volatile. My husband and I have some stocks and certainly in most retirement accounts including ours, stocks play a role. I’ve been concerned about the … Read More

January 26, 2016 |

Are You a Big Craigslist User? I Have Some Tips to Protect You Today

I’m not that big of a fan or user of Craigslist. However, my two adult children use it all the time and love it. But what looks so free and easy has some serious dangers.

One couple in Georgia … Read More

January 22, 2016 |

Do You Have $500 in an Emergency Savings Account?

Did you answer Yes or No?  According to a recent survey by, 63% of Americans have no emergency savings. To be fair, this doesn’t ask what they may have in retirement or investment accounts. But it does mean that … Read More

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