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Affluent Investor | July 22, 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

November 6, 2015 |

Beware of Becoming a Financial Pharisee…

In Matthew 23: 23 – 26, Jesus said,

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the … Read More

November 3, 2015 |

Have You Heard About China’s Creepy New Citizenship Score?

According to an article in the Weekly Standard, China’s Communist government is rolling out a plan to assign everyone in the country “citizenship scores.” The ACLU reported that, “China appears to be leveraging all the tools of the information age—electronic … Read More

November 2, 2015 |

Today, the 6 Basic Financial Moves Everyone Needs to Make

I am often asked to share basic financial moves.  Here are my top six:

First, make giving to the Lord’s work your top financial priority. The Bible calls us to honor the Lord with the first fruits of … Read More

October 30, 2015 |

I Never Purchase Extended Warranties

I was with a friend from church who was buying some musical equipment for his children. When he got to the place where the cashier made the pitch for the extended warranty plans he said, “Hold on a minute, I … Read More

October 29, 2015 |

What St. Francis Said About Excellence in Your Work

“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

Paul said in Colossians … Read More

October 28, 2015 |

What Percentage of Your Income Should You Save?

Americans are currently saving an average of 4% of their annual income.  This is the lowest savings rate for any country in the developed world.  At a seminar I just completed, a participant asked me, “Well then, what is … Read More

October 27, 2015 |

Are You Paying to Have a Checking Account?

According to the percentage of banks offering free checking with no strings attached fell to 37% in 2015.

A total of 95% of the noninterest-bearing accounts Bankrate surveyed were either free or waive monthly maintenance fees for account holders … Read More

October 23, 2015 |

Six Best Practices For Good Stewards

The Bible makes it clear that the standard for good stewardship is that we are to be both faithful and disciplined.  Here is my list of best practices for good stewards.

  1. Be faithful by honoring God with the first … Read More
October 20, 2015 |

Credit Cards Are Not Evil!

This may surprise you but I carry a credit card, never fail to pay off my balance at the end of the month or pay late fees. For that, Ann and I take advantage of the convenience the card … Read More

October 15, 2015 |

Are You Hedged Against Economic Uncertainties?

While we don’t know the future, it is wise to remain prepared against uncertainties. For instance, you don’t know how long you will be able to stay healthy or if you will experience a job loss.

Further, you should … Read More

October 14, 2015 |

So What Happened With All That Shemitah Stuff?

Many are asking if we dodged an economic collapse that Rabbi Jonathan Cahn warned us about in his NY Times best selling book, The Shemitah.  It is true that the Shemitah occurred in September, 2015.  If you are like me, … Read More

October 13, 2015 |

Apples or Apple, Inc. Which is a Better Investment?

A friend recently sent me an article where the author gave this challenge – What is a better investment, planting an Apple orchard or buying Apple stock?

According to the author, “If you had bought Apple stock at its … Read More

October 12, 2015 |

Watch Out for Fake Uber Drivers!

Uber is a wildly popular new business built upon the idea that catching a ride in a clean car should be quicker, easier and less expensive than hailing a dirty cab.  With the touch of a finger, your smart phone … Read More

October 8, 2015 |

Today, Let’s Look at the Math in the Parable of the Talents

A universal desire of a Christian is to hear those wonderful words of affirmation, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Master.” This well known and highly coveted reward is found in Matthew 25 … Read More

October 5, 2015 |

Are You Tired of Living on the Financial Edge?

I once heard poverty described as living on the edge of a financial cliff not knowing from day to day if you will fall over it and be destroyed. This fear and uncertainty can grip the  heart of anyone who … Read More

October 1, 2015 |

To Work or Receive Welfare? That is the question…

I came across a fascinating article called When Work is Punished: The Tragedy of America’s Welfare State.  Essentially, here is what I learned.

“Gary Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pointed out that ‘the single mom (on … Read More

September 25, 2015 |

Should We As Believers Sue a Non-Christian?

We know that we are not to sue fellow brothers and sisters in the body of Christ, but what about non-Christians?

The Bible is not quite as specific, but just because God didn’t make it a “thou shalt not”, … Read More

September 24, 2015 |

America Has 5% of World’s People and 80% of the World’s Lawyers

America is home to 80% of the lawyers in the world who handle 15 million civil lawsuits that are filed each year! Doctors now live as targets of endless lawsuits for malpractice and frivolous suits are filed for outrageous … Read More

September 22, 2015 |

Every Hill Made Low: How a Great Christian Engineer Invented Earth-Moving Machinery

It is simple to say or think to yourself, “Sure, I put God first.” But let me ask this: Is He the first thing on your mind in the morning and the last thing on your mind at night?

What … Read More

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