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Affluent Christian Investor | August 23, 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

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

June 13, 2017 |

4 Things to Consider When Finding Your Dream Job

Are you looking for your dream job?

Dr. Ben Carson says, “Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.”

A career is a good fit when your skills, interests, and personality find alignment.

But … Read More

June 12, 2017 |

What Employers Really Look For

If you’re in the job market, do you know what employers really want?

An interview is often the deciding factor for employers. In fact, once a person lands a job interview, they need to know what employers are really … Read More

June 8, 2017 |

Americans Waste Billions on Premium Gasoline

Did you know Americans waste billions of dollars each year thinking they will improve fuel economy?

The AAA Premium Fuel Omnibus Survey estimates that 2.1 billion dollars are wasted each year by drivers buying premium gas for cars designed … Read More

June 7, 2017 |

Collecting Debts From Friends

Dear Chuck,

About 9 years ago I loaned an acquaintance I met at church a substantial amount of money, with documents signed to ensure repayment. The time for repayment has come and gone. This person has since moved out … Read More

June 6, 2017 |

Avoiding Student Debt By Knowing God’s Plan For You

I have four sons who have all attended, or are attending, college. Higher education is expensive!!

College may not be for everyone. But unfortunately, most Americans have taken on debt to pay for school and you may be one of … Read More

May 25, 2017 |

How Plants Boost Focus and Productivity

You may not have access to a garden at your office, but did you know that a plant at your desk can impact the quality of your work?

Articles at Earth911.com and GoodEarthPlants.com reveal why.

Scientists report that certain plants … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

Writing the Best Resume

Do you dread writing or updating your resume?

Most professional positions require applicants to submit a resume along with a cover letter. It must clearly communicate the value you offer a future employer and in a competitive market, and … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

College is the Wrong Place to Figure Out Your Calling

A degree is simply the springboard of steps toward a career that ultimately glorifies God.

Settling into a career  is often a journey, not the direct result of a particular major. One job leads to another and God opens doors.

Bob … Read More

May 19, 2017 |

The Secret to a Happy Retirement

If you aren’t already there, you will someday face retirement. Want to know a secret shared by the happiest retirees?

Author Wes Moss, at TheBalance.com documents the results he found among retirees. When their mortgages are paid off, their … Read More

May 18, 2017 |

Lessons from Millennials on Buying vs. Leasing Cars

Dear Chuck,

I’m in the market for a car, and I’m trying to decide between owning and leasing. I’m just out of college and want to keep my obligations low, and I’ve heard that leasing can be really cost … Read More

May 17, 2017 |

How Important Is Your College Degree?

A degree is simply the springboard of steps toward a career that ultimately glorifies God.

Settling into a career  is often a journey, not the direct result of a particular major. One job leads to another and God opens … Read More

May 16, 2017 |

How to Resist the Temptations of Affluence

Paul taught Timothy that those who want to get rich fall into temptation and snares.

Paul knew the heart of man.

Like the world, Christians rationalize indulgence. Our affluence has distorted our priorities and we compromise truth in the deception … Read More

May 15, 2017 |

To Love Your Job, You Might Need to Change Jobs

The ancient philosopher Aristotle said “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

When we enjoy our work we tend do it better than the one who does not. Great satisfaction is found when our gifts and talents are … Read More

May 12, 2017 |

How to Overcome Financial Despair

Are you feeling defeated or overwhelmed by your financial circumstances? Then maybe you need to look up and give thanks.

Paul told the Thessalonians to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of … Read More

May 10, 2017 |

What the Rise of Phone Insurance Reveals About American Culture

It’s been said, that today, if our phones fall down, we panic. If our friend falls down, we laugh.

If you’ve ever dropped your cell phone, then perhaps you can identify with that panic feeling!

Assurant is one of … Read More

May 9, 2017 |

5 Financial Tips for Newlyweds

My wife, Ann, and I got married at Christmas our senior year in college. This year we will celebrate 39 years of marraige! Unfortunately, it took us 21 years before we were on the same page financially.

A Crown Study … Read More

May 1, 2017 |

Why You Should Keep Your Car Tank Half Full… All the Time

Alan Marcus, in an article at CostULessDirect.com, recommends keeping your tank at least half full at all times.

First of all, he says, if there’s ever a disaster in your area, the need to evacuate quickly, a pipeline break, … Read More

April 27, 2017 |

The Biblical Truth About Retirement

Retirement provision is something that confuses many Christians.The “rules” about retirement have changed over the years and many Americans are realizing they didn’t save enough to maintain the lifestyle they pictured.

Almost a quarter of all retirees are worried … Read More

April 25, 2017 |

What is Your Most Precious Possession? Would You Be Willing to Give it Away?

Three books of the Gospel record an event that demonstrated such love and sacrifice, that Judas, the disciple in charge of the moneybag, questioned the action.

Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, broke an alabaster jar of nard, poured … Read More

April 21, 2017 |

7 Ways to Save on Baby Costs

There are some alarming statistics about how much it costs to raise a child from birth to adulthood. Most of these numbers land somewhere in the $235,000 range, but that can be somewhat misleading.

Nevertheless, ask any parent if … Read More

April 19, 2017 |

The Biggest Financial Regrets of Americans… And How To Avoid Them

Catey Hill at Marketwatch.com recently reported, “Many Americans are filled with regrets – financial regrets.” In fact, 3 out of 4 harbor regrets, according to a recent survey by Bankrate.com.

Sadly, the biggest regret is not saving enough for … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

Mike Pence’s Money-Saving Marriage Tip

Dear Chuck,

Recently, Vice President Mike Pence has come under fire after a Washington Post profile of his wife Karen reported that the Vice President does not go out to dinner alone with any women, other than his wife, and … Read More

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