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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

January 5, 2017 |

Good Advice On Planning For Retirement

Are you thinking about and planning your retirement?

My guest today is David McAlvany, President of McAlvany Wealth Advisors and author of his newest book, The Intentional Legacy.

David, what is the single-most important tip you would give a … Read More

January 4, 2017 |

Four Reasons We Need to Read This Coming Year

How about you? Are you aware of the importance of reading?

Tim Challies reveals that “if you do not read, you deny yourself a great way to learn who God is and how he acts in this world.” Tim gives four … Read More

January 3, 2017 |

How to Make Christ-Honoring Financial Choices This Year

We are inundated with financial advice. The list of sources for the latest and greatest on how to make and manage money is all around us.  The vast majority of what I read can be condensed to this formula – … Read More

January 2, 2017 |

Five Ways to Make Sure You Keep Your New Years Resolutions

Dear Chuck,

I’m closing out my year, thinking of goals for 2017. Do you think it’s a biblical idea to make resolutions? And if so, do you have any advice on how to make resolutions that I can actually … Read More

December 30, 2016 |

How to Set SMART Resolutions This New Year

New Year’s Day is traditionally when people set new goals for themselves. But, did you ever think about the fact that the first day of a new year could be one where new habits are formed or bad ones … Read More

December 29, 2016 |

Shopping and Your Emotions

According to Heather Gilmore, a writer for The Dollar Stretcher.com, “emotions can lead to the desire to shop or, on the other hand, shopping can lead to emotions. Shopping can be prompted by sadness, grief, loss, insecurity, guilt, and excitement.”

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December 28, 2016 |

Three Reasons Why The Holidays Are a Good Time to Sell a Home

Recently I shared some good reasons to buy a home at year end. Today, I want to share why it is good to list your home for sale during November and December.

Three years ago, we sold our home … Read More

December 26, 2016 |

How Important is it to Make Charitable Gifts Before Year End?

Dear Chuck,

My mail and email are full of requests for end-of-year donations, and there are so many good causes. But it’s hard to balance how to give at a time of year when I’m shopping for so many. How … Read More

December 23, 2016 |

A ‘Rush’ From Shopping: How to Break That Addiction

All of us have probably purchased something we didn’t need. But, do you know why? Lauren Greutman, gives reasons in an article she wrote for the Huffington Post. Here are a few she discovered, with my solutions to the problem.

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December 22, 2016 |

6 Tips to Avoid Holiday Overspending

Christmas shopping can be the most expensive and stressful shopping experience of the entire year year. Many stores count on last minute, frantic shoppers to overspend out of desperation.Crown Financial Ministries has compiled a list of these Christmas Budget Busters … Read More

December 19, 2016 |

Thou Shalt Not Steal… Music Included!

Dear Chuck,

I’ve been trying to talk to my children about Christian values and ethics. In the Bible, Jesus always brings simple truth into complicated situations, and I am trying to teach my kids to do the same. My … Read More

December 16, 2016 |

Thinking About Buying a Home? You May Not Want to Wait Until Next Year

You may think December is too busy to consider house hunting, but expert Robyn Woodman at Trulia.com explains that lower buyer competition, motivated sellers, and year-end tax benefits are good reasons to make a purchase now.

If you are … Read More

December 15, 2016 |

I Think Gift Cards Are a Bad Idea For a Christmas Present

Here are my top four reasons I don’t think unrequested gift cards are a good idea:

#1 – Ever wonder why you see racks of gift cards at every grocery store and retail store?  Studies show that between 20 to … Read More

December 12, 2016 |

Are You Confused by Retirement Accounts and Investments?

Christine wrote me with this question:

I have worked several different jobs. I have retirement money affiliated with each employer. I am considering consolidating to one new account, but I am confused on who to invest with and what … Read More

December 9, 2016 |

Want to Celebrate Christmas Without Blowing Your Hard-earned Savings?

First of all, protect yourself from advertising overload. Companies know how to play on our emotions to get us to purchase their products. Rather, pray for legacy-building ideas that don’t require money. Intentionally plan a stress-free holiday that allows you … Read More

December 8, 2016 |

I Have Four Principles to Follow if You Have to Borrow Money

Borrowing is not prohibited scripturally, but neither is it encouraged. It is always presented as a negative with many warnings about its danger and misuse. Here are fundamental Biblical principles related to borrowing.

Avoid Borrowing Unless Absolutely Necessary:  Borrowing … Read More

December 7, 2016 |

The Single Most Important Tip About Money For A Young Person

Do you need a tip for managing your money wisely from a young age?

My guest today is David McAlvany, President of McAlvany Wealth Advisors and author of his newest book, The Intentional Legacy.

David, what is the single-most important … Read More

December 6, 2016 |

Are Giving and Saving in Conflict?

I did some checking online looking for a study on this dilemma many Christians face. So far, I have not found any solid research on the subject! Most articles talk only about increasing your savings, not your giving. The Bible … Read More

December 5, 2016 |

Is It The Credit That is Preventing You From Becoming Financially Free?

Many cannot imagine living in the modern world of electronic commerce without the use of a credit card. Because of that, I see couples that basically manage their entire budget around keeping their credit card balances paid down enough … Read More

December 2, 2016 |

Survey Says Affluent Are Most Worried About Money

According to a new Bankrate.com survey, “People who earn more than $75,000 have a greater fear that they’ll run out of money in retirement. Overall, 23% of survey respondents say their top worry is that their savings will run out, … Read More

December 1, 2016 |

Top 12 Christmas Season Scams

Unfortunately, this wonderful time of year is when scammers attempt to prey on shoppers.

The Better Business Bureau publishes a list of the Top 12 Scams of Christmas. Here are a few to keep in mind.

Fake charities: The … Read More

November 28, 2016 |

Do You Really Have a Desire to be Rich?

Many people live with a hidden dream to become rich. It is a hope or desire that one day all your financial problems will be solved with loads and loads of money. But that is not true.

Remember when … Read More

November 25, 2016 |

Have You Unknowingly Put Your Trust in Money?

I think we all know that we should not love money.

Read 1 Timothy 6:9,10:

“Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and … Read More

November 24, 2016 |

10 Ways To Avoid Overspending On Black Friday

According to the Balance, 133.7 million Americans went shopping on Black Friday weekend in 2014 and spent a total of $50.9 billion. Stores count on bringing in at least 30% of their annual sales just between Thanksgiving and Christmas, making … Read More

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