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Affluent Investor | April 28, 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

February 8, 2017 |

Have You Already Blown Your New Year Budget? Don’t Give Up!

Allison Martin at reports that it’s the small expenses that add up to blow a budget and ruin a spending plan. There are several main culprits.

Food is one of the biggest expenditures in America. If you spend … Read More

February 7, 2017 |

How to Avoid Identity Theft

The number of people who reported being victims of identity theft in affidavits to the IRS has “fallen dramatically” this year, according to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

“Through the first nine months of this year, that number is down by … Read More

February 6, 2017 |

Cash-Strapped Colleges Turn to China for Students

According to a recent article at MarketWatch, when public colleges are strapped for cash, they go international.

The article reported that for every 10% drop in state funding provided to public universities between 1996 and 2012, public research campuses increased … Read More

February 3, 2017 |

Ten Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview

A recent article at listed 10 things you should never say in a job interview. Here goes.

How much does this job pay?

Typically, money is not discussed during the first interview. If, at the end of the session … Read More

February 2, 2017 |

Three Practical Steps to Get Out of Debt in 2017

For the average American, interest payments consume the largest chunks of their monthly paycheck. There is interest on credit card balances, student loans, store accounts, and mortgages.

Here are some ways to get started paying it off this year!

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February 1, 2017 |

How You Can Avoid Making Really Bad Decisions

In a recent article for Forbes, Chris Myers warns entrepreneurs to be careful about making big decisions when they are carrying a lot of stress. The acronym H.A.L.T., he explains, stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired.

He discovered that … Read More

January 31, 2017 |

Have You Started Saving $1,000 Yet?

My challenge to you is to escape the trap that nearly 70% of Americans are in: Living with less than $1,000 in savings! Here are a few more tips to find that $1,000 and put it away for future emergencies.

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January 30, 2017 |

Do You Strive for Excellence in Your Work?

I recently had some large trees removed by a company that claims Integrity as a core value. Their website reads, “At our company our community roots run deep. We live here. We work here. We raise our families here. … Read More

January 27, 2017 |

Tips to Help You Save $1k

Here are some places to cut expenses and put more money into savings!

  • Bring your Coffee. The average worker spends $20 a week buying coffee, adding up to $1,040 a year. If you even brought coffee from home half the … Read More
January 26, 2017 |

Spend Less by Spending Cash

Yahoo Finance recently reported that paying with cash helps you save and gives you more joy. Avni Sha, a professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough, studied the effect of paying with cash and says it does indeed make us … Read More

January 25, 2017 |

Let’s Pray For Our New President and Our Nation

Please join me in prayer for President Trump and the United States.

Lord on High,

We humbly come before You acknowledging that no authority exists except that which You have established. Job said, “You are the One who makes nations … Read More

January 24, 2017 |

Can You Save $1000?

I just read another story of person who has saved $150,000 at age 26 and wants to have enough money to retire by age 37. You want to know how he did that? He lived on less than he was … Read More

January 23, 2017 |

Ditch the Ultra-Hip Open Space Office

Travis Bradberry, in an article titled “7 Amazing Things Happen When You Spend Time Alone” at reported that privacy is necessary for maximizing productivity.

Research was conducted among 600 computer programmers from 92 companies.

Data revealed that productivity … Read More

January 20, 2017 |

Top Three Areas To Align Your Finances With the Bible

I have long believed that a credit score is a poor determination of your financial health. Here’s why: you can have a very high credit score and be on the path to bankruptcy. You can have a very high … Read More

January 19, 2017 |

States With Highest Credit Card Debt recently revealed the states where consumers accumulated the greatest revolving debt. Hopefully, you were not among those who woke up regretting the addition of thousands of dollars to your credit cards over the holidays (at a 30% interest rate … Read More

January 18, 2017 |

“Budget Hack” Works to Save Big Bucks

Dear Chuck,

I’ve seen that you really encourage people to save $1,000 that they don’t touch at all except for extreme emergencies, but seriously, I CAN’T DO IT!  I need some advice on where to cut because I’m so close … Read More

January 17, 2017 |

Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle

With medical expenses being the number one cause of financial hardships, it pays to work at staying healthy. Here are few simple tips/benefits for staying healthy:

  • Take advantage of free ways to exercise. YouTube sessions, walking, dancing, and stretching; … Read More
January 16, 2017 |

Fun, IQ-Boosting, Free Activities To Do With Your Kids

Our lives are so busy that by the time everyone arrives home in the evening, we may be tempted to “veg” out. But did you know that reading aloud is one of the best things you can do with … Read More

January 13, 2017 |

You Are Not What is Printed on Your Business Card

Identity confusion is a major problem in our culture. Your identity in God’s Kingdom is not printed on a business card, it is not related to your income or lack of income, it is not derived from your education … Read More

January 11, 2017 |

Do You Have the Heart of a Steward?

David wrote in Psalm 62:10, “If riches increase, set not your heart on them.” He was warning us of the risk that increased wealth brings to our love for God. A friend of mine likes to paraphrase the verse … Read More

January 10, 2017 |

What Happened When I was Hired, But Not Fully Qualified

Years ago, I was between jobs and not sure where to turn. I began praying and asking God to open doors for me through my network of friends. In just a few days a friend referred me to a … Read More

January 9, 2017 |

Success in Man’s Economy vs. Success in God’s Economy

I have seen many times that a man or woman can be a stellar success in Man’s economy and an absolute failure in God’s economy. Let me explain.

Material success is far too often viewed as God’s endorsement of … Read More

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

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