Chuck Bentley

Chuck Bentley

CP Guest Contributor

Chuck Bentley is CEO of Crown Financial Ministries, a global Christian ministry, founded by the late Larry Burkett. He is the host of a daily radio broadcast, My MoneyLife, featured on more than 1,000 Christian Music and Talk stations in the U.S., and author of his most recent book, Seven Gray Swans: Trends that Threaten Our Financial Future. Be sure to follow Crown on Facebook.

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  • Ask Chuck: Overcoming financial infidelity and secret credit card debt

    Ask Chuck: Overcoming financial infidelity and secret credit card debt

    My spouse recently confessed to secretly opening a credit card in our name. It is now maxed out. We are determined to pay it off together but could use some tips for the debt and rebuilding trust.

  • Ask Chuck: How long before inflation is under control?

    Ask Chuck: How long before inflation is under control?

    Inflation is hitting our family hard. We keep hearing it is coming down, but it does not seem that way when I go to the grocery store! When do you think we might see it return to normal?

  • Ask Chuck: Avoid rental car rip-offs

    Ask Chuck: Avoid rental car rip-offs

    My car rental company did not have a vehicle available, even though I made a reservation weeks in advance. With a shortage at the airport, the agency with a car tried to rip me off on the price. The entire experience left me frustrated and wanting to learn how to avoid problems in the future. What advice do you have?

  • Ask Chuck: Protection from online scams

    Ask Chuck: Protection from online scams

    My elderly parents enjoy staying connected to family via email, text and social media, but I’m concerned they will fall for a scam. My Dad recently said he is interested in a high-yield investment he read about on Facebook. Can you write something that I can give to them?

  • Ask Chuck: Comfortable but fragile with no savings

    Ask Chuck: Comfortable but fragile with no savings

    I know I need to save, but I just can’t. I make good money but find that I’m barely scraping by every month. My lifestyle is comfortable but fragile. What should I do, even though I don’t really want to change?

  • Ask Chuck: What is financial freedom?

    Ask Chuck: What is financial freedom?

    Can you explain what you mean by financial freedom? Are you using the term in place of the prosperity gospel?

  • Ask Chuck: How to prepare my teenagers for real life

    Ask Chuck: How to prepare my teenagers for real life

    I’m a single Mom. I struggle with money and time management. My children, now teenagers, don’t have basic financial skills. How can I get them ready for real life?

  • Ask Chuck: How to get people to prepare for more financial uncertainty

    Ask Chuck: How to get people to prepare for more financial uncertainty

    We have so many in our church who spend money without discernment and give no serious thought to their financial future. How can I communicate a need to be prepared without sounding like an alarmist?

  • Ask Chuck: How to have a frugal but beautiful wedding

    Ask Chuck: How to have a frugal but beautiful wedding

    A young man recently asked to marry my eldest daughter. I have three girls, so I know that the way we do this first wedding will likely set a precedent for the following ones. I am not a wealthy man, but I want my family to celebrate this occasion in a beautiful way. Do you have advice on how to save money on a beautiful wedding?

  • Ask Chuck: Helping Canadian friends hurt by inflation

    Ask Chuck: Helping Canadian friends hurt by inflation

    I have friends living in Canada. They say the cost of living is so high that many people feel like they cannot afford to live there anymore. Those who had savings are drawing down to make ends meet. What advice would you offer me that I can use to encourage them?