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: A financial tool you must have!

    Ask Chuck: A financial tool you must have!

    My wife and I are finally living on a budget! What are some key steps in our financial plans that we should aspire to achieve now?

  • Ask Chuck: Are you exhausted by inflation?

    Ask Chuck: Are you exhausted by inflation?

    I am exhausted trying to make it to the end of the month while remaining within my budget. I feel like inflation is robbing me of more than my money. I am losing my joy every day that this continues.

  • Ask Chuck: How to get credit card debt under control

    Ask Chuck: How to get credit card debt under control

    I hate carrying a balance on our credit cards, but I can’t seem to get them under control. I need some help!

  • Ask Chuck: How can I save money on energy bills?

    Ask Chuck: How can I save money on energy bills?

    It is already cold where I live. My heating bills are getting painful. Any tips to save money this winter?

  • Ask Chuck: Should I wait to buy a used car?

    Ask Chuck: Should I wait to buy a used car?

    When do you think used-car prices will drop? My car is racking up a lot of miles, and I am trying to hold off on buying a replacement.

  • Ask Chuck: Are student loans a rip-off?

    Ask Chuck: Are student loans a rip-off?

    When students were paying 10% on student loans, we couldn’t get 1% interest on the money we put in savings. It seems like students and families who continue to take these loans are getting ripped off. Would you please address usury?

  • Ask Chuck: Facebook marketplace or Craigslist cars?

    Ask Chuck: Facebook marketplace or Craigslist cars?

    Should I buy a car listed on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist? There seems to be a lot of great deals from private sellers. And I would love to pay cash rather than have a car payment. But the process seems so daunting. Many of the posts look like scams, and most sellers say "cash only," but I don't want to carry that much cash. Is it worth the trouble?

  • Ask Chuck: I need balance between work and home

    Ask Chuck: I need balance between work and home

    I work very long days and provide nice things for my wife and children. However, I’ve grown increasingly aware that I am missing out on valuable time with them. Can you help me find balance?

  • Ask Chuck: How do we avoid bankruptcy?

    Ask Chuck: How do we avoid bankruptcy?

    My wife and I are reaching out for some financial advice. After I lost some of my leg (due to diabetes), I have struggled with depression and holding down a job. What does Crown offer someone like me?

  • Ask Chuck: Buy or keep renting?

    Ask Chuck: Buy or keep renting?

    We’re trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a house. We’ve been outbid numerous times, and our landlord wants to raise our rent. Should we wait or keep trying?