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God’s word has a lot to say about finances, in fact, there are more than 2,300 verses in the Bible on the topics of money and possessions!

God did not leave us alone to fight all the financial pressures and challenges we face without His wise guidance and trustworthy principles.

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Tips not to Trip over your Tongue at Work

Chuck Bentley on 9/23/16 11:22 AM

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Originially posted on the Christian Post on September 23.

To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity.

Dear Chuck,

I’m trying to fit in to a new workplace, and I’m on the outside of a lot of the conversations and office gossip. I want to join in, but sometimes the talk gets so hurtful or goes a direction I just don’t want to follow. Does the Bible have anything to say about how to talk to people in my office?

Tongue Tied

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Interview the Interviewer for your Dream Job

Chuck Bentley on 9/16/16 9:00 AM

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Dear Chuck,

With great jobs so scarce, I get nervous going into an interview. I’m not sure how to prepare or what to say to stand out from the crowd. What do you recommend?

Desperately Seeking Employment 

Dear Desperately,

Take a deep breath. You can do this! There is hope, so fight off that sense of desperation.

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How to Lose a Car and not your Credit Rating

Chuck Bentley on 9/9/16 9:00 AM

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Originally posted at Christian Post September 9, 2016.

To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity.

Dear Chuck,

What are the rules when a bank repossesses your car? Do you still have to pay them what you owe and can they garnish your wages for payment? I have a friend who has just turned her life over to Christ and over the years she has made many, many bad decisions, and her financial situation is overwhelming.

Frustrated Friend

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Going Down: Tips for Dealing with College Debt

Chuck Bentley on 9/2/16 9:00 AM

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Originally posted at Christian Post September 2, 2016.

To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity.

Dear Chuck, 

It’s back to school time for many families, but my children are finishing college and newly graduated, so I’m less concerned now that they have a diploma– and more worried about the debt they accumulated – the nasty student loan kind of debt.. Do you have any advice for my family and me? 

Parents of Indebted Graduate

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Payday and Installment Loans – Deadly Debt to Avoid

Chuck Bentley on 8/26/16 9:00 AM

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To our email subscribers: "Going Down: Tips for Dealing with College Debt" will be published next Friday, September 2. We apologize for any inconvenience

Originally posted at Christian Post August 26, 2016.

To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity.

Dear Chuck, 

What is your view of payday lending? It seems like Crown would have some insight on the perils of such loans and whether there are alternative ways to secure a “small-dollar loan” such as through church lending clubs, or some other means.

Considering my options

 

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Homeowner Headache: Refinancing or Recasting at Mortgage?

Chuck Bentley on 8/19/16 9:00 AM

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Originally posted at Christian Post August 19, 2016.

To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can ask Chuck your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity.

Dear Chuck, 

My husband and I own a home and are trying to decide if we should change our mortgage to get in better financial health. I read recently about “recasting” a mortgage, which sounds a lot like a fishing term! Is that something worth considering? We’ve been looking into refinancing. What is the difference? 

Confused on Recasting

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Can I get Free From 4 Credit Cards?

Chuck Bentley on 8/12/16 9:00 AM

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Originally posted at Christian Post August 12, 2016.

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What Does it Cost Dallas Cowboy’s Running Back Alfred Morris to Drive a $2 Car?

Chuck Bentley on 8/5/16 9:00 AM

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Originally posted at Christian Post July 29, 2016.

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Dear Chuck,

I was intrigued by a story I saw recently about the Dallas Cowboy’s running back, Alfred Morris, who signed a $3.5 million deal on top of more than $3 million he made playing for the Washington Redskins, and yet he still drives a 1991 Mazda 626 he bought from his pastor for $2 when he was a junior in college. He calls the car “Bentley,” and says he is determined to keep the car and refrain from a “flashy” lifestyle. Do you think that keeping a car “until death do us part” is something everyone should do?

Curious about Cars

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Climbing a Pyramid or Building a Business?

Chuck Bentley on 7/29/16 9:00 AM

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Originally posted at Christian Post July 29, 2016.

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Dear Chuck,

I’ve read your book The Worst Financial Mistakes in the Bible, and heard you speak when you visited my church in Brazil. I´ve come across a situation that made me wonder what you and the Bible might think of Multi-level Marketing (MLM or network marketing). Several friends have approached me with opportunities, but so far I have declined. My wife and I have read about it a lot more since we were first approached. We´ve even read Robert Kiyosaki's  The Business of the 21st Century where he recommends MLM, but what do you think? I really would appreciate any advice you can provide.

Friends in Brazil


Dear Friends,

Greetings from America, and thank you for reaching out with such a great question.  The answer is complex and my honest answer runs the risk of offending some people, but in my experience, not all MLM opportunities are created equal, and that comes directly from the U.S. Government. In fact, I find many of the MLM opportunities very troubling.

Consider this: according to the Federal Trade Commission:

“In multilevel or network marketing, individuals sell products to the public — often by word of mouth and direct sales. Typically, distributors earn commissions, not only for their own sales, but also for sales made by the people they recruit. Not all multilevel marketing plans are legitimate. If the money you make is based on your sales to the public, it may be a legitimate multilevel marketing plan. If the money you make is based on the number of people you recruit and your sales to them, it’s probably not. It could be a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes are illegal, and the vast majority of participants lose money. If you’re considering buying into a multilevel marketing plan, get the details.”

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Sick of Medical Debt

Chuck Bentley on 7/22/16 8:00 AM

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Originally posted at Christian Post July 22, 2016.

To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can ask Chuck your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity.

Dear Chuck,

My husband and I could really, really use some financial advice. We are both in our 20's, have a baby, and have been married for a little over 4 years. Unfortunately we've acquired quite a bit of debt, mostly from medical bills because I did not have insurance. But we do have some debt from other sources also. I was wondering if going through a Christian debt consolidation company would be a good way to go. I'm very overwhelmed and would appreciate any help. 

Sick of Medical Debt

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