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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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Collecting Debts From Friends

Originally posted on the Christian Post on June 2

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,

About 9 years ago I loaned an acquaintance I met at church a substantial amount of money, with documents signed to ensure repayment. The time for repayment has come and gone. This person has since moved out of state, gotten married and has stonewalled me at every attempt to collect. He no longer responds to emails or phone calls. Would I be out of line to take him to court, or contact his family members to enlist their help in getting him to pay his debt? What steps, as a Christian, should I take now?

Unpaid

 

Dear Unpaid,

I am sorry for your predicament! This is a sad scenario that I hear frequently. It has brought some to the point that they trust Christians less than non-Christians.

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Does God Want You To Be Rich?

Originally posted on the Christian Post on May 26

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 find the conflicting messages among well known preachers and financial experts confusing when it comes to whether I should expect to do well financially if I am in God’s will and following His plan. You turn on the television, and many of the most popular preachers insist that good times are ahead for the faithful. Are they?

Pondering Prosperity

 

Dear Pondering,

There are a lot of financial teachers, preachers and gurus in the world today! It is good to be skeptical about who you should be listening to as each has a very different financial and biblical philosophy. You are certainly not alone if you are confused. “How much do I deserve?” is a question most people ponder throughout their working life. It’s an age-old concern to really know what you are worth and what to financially expect of or from God.

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5 Steps to Stop Losing Sleep Over Money

Originally posted on the Christian Post on May 19

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9 Things You Shouldn't Say at Work

Chuck Bentley on 5/12/17 9:00 AM

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Originally posted on the Christian Post on May 12

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 new to my job and learning to navigate the office politics. I get that you can’t talk to a boss disrespectfully, but I can see that there is a lot more to getting along at work than just agreeing with my supervisor or not talking about him behind his back. Do you have some advice on what to say or not say at work?

Wondering about the Words

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4 Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

Originally posted on the Christian Post on May 5

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,

My wife and I have a 401(k) savings plan, and we are thinking of pulling out some of the money for home improvements. Our house is one of our major life investments, but do you think that is a good plan? It’s so hard to save up the resources recommended for retirement, but those resources could be useful today.

Rethinking Resources

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5 Lessons to Raise Money Genius Kids

Originally posted on the Christian Post on April 28

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 was raised in a home in which my parents talked very little about money, and my husband’s family didn’t say much about it either. For our parents, money was a private matter. I feel like that led to some financial mistakes when I got out on my own, through some trial and error. My husband and I want to do things differently with our children. Where do we begin? And how should we change our instruction as our kids grow up?

Puzzled Parents

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5 Things You Should Spend Money on to Save

Originally posted on the Christian Post on April 21

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’ve been following Crown Financial Ministries for years and appreciate your advice on avoiding debt and putting God first through tithing, but is there ever a time when you SHOULD spend money?

Just Curious

 

Dear Curious,

The short answer to your question is YES. Let me offer two times when it is good and right to spend money.

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Mike Pence's Money-Saving Marriage Tip

Originally posted on the Christian Post on April 7

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,

Recently, Vice President Mike Pence has come under fire after a Washington Post profile of his wife Karen reported that the Vice President does not go out to dinner alone with any women, other than his wife, and that he does not go to events with alcohol without his wife along as well. I know that that cost of divorce can be high, but do you think this is necessary, in this day and age?

Just Curious

Dear Curious,

It is hard to imagine that some found Vice President Pence’s practice offensive and juvenile; however, his critics found a way!

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5 Steps to Prepare for Tax Day

Chuck Bentley on 4/7/17 9:00 AM

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Originally posted on the Christian Post on April 7

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,

Once again, tax day is almost here, and even though it’s a little later than usual, on Tuesday, April 18, I’m still not ready. Any tips for me to avoid mistakes and make this as painless as possible?

Tense about Taxes

Dear Tense,

With three extra days to file beyond the traditional April 15th deadline this year, let’s be sure we don’t make careless mistakes. Beyond the 5 steps I’ll explain below, my wife and I use these 8 tips to keep our filing is simple and stress-free every year. They can help you get ready, even if you’re running behind schedule.

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Saving for Retirement vs Giving to the Lord

Originally posted on the Christian Post on March 30

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,

Both my husband and I grew up with parents now living on a pension; thus, no real need to have "saved" that half a million bucks for retirement. This seems to be a new need for my generation. But beside that frustration, my real question is about the balance for someone in saving that much and giving to the Lord. Do I give to the Lord (a tithe) or save, especially considering a tight budget, and the large amounts needed later? Where is the fine line of trusting in the Lord for our future provision and providing for ourselves through savings, which could actually slide into relying on our money instead of God? It seems that this is a modern day dilemma, since the older generation never had to have such a huge savings account.

Pondering the Lack of Pensions

Dear Pondering,

Thank you for an excellent question. You have asked how to balance the commands to both give and save while fully trusting God. Many of us feel this same tension so I appreciate the opportunity to address it.

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