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: Struggling to pay for senior care

    Ask Chuck: Struggling to pay for senior care

    My husband has Alzheimer’s. Should I use my retirement to fund his care? It will go quickly due to his medical bills, and I won’t be able to leave my daughters anything. An alternative is to have him go on Medicaid should I pass away first.

  • Ask Chuck: Vacation clubs, timeshares, or none of the above?

    Ask Chuck: Vacation clubs, timeshares, or none of the above?

    We’re a large family who vacations ten nights per year over spring break and summer. In your opinion, is a vacation club (like Marriott) a good purchase, or should we look at purchasing a timeshare resale?

  • Ask Chuck: The Bible addresses the ‘fake it till you make it’ lifestyle

    Ask Chuck: The Bible addresses the ‘fake it till you make it’ lifestyle

    Someone I care about routinely overspends with the justification it will help “grow his business.” The effort to give an impression of success is causing him significant financial stress: a new car, a Swiss watch, expensive clothes, etc. How would you address the situation?

  • Ask Chuck: Guaranteed income programs will create more poverty

    Ask Chuck: Guaranteed income programs will create more poverty

    We believe in helping the poor, and we actively support numerous organizations along with our church’s benevolence program. Help us know how to educate those who think guaranteed basic income is a compassionate way to help the hurting.

  • Ask Chuck: Managing inheritance or sudden wealth

    Ask Chuck: Managing inheritance or sudden wealth

    Before my grandfather was put on hospice care, he shared his estate plan with our family. He was a generous man, but we had no idea he had accumulated SO many assets. As a result, my wife and I will be inheriting a lot of money. At age 30, we have no experience managing this kind of money. We need some guidelines.

  • Ask Chuck: Is it time to go all in on gold?

    Ask Chuck: Is it time to go all in on gold?

    My husband is convinced that we should convert our entire 401k into gold. He’s concerned about several things, including our nation’s debt, the potential of a stock market bust, and now World War III. I am opposed and told him I would ask you to offer us your opinion.

  • Ask Chuck: How to stop financial procrastination

    Ask Chuck: How to stop financial procrastination

    I just started my career. Can you give me some simple tips that could help me improve my finances? I really struggle with procrastination. How do I set and meet financial goals?

  • Ask Chuck: Breaking financial strongholds

    Ask Chuck: Breaking financial strongholds

    I am 32 years old and a fairly new believer. I am depressed by my poor handling of money. Can you give me advice to do better with money from a Christian perspective?

  • Ask Chuck: Financial advice for unwanted divorce

    Ask Chuck: Financial advice for unwanted divorce

    My husband is seeking a divorce. I am in shock and not sure how I will survive this financially with two young children. I have not worked since we got married. Do you have a guide or advice to help me?

  • Ask Chuck: Setting up an emergency fund

    Ask Chuck: Setting up an emergency fund

    I’ve never had an emergency fund. My parents always helped when I got in a bind. Recently, they told me that since I’m 30 and have an established career, it’s time I handle my own financial affairs. So how does an emergency fund work?