Chuck Bentley
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How Much Should You Save?

Americans are currently saving an average of 4 percent of their annual income. This is the lowest savings rate for any country in the developed world. At a seminar I just completed, a participant asked me, “Well then, what is the right percentage of our income that we should be saving?” Glad you asked. First, […]

6 Ways to be a Good Steward

The Bible makes it clear that the standard for good stewardship is that we are to be both faithful and disciplined. Here is my list of best practices for good stewards. 1. Be faithful by honoring God with the first fruit of all your income. That means make giving to God’s causes your highest priority. […]

Are You Paying to Have a Checking Account?

According to Bankrate.com the percentage of banks offering free checking with no strings attached fell to 37 percent in 2015. A total of 95 percent of the non-interest-bearing accounts Bankrate surveyed were either free or waive monthly maintenance fees for account holders who meet certain requirements, such as keeping a minimum balance or, most commonly, making regular […]

Work vs Welfare – Which Pays More?

I came across a fascinating article called When Work is Punished: The Ongoing Tragedy of America’s Welfare State.  Essentially, here is what I learned. “Gary Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pointed out that ‘the single mom [on government welfare] is better off with gross income of $29,000 with $57,327 in net income […]

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