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Some easy ways to save money

By Chuck Bentley Below are some easy ways that my family saves money. I hope these tips will be helpful to you, too. Soft drinks There is a reason that soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi are some of the most recognized brands in the world…they can afford to spend a massive amount on advertising […]

Obamacare Information for your tax return

By Chuck Bentley You will need to report your healthcare arrangements to the IRS as one of the consequences of Obamacare, or else: Failure to comply can result in a reduced tax refund and penalties. First, there’s the coverage issue. Under Obamacare’s individual shared responsibility provision, you must let the IRS know when you file […]

Obamacare and Your Taxes

By Chuck Bentley I hope you know that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that taxpayers have qualifying health care coverage. Those without will need to qualify for an exemption or pay a penalty. This “Individual Shared Responsibility” provision applies to both individuals and families. If you, your spouse, and everyone […]

Luck vs. God’s Blessings

By Chuck Bentley “Good luck!” That sounds so strange to say, especially coming from a Christian. I don’t believe in luck, and I hope you don’t either. Instead of wishing someone good luck, I prefer to say, “May God bless you.” Proverbs 24:3-4 says this, “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it […]

Working Out for Better Finances

By Chuck Bentley Today, I have some counter-intuitive advice to help you manage your finances better. Russell Clayton, along with other colleagues, writing for the Harvard Business Review, introduced new research that demonstrates a clear relationship between physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive, and purposeful—in other words—exercise—and our ability to manage other aspects of […]

Why NBA Legend Charles Barkley’s “Crab” Comment Is Biblical

By Chuck Bentley CHARISMANEWS (11-12-2014) “Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently drew national attention with his candid comments referring to the envy between ‘successful blacks’ and others in the community, referring to ‘crabs in a barrel’, ” noted Crown CEO Chuck Bentley. “Mr. Barkley was referring to an African Proverb—Put one crab in a pot […]

How low can you go: Graduating without debt

By Chuck Bentley When Forbes magazine published its listing of America’s top colleges, looking at “best value” as a criteria, I knew that “value” for many prospective students really means “debt.” For today’s graduates, shiny promises quickly lose their luster when the student loan payment book arrives before a job offer. The time is now […]