Category Archives for "Start an Emergency Savings Fund"

3 Surprising Steps to Getting Out of Debt

Originally posted on the Christian Post on February 24.   Dear Chuck, Credit cards are killing me, and it feels like getting a handle on money is some kind of 12-step program. Where do I begin? Feeling Overwhelmed. Dear Overwhelmed, Well, I have some good news and bad news. The good news is that it’s […]

Can You Pay for Unexpected Expenses Without Debt?

Jill Cornfield at Bankrate.com says the most common surprise expenses are related to vehicles, appliances, home-repairs, injury or illness. Unfortunately, nearly 6 in 10 Americans don’t have enough savings to cover an unexpected bill of $500. This is a problem across our nation. When people pay with a credit card, the original expense can grow […]

1 Fun Way to Boost Your Savings

People around the world desire to save money for a variety of things like a car, college, wedding, house, vacation, adoption, or to pay off debt. Marie Franklin decided to get serious about saving. Taking the theory of paying herself first she saved every $5 bill that she encountered. And, over a period of 12 […]

5 Tips to Save $1,000

My challenge to you is to escape the trap that nearly 70% of Americans are in: Living with less than $1,000 in savings! Here are a few more tips to find that $1,000 and put it away for future emergencies. Cut cable. I have friends who spend more than $100 per month for their cable […]

6 Basic Financial Moves Everyone Can Make

I am often asked to share basic financial moves. Here are my top six: 1. Make giving to the Lord’s work your top financial priority. The Bible calls us to honor the Lord with the first fruits of our wealth. I believe 10 percent of our gross annual income is the starting goal. 2. Have […]

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, […]

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 […]