Category Archives for "Education"

5 Tips if Your Children’s Activities are Wrecking Your Finances

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are struggling with the costs of our children’s extracurricular activities, which seem to be getting more expensive all the time. One of our sons wants to be on a travel team for sports, which is not only expensive, but includes the costs of hotels, food, and all kinds of […]

5 Things You Should NOT Use Debt To Pay For

We live in a culture where debt is assumed to be essential for everything. The Bible tells us that the borrower is a slave to the lender so we should be vigilant in our efforts to avoid becoming financial slaves.  Here are the things I would not use debt to purchase: A Car. Financing something […]

3 Tips for Dealing with College Debt

Dear Chuck, It’s back to school time for many families, but my children are finishing college and newly graduated, so I’m less concerned now that they have a diploma– and more worried about the debt they accumulated – the nasty student loan kind of debt.. Do you have any advice for my family and me? […]

Is Graduating from College Debt-Free Even Possible?

is graduating from college debt free even possible

Dear Chuck, My husband and I are more concerned every day about how we are going to help our children get through college without burying themselves in debt. It’s starting to be similar to the costs of buying a house! What can we do to help our kids graduate with as little debt as possible? […]

3 Tips to Make Your Expensive College Education Count

Originally posted at Christian Post May 27, 2016. Dear Chuck, With kids in college, I’m very worried about whether they can get a job after graduation and about the debt they’re going to need to manage because my wife and I can’t afford to pay for their educations free and clear. But it’s hard to get a […]

Are you achieving your full career potential?

By Chuck Bentley I read a fascinating study by Professor Tony Wagner of the Harvard Graduate School of Education called “Overcoming the Global Achievement Gap.” What is that gap, you may be asking? The Global Achievement Gap is the gap between what even our best schools are teaching and testing versus the skills all students will need for […]

Don’t exchange your Cap and Gown for a Financial Ball and Chain

By Chuck Bentley “Graduates across the country need to make plans to avoid a debt that may never go away,” advised Crown CEO Chuck Bentley. “Winning the ‘Game of Loans’ is possible, but too few achieve that victory.” Today, seven in 10 graduating seniors at public and private colleges have student loans, totaling about $30,000 […]

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