Tag Archives for " Financial Freedom "

3 Phases of the Debt Cycle and How to Get Out

Originally posted on the Christian Post on January 6. Dear Chuck, I read your column about making New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve made mine: Get out of debt. It’s not my first attempt, but I’m hopeful that this time I can do it. I wish I had a more creative tale of woe, but it’s basically […]

8 Indicators of a Shopaholic

All of us have probably purchased something we didn’t need. But, do you know why? Lauren Greutman, gives reasons in an article she wrote for the Huffington Post. Here are a few she discovered, with my solutions to the problem. You want to impress people. Solution: Find your true identity in Christ. Greed and pride […]

Is it better to give more or save more?

I did some checking online looking for a study on this dilemma many Christians face. So far, I have not found any solid research on the subject! Most articles talk only about increasing your savings, not your giving. The Bible clearly instructs us to make giving our top financial priority. Proverbs 3:9-10 says, “Honor the […]

Part 4 — Are you caught in a financial stronghold: Anxiety?

By Chuck Bentley Strongholds are false beliefs and bad philosophies. These happen frequently when it comes to money.  Worry is a financial stronghold that affects every single one of us, and certainly some more than others. Worry is a feeling of anxiety or unease about future uncertainties. It is that feeling you get when your […]

Part 2 — Are you caught in a financial stronghold: Selfishness?

By Chuck Bentley Strongholds are false beliefs and bad philosophies. These happen frequently when it comes to money. One financial stronghold that is hard to identify in ourselves yet is such a powerful negative influence in our lives is selfishness. Selfishness Selfishness is living with an attitude and view of the world that everything must […]

Are you financially secure?

By Chuck Bentley Bankrate.com’s annual Financial Security Index Survey reported that Americans’ financial security slipped in July, with the Index hitting its second-lowest reading in 2015. When it came to their jobs, 22 percent said they felt “more secure” compared with how they felt a year ago, and 14 percent said they felt “less secure.” […]