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Mortgage Backed Securities: Boosting the Recovery?

King Solomon’s advice on prosperity and money management is always tempered by a sense of justice, as his words in the book of Proverbs reveal. In Proverbs 22:16, the fabled monarch says, “He that oppresseth the poor to increase his own riches, shall himself give to one that is richer, and shall...

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Mortgage Lending Conditions Favor Prudent Investors

Throughout King Solomon’s proverbs, the theme of wisdom, coupled with prudence and justice, forms the basis for his advice on prosperity and living a rich and joyful life. “If wisdom shall enter thy heart, and knowledge please thy soul,“ he says in Proverbs 2:10-11, “ Counsel shall keep thee...

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Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff?

One of the key principles of King Solomon’s advice to the one he addresses as his son in his Book of Proverbs is to seek wise counsel to avoid making hasty and imprudent decisions. Although the monarch himself made decisions unilaterally, there’s considerable evidence that he sought the advise of...

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Rising Home Prices: An Economic Upswing?

“Wisdom hath built herself a house,” says the wise King Solomon in his Book of Proverbs 9:1.  Throughout this collection of the King’s teachings, houses are associated with stability, wisdom and prosperity.  For those of Solomon’s day, as today, the state of housing can reveal the state of...

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Why is This a Good Time to Invest?

King Solomon prized wisdom and justice above all, as we see again and again in the words attributed to him in the Book of Proverbs and other sources. And he also believed in letting wisdom lead to action, as shown in the famous story of his decision when two women came before him with a baby, each claiming...

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Low Mortgage Interest: Sustenance for the Future?

Among the key precepts of King Solomon’s guidelines for success as revealed by his sayings in the Book of Proverbs, prudence and planning rank with wisdom as the essentials for living a prosperous life. Taking the long view toward prosperity and stability is better than aiming for quick, short-term...

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The National Mortgage Database: A Snare for the Unwary?

The National Mortgage Database: A Snare for the Unwary?

“He that is aware of snares shall be secure,” says King Solomon in Proverbs 11:13. Ruler over one of the most prosperous eras in the history of the Kings of Israel, the wise monarch advocated wisdom and prudence in all things. In the book of Proverbs attributed to him he urges people to keep their...

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Foreclosures: A Measure of the Market

The Bible’s King Solomon was not only a king revered for his wisdom but also for his foresight and, according to some accounts, the gift of prophecy. Certainly the King advocated prudence in all things which includes a certain ability to look ahead and make decisions based on anticipated outcomes....

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The Federal Reserve: Mismanaging A Mess

King Solomon of Biblical fame was revered as a wise and just ruler. “If wisdom shall enter thy heart, and knowledge please thy soul, counsel shall keep thee and prudence preserve thee,” he says in Proverbs 2: 10-11. But Solomon didn’t rule entirely alone. Like other rulers of his time, he filled...

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Solomon’s Path to Prosperity is For Investors Too

Solomon’s Path to Prosperity is For Investors Too

King Solomon, one of the Bible’s best-known sages, ruled for forty years, plenty of time to amass a wealth of wisdom from experience. His sayings collected in the Book of Proverbs reveal the qualities that lead to a prosperous life. And those virtues can form the foundation of a successful investing...

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