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Prudent Planning for Tax Season

Prudent Planning for Tax Season

“If wisdom shall enter thy heart, and knowledge please thy soul,” says King Solomon in Proverbs 2:10-11, “counsel shall keep thee and prudence shall preserve thy soul.” Prudence involves planning ahead, anticipating pitfalls and taking steps to avoid them. And as the wise king advises, prudence...

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New Federal Reserve Stimulus Helps Housing

New Federal Reserve Stimulus Helps Housing

Biblical accounts of the wise King Solomon remind us that the King was concerned with the just administration of his realm, ensuring prosperity for the forty years of his reign. Solomon advocated prudence and wisdom in all actions for the benefit of the kingdom as a whole. And he wasn’t slow in taking...

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Where Does Your Loan Come From?

Where Does Your Loan Come From?

Much of King Solomon’s reputation as a strong and fair ruler comes from his words in the Book of Proverbs, where he emphasizes again and again the importance of wisdom, knowledge and prudence in all things – for blessings come to those who live by those concepts. “Say to wisdom, thou art my sister,...

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Financial Independence - a Conservative (and Effective) Approach

Financial Independence – a Conservative (and Effective) Approach

Jason Hartman is understandably proud of the growing popularity of his income property investing weekend training. The only problem is it tends to sell out early, Case in point – seats next month’s event are already gone. You know what that means? It’s time to make your plans for 2014. We’re...

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What Would Solomon Say About the Fiscal Cliff?

What Would Solomon Say About the Fiscal Cliff?

King Solomon won fame as an arbiter of justice and laws. Biblical accounts of his life refer numerous times to his wise counsel and judgment in all situations brought before him. ”There is safety where there is much counsel,” he says in Proverbs 11: 14. In this election year, the looming fiscal cliff...

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A Small World: Why Interest Rates Remain Low

A Small World: Why Interest Rates Remain Low

The Biblical King Solomon built the great wealth of his kingdom by making connections with other rulers and lands in the region. Monarchs such as the Queen of Sheba came to his court, and he traded with distant kingdoms for materials to build his massive temple. Events and people far away had an effect...

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Capital Gains Tax Rules: Benefits for Investors?

Capital Gains Tax Rules: Benefits for Investors?

According to Biblical accounts, King Solomon was a fair and just ruler whose decisions reflected the will of God, whom he quotes in Proverbs 8:15: “By me kings reign and lawmakers decree just things.” In today’s world, the ability of a lawmaker to decree just things is being questioned in the aftermath...

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Prudent Investing: Managing a Mortgage

Prudent Investing: Managing a Mortgage

King Solomon was revered for his wisdom, but the King also valued prudence – acting cautiously and with wisdom. “Get wisdom; get prudence. Forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth,” he says in Proverbs 4:5. His prudence and wisdom amassed great wealth and earned him a reputation as...

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The Dodd-Frank Act: New Standards in Mortgage Lending

The Biblical King Solomon prized justice as much as he valued wisdom and prudence, and many stories about him illustrate his determination to make fair and even handed decisions. “ I will show thee the way of wisdom, I will lead thee by the paths of equity,” says the monarch in Proverbs 4:11. In...

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HARP Mortgage Relief Helps the Housing Market

HARP Mortgage Relief Helps the Housing Market

Among the proverbs attributed to King Solomon are many expressing the importance of dealing fairly with people and helping the less fortunate. That way, says Solomon, leads to rewards: “A merciful man doesth good to his own soul . . . to him that soweth justice, her is a faithful reward.” (Proverbs...

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