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Baby Boomers: Changing the Housing Landscape

For King Solomon, old age was a time of reaping the rewards of a prudent and pious life, surrounded by family and the wealth of a lifetime of wise actions. As he says in Proverbs 3: 1-2, “ My son, forget not my law, and let thy heart keep my commandments. For they shall add to thee length of days,...

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Making a Difference With Foreclosures?

Making a Difference With Foreclosures?

The wise King Solomon had much praise for the just – people who deal fairly with others, speak truth and deal equitably in business.   Among his many proverbs in praise of the just, he says in Proverbs 10:16:  “The work of the just is unto life, but the fruit of the wicked unto death.”  As...

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Just and Equitable Dealing: A Cornerstone of Good Investing

From his words in the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, it’s clear that King Solomon, the wise son of David, despised wealth without wisdom, and the unjust treatment of the poor – who, because they lived honest, prudent lives, were more worthy of regard than those who had money but no discernment....

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Lying Tongues and Wicket Plots: Mortgage Fraud Returns

Honesty and fair dealing are essential to prosperous living – and investing. For the Bible’ King Solomon, the lying and scheming of the wicked are an abomination and des3erve punishment. Among the things the Lord despises, says the monarch of the Israelites in Proverbs 6:16-17, “Haughty eyes a...

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Don't Choose Financial Suicide

Don’t Choose Financial Suicide

We feel pretty safe in saying that the number of individuals who created their wealth through a reliance on government handouts remains pitifully small. The problem is that social engineering programs like Social Security and Medicare were never intended to do anything other than keep a certain voting...

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Preserving Wealth With Wisdom

In recent posts we’ve been discussing King Solomon’s firm assertions that wisdom is the most valuable asset an individual can have – especially where finances are concerned. For him, wealth without wisdom is worse than poverty –as we see in a number of his proverbs. “There is gold and a multitude...

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Wealth Needs Prudence for Prosperity

Although a very rich man, King Solomon valued wisdom and learning more than silver and gold. As his writings in the Book of Proverbs reveal, the King saw little virtue in simply amassing wealth without a measure of prudence and wisdom. “What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy...

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Wealth Has Its Privileges – and Higher Taxes

Although Solomon was a monarch of great wealth and power, and by Biblical accounts, one of the greatest of the ancient Israelite kings, his sayings in the Book of Proverbs suggest that he viewed the rich with a fairly cynical eye. For Solomon, wealthy men who choose riches over wisdom, and have no respect...

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Five Proverbs For Investing Success

King Solomon’s wisdom on money matters speaks through the ages to modern day investors using Biblical guidelines for making financial decisions. With observations on managing wealth wisely, making prudent choices and even diversifying investments, the great King’s sayings recorded in the books of...

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The Shadow Inventory and Housing Recovery

Among the principles for prosperous living stated by King Solomon in his Book of Proverbs is patience: “A faithful man shall be much praised, but he that maketh hast to be rich, shall not be innocent,” says the King in Proverbs 28:20, suggesting that Christian investors work patiently toward long...

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