Solomon Success

Seek Wise Counsel to Avoid False Counsel

Seek Wise Counsel to Avoid False Counsel

King Solomon’s wise words on the importance of prudence and wise counsel take on special importance for anyone negotiating today’s complex financial waters. Scams old and new target the desperate, the fearful and the confused with offers to make problems go away and create more wealth than anyone...

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Financial Planner, Money Manager? Finding the Counsel You Need

Financial Planner, Money Manager? Finding the Counsel You Need

“Get wisdom, and with all thy possession purchase prudence,” says King Solomon in Proverbs 4:7. And, as the wise King points out again and again in his Proverbs, wisdom and knowledge gained from wise counsel lead to prosperity and a life lived with the blessing of God. In today’s world of finance...

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When Good Debt Turns Bad

When Good Debt Turns Bad

In a previous post, we took a look at why new and recent college graduates saddled with student loans are wary of taking on the traditional debts of adult life: car loans and mortgages. King Solomon recognized the connection between wisdom and the stability of houses. “Wisdom hath built herself a house,”...

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Student Loan Debt: The High Price of Wisdom

Student Loan Debt: The High Price of Wisdom

For King Solomon, wisdom is priceless, worth more than any earthly riches. “My son,” he says in Proverbs 2: 1-5, “ If thou shalt call for wisdom and incline thy heart to prudence, if thou shalt seek her as money, then thou shalt find the knowledge of God.” But for new and recent US college graduates,...

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SS 33 - Heaven is Real and So is Hell with Vassula Ryden

SS 33 – Heaven is Real and So is Hell with Vassula Ryden

[iframe style="border:none" src="http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2297962/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no"] Vassula Ryden is the Founder of True Life in God and author of, "Heaven is Real, But So is Hell: An Eyewitness Account...

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Terrorism Insurance?  It All Depends

Terrorism Insurance? It All Depends

King Solomon had harsh words for the wicked, those who seek to harm others and entice them into evil deeds. Now, his Proverbs on the subject may speak especially clearly in the aftermath of last week’s events in Boston, where two homemade bombs killed three, injured 170 and sparked a manhunt that riveted...

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Mortgage Settlement Checks Reach Victims – Only to Bounce

Mortgage Settlement Checks Reach Victims – Only to Bounce

King Solomon advocated equitable dealing with others, and a respect for the poor – who, according to his Proverbs, were more virtuous than the greedy rich. “The blessing of the Lord is upon he head of the just,” the King says in Proverbs 10:6, “but iniquity covereth the mouth of the wicked/”...

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Mortgage Debt: A Prudent Financial Strategy?

Mortgage Debt: A Prudent Financial Strategy?

King Solomon advocated financial responsibility and managing resources with an eye to the future. In one of his best known proverbs, he illustrates the point with an example from the natural world: “Go the ant, o sluggard, and consider her ways, and learn wisdom; which, tough she hath no guide, nor...

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Changing Demographics,  New Views on Home Buying?

Changing Demographics, New Views on Home Buying?

A home is more than just four walls and a roof. “Owning a home is the keystone of wealth, both financial affluence and emotional security,” says financial guru Suze Orman. And as we’ve noted in previous posts, King Solomon also recognized the many important values a house represents, as he shows...

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Gold Prices Down, Interest Rates Up?

Gold Prices Down, Interest Rates Up?

Since ancient times, gold has set the standard for value and beauty. King Solomon understood its worth, using it as a metaphor for greatly prized knowledge and wisdom in his many proverbs. “Like an earring of fine gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear,”...

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