Solomon Success

Why the Loan Slowdown?

Why the Loan Slowdown?

King Solomon, that wise and wealthy monarch, advised the rich to deal fairly and kindly with the “little guy.” “He that showeth mercy to the poor shall be blessed,” he says in Proverbs 14:21. Getting the nation’s big mortgage lenders to show some fairness to the victims of mortgage fraud and...

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: an Uncertain Future?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: an Uncertain Future?

King Solomon advocates prudence in all things, and that includes patience and discernment about decisions. “Substance got in haste shall be diminished,“ he tells us in Proverbs 13:11, and that’s a truth reflected in the rollercoaster rise and fall of stock in government lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie...

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When Planning to Grow Wealth - Listening to King Solomon Helps

When Planning to Grow Wealth – Listening to King Solomon Helps

Wisdom can help you build wealth, and if it comes from King Solomon, it is going to be even better. It cannot be denied that King Solomon was one of God’s favorites and one of the richest men of all time. Furthermore, smart investors know how to make their money grow and how to grow wealth. It takes...

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Lenders May Forgive Foreclosures

Lenders May Forgive Foreclosures

King Solomon’s world was very different from today’s. But his advice on living a life blessed by God through wisdom, prudence and dealing justly with others is timeless. And even though credit reports didn’t exist in his day, his proverbs on mercy and fairness come to mind as lenders in the current...

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Do Big Lenders Lack Mercy and Truth?

Do Big Lenders Lack Mercy and Truth?

King Solomon’s Proverbs remind us that honesty and fairness are keys to living a life blessed by God. “Let not mercy and truth leave thee,” the king says in Proverbs 3:3. “Write them in the tables of thy heart.” But, as we’ve noted in this space before, the virtues of mercy and truth are...

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“Streamlined Modification” – Justice for Struggling Borrowers

“Streamlined Modification” – Justice for Struggling Borrowers

Along with wisdom and prudence, the great King Solomon prized justice and equity – treating the less fortunate with compassion and dealing fairly with others. “The strength of the upright t is the way of the Lord,” he says in Proverbs 10:29-30, “and fear to them that work evil. The just shall...

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Going Green: the Natural Choice for Wise Investing?

Going Green: the Natural Choice for Wise Investing?

In King Solomon’s many teachings about the importance of wisdom and right living, he often turns to the natural world for examples. ”Deliver thyself as a doe from the hand, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler,” he says in Proverbs 6:5-6. “Go to the ant, O sluggard, and consider her ways.”...

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Wise Counsel Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

Wise Counsel Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

In proverb after proverb, King Solomon tells us that wisdom is to be sought after as gold or silver. To do that, wisdom seekers need to acquire knowledge, seek out wise counsel and accept instruction from those with greater experience and insight. “To know wisdom, and instruction; to understand the...

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Employment Gains May Slow the Federal Bond Buyup

Employment Gains May Slow the Federal Bond Buyup

“The slothful hand hath wrought poverty,” says King Solomon in Proverbs 10:4, “but the hand of the industrious getteth riches.” Encouraging news on the US employment front means more opportunities for the industrious and a boost for the economy as a whole – so much so that the Federal Reserve...

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5 Words of Investing Wisdom From King Solomon

5 Words of Investing Wisdom From King Solomon

For King Solomon, wisdom was more precious than riches and the key to living a prosperous life beloved by God. In today’s financial world, the wise King’s advice still rings true, offering guidance for investing smart in a constantly changing market.  Become informed about investing. “Blessed...

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