Solomon Success

Investing Lessons From Paula Deen’s Downfall

Investing Lessons From Paula Deen’s Downfall

For King Solomon, speaking wisely and justly is part of living a prudent life that’s blessed by God. “Remove from thee a forward mouth,” he says in Proverbs 4:24. “And let detracting lips be far from thee.” That’s timeless advice – words worth heeding for disgraced celebrity chef Paula...

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Growing Pains for the Bitcoin

Growing Pains for the Bitcoin

What would King Solomon think of the Bitcoin? That wise monarch, whose words of wisdom about money have guided many to prosperity, lived in a world where money consisted of gold, silver and other exchanges of physical things – a tradition that continues to this day. The upstart digital currency, the...

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Internet Tools Let Buyers Take Charge

Internet Tools Let Buyers Take Charge

Last year,  a majority of homebuyers surveyed said they’d used social media and online tools to buy a home – an increase of a third over the previous year. As more and more real estate transactions are moving to cyberspace, buyers and sellers are using online marketplaces, listing services and review...

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Flip Houses, Get Rich? Not Necessarily

Flip Houses, Get Rich? Not Necessarily

King Solomon advocated a slow and steady approach to crating prosperity. “Go to the ant, o sluggard,” he advises in Proverbs 6:6, because the ant works hard and regularly throughout the seasons to store up needed food. Building wealth in real estate works the same way. House flipping doesn’t build...

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King Solomon’s 5 Virtues for Investors

King Solomon’s 5 Virtues for Investors

Across the millennia, King Solomon’s words of wisdom about living a godly life still speak to us, with truths that guide money management to this day. Throughout his book of Proverbs, the King has much to say about what characteristics can help an investor – and anyone -- make sound financial decisions....

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The Fed’s Bond Buyup Comes to an End: What Next?

The Fed’s Bond Buyup Comes to an End: What Next?

King Solomon’s words on money management and prosperity are timeless. Along with prudence and wisdom, the King advocated foresight -- looking ahead and making plans to avoid potential pitfalls. “Go to the ant, o sluggard,” he says in Proverbs 6>6-8,’ and consider her ways and learn wisdom....

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Justice for Tenants, but What About Landlords?

Justice for Tenants, but What About Landlords?

Justice and fairness lie at the heart of King Solomon’s proverbs about living a righteous and prosperous life. “Treasures of wickedness shall profit nothing; but justice shall deliver from death," he says in Proverbs 10:2, and as he shows in his own judgments, the powerful must deal justly with the...

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5 Signs of a Lying Lender

5 Signs of a Lying Lender

In his Proverbs, King Solomon tells us that prudence, caution and good advice can keep good people out of the clutches of the wicked. “If wisdom shall enter thy heart, and knowledge please thy soul,” he says in Proverbs 3:10-14. “Counsel shall keep thee, and prudence shall preserve thee, that thou...

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Justice and Judgment: Another Bank Fraud Case Hits the Courts

Justice and Judgment: Another Bank Fraud Case Hits the Courts

At the very beginning of his wise Proverbs, King Solomon establishes the values that lead to a blessed and prosperous life. “To know wisdom, and instruction; to understand the words of prudence, and to receive the instruction of doctrine, and justice, and judgment, and equity,” he says in the first...

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Cash for Quick Home Sales:  A Wise Harvest?

Cash for Quick Home Sales: A Wise Harvest?

In King Solomon’s day, credit wasn’t much of an issue. But the wise king’s advice to manage money responsibly and save up resources applies across the ages. “Go to the ant, O sluggard,” he say s in Proverbs 6_ 6-8,” Which, although she hath no guide, nor master, nor captain, provideth her...

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