Solomon Success

QM Rule Updates May Help Housing Recovery

QM Rule Updates May Help Housing Recovery

King Solomon’s views on deceitfulness and unfair dealing are clear. Many of his Proverbs warn of the need to avoid the wicked and behave wisely in order to prosper – and that’s why his words guide money management even today. Now, proposed changes to the upcoming Qualified Mortgage Rule may end...

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More Charges Ahead for the Big Banks

More Charges Ahead for the Big Banks

In his proverbs, King Solomon made it clear that anyone who watts to live a prosperous life blessed by God must turn away from those who lie and deceive. “The simplicity of the just shall guide them: and the deceitfulness of the wicked shall destroy them,” he says in Proverbs 11:3. As we’ve been...

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Should Investors Prepare for Septaper?

Should Investors Prepare for Septaper?

As King Solomon tells us in his proverbs, prudent money management means looking ahead and being prepared, just like the ant who gathers food in the summer for the winter to come. That kind of watchful waiting may serve investors well in the coming months, as the Federal Reserve appears to be sticking...

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Social Media: Tools for Prudent Investors

Social Media: Tools for Prudent Investors

Would King Solomon tweet – or have a Facebook page? Because the monarch valued wisdom and prudence above virtually all else, chances are, he would. Love it or hate it, social media drives business today – and prudent property investors know the importance of these new tools in creating a personal...

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Skew the Profit Numbers

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Skew the Profit Numbers

King Solomon had strong words on liars and deceivers, and he makes that clear in Proverbs 10:3: “The mouth of the just shall bring forth wisdom: the tongue of the perverse shall perish.” But although the wise King’s advice is a key to a prosperous financial future in income property investing,...

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Eminent Domain Home Seizures Worry Lenders

Eminent Domain Home Seizures Worry Lenders

King Solomon’s wisdom made his kingdom wealthy and prosperous, and that’s one reason his Proverbs stand as sound investing advice today. Rulers in Solomon’s day had absolute sway over their subjects, but he urged justice and equity in dealing with the less fortunate. And now, as one California...

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Retirement Realities and Encore Careers

Retirement Realities and Encore Careers

The Proverbs of King Solomon tell us that the crowning achievement of a life lived wisely and prudently is a rich old age, surrounded by the fruits of diligent labor and a loving family. That’s the picture of retirement that many people today are working toward. But economic troubles and struggling...

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Make the Home Office Deduction Work For You

Make the Home Office Deduction Work For You

The wise King Solomon never encountered the Internal Revenue Service, yet his advice for managing money and prospering can guide nervous entrepreneurs who fear an audit for claming an entirely legitimate tax break: the home office deduction. “Be not afraid of sudden fear,” he says in Proverbs 3:25....

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Prudent Buyers Rent Before They Leap

Prudent Buyers Rent Before They Leap

It’s well known that King Solomon advises prudence in all decision making. And that’s especially important in home buying, where an impulse purchase can end up being a costly mistake that tasks time – and more money – to fix. That’s why a growing number of prospective homeowners, especially...

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Playing by the Rules Includes These Business Deductions

Playing by the Rules Includes These Business Deductions

Landlords - don’t feel guilty about taking ALL the tax deductions available. After all, the Bible admonishes us to accept and work within the legal system of government. It just so happens that the government of the United States includes a little department known as the IRS. While we may find much...

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