Solomon Success

Take the Tour, Meet the Experts in Austin

Take the Tour, Meet the Experts in Austin

One of King Solomon’s key pieces of advice for prosperous living was to seek knowledge from the wise and experienced – a recommendation that’s just as valid today. And this September, participants in Jason Hartman’s Austin Executive Property Tour will get a chance to do just that, as a team of...

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Home Equity Isn’t Always Home Security

Home Equity Isn’t Always Home Security

Even in King Solomon’s day, houses meant security, and also represent wisdom in the great King’s proverbs. But home ownership is more complicated today ---and as a recent Washington Post story on the often-unscrupulous practice of tax lien investing demonstrates, even a home owned outright may not...

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Silver: More Precious Than Gold in the Metals Markets?

Silver: More Precious Than Gold in the Metals Markets?

Gold was a measure of wealth even in King Solomon’s day, and many of his Proverbs use gold as a yardstick for the value of wisdom. Even now, gold has a powerful hold on the imagination and the financial world – but in today’s money markets, the power of gold may be eclipsed by the rise of the lowly...

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Housing Lobbyists Force Changes in Mortgage Lending

Housing Lobbyists Force Changes in Mortgage Lending

Along with prudence and wisdom, King Solomon’s proverbs show that the great king also prized justice and equity. In the tangled aftermath of 2008’s housing collapse, a series of lawsuits and legislation attempted to bring some of that justice to the deceit-ridden world of mortgage lending. The Dodd...

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Stay Focused -- Fight Information Overload

Stay Focused — Fight Information Overload

This is the age of information – too much information, some say. With unlimited, round the clock access to news, facts and advice, it’s easy to lose sight of goals and plans and get lost in the endless stream. For investors today, King Solomon’s virtues of prudence and wisdom have never been more...

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Rising Rents Reflect the Reality of Inflation and Demand

Rising Rents Reflect the Reality of Inflation and Demand

The trick to raising rents is to get past the notion that you’re no better than the moneychangers Jesus threw out of the temple. Your rental unit is an asset you paid honest money to acquire and there is nothing wrong with charging an honest rate to the tenants dwelling within. And unfortunately (for...

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5 Investing Apps for Smartphones and Tablets

5 Investing Apps for Smartphones and Tablets

King Solomon never had a smartphone, but he’d most likely applaud the technology as an efficient way to make prudent financial moves. Though managing investments and financial transactions on mobile devices can be risky, a variety of new apps make it easy to conduct business related to your investments...

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SS 34 - Patriots for Christ with Craig Bergman

SS 34 – Patriots for Christ with Craig Bergman

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3 Keys to Making Safe Mobile Transactions

3 Keys to Making Safe Mobile Transactions

King Solomon’s watchwords, prudence and wisdom, are just as relevant to today’s technology filled world as they were in the days of the great King. And as new devices make it easier to manage your money wherever you go, a little prudence and wisdom can prevent identity theft and account hacking when...

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Does the Housing Rebound Signal a Coming Crash?

Does the Housing Rebound Signal a Coming Crash?

King Solomon’s famous recommendation to see the industrious ant as a role model for prosperous living points out the need to look to the future while tending to the realities of the present. “Look to the ant, O sluggard,” he says in Proverbs 6:6, “and consider her ways, and learn wisdom.” In...

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