Solomon Success

Vintage Homes Draw Investing Dollars

Vintage Homes Draw Investing Dollars

In the Proverbs of King Solemn, old age represented the crowing glory of a life well lived and blessed by God, the result of wisdom and just dealings with others. Today, too, some things get better with age – and new research suggests that’s true for houses too, as sales of older homes are boosting...

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Younger Investors: the Do It Yourself Generation

Younger Investors: the Do It Yourself Generation

King Solomon’s words on wisdom urge the young to listen to the counsel of parents and other wise elders. “My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother,” he says in Proverbs 1:8. Now, a new study of three generations of investors – baby boomers, the fortysomething...

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Do Nuisance Laws Punish the Wrong People?

Do Nuisance Laws Punish the Wrong People?

King Solomon tells us that to live a blessed and prosperous life, it’s essential to keep away from those who do wrong and unjust things. “My son, “ he says in Proverbs 1:11, “If sinners shall entice thee, consent not to them.” From the great King’s time to today, communities have created...

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Online Auctions: Risky or Prudent for Investors?

Online Auctions: Risky or Prudent for Investors?

For everything from livestock to acreage, auctions have been around a very long time. Now, although those “real world” auctions are still operating, the auction process has moved to cyberspace – and online housing auctions are claiming a sizable number of real estate transactions. Online auctions...

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The Stimulus Continues – But Interest Rates Rise

The Stimulus Continues – But Interest Rates Rise

As many of his well-known proverbs attest, King Solomon advised action tempered by prudence and wisdom. “Say to wisdom: Thou art my sister: and call prudence thy friend,“ he tells us in Proverbs 7:4. Now in what’s intended as an act of prudence after the government shutdown, the Federal Reserve...

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5 Investing Tips From Rich Investors

5 Investing Tips From Rich Investors

Very wealthy investors get – and keep – their money flowing with conservative strategies that echo the best investing advice from King Solomon, a very wealthy monarch in his own tight. Even the flashiest entertainer or entrepreneur builds wealth by exercising a combination of wisdom and prudence,...

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New Bank Fraud Settlement, New Lending Rules?

New Bank Fraud Settlement, New Lending Rules?

Along with his wisdom and devotion King Solomon was known for his fair judgments, best shown by his handling of that famous case in which two women claimed motherhood of the same child. Solomon proposed cutting the child exactly in two, which revealed the real mother. Today, some measure of fair judgment...

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After the Shutdown, Whither the Dollar?

After the Shutdown, Whither the Dollar?

King Solomon made it clear in his Proverbs that wisdom and prudence are more precious than silver and gold. Today wise investors and market watchers around the world are keeping an eye on what’s happening to the modern equivalent of that gold and silver – the international money market, and more...

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The Shutdown's Over: Now What Happens to the Stimulus?

The Shutdown's Over: Now What Happens to the Stimulus?

There’s a time for every purpose under heaven, says King Solomon in Ecclesiastes, chapter 3. And as financial experts assess the damage done to the economy by the recent government shutdown and a dollar that’s dropping in value, the Federal Reserve has decided that there’s still at time and a purpose...

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Should Parents Teach Kids About Investing?

Should Parents Teach Kids About Investing?

King Solomon believed that wisdom begins at home. Many of his Proverbs are directed toward the younger generation: “Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend, that you may know prudence. I will give you a good gift, forsake not my law.” (Proverbs 4:1) In today’s world, too, parents...

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