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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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New Fraud  Charges Coming for Chase Bank?

New Fraud Charges Coming for Chase Bank?

As King Solomon warns us in many of his Proverbs, “wicked" people –those who lie, cheat and manipulate others – are everywhere, and those who seek wisdom and a prosperous life are advised to be vigilant and avoid falling into their hands. Now, as the US Justice Department prepares to launch civil...

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Good Leases Can Prevent Problems

Good Leases Can Prevent Problems

In the past few posts, we’ve been taking a look at prudence – one of King Solomon’s essential virtues for successful investing. “That thy ear may hearken to wisdom: incline thy heart to know prudence,“ he says in Proverbs 2:2. For income property investors, a customized lease that covers all...

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Prudent Investors Insure Their Investments

Prudent Investors Insure Their Investments

King Solomon’s enduring advice for investors hinges on prudence – caution and foresight combined with wisdom. That’s the key, he says, to a long and prosperous life. Prudence dictates that it’s wise to protect assets in every way possible – and in our modern world, that includes insuring them....

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Snowden's Asylum Hurts Russian/US Relations

Snowden’s Asylum Hurts Russian/US Relations

An international mess fell right in Russian president Vladimir Putin’s lap when American NSA-leaker Edward Snowden showed up at an airport in Moscow and eventually asked for asylum. And if that wasn’t enough for one week, President Obama decided not to meet with him at the upcoming G-20 conference,...

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Wickedness Exposed: New Bank Fraud Lawsuits

Wickedness Exposed: New Bank Fraud Lawsuits

Throughout his Proverbs, King Solomon advises those seeking to live a Godly life to steer clear of the wicked, and to avoid those who lie and defraud. “Be not delighted in the paths of the wicked, neither let the way of evil men please thee," he tells us in Proverbs 4:14. One well-documented “way...

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