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Taking faith to work

Taking faith to work

God's charge to go forth into the world and make disciples is interpreted by some to mean they should take advantage of the environment to exhibit their faith at work. Take for example, a New York Times article about an Otsego, MN, bank who's co-owner said, “We use the bank as front to do full-time...

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Forsake the foolish...

Forsake the foolish…

Ecclesiastes has a lot to say about who you choose to associate with. We'll hit the highlights. Would you seek financial advice from a cheat or a fool? Hopefully, the answer to that question is a resounding “No!” The point is that your associates do matter, both in business and in life. A...

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"All is vanity." And then you die...

“All is vanity.” And then you die…

King Solomon opens the book of Ecclesiastes by proclaiming “All is vanity.” Sort of strange statement coming from perhaps the richest man in history, a ruler claiming 700 wives and 300 concubines, by the count of some. But remember when God offered Solomon the choice of anything he wanted,...

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Learn the wisdom of the ages while you're still young

Learn the wisdom of the ages while you’re still young

Perhaps the greatest gift of the Bible in general, and the Book of Proverbs specifically, is you don't have to learn everything through trial and error as you fumble your way through life. The Book of Proverbs is ready to go to work in your life now. No need to wait until you're old to learn and internalize...

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Working successfully, according to the Proverbs of Solomon

Working successfully, according to the Proverbs of Solomon

In the Proverbs of Solomon, the King had some particular ideas about how to separate “good” working habits from “bad” ones. As you might remember, he wrote them all down. While it's never a bad idea to read the whole book, and the entirety of the Bible for that matter, we've boiled...

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Financial management by the Bible

Financial management by the Bible

What does the Bible tell us about financial management? Quite a bit, in fact, and to find out what it is we head to the trusted book. Proverbs 21:5 reveals: “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” If this isn't a walking advertisement...

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How the believer keeps business in it’s place

While the Bible exhorts us to work hard and achieve financial success in order to provide for our families, it also reminds us that success in business is not the reason we were put on this earth. Believers should take care to keep this in mind, and not put the cart before the horse. While 1 Timothy...

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“To understand the words of prudence…”

Proverbs Chapter 1 (1:3) calls for us to understand the words of prudence. Sounds kind of old fashioned, doesn't it? That's exactly why it still makes sense today, especially when it comes to money management! One definition of “prudence” says “Wise in handling practical matters; exercising...

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Your broker is not your investment counselor

Jason Hartman"s second Commandment for Successful Investing states that you should have a professional investment counselor. Note that this does not mean your investment broker counts, he likely doesn"t. The reason for this seems obvious to us at Solomon Success. Your broker is often part of a nation...

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Inflation nation

To understand wealth building in America today, you must understand inflation, for it is the force that drives the economic engine. Back in the day of Solomon, the medium of exchange was measured in quantities of goods with intrinsic value like precious metals, livestock, fabric, and, yes, even slaves....

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