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Real Estate Scams: 4 Warning Signs

A recent real estate scam bilked hundreds of American and Canadian investors of over $1 million dollars. Some of the perpetrators are in custody, others are still on the run – and the story demonstrates key warning signs of a fly by night fraud. According the a recent post in The Bryan Ellis Investing...

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Are Virtual Banks Secure?

Are Virtual Banks Secure?

Online banking, offered as an extension of the traditional services offered by established brick and mortar institutions, has been around for a while. But now, as the world of e-commerce continues to expand, new virtual banks are appearing, offering all the banking services, security and safety of “regular”...

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Americans Give Up Citizenship to Protect Assets

Americans Give Up Citizenship to Protect Assets

King Solomon’s words of wisdom for investors always emphasize prudence and foresight – ways to protect, but also increase assets for the future, like the ant in his famous Proverbs 6:6. For more and more Americans today, protecting assets means giving up citizenship to live abroad – thanks to changes...

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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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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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When Good Debt Turns Bad

When Good Debt Turns Bad

In a previous post, we took a look at why new and recent college graduates saddled with student loans are wary of taking on the traditional debts of adult life: car loans and mortgages. King Solomon recognized the connection between wisdom and the stability of houses. “Wisdom hath built herself a house,”...

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The Wisdom to Know the Difference: Finding Good Investing Advice

Discernment – the wisdom to know the difference – is the linchpin of King Solomon’s proverbs about right and pious living. He lays this out most clearly in Proverbs 2: 3-5: “If thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence, if thou shalt seek her as money and shalt dig for her...

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The House That Wisdom Built: Women in Investing

In the proverbs of Solomon as well as in many other literary works, virtues such as wisdom and justice are personified as women. “Wisdom hath built herself a house,” says the great King in Proverbs 9:1, among many other references. In the days of Solomon and after, most women didn’t own houses,...

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Solomon Success Show #28 - Participate in Your Finances

Solomon Success Show #28 – Participate in Your Finances

How much do you need to live on? How much income is coming into the house? How much do you owe? Jason Hartman and lead financial counselor for Dave Ramsey, Chris Hogan, discuss Dave Ramsey’s philosophy on managing your personal finances. Chris brings up important points, such as sacrificing for the...

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SS 30 - “It’s Okay to Be Scared” with Jim Palmer

SS 30 – “It’s Okay to Be Scared” with Jim Palmer

Whether your biggest challenges are in your business or personal life, pushing through the fear and challenges to success begins with realizing you’re not alone and adopting the attitude of never giving up. Jason Hartman interviews co-author of It’s Okay to Be Scared But Never Give Up, Jim Palmer...

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