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Launch Your Investing Career in Little Rock

Launch Your Investing Career in Little Rock

Spend a weekend in Little Rock this September, and launch an investing career that can last a lifetime. Jason Hartman’s Little Rock Investment Property Tour, kicking off this September 27-28 in Arkansas’ scenic capital, shows you how. Why Invest In Real Estate? There’s plenty of gloom and doom...

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What’s Keeping Mortgage Interest Rates So Low?

What’s Keeping Mortgage Interest Rates So Low?

Against many expectations, today’s mortgage interest rates are not much higher than they were last year, before the Federal Reserve began that famous tapering down of its massive stimulus plan. As King Solomon says in Proverbs 10:14 “Wise men lay up knowledge,” so a look at some of the reasons...

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Prudent Investing Saves on Capital Gains Taxes

Prudent Investing Saves on Capital Gains Taxes

Wise investors following the principles of King Solomon know that prudence and forward thinking lay the groundwork for prosperity. And it turns out that investors who take Jason Hartman's advice to buy income property and hold on to it are not just building wealth for the long term, they’re also avoiding...

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Prudent Investors Benefit From New Mortgage Standards

Prudent Investors Benefit From New Mortgage Standards

Prudent money management, as King Solomon tells us in his Proverbs, involves protecting assets in the present while keeping an eye on the future. And today, as regulators, housing lobbyists and representatives of the mortgage industry negotiate the provisions of the Qualified Mortgage Rule; prudent investors...

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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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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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Can Chinese Investment Boost US Housing?

Can Chinese Investment Boost US Housing?

King Solomon was a vastly wealthy monarch who presided over one of the most prosperous kingdoms in the history of his people. But to build the crowning achievement of his reign, the great Temple, he welcomed foreign investment – in the form of capital and labor from the neighboring King Hiram of Tyre. Now,...

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What Does LIBOR Mean for Investors?

What Does LIBOR Mean for Investors?

King Solomon’s antipathy toward evil and unjust men is clear throughout his Proverbs. And equally clear is his command to seek out wise counsel, be open to learning, and deal prudently with others. The LIBOR lawsuits involving major US banks echo the monarch’s concerns: are the banks evil and unjust...

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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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Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff?

One of the key principles of King Solomon’s advice to the one he addresses as his son in his Book of Proverbs is to seek wise counsel to avoid making hasty and imprudent decisions. Although the monarch himself made decisions unilaterally, there’s considerable evidence that he sought the advise of...

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