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Can Over-Regulation Stifle Small Businesses?

Can Over-Regulation Stifle Small Businesses?

It’s only hummus. Or is it? The recent dispute involving hummus maker Sabra and a number of competitors serves nicely as a metaphor for a bigger picture, as do so many of the Bible’s proverbs and parables. But as Jason Hartman says, Sabra’s fight to control just what gets to be called hummus points...

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Section 8 Rents are Government Guaranteed

Section 8 Rents are Government Guaranteed

We think King Solomon would have approved of landlords choosing to invest in the Section 8 housing program. Not only do you provide one of life’s basic necessities for low income earners, you can make a nice profit in the process. And while investing in Section 8 income properties might not be for...

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The Typical Corporate Financial Spiel… It is a Load of You Know What

How many of you listen to talk radio? I was in the car listening to the local DJ and something caught my ear. What peaked my attention was the topic; they were talking about dealing with finance, stocks, bonds, the future, etc. I am going to be honest with you, it was an hour of the typical corporate...

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House Flipping: Sound Investing?

House Flipping: Sound Investing?

Flipping houses puts money in a seller’s pocket, but how does it stand up as a strategy for building long term wealth? King Solomon’s advice for wise money management tells us to make prudent decisions with an eye to long term success – and while quick buys and even faster sales make short term...

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Personal Brands: A Tool For Investors?

Personal Brands: A Tool For Investors?

Brands aren’t just for big corporations, luxury cars and fast food places anymore. Job seekers, entrepreneurs and, yes, investors are among the many professional people who need a way to stand out from the crowd. Enter the concept of personal branding – a shorthand way to present your identity to...

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Are You a Technology Addict?

Are You a Technology Addict?

Computers, tablets and smartphones weren’t a part of King Solomon’s world, but his advice to approach life with wisdom and prudence certainly applies to their use. In our digitally connected world, it’s possible to be too connected to those devices – and it takes a hefty dose of the wise King’s...

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Buyer Caution May Stall Housing’s Recovery

Buyer Caution May Stall Housing’s Recovery

Though he doesn’t directly say so, King Solomon’s words on money management and prosperity contain a heavy dose of “look before you leap.” The prudent, the discerning, ad the cautious will reap rewards. Today, that kind of prudence may be driving big changes in the housing market, as more and...

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Weather Events Cost Unprepared Investors Money -- and Time

Weather Events Cost Unprepared Investors Money — and Time

Among the many keys to investing success found in the Proverbs of King Solomon is the recommendation to look ahead and be prepared: “Go to the ant, O sluggard, and consider her ways and learn wisdom,” he tells us in Proverbs 6:6. And as the dreaded Pacific Ocean warming known as El Nino gears up...

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Real Estate Trumps Gold for Long Term Returns

Real Estate Trumps Gold for Long Term Returns

King Solomon advises us in his Proverbs to seek wisdom over gold and silver. And it turns out that in these modern times, wise investors recognize that gold and silver aren’t the most prudent of investments for a return that keeps on giving. As the prices of gold and other precious metals bounce up...

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Mortgage Lenders Loosen Credit Requirements

Mortgage Lenders Loosen Credit Requirements

King Solomon reminds us that wisdom and houses go hand in hand for a prosperous and blessed life. “”Wisdom hath built herself a house,” he tells us in Proverbs 9:1. Now, in spite of the tighter lending standards that took effect in January 2014, more hopeful homeowners may be able to qualify for...

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