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Proverbs of Solomon

False Proohets Mean False Profits

False Prophets = False Profits: Keys to God Centered Investing

The real estate investing world is full of self proclaimed gurus and advisers – people claiming to have the secret to getting rich quick. There’s no shortage of schemes and scams and deals that sound too good to be true – and are. How can you cut through the noise and create a successful – and...

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What Does Your Online Profile Say About You?

What Does Your Online Profile Say About You?

If you can’t be found in a Google search, do you even exist? And if you are found, what will that search reveal about who you are? King Solomon’s Proverbs remind us again and again how important it is to live life wisely and cultivate a reputation for honesty and fairness. And as social media and...

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Is the End Near for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

Is the End Near for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

Throughout the proverbs of King Solomon, the keys to living a Godly life are described in terms of a house, with its pillars and foundation of wisdom, prudence and justice. Today, legislative efforts to reform US housing policy are taking aim at two of the pillars of American home lending: Fannie Mae...

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New Bills Target Housing Policy Reform

New Bills Target Housing Policy Reform

King Solomon was famous for finding equitable solutions to thorny problems – witness the story of his strategy to discover the true identity of a mother disputing wt another woman over custody of an infant. Now, as US lawmakers float two opposing bills on reforming government housing policy, it remains...

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Housing Finance Reform Targets the Government’s Role

Housing Finance Reform Targets the Government’s Role

Along with wisdom and prudence, equity is a major theme in the Proverbs of King Solomon. The purpose of those proverbs, says the King in chapter 1: 3, is “to understand the words of prudence: and to receive the instruction of doctrine, justice, and judgment, and equity." But US policy makers are learning...

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Justice and Judgment: Another Bank Fraud Case Hits the Courts

Justice and Judgment: Another Bank Fraud Case Hits the Courts

At the very beginning of his wise Proverbs, King Solomon establishes the values that lead to a blessed and prosperous life. “To know wisdom, and instruction; to understand the words of prudence, and to receive the instruction of doctrine, and justice, and judgment, and equity,” he says in the first...

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No “Choice Silver”:  More Apologies to Mortgage Fraud Victims

No “Choice Silver”: More Apologies to Mortgage Fraud Victims

One of the hallmarks of leading a virtuous life blessed by God is dealing equitably and fairly with others, according to King Solomon. “The tongue of the just is as choice silver,” he says in Proverbs 10:20 – one of many proverbs critical of liars and deceivers. As the Federal Reserve issues yet...

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Woman: A Force in the Rental Market

Woman: A Force in the Rental Market

For King Solomon, woman represented wisdom and prudence – a metaphor often repeated in his Proverbs. “Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom,” he says in Proverb 3:13. And the idea of wisdom as woman continues through verse 18 of that chapter: “She is more precious than riches, and all the things...

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Are Retirees Facing the Next Housing Crisis?

Are Retirees Facing the Next Housing Crisis?

For King Solomon, the crowning glory of a life spent in seeking wisdom and acting with prudence and justice in the world is a serene old age surrounded by family. But that may not be a reality for some of today’s retirees, who may become trapped in the next cycle of housing crisis, according to a study...

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House Names Can Make or Break a Sale

As readers of King Solomon’s proverbs know, several verses refer to houses as more than just structures. In these verses, a house is a metaphor for stability and prosperity – and wisdom. But the King isn’t alone in recognizing that a house is more than just a physical construction – many intangible...

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