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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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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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"Financial Advisor" Scams Target Seniors

“Financial Advisor” Scams Target Seniors

As King Solomon says in his Proverbs, wisdom and prudence lay the foundation for a prosperous, peaceful old age. But in today’s complex financial world, the promise of that kind of peace and prosperity can turn out to be a scam, perpetrated by bogus “financial advisors” targeting senior investors...

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New Bank Fraud Settlement, New Lending Rules?

New Bank Fraud Settlement, New Lending Rules?

Along with his wisdom and devotion King Solomon was known for his fair judgments, best shown by his handling of that famous case in which two women claimed motherhood of the same child. Solomon proposed cutting the child exactly in two, which revealed the real mother. Today, some measure of fair judgment...

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Consent Not To Sinners: The Top 5 Real Estate Scams

Consent Not To Sinners: The Top 5 Real Estate Scams

Discernment – the marriage of wisdom and prudence – is a key piece of King Solomon’s advice on money and prosperity. And discernment is an essential skill for identifying and avoiding the many scams old and new that are designed to trap the unwary at every stage of any real estate transaction....

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False Friends: Social Media Scammers Target Investors

False Friends: Social Media Scammers Target Investors

“The dissembler with his mouth deceiveth his friend,” warns King Solomon in Proverbs 11:9.While the wise king’s advice has stood the test of thousands of years, it’s especially relevant today, in the era of ever-expanding social media, where the atmosphere of sharing, relationship building and...

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When Sinners Entice Thee:  Online Investing Scams

When Sinners Entice Thee: Online Investing Scams

King Solomon’s advice for living a blessed and prosperous life includes many warnings to avoid enticements by the sinful – liars and cheaters determined to undermine efforts to keep to a righteous path. “My son, “he says in Proverbs 1:10, “If sinners shall entice thee, consent not to them.”...

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Avoid the Enticements: 10 Signs of Real Estate Scams

Avoid the Enticements: 10 Signs of Real Estate Scams

King Solomon’s advice for prosperity and a righteous life involves numerous warnings against the enticement of sinners and the wicked. In today’s housing market, those warnings remain valid, as scams and frauds target all aspects of the real estate market. So, because these schemes can so easily...

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Mortgage Relief Scams: Enticing Vulnerable Homeowners?

Mortgage Relief Scams: Enticing Vulnerable Homeowners?

King Solomon’s proverbs encourage the wise and prudent to avoid the machinations of the wicked. “My son, if sinners shall entice thee, consent not to them,” the monarch says in Proverbs 1:10. For desperate homeowners threatened with foreclosure, the enticements of scammers to help with mortgage...

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Real Estate Scams and Schemes:  Traps for the Unwise

Real Estate Scams and Schemes: Traps for the Unwise

The Proverbs of King Solomon are meant to be “an exhortation to flee the company of the wicked, and to hearken to the voice of wisdom,“ as the monarch says in the first chapter. And “a wise man shall hear, and shall be wiser,” he adds in Proverbs 1:5. And keeping the wise king’s words in mind...

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