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Affluent Investor | July 26, 2016

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July 25, 2016 |

David Hasselhoff Earned $100 Million and He’s Broke

After four decades of TV stardom, David Hasselhoff says he cannot pay court-ordered alimony.

He claims that he’s only got $4,000 in cash to make his monthly $21,000 payments to ex-wife Pamela. She claims that is impossible because he has … Read More

July 25, 2016 |

Write a Letter to Your 20-Year-Old Self

Taylor Smith was 12 years old when she died on January 5, 2014, from complications from pneumonia.

Her parents were devastated. But when they sorted through her belongings, they found a curious envelope with the words, “To be opened … Read More

July 22, 2016 |

Republicans Go All Bernie Sanders in New Platform

Look, I get the politics of it, and I am not even sure I disagree with the reasoning, but there are a few things that need to be said about the new GOP platform and its claim to support to … Read More

July 22, 2016 |

Cruz Speech Was a Leadership Failure – For Everyone

Thoughts on the Cruz thing. I seem to be the only man in America who is not on either of the poles (Cruz was Mel Gibson in Braveheart vs. Cruz was Robert the Bruce in Braveheart:

1. Jesus was right … Read More

July 22, 2016 |

A Racket Called Central Banking

Marx and Keynes weren’t the first to recognize the relationship between money and labor, although they remain the most prominent faces among macro-literati to note the changing value of money relative to time. Even Ibn Khaldun’s work in the early … Read More

July 22, 2016 |

Justice Ginsburg Dropped the Mask

Many years ago, journalist Michael Kinsley secured a place in our history when he observed that “a faux pas is when you blurt out the truth in Washington.”

A couple weeks ago, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg committed a … Read More

July 22, 2016 |

The Damage that NIRP does

Bloomberg carried a story a few weeks ago on Denmark, which has been “blessed” with a negative interest rate policy (NIRP) longer than any other developed nation. The authors asserted that the horror stories about low interest rates with which … Read More

July 22, 2016 |

We Know About Jonah and the Great Fish, But Do We Know About His Financial Mistake?

In the book of Jonah, we learn the reason for the prophet’s round trip journey to the bottom of the ocean and back. Jonah was running away from God’s call on his life. But don’t miss this financial detail … Read More

July 21, 2016 |

If Trump Is Such A Great Dealmaker, Why Did He Let Cruz Give That Speech?

The hysterics of the last 12 hours have been a low moment for observers of the punditry class, where new lows in quality commentary and intelligent observation have been set by various paid consultants and television talking heads (oh, and … Read More

July 21, 2016 |

CNN, If You Don’t like Trump’s Plagiarism, Then Time To Fire Fareed

There’s an element of hypocrisy in CNN’s over-coverage of the Melania Trump plagiarism “scandal.” The wall-to-wall coverage of a relatively minor mistake by Melania and the Trump campaign might recall to memory a non-minor plagiarism scandal surrounding Fareed Zakaria from … Read More

July 21, 2016 |

FedEx: Not Just Delivering Packages, But Beating Arrogant Federal Prosecutors

The U.S. Department of Justice has put little if any effort into investigating the IRS over its targeting of conservative groups (even single individuals, such as Professor Mary Grabar, for daring to oppose Common Core), but it has the resources … Read More

July 21, 2016 |

Does Buying Life Insurance Mean You Don’t Trust God?

First, I know a few folks who think life insurance is bad because they see it as a lack of trust in God to provide for their families. I can make a case to the contrary; I think it … Read More

July 21, 2016 |

Learning How To Make Your People More Successful

Edwards Deming, the father of the quality movement, said, “The role of a great leader is to make his people successful, not dictate to them.”On a scale of 1-10, how much do your paradigm and actions reflect that statement?

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July 21, 2016 |

How To Lead When You Don’t Feel Like It

Leadership is strenuous and stressful. In the difficult days of leading an organization or an area, it can be hard to stay fresh and to be sensitive to the needs of the team. One of the hardest aspects of … Read More

July 21, 2016 |

Knowing God’s Will

Earlier this year, I fasted for 34 days. I had one purpose in mind, and that was to discover the will of God for my life. I had several options that seemed like they were available to me and that … Read More

July 20, 2016 |

Nice Attack: Why the Terrorists are Winning the Intelligence War

Yet another criminal known to security services has perpetrated a mass killing, the Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. Why did the French police allow a foreign national with a criminal record of violence to reside in France? Apart from utter incompetence, the explanation … Read More