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Affluent Investor | May 24, 2017

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May 22, 2017 |

Liberty Needs Christianity, Not Fascism

I recently saw a video by a libertarian commentator named TJ Brown, also known as That Guy T, on YouTube making a tongue-in-cheek thought experiment that the liberty movement would do well to consider forging an alliance with fascism to … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

Obama Illegal Alien Crime Policy Reversed

There has been an extraordinary reversal of policy by the Department of Justice on the issue of criminal immigration enforcement.

The Trump Administration’s rejection of Obama-era practices has its roots in a 2015 letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

Teaching Finance Through Stories

Ron Blue is a former CPA and financial advisor who loves spreadsheets. But when Ron teamed up with his daughter, Karen Guess, to write Ron’s latest financial book, she steered him against his natural writing style inclination. Karen had learned … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

10 Watergate Leadership Lessons

Once again, Watergate analogies are in the air. Though they may be overdrawn, there are important lessons that remain evergreen from a historic, catastrophic leadership breakdown at highest level. These lessons are as familiar as Shakespeare or the Bible—and as … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

College is the Wrong Place to Figure Out Your Calling

A degree is simply the springboard of steps toward a career that ultimately glorifies God.

Settling into a career  is often a journey, not the direct result of a particular major. One job leads to another and God opens doors.

Bob … Read More

May 19, 2017 |

Le Pen Lost, But Populism Is Far From Over

On Monday, Emmanuel Macron, the centrist French presidential candidate, was inaugurated. Media and politicians are taking the occasion to celebrate the victory of the political mainstream, portraying Macron’s win against the daughter of an anti-Semite running in a formerly neo-Nazi … Read More

May 19, 2017 |

The Secret to a Happy Retirement

If you aren’t already there, you will someday face retirement. Want to know a secret shared by the happiest retirees?

Author Wes Moss, at documents the results he found among retirees. When their mortgages are paid off, their … Read More

May 19, 2017 |

Impeachment Odds Fly, Markets Swoon: What it All Means

Is the market afraid of impeachment?

The leaked story on Tuesday that alleged President Trump had exerted some pressure on FBI Director Comey some time before firing him to soften the investigation to former Trump aide, Michael Flynn, caused markets … Read More

May 19, 2017 |

This Animated Map Shows U.S. Unemployment Over Time (1990-2016)

When we are talking about the unemployment rate as a barometer for the health of the economy, it’s most commonly the national figure that gets referenced.

Historically, on a national level, an unemployment rate in the 4-6% range is generally … Read More

May 19, 2017 |

Open Letter From Conservative Leaders: Military Readiness vs. Transgender Politics

Conservative leaders strongly support the principle of peace through strength and therefore the need for immediate action to return the priority of the Department of Defense to restoring America’s military readiness and ending costly and distracting social engineering.

President Trump … Read More

May 18, 2017 |

Investing Tips From Socialist Soros

Even though George Soros is a devout socialist, he knows something about investing. He writes about a typical cycle in the stock market in his book The Crisis of Global Capitalism. He calls his theory “reflexivity,” but the general … Read More

May 18, 2017 |

Nuclear Terrorism Threat Grows, Part 2

NATO officials are not alone in their concern about nuclear terrorism. Last year, at the Nuclear Security Summit  U.S. officials expressed concern that atomic weaponry could be obtained by terrorists, particularly from Pakistan.

Heather Von Behren, The U.S. State Department’s … Read More

May 18, 2017 |

Lessons from Millennials on Buying vs. Leasing Cars

Dear Chuck,

I’m in the market for a car, and I’m trying to decide between owning and leasing. I’m just out of college and want to keep my obligations low, and I’ve heard that leasing can be really cost … Read More

May 18, 2017 |

Are You Doing the Work That Suits You Best?

What would it look like to truly align our strengths, passions, and capacity with our day-to-day work and life?

If all the latest research is correct, most of us are sleepwalking through life, doing work that doesn’t suit us at … Read More

May 18, 2017 |

Soft Power, Higher Education, and Economic Warfare

There are many means of warfare although our nation seems intent on ignoring most of them. It wasn’t always so but sadly, as the Chinese observed in their seminal book, Unrestricted Warfare, “Americans have become slaves to technology in their … Read More

May 17, 2017 |

Theresa May’s Bid To Consume The Opposition & Lead

Politics is blood sport. Most people only truly understand this as practitioners of State politics, but the best arena from which to discern this octagon are parliaments. Two come to mind for their ruthlessness: Israel & England.

Because parliaments are … Read More

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