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Affluent Investor | February 22, 2017

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February 21, 2017 |

10 Key Statistics on Family Legacy

When thinking about legacy, succession, inheritance and passing wealth, the reality is often much different than aspirations. Consider the following statistics on legacy, succession and inheritance:

  1. Most wealth transfer fails. 70% of intergenerational wealth-transfer fail.
  2. Success depends on mission. … Read More
February 20, 2017 |

What Are the Real Goals of the Anti-Trump Movement?

The real goals of the anti-Trump movement leaders are more complex than portrayed by the friendly media.

Even before Donald Trump took the oath of office, protests were being planned and executed across the United States. The tone and vehemence … Read More

February 20, 2017 |

These 3 Animated Maps Show the World’s Largest Cities Throughout History

In 300 B.C., Carthage was one of the world’s largest cities with up to 700,000 people living within its walls. The Carthaginian republic was a force to be reckoned with, controlling inconceivable amounts of wealth and land all around the … Read More

February 20, 2017 |

Russia’s New Weapon: A Torpedo Traveling 5K miles per hour.

It’s called supercavitation.  The tip of the torpedo has a frontal device that blows bubbles of vapor (cavities) effectively permitting the torpedo faster propellent with almost no water drag.  The Russians have it and have perfected the technology.  Let’s … Read More

February 20, 2017 |

Under Armoured: Why We Shorted A Company That Didn’t Protect Its Investors

A few weeks ago, Under Armour stock crashed in value by 26%. This occurred when they announced that their holiday sales were less than expected (and holiday sales are very important for retail companies) and that next quarter’s earnings were … Read More

February 20, 2017 |

How Far Can This Market Rally Go?

Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

We know what is on the mind of investors this week: How much longer can this market rally last? We address this quite head-on this week along with all sorts of must-read information about the … Read More

February 17, 2017 |

The Domestic War on Trump

In last week’s article, we discussed the intentions of the Trump Administration to Make America Great Again. The President has a credible economic warfare strategy that mirrors a blueprint I wrote over three years ago in the book Game … Read More

February 17, 2017 |

7 Leadership Lessons from 2016

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Early-20th-century philosopher and poet, George Santayana, said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” With that in mind, here’s a quick look back at seven world-changing events from 2016 and leadership lessons we can learn … Read More

February 17, 2017 |

Energy Sources 101: These Short Videos Explain the Basics

If you’ve ever searched online for unbiased and fact-driven articles on energy, you’ve probably noticed that they can be quite rare. Almost every information source seems to be pushing an agenda.

Energy is a touchy subject, and billions of dollars … Read More

February 17, 2017 |

What is the Number One Financial Regret of Older Americans?

“Most Americans are filled with regrets — financial regrets. Fully three in four, in fact, admit they harbor financial regrets, according to a survey of more than 1,000 adults by Bankrate.com. Their biggest regret: not saving for retirement early … Read More

February 16, 2017 |

Voter Fraud Does Exist

The President has been subjected to unprecedented pressure to back off on his intention to clean up the voting process. His comment was met with hostility and derision on the part of the media. The New York Times headlined an … Read More

February 16, 2017 |

The Science of Generosity

An April 2015 Chronicle of Philanthropy cited a growing field related to a “growing cadre of behavioral economists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychologists…” etc are learning about giving and donors.

There are some ongoing and interesting findings:

  1. researchers found that people … Read More
February 16, 2017 |

Which Countries Are Going in the Right Direction?

With so much polarization on key issues, it’s tough to get a pulse on where the world is heading.

But if you ditch the complexity and nuance surrounding current events, we can get a good gauge by asking a simple … Read More

February 16, 2017 |

Most College Students Don’t Think About the Future

Students should save so that they are in the habit later in the workplace.

Giving to the Lord first, then paying themselves should become a way of life even before graduating high school. Learning to delay gratification for a … Read More

February 16, 2017 |

Needed: St. Valentine’s Second Coming

Emperor Claudius was afraid of marriage. He wanted young people to indulge in sex freely, but without getting married. That, he knew, was the simplest way to breed slaves. Children who grow up without parents have little option but to … Read More

February 15, 2017 |

Sorry Envious Left, ‘Trickle-Down’ Economics Is Real, And It’s Everywhere

The late, great Cuban immigrant Roberto Goizueta was named CEO of the Coca-Cola Company in August of 1980, and ran it until his untimely death from cancer in October of 1997.  During that time, and according to a 1997 essay … Read More

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