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Affluent Investor | July 23, 2016

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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

July 20, 2016 |

How Politicians Replaced Lady Liberty on America’s Coins

The very first word anyone ever saw on a circulating United States coin was the word “LIBERTY.”

From half-cents to silver dollars, each featured the likeness of an unnamed woman. The images varied, thanks to different engravers, but together … Read More

July 20, 2016 |

The Unprecedented Collapse of the Coal Industry

How coal went from hero to zero in just five short years.

There was a time in the not so distant past that coal was the unquestioned all-star of the energy mix.

Just over a decade ago, coal-fired power … Read More

July 20, 2016 |

Christian Prays for Trump to Change… Will He?

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

– Proverbs 22:1

Today we have a major spiritual lesson about to be engaged right in front of the eyes … Read More

July 20, 2016 |

Are You a Financial Prodigal?

Christians know the beautiful Parable of the Prodigal Son as a heart-rending story that demonstrates the radical love and grace of God. Yet, most of us fail to see that the story is replete with valuable lessons from the financial … Read More

July 20, 2016 |

How Thatcher Got Her Revenge in Brexit

The British vote on June 23rd, 2016, to leave the European Union, is one of those events that will long be remembered. Yet there was another event involving Britain on the one hand and the European Union (then Community) on … Read More

July 20, 2016 |

Four-Pound Knapsack

Apologetics can feel like a 100-lb. backpack. You have to be a renaissance scholar. That’s a heavy load to lug. There’s an easier way. Apologetics can instead be a 4-lb. knapsack.

Apologetics is Greek for defense. The apostle Paul … Read More