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Affluent Investor | December 8, 2016

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December 7, 2016 |

A Spiritual Hammer

Many years ago, I showed up at a church for a Saturday work and cleanup day. Somehow, I ended up spending the morning taking the plaster off the basement ceiling so it could be repaired and re-plastered. The supervisor … Read More

December 6, 2016 |

This is a Trickle Down ‘Recovery’

The Bureau of Economic Analysis elevated its estimate of third quarter GDP from 2.9% to 3.2% last week. They intend the decimal points to give an illusion of accuracy when they know there is a lot of slack in the … Read More

December 6, 2016 |

How to Fix the US Government

There are a gazillion things wrong with the current state of the US government. (And many governments around the world.) From a leadership perspective, I believe these are the key things which MUST be addressed:

1. Individual & institutional corruption … Read More

December 6, 2016 |

Good Riddance to Fidel

Fidel Castro violated human rights in almost every way imaginable. He was a key sponsor of international terrorism. His secret police had informants on every block. He imprisoned an extraordinary numbers of people, some of whom are guilty of … Read More

December 6, 2016 |

Are Giving and Saving in Conflict?

I did some checking online looking for a study on this dilemma many Christians face. So far, I have not found any solid research on the subject! Most articles talk only about increasing your savings, not your giving. The Bible … Read More

December 6, 2016 |

Gramsci’s Plan to Overwhelm Christianity With Socialism Using Culture

The Italian communist Antonio Gramsci, who died in one of Mussolini’s prisons, was the principal and intellectually most formidable exponent of what has come to be known as cultural Marxism. Here is what he wrote in 1915:

“Socialism is precisely … Read More

December 5, 2016 |

Helping a Liberal Professor Understand Why the Working Poor Joined the Tea Party

Berkeley Professor Emerita Arlie Russell Hochschild’s newly published Strangers In Their Own Land: Anger And Mourning On The American Right is an important book and a delight. It’s a sociological – almost anthropological – foray into the minds, hearts, and … Read More

December 5, 2016 |

Is It The Credit That is Preventing You From Becoming Financially Free?

Many cannot imagine living in the modern world of electronic commerce without the use of a credit card. Because of that, I see couples that basically manage their entire budget around keeping their credit card balances paid down enough … Read More

December 5, 2016 |

Older Americans Face Employment Discrimination

The recent and disturbing news that a lawsuit was brought against CVS for engaging in heightened surveillance of elderly shoppers highlights a growing trend throughout the United States of disrespect to and discrimination against senior citizens. Much has been done … Read More

December 5, 2016 |

Hypocrisy on the Left

The hypocrisy of the left wing is becoming increasingly stunning.  Liberals’ righteous dismissal of opposing opinions one minute and their feigned devotion for open-mindedness the next is simply too wonderful for words.

Wall Street Journal columnist William McGurn has reported … Read More

December 5, 2016 |

New Job Report, Not Working 9 to 5

Few scenes elicit laughter more than a hog-tied, dog-collared Dabney Coleman swinging from the ceiling struts of his own bedroom.

You already know I’m referring to that perfect moment in Nine to Five. Franklin Hart, Jr., the 1980 film’s dredge of humanity boss, … Read More

December 2, 2016 |

Anti-Trump Riots: What They Are Really About

It is the aftermath, as much as the actual results, that explain why the public defied all expectations and voted for Donald Trump.

Over the course of the past eight years, the White House’s focus has concentrated on ideological … Read More

December 2, 2016 |

Trump Victory Causes Market Shock Then Awe

Investors are getting quite comfortable with the victory of Donald J. Trump. So much so the brief shock to global financial markets is a distant memory.

In case you missed it, when Trump clinched the highest office in the land, … Read More

December 2, 2016 |

Student Debt Hits New Record

Did you graduate in 2015? Did you take out a student loan? Then your debt upon entering the job market was exactly $30,100. At least, that is the national average according to TICAS, the Institute for College Access and Success.

Some … Read More

December 2, 2016 |

Will Trump Bring Morning or Mourning in America?

On election night, as political analysts were coming to terms with the possibility of a Trump presidency, the Dow Jones futures plummeted over 800 points, and Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 plunged more than 6.1%. Investors across … Read More

December 2, 2016 |

Survey Says Affluent Are Most Worried About Money

According to a new Bankrate.com survey, “People who earn more than $75,000 have a greater fear that they’ll run out of money in retirement. Overall, 23% of survey respondents say their top worry is that their savings will run out, … Read More