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Affluent Investor | June 27, 2017

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June 27, 2017 |

A Better Way to Relax…

My friend Goerge Grant shared this quote from Peggy Noonan:

“We are living in a time of the politicization of everything. You cannot, at the end of a long day, relax with a talk show because it will take … Read More

June 26, 2017 |

The Honest Truth About Fundraising

While in college, I was invited by our alumni office to represent our school at a college fair for high school students. After a day of meeting with prospective students, another college rep asked me to go to dinner.

I … Read More

June 26, 2017 |

Debt-Free Degree

It’s been said student debt is a product that has been sold to us with such repetition and intensity that most people believe they can’t live without.

My 19 year-old son attends community college, drives a 15 year old … Read More

June 26, 2017 |

Why Do People Migrate to the West?

Many are attracted to the West because of its respect for individual rights and freedoms. Its belief in human equality. Its standards for education and medical care. Its justice that puts law above rulers. Its opportunities for economic progress. … Read More

June 26, 2017 |

Africa’s Exploding Tech Startup Ecosystem

In terms of economic potential and growth, Africa has never been more important on the world stage.

Africa is home to the fastest growing cities, and more than half of the world’s population growth will take place on the … Read More

June 26, 2017 |

Deflation: The Road to Prosperity

There are many amazing business people, and among their ranks are numerous excellent executives who understand the lean business model.  Also, there are a number of economists with a deep understanding of how to achieve good economies.  Although both … Read More

June 26, 2017 |

Why Finding Your Tribe is Not Enough

Empires are collapsing and nations are breaking down.

As this takes place, people are turning to tribes for security and significance.

Because it’s within tribes individuals find others who share their ideas… and make up communities together.

But even if … Read More

June 23, 2017 |

Europe’s Citizens Differ with Leaders on Muslims

While the leadership of European nations, particularly in Germany, seem unconcerned about the detrimental effects of alienated refugees and immigrants, the general population is clearly worried. A Chatham House  survey gave respondents the following statement: ‘All further migration from mainly … Read More

June 23, 2017 |

There’s More Than One Way to Win the Life and Career Marathon

A marathon usually starts with the competitors lined up at the starting line, and the rules of the game indicate that the winner is the one who crosses the finish line first, more than twenty-six miles away. Marathons usually … Read More

June 23, 2017 |

Interactive: What Futuristic Transport Will You See in Your Lifetime?

See the interactive chart here!

We are on the cusp of a revolution in transportation.

While there are still no flying cars yet, perhaps that is for the better.

Instead, it is the integrated application of ultra-fast processors, high-tech sensors, … Read More

June 23, 2017 |

8 Indicators You Should Work From Home

Do you dream of working from home?

l Corporation has a company statement that reads, “Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere, to anyone in the world, from almost any device. This is dramatically changing the way people … Read More

June 23, 2017 |

Somoa Amends Constitution, Declares Itself a Christian Nation

When I hear about Samoa, the first thing I think of are beautiful beaches, grass skirts and amazing fire dancers.

But not any more.

From now on, I’ll think first of Samoa as a place that has leaders with a … Read More

June 23, 2017 |

2017 Boiling Down to these Two Things

It was not an especially significant week in the stock market, but it was quite an eventful week in the oil markets.  We spend a lot of time in this week’s video addressing that subject.  And in our written Dividend … Read More

June 22, 2017 |

Affordable Care Fairy Dust

I just got notice that the cost of our health insurance is going up almost fourteen percent for the year. To give some perspective, if you accept the official figures, the consumer inflation rate is 1.9%. The increase in … Read More

June 22, 2017 |

Search Engines Lean Left

The Journal, “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States of America” (PNAS) warns that,

search engine companies… could affect—and perhaps are already affecting—the outcomes of close elections worldwide. Restricting search ranking manipulations to voters who have been … Read More

June 22, 2017 |

Which Companies Make The Most Revenue Per Employee?

ON AVERAGE, COMPANIES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR MAKE AT LEAST 2X PER EMPLOYEE THAN OTHERS

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.

The world’s largest companies have many similarities, but the size of … Read More

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