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Affluent Investor | March 28, 2017

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March 27, 2017 |

8 Tips for an Affordable Wedding

Weddings are expensive! With the average cost of a wedding at $26,645, I am very thankful to have 4 boys! My church recently announced the upcoming wedding of a young couple. The event will take place after our morning service, followed … Read More

March 24, 2017 |

Trump’s Surveillance Tweet: The Basic Facts Back Him Up

The rancor created over one of President Trump’s tweets is pretty amazing. It has gone beyond partisan and has resulted in Congressional inquiry and national debate. And, the overwhelming denials seem to be artful … Read More

March 24, 2017 |

Threats, Intimidation vs. Conservatives Escalates

Leftists protesters have not limited their targeting to the White House or to the overturning of the 2016 election. Those who vocally disagree with their policies are also in their line of fire.

The Daily Caller reports that During … Read More

March 24, 2017 |

Expectations for Trump Take Center Stage

For those getting used to not having down days in the market, or having the down days amount to mere rounding errors, it was good to get the reality check Tuesday that we can still drop 1% or more in … Read More

March 24, 2017 |

Think You Can’t Afford Emergency Savings? Try Fasting

Jill Cornfield at says the most common surprise expenses are related to vehicles, appliances, home-repairs, injury or illness. Unfortunately, nearly 6 in 10 Americans don’t have enough savings to cover an unexpected bill of $500.

This is a problem … Read More

March 24, 2017 |

The Rise of Islam and the Fall of Christian Miracles

Every church seeks to be like the original in Acts 2. Most American churches, however, can’t get there from here.

The early church was communal, experiencing sign and wonders, often in bodily manifestations such as healings and resurrections. As a … Read More

March 23, 2017 |

Supply Side Heavyweight Joins Trump Administration

With Janet Yellen expected to depart after her first term, interviewers frequently ask me whom I would choose as her replacement as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.  My answer is always the same: David Malpass.

While the Federal Reserve presently … Read More

March 23, 2017 |

Money Advice for the Poor

Those with little must budget the same way as those with much: Diligently!

Simply track your income and expenses: that is the money you bring in and the money that goes out.  Account for every single penny. Write down your … Read More

March 23, 2017 |

Why Are Unalienable Rights So Vital?

Robert Curry, writing in The Federalist, describes why the Declaration’s “Unalienable” concept is so vital:

“Others before the American Founders had dreamed of a political order of liberty and justice, but every previous attempt ended in failure… The Declaration … Read More

March 23, 2017 |

‘The House Always Wins’ Means You Always Lose

“Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just … Read More

March 23, 2017 |

Reformation: The Sovereignty of God, Disruption, and Unintended Consequences (PART ONE)

2017 is the 500th year since what is known in Western history as “The Great Reformation.” In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenberg door and figuratively lit a match to the conditions God had arranged … Read More

March 22, 2017 |

Why Anti-Cash Economics Takes Your Wealth

Keeping your hard-earned wealth is hard. The state wants most of it in taxes. A couple of weeks ago I explained how socialists use randomness to steal your wealth. Now economists want to use a cashless society to take it.

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March 22, 2017 |

Time For Business to Outgrow Its Youth Obsession

Working with teenagers can be quite enlightening. And occasionally startling. I learned this in my 20s when I served in various roles as a youth director. On one occasion, we were traveling with some teens to an amusement park. … Read More

March 22, 2017 |

China Makes its Move in Latin America

China’s rapidly growing influence is not confined to the far reaches of the Orient.  Beijing’s presence is increasingly being felt within the U.S.A.’s own hemisphere.

A decade of escalating interaction in Latin America and the Caribbean has risen to … Read More

March 22, 2017 |

6 Common Spending Triggers to Watch Out For

Emotional triggers cause you to spend money. Maggie McGrath at Forbes made a list of the most common ones.

  • Alcohol or hunger can lower inhibitions and cause people to buy and regret it later.
March 22, 2017 |

See Where Immigrants Out-Earn U.S. Born Citizens

America is a nation built by immigrants, and on the premise that anyone can make it to the top. While that may be true, most new arrivals find themselves starting at the bottom of the pile. Right across the country, … Read More

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