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Affluent Investor | May 28, 2017

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May 26, 2017 |

10 Great Discussion Questions About Sharing, Saving & Spending

How do you engage your family in discussions about money? Specifically, topics like giving, saving and spending? has a set of discussion starter cards that provide an easy way to prompt that discussion. Here’s a sampling of 10:

  1. At what … Read More
May 25, 2017 |

Why Lies Prevail in Our Nation

I find myself joining the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah in his heartfelt concern and great compassion for his nation. He said of Israel, “Oh that my head were waters and my eyes a fountain of tears that I could … Read More

May 25, 2017 |

The Secular Stag is Gone, Lawrence Summers Call Your Office

This blog has tackled the cynicism animating most financial economists desire or need to evade intellectual, even moral responsibility for the collapse of confidence the American Republic has for the Federal Reserve and Congress to extract the Republic from the … Read More

May 25, 2017 |

Conversion of Africa Following The Old Normal

By 2050, reckons the Pew Center, one of every three Christians in the world will be African. Many of these Africans are coming to faith in ways similar to what we read of in this first African convert in Acts. … Read More

May 25, 2017 |

A Timeline of Elon Musk’s Long List of Failures

At first glance, it’s easy to be blown away by Elon Musk’s impressive resume.

He’s shooting for the stars with SpaceX, changing the future of transportation with Tesla, Hyperloop, and The Boring Company, and he’s already had a profound impact … Read More

May 25, 2017 |

How Plants Boost Focus and Productivity

You may not have access to a garden at your office, but did you know that a plant at your desk can impact the quality of your work?

Articles at and reveal why.

Scientists report that certain plants … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

Music + Terror = Pluralism: No Joy to the World

American singer and actress, Ariana Grande, was not the only one “broken” by Monday’s bomb-blast. It killed 22 of her fans and injured 59 more after her Manchester concert. Her words, “I have no words,” voiced the numbness of many.

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May 24, 2017 |

Russia’s Arctic Threat Grows

Russia is engaging in new and extremely worrisome activities in the Arctic. According to The NATO Association’s Aleksi Korpela,

…the erection of military bases and deployment of forces rings ominous to contiguous states and those with Arctic possessions or … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

The Best & Worst Paying Jobs of America by State

When choosing a career path, Americans often gravitate towards professions and locations that offer the highest pay. However, not all jobs or places offer the same benefits,as far as wages go. The two maps found below detail the highest and … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

Writing the Best Resume

Do you dread writing or updating your resume?

Most professional positions require applicants to submit a resume along with a cover letter. It must clearly communicate the value you offer a future employer and in a competitive market, and … Read More

May 24, 2017 |

Be Compassionate, But Never, Ever, Pity The American Male

Work in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), if it’s available, is almost literally backbreaking.  So bleak is economic life in this country ranked 186th out of 187 in terms of human development that even college grads can be … Read More

May 23, 2017 |

Film Premieres Just In Time For 50th Anniversary Of Six Day War

Today is a big day for Jerusalem. On the heels of his visit to Saudi Arabia, delivering perhaps the most honest and challenging speech an American president has ever given in the Middle East, President Trump goes to Jerusalem. And … Read More

May 23, 2017 |

Can Europe Be Reformed Again?

Mr. Antero Laukannen, the Honourable Member of Parliament, asked a Finnish publisher to publish The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization. He contributed the Foreword. On April 25, during the book’s launch … Read More

May 23, 2017 |

What China Debt Bubble?

Perhaps the biggest piece of fake news in the economic sphere is the claim that China faces an unsustainable debt burden that will lead to a hard landing or, at very least, to a very uncomfortable adjustment. That’s like … Read More

May 23, 2017 |

U.S. Has Second Highest Corporate Income Tax Rate on the Planet

Damaging to Small Business Growth, Competitiveness and Investment

As the tax reform debate proceeds, it’s important to understand that the U.S. currently imposes one of the highest corporate income tax rates on the planet, and that rate affects small companies … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

Liberty Needs Christianity, Not Fascism

I recently saw a video by a libertarian commentator named TJ Brown, also known as That Guy T, on YouTube making a tongue-in-cheek thought experiment that the liberty movement would do well to consider forging an alliance with fascism to … Read More

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