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Affluent Investor | July 28, 2017

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July 28, 2017 |

We’re ‘More Than Conquerors’… Remember?

I love hearing from my readers.

One of them wrote recently to express how my writing about the Dominion Mandate has helped him.

He said he likes — in my paraphrased summary — the way it roots out the shocking … Read More

July 28, 2017 |

Confirmation: Barclays, Qatar, and the Serious Fraud Office

In the past month we’ve had several points of confirmation regarding things we’ve covered for over a decade in this Blog and our books. There are a half-dozen dramatic examples that have cropped up this year alone. But for sake … Read More

July 27, 2017 |

Your Financial Statement ‘Lie’ Detector

The new book, The Rule of 72, by forensic accounting expert, John Vecchio, offers a good refresher on the basic principles of successful investing in the first half, but the second half contains insights which even the pros are not … Read More

July 27, 2017 |

Biblical Advice: 9 Things You Shouldn’t Say at Work

Dear Chuck,

I’m new to my job and learning to navigate the office politics. I get that you can’t talk to a boss disrespectfully, but I can see that there is a lot more to getting along at work … Read More

July 27, 2017 |

Interactive | The Countries Suffering Most From Low Oil Prices

Click here to see the interactive chart.

As Warren Buffet says, “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”

And in 2014, when oil prices crashed and burned, the tide was gone – and … Read More

July 27, 2017 |

The Difference Between “Pro Forma” and GAAP Earnings

I’m a forensic accountant, so I love earnings season.

Four times a year, companies release their financial and operating numbers to the public. It can be chaotic, even though you could all but set your watch to it.

It’s a … Read More

July 27, 2017 |

Why Theologians Should Talk With Bankers

Alex Mayyasi writes that a banker listening to a theologian seems like a curiosity, a category error. But for most of history, this kind of dialogue was the norm. What happened that clergy serving as consultants became viewed as a … Read More

July 27, 2017 |

Want More Dominion? Don’t Grab Every Opportunity That Comes Along

There’s a lot to be learned just by watching how Jesus handled things.

In John 7 Jesus was urged to enter Judea so He could take part in the festivities during the Feast of Booths.

… After all, this would … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

Why Gary Cohn is the Wrong Choice for Federal Reserve Chairman

While the very healthy growth of finance well beyond the traditional banking and investment banking sectors has changed perceptions somewhat, being named a partner at Goldman Sachs remains one of the most prestigious accomplishments on all of Wall Street.  It’s … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

Overcoming Obama’s Defense Funding Mistakes

Will The House of Representatives’ National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (passed yesterday)  be sufficient to both address rising threats from abroad as well as make up the significant loss of funding during the Obama Administration? The $686.6 billion (which exceeds President … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

The Most Popular Books in History All Shared One Trait

Throughout history, people have turned to works of literature for guidance, entertainment, and education. Modern businesses aim to tell stories that leave a long-lasting impact as well, and should look to examples of historical success to influence how they create … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

How Mrs. Luther Helped Create Modern Capitalism

Can you imagine a learned Imam, at the doors of a Jama Masjid, nailing 95 charges against his own religion?

From Raja Ram Mohan Roy to Mahatma Jotiba Phule to Swami Dayanand, Indian reformers did exactly that. They led India’s … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

Building a Reputation that Lasts

Are you full of good intentions but never make headway? Henry Ford said, “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

Our careers are highly dependent on the reputations we build…and our reputations are established by our priorities. … Read More

July 26, 2017 |

Reformation: Trying to Reverse Directions

This final commentary, for now, on the issues surrounding reformation may well be the most challenging. I believe that as chaos rolls out over the next decade, a powerful movement will form in response to that chaos and attempt to … Read More

July 25, 2017 |

The Government Shouldn’t Force Pro-Life Doctors to Promote Abortion, and a Federal Judge Agrees

The Alliance Defending Freedom is a public interest law firm that fights to maintain religious liberty, free speech, and the right of people to freely live out their faith. The group was recently branded a “hate-group” by the Southern … Read More

July 25, 2017 |

Facing Dunkirk

A few months ago, we shared about a movie that documented the Armenian Genocide entitled The Promise. Set a century ago, starring Christian Bale (who also starred as Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy) and based on history, The Promise tells a powerful … Read More

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