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Affluent Christian Investor | October 23, 2017

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December 16, 2015 |

What Uncle Sam’s Forest Fire Policy Reveals About The Cause And Cure Of Our Once And Future Financial Crises

How was the 2007-8 financial crisis like a massive forest fire, superstorm, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria? They share much in common.

If you enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point, Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s The Black Swan, or Levitt and Dubner’s Freakonomics, prepare … Read More

December 16, 2015 |

When Should I Keep Kids on Car Insurance or Kick Them Off?

Dear Chuck,

My question is on adult children and car insurance: I need to figure out if I should put my adult son on our insurance policy. We’ve all had accidents (so no judgment here), … Read More

December 16, 2015 |

Visualizing Chinese Investment in Africa

We have said previously that Africa is the new land of opportunity for speculators and investors. Although there is no shortage of risks, the continent is home to vast amounts of resource wealth, the fastest growing class of millionaires, and … Read More

December 15, 2015 |

Ten Investor Warning Signs for 2016

Wall Street’s proclivity to create serial equity bubbles off the back of cheap credit has once again set up the middle class for disaster. The warning signs of this next correction have now clearly manifested, but are being skillfully … Read More

December 15, 2015 |

Down But Not Out

I love London. One year while I was there, I went to see Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Music Hall. What a wonderful way to enjoy a timeless masterpiece of music and Scripture in the city where it was … Read More

December 15, 2015 |

U.S. Lab: Electronic Voting Machines Shockingly Easy to Hack

I have said for years that the only secure election is one with paper ballots, photo IDs and (ideally) indelibly inked thumbs (such as we required in Iraq and Afghanistan). That last bit also requires the elimination of early voting.

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December 15, 2015 |

Keeping Christ in Christmas is Good for Business!

With the world going to hell “with gasoline britches on” as my late wife Linda used to say, isn’t it time to say a word about Christmas? I mean, what in the world is Christmas all about? Numerous polls … Read More

December 15, 2015 |

US in Rut Like Old German Socialism

Mainstream economists and the Federal Reserve are trapped in a rut, condemned to repeating the mantra that monetary policy can save us even though it hasn’t for seven years. Germany after World War I faced a similar situation and the … Read More

December 15, 2015 |

Do You Feel a Tension Between Your Desire to Save More and Your Desire to Give More?

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 15, 2015 |

The Increasingly Crowded Unicorn Club

Unicorns, a moniker applied to private startups valued at over $1 billion or more, are supposed to be mythical in nature.

At best, there are supposed to be so few of them that venture capital firms would be absolutely elated … Read More

December 14, 2015 |

Free Speech Under Siege In America

There used to be a strong consensus in America that people were entitled to speak their minds. That was not just because the First Amendment stated that government was not permitted to punish people for arguing their beliefs or to … Read More

December 14, 2015 |

The Majority of Millennials Have $1,000 or Less in Savings

Millennials are projected to number 75.3 million for 2015, surpassing a projected 74.9 million for Baby Boomers. The Millennials will therefore comprise a greater percentage of the population than Baby Boomers for the first time. To gain … Read More

December 14, 2015 |

Have You Considered Spending Less on Christmas Gifts? I Have Some Ideas For You.

“The National Retail Federation expects people to spend $805.65 on (Christmas) gifts, on average in 2015. That’s average spending per person — with a record high of $462.95 earmarked for family members, according to the survey — so multiply … Read More

December 14, 2015 |

10 Considerations When Evaluating the MLP Outlook Going Into 2016

10) After the 2014-15 drop, the Alerian MLP Index is now flat over the last six years, and yet dividend growth is 55.6% (cumulatively) over same period.

9) The financial crisis drop was 47% in MLP’s from top-to-bottom; the drop … Read More

December 14, 2015 |

Deal Flow: The Technologies Receiving the Most Investment from VCs

Angel investors and venture capitalists put up with a lack of liquidity in there investments for a good reason. The ability to fund private, early-stage ventures allows these investors to get a pulse on industry trends before they fully materialize … Read More

December 11, 2015 |

The Dangers of all the Rage on Social Media – Biblical Guidelines for Navigating These Social Landmines

We are seeing a growing trend of individuals and groups quick to express their anger and outrage as a result of taking personal offense. Have you heard the term micro-aggressions? Those are emotionally charged words that are now on … Read More

December 11, 2015 |


According to Stanford Business School, a divergent opinion can lead to better decisions. Scripture agrees, urging us to heed the divergent voice, especially during advent.

The Stanford Graduate School of Business November issue of “Insights” featured: “Do You Have a … Read More

December 11, 2015 |

Policy Tools That Honest Liberals Should Throw Away Once And For All

“Fight for fifteen!”

That slogan has been reverberating across the U.S. for the last couple of years, as politicians, union heads, and legions of social justice warriors demand that every worker be paid at least fifteen dollars per hour. To … Read More

December 11, 2015 |

The Nuclear Conundrum

Median age of all operating nuclear reactors is 28.8 years and counting.

The nuclear sector today certainly has its immediate challenges. Costs had already been a long problem, but the incident at Fukushima complicated matters even further. The industry and … Read More

December 10, 2015 |

Mother Teresa Vs. Terrorism: The Letters Reveals The Opposite of ISIS

The new Mother Teresa biopic, The Letters, was conceived on 9/11/2001. The writer, director and producer of the film, William Riead, says that it was in the contemplation of complete evil that he began to search for the opposite, complete good. … Read More

December 10, 2015 |

What is Your Highest Financial Priority for Next Year?

Now, you are likely thinking about your Christmas list and trying to get your shopping done, but which of these will be your top financial priority in 2016?

  1. Saving more?
  2. Paying off debt?
  3. Trying to stay current on your … Read More
December 10, 2015 |

How are Silver and Gold Bullion Premiums Calculated?

The price paid for each ounce of bullion is composed of the metal’s spot price and the bullion premium.

Here’s the price composition of some common rounds:

  • Silver Eagle: 80% spot price / 20% bullion premium
  • Silver Canadian Maple … Read More
December 9, 2015 |

Unwinding Carry Trades and Unintended Consequences

The European Central Bank under the auspices of Mario Draghi has created a market destabilizing condition known as the euro carry trade. Mr. Draghi recently telegraphed to the markets a more aggressive attack on the value of the currency … Read More

December 9, 2015 |

Donald Trump and Political Hypnosis

Donald Trump continues to sound a lot like community organizer Saul Alinsky.

Also comes Dilbert creator Scott Adams plausibly claiming that Trump literally is a “Master Wizard” using hypnosis on us. As one of “us” I considered this theory worth … Read More

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