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Affluent Investor | April 27, 2017

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April 19, 2017 |

Starting Off Right: A Serving Leader’s First “100 Days”

Did you know the idea of forecasting a new president’s success from what he gets done during his first 100 days began with Franklin Roosevelt when he, in his first term, began tackling the challenges of the Great Depression … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

“Free Tuition” Just Means More Taxes

There is no such thing as a free lunch. I learned it as the acronym TINSTAAFL. It is, of course, true. If your friend buys your lunch, it may be free for you, but your friend ends up paying for … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

Studies Show Impact of Cuts on Navy

The severe effects of eight years of disinvestment are taking hold on the United States Navy, at the same time that massive investment by Russia and China have dramatically increased the threat at sea. America has not been this … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

How Much Bible Reading Does it Take To Change Behavior? The Stats Say…

A major study has found that reading the Bible four days or more per week greatly affects the behavior of the reader. But the bad news for Sunday Christians is, reading the Bible three days a week … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

The Vulnerable Leader

Do you want to have authority or not? Do you want to be vulnerable or not? Are those the same questions put in different words, or are they different questions altogether?

Andy Crouch (Executive Editor of Christianity Today turned Templeton … Read More

April 18, 2017 |

Mike Pence’s Money-Saving Marriage Tip

Dear Chuck,

Recently, Vice President Mike Pence has come under fire after a Washington Post profile of his wife Karen reported that the Vice President does not go out to dinner alone with any women, other than his wife, and … Read More

April 17, 2017 |

Don’t Fear Immigration, It’s Good For the Economy

“Populism” is a mushy political term, and populists tend to be a scattered bunch. But as much as the “populist” label has been applied to varying interests over the decades, three factors seem to provide a common thread for populism, … Read More

April 17, 2017 |

This Map Shows the Most Extreme Comparison of Population Density We’ve Seen


You may have heard that the majority of the world’s population actually lives within a relatively small circle that covers China, India, Japan, and other parts of Southeast Asia.

That’s a pretty extreme example of population density – but … Read More

April 17, 2017 |

NASA to Re-Emphasize Manned Space Flight

The President’s 2018 Budget requests $19.1 billion for NASA, a 0.8 percent decrease from the 2017 annualized CR level. However, the small decrease may actually be good news for advocates of human space flight. The cuts come mostly from … Read More

April 17, 2017 |

Religion of Death

It is possible to imagine that in the beginning there was no imagination — no life?

That creed affirms: Death is the Ultimate Reality. Death was there before the beginning. There was no Mycoplasma, no virus, no microbe, no amoeba; no … Read More

April 17, 2017 |

Vacations Can Be Financially Devastating: Six Ways to Avoid the Disaster

Are you planning a summer vacation?

Allianz Travel Insurance reported that while fewer Americans planned to take a summer vacation in 2016, they would still spend $1,800 on average, making the total cost of summer vacation totaling nearly $90 billion.

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April 17, 2017 |

The Ultimate Gift

On Easter Sunday, we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus from the grave.  It is a glorious day!

Three days before His resurrection on Easter Sunday,* Jesus died for our sins on the cross.  This most important event in human … Read More

April 14, 2017 |

Jesus Of Nazareth, Enemy Of The State, Executed For Treason

Jesus of Nazareth was executed today on the orders of the Roman State. Method of execution: Crucifixion. The charge under Roman law was treason, and under Herodian law blasphemy against the Temple. The evidence against this anarchist was so … Read More

April 14, 2017 |

Studies Show Border Wall Will be Cost Effective

Arguments about the cost of the wall fail to make economic sense. Cost savings from reducing the number of illegal entries far exceeds any expenses incurred in construction.

Steven Camarota describes the financial outline in a Center for Immigration … Read More

April 14, 2017 |

When and How to Talk About God in the Workplace

One of the best parts of my job is the privilege of sharing my faith. On my talk show. This fits well with the mission of our radio station. Several of my coworkers and I can readily discuss the … Read More

April 14, 2017 |

Are We Supposed to Retire?

That’s a good question. Age sneaks up on us, and retirement is a chapter in life that many are unprepared for.

People in the world believe retirement is the time in life to withdraw from the demands of work … Read More

April 14, 2017 |

Is a Bear Market in the Cards?

Dear Valued Clients and Friends,

As mentioned last week, this week’s Dividend Café is coming to you from the high seas of the Caribbean where I am enjoying a week off for my kid’s spring break.  I haven’t quite finished … Read More

April 13, 2017 |

How Easter Has Warped Into a Big Business and What You Can Do About That

We recognize good Friday tomorrow and Easter this Sunday. Regardless of how you choose to observe this holiday, may Christ be the center of your celebration.

The estimated spending on all Easter-related goods for 2016 was $14.6 billion. Of … Read More

April 13, 2017 |

How to Spot a Cheater: The Lance Armstrong Edition

If memory serves, about 15 years ago, on the old Eurobike web forum, I wrote my reasons for not believing Lance Armstrong rode clean. He was then in the midst of his 7 consecutive Tour de France “victories” and had … Read More

April 13, 2017 |

China’s Hidden Nuclear Weapons

China’s harsh reaction to the deployment of the U.S. anti-ballistic missile system to South Korea in response to the significant danger of a North Korean nuclear attack (see the New York Analysis study on that topic) has raised the key … Read More

April 13, 2017 |

The $74 Trillion Global Economy in One Chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today’s visualization from breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.

The full circle, known as a … Read More

April 13, 2017 |

Why God Killed Ananias and Sapphira

Next weekend, I speak in all five services at my local church. We are working our way through the book of Acts, and Acts 5 is up next on our schedule. That contains the rather bizarre and frightening story of … Read More

April 12, 2017 |

State Attorneys General Abuse Office for Partisan Political Goals

The concept of elected and appointed officials exercising their office with complete impartiality is a basic tenet of fair government.  While the absolute perfection of this ideal is rarely achieved, the past eight years have seen an unprecedented abandonment of … Read More

April 12, 2017 |

Why American Primacy is Eroding

The United States currently resides in a position of strategic weakness, we’ve got a fiscal solvency problem and a posture-readiness problem.  Truth is, we’re unable to address either quickly, or at least sufficiently.  We need time.  But we don’t … Read More

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