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March 20, 2017 |

Financial Advice For The Self-Employed

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2015, 15 million people, roughly 10% of total U.S. employment, were self-employed.

If you fall into that category I recommend you find a Godly mentor or team who will answer … Read More

March 17, 2017 |

The War On Unalienable Rights

Some Left-wing journalists, politicians, and judges are engaged in a singular effort to overturn the central tenet of American rights and government, the concept of “unalienable rights” which should not be limited or abolished by elected officials.

Recently, news commentator … Read More

March 17, 2017 |

America Rules the Innovation World

By some metrics, China may already be the world’s biggest economy. But America is still #1, and by a long shot, in an equally important field: number of patents registered. Patents may not animate as many discussions as GDP or … Read More

March 17, 2017 |

5 Tips for a No-Spend Weekend

When you are down to your last few dollars, it may be time you have a No-Spend Weekend. Amanda, creator of CentsiblyRich.com says it’s a super way to save a little cash.

Impossible this weekend? Then, aim for another. … Read More

March 17, 2017 |

The Great Challenge of Civilization: Men and Women Together

I can’t say this often or forcefully enough:

Putting into place the framework of expectations and understandings that enables the two sexes to relate to each other in a constructive and cooperative manner is the great challenge for any … Read More

March 17, 2017 |

March Madness or Market Madness?

Yes, the title of this week’s Dividend Café is a purposeful play on the big sporting event of this week, something we recognize a lot of you do not care about – and that is the college basketball tournament … Read More

March 16, 2017 |

New Book: God is a Capitalist

In his book, Jesus in Beijing, author David Aikman describes a lecture that he attended in Beijing in 2002. The speaker, a scholar from one of China’s premier academic research institutes, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the … Read More

March 16, 2017 |

The Key Differences in Demographics for the Top 7 Social Networks

In today’s multi-platform world, the smart businesses are tailoring their messages to audiences based on a variety of factors.

Of course, there are the benefits and limitations to each platform to be considered – but even more importantly, the audience … Read More

March 16, 2017 |

186% Growth in Giving to Donor Advised Funds

 

Donor advised funds have come a long way since the first appearing in the early 1900s. The New York Community Trust claimed to be one of the first in 1931. For the longest time, local community foundations tended to have … Read More

March 16, 2017 |

Russia Works With Taliban

Russia continues to expand its international influence. After allying with China and Iran, cementing its relations with Syria and growing closer to Turkey, it now seeks to regain a position of significant power in Afghanistan.

As 2016 drew to … Read More

March 16, 2017 |

When the Boss is Your Friend

How well do you know your boss? How tight are you with him or her? Tight enough to write a profile for this person on a dating web site?

I hope alarm bells went off on that last question. … Read More

March 15, 2017 |

Does Monetary Policy Still Matter?

Whether the Federal Reserve raises the overnight rate to 1% from 0.75% tomorrow rather than at its May meeting, as expected earlier, is a matter of compelling interest in the financial world. It shouldn’t be — not the way in … Read More

March 15, 2017 |

Packing List for Emergency Evacuations

If you only had 15 minutes to prepare for an emergency, an evacuation box could spare you from panicking and possibly save lives.

A number of years ago, my wife and I had to take emergency cover from a tornado headed … Read More

March 15, 2017 |

Big Business and Socialist Symbiosis

Jason Zweig, who writes the Intelligent Investor column for the Wall Street Journal, posted recently about “Disturbing New Facts about American Capitalism.” He wrote:

“Modern capitalism is built on the idea that as companies get big, they become fat … Read More

March 15, 2017 |

The 100 Websites That Rule the Internet

For the full-size version of this giant infographic click here.

There are over 1.1 billion websites on the internet, but the vast majority of all traffic actually goes to a very select list of them. Google.com, for example, has … Read More

March 15, 2017 |

What’s the Connection Between Joy and “Thinking About Your Thinking”?

It seems like every 3-4 weeks I write about some bonehead move I’ve made. It’s not like I’m trying to project some false humility.  All this stuff is actually happening. So if it can help people at a practical level … Read More

March 14, 2017 |

Trump’s Trump Card with Russia

How should President Trump deal with Russia? His stated hope to improve relations with Moscow must be tempered by the realization that persuading Putin to stand down from his massive arms buildup, threatening posture towards Europe, and dangerous adventurism … Read More

March 14, 2017 |

Here’s 40 Stock Market Terms That Every Beginner Should Know

Understanding the stock market can be a daunting task for any new investor. Not only are there many concepts and technical terms to figure out, but nearly everybody is trying to give you advice.

This can be overwhelming, especially … Read More

March 14, 2017 |

Obamacare, Trumpcare, or Whocares!

Writing about the problems plaguing Obamacare these last few weeks has enabled the sharpening of my thoughts on the bottom line issues of our healthcare system.

It makes no difference what we call our system – be it Obamacare … Read More

March 14, 2017 |

5 Key Questions for Family Caregivers

In a recent article by Kelli B. Grant at CNBC, an estimated 43.5 million American adults work as unpaid caregivers; most are age 50 and above.

It used to be that large families pulled together resources to care for parents and … Read More

March 14, 2017 |

Separating Problems From Disaster

The other day I drove to an appointment to visit a client and the traffic backed up for several miles on my route. When the slowdown first occurred, I blamed it on Christmas shopping traffic and I allowed extra … Read More

March 13, 2017 |

Trump Inherits Worst Recent Housing Affordability Ratio

Is the American Dream dead? If home ownership as an attainable goal for the average American is the yardstick, then it is struggling – and currently in worse shape than it has been since the time of Richard Nixon, … Read More

March 13, 2017 |

Undue Influence Harms American Schools

The need for change in U.S. public schools is clear.Everyone who has a role in the day-to-day operations within most public schools, including the principals, the support staff, the teachers, and even the janitors, has a contract which provides them … Read More

March 13, 2017 |

Before Becoming a House Flipper, Think Carefully

House flipping is an investment strategy where properties are purchased with the goal of reselling for a profit. This profit occurs either through a hot housing market or from renovations and improvements made prior to reselling.

In an article … Read More

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