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March 24, 2017 |

Trump’s Surveillance Tweet: The Basic Facts Back Him Up

The rancor created over one of President Trump’s tweets is pretty amazing. It has gone beyond partisan and has resulted in Congressional inquiry and national debate. And, the overwhelming denials seem to be artful … Read More

March 24, 2017 |

Threats, Intimidation vs. Conservatives Escalates

Leftists protesters have not limited their targeting to the White House or to the overturning of the 2016 election. Those who vocally disagree with their policies are also in their line of fire.

The Daily Caller reports that During … Read More

March 24, 2017 |

Expectations for Trump Take Center Stage

For those getting used to not having down days in the market, or having the down days amount to mere rounding errors, it was good to get the reality check Tuesday that we can still drop 1% or more in … Read More

March 24, 2017 |

Think You Can’t Afford Emergency Savings? Try Fasting

Jill Cornfield at Bankrate.com says the most common surprise expenses are related to vehicles, appliances, home-repairs, injury or illness. Unfortunately, nearly 6 in 10 Americans don’t have enough savings to cover an unexpected bill of $500.

This is a problem … Read More

March 24, 2017 |

The Rise of Islam and the Fall of Christian Miracles

Every church seeks to be like the original in Acts 2. Most American churches, however, can’t get there from here.

The early church was communal, experiencing sign and wonders, often in bodily manifestations such as healings and resurrections. As a … Read More

March 23, 2017 |

Supply Side Heavyweight Joins Trump Administration

With Janet Yellen expected to depart after her first term, interviewers frequently ask me whom I would choose as her replacement as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.  My answer is always the same: David Malpass.

While the Federal Reserve presently … Read More

March 23, 2017 |

Money Advice for the Poor

Those with little must budget the same way as those with much: Diligently!

Simply track your income and expenses: that is the money you bring in and the money that goes out.  Account for every single penny. Write down your … Read More

March 23, 2017 |

Why Are Unalienable Rights So Vital?

Robert Curry, writing in The Federalist, describes why the Declaration’s “Unalienable” concept is so vital:

“Others before the American Founders had dreamed of a political order of liberty and justice, but every previous attempt ended in failure… The Declaration … Read More

March 23, 2017 |

‘The House Always Wins’ Means You Always Lose

“Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just … Read More

March 23, 2017 |

Reformation: The Sovereignty of God, Disruption, and Unintended Consequences (PART ONE)

2017 is the 500th year since what is known in Western history as “The Great Reformation.” In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenberg door and figuratively lit a match to the conditions God had arranged … Read More

March 22, 2017 |

Why Anti-Cash Economics Takes Your Wealth

Keeping your hard-earned wealth is hard. The state wants most of it in taxes. A couple of weeks ago I explained how socialists use randomness to steal your wealth. Now economists want to use a cashless society to take it.

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March 22, 2017 |

Time For Business to Outgrow Its Youth Obsession

Working with teenagers can be quite enlightening. And occasionally startling. I learned this in my 20s when I served in various roles as a youth director. On one occasion, we were traveling with some teens to an amusement park. … Read More

March 22, 2017 |

China Makes its Move in Latin America

China’s rapidly growing influence is not confined to the far reaches of the Orient.  Beijing’s presence is increasingly being felt within the U.S.A.’s own hemisphere.

A decade of escalating interaction in Latin America and the Caribbean has risen to … Read More

March 22, 2017 |

6 Common Spending Triggers to Watch Out For

Emotional triggers cause you to spend money. Maggie McGrath at Forbes made a list of the most common ones.

  • Alcohol or hunger can lower inhibitions and cause people to buy and regret it later.
March 22, 2017 |

See Where Immigrants Out-Earn U.S. Born Citizens

America is a nation built by immigrants, and on the premise that anyone can make it to the top. While that may be true, most new arrivals find themselves starting at the bottom of the pile. Right across the country, … Read More

March 21, 2017 |

The Eternal Glory of the Daily Grind

Work can be hell.

We do the same tasks over and over. And after we struggle and stress, even our greatest accomplishments fade quickly away.

We’re like Sysiphus, who the ancient Greek gods condemned to roll a stone up … Read More

March 21, 2017 |

Top 10 Habits of Millionaires for Building Wealth

If building large amounts of wealth was easy, then almost anyone could do it.

However, we know that only 6.4% of American adult population are millionaires, and the reality is that not all of those are self-made.

What habits … Read More

March 21, 2017 |

Have You Had the (Money) Talk With Your Kids?

Many families struggle with when to let their children in on their conversations about money. Or how to approach their parents in the desire to help or rest in the knowledge they have prepared financially.

My advice? The earlier, the better.

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March 21, 2017 |

What Would You Do If You Were Not Afraid?

In my Leadership Communication class last Saturday, I had one of the students read this passage to look at the communications principles contained therein:

“So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not … Read More

March 21, 2017 |

Joy in Your Job? It’s Possible

What would it look like to truly align our strengths, passions, and capacity with our day-to-day work and life?

If all the latest research is correct, most of us are sleepwalking through life, doing work that doesn’t suit us … Read More

March 20, 2017 |

Left Uses Violence and Intimidation to Quell Free Speech

President Obama’s attempts to put government monitors in newsrooms were defeated, as was legislation introduced by Senator Schumer (D-NY) to limit the First Amendment.  Now out of office, Progressives continue to seek ways to restrict free speech.  Having lost … Read More

March 20, 2017 |

McKinsey Study on ‘Short-Termism’: Nice But Inadequate

McKinsey works well within the strict confines of corporate culture; its myopic mores and clearly defined silos.  Although it presents its material holistically, it rarely trains its top faculties synoptically.  That’s because McKinsey’s top people are secular, they’ve never had … Read More

March 20, 2017 |

This Map Reveals the Top 2017 Brands for each Country

You can probably rattle off the names of a few dozen countries around the world. But can you name each of those countries’ biggest brands? Probably not. And yet, many of those brands have more money and power than most … Read More

March 20, 2017 |

Financial Maintenance

Do you see your doctor at least once a year for your annual checkup? Do you take the daunting trip to the dentist twice a year for cleaning and x-rays? Do you exercise in the gym with a trainer … Read More

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