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George Washington’s Secrets for Winning Your War of Independence

              With George Washington’s birthday coming up on February 22, we thought it would be a good time to apply some wisdom from our greatest President to your financial war of independence.
              Like you, George Washington faced a much stronger and richer opponent as he struggled to gain America’s freedom from oppression. Like your oppressors, his enemies…

The Return to Normalcy

 
Last week’s stock market chaos has many people spooked. It is not Financial Armageddon. It just marks the return to normalcy. 

 

Ever since the crash of 2008 the economy has been living in a government induced coma. First the big financial firms and banks were put on life support with massive cash injections through the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP. This was followed by…

Abraham Lincoln’s Success Secrets

                Next week, on February 12, we remember the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

 

                Abe Lincoln was born poor on the raw American frontier in 1809. Yet he rose out of poverty and overcame many obstacles to achieve his destiny as one of the greatest American Presidents. He is a shining example of how an ordinary person can achieve his…

Rendering unto Caesar

February 3 is the Anniversary of the Income Tax. Originally sold to the public as a scheme to soak the rich, it soon became apparent that the rich alone could not support our expansive government. Now about 150 million Income Tax returns are filed and Americans pay over a trillion dollars every year into the black hole of government.
 

Like it or not, it is our duty as citizens, and good…

Avoiding Debt Traps

              The richest man who ever lived, King Solomon, famously warned that “the borrower is slave to the lender”.

              How true. But those of us who are not counted among the wealthy are nevertheless forced to deal with debt as we make our way through the modern world. Debt is not a sin, as the Bible gives instructions on how to have debt but…

Income Inequality and Prosperity

            The Big Government people say that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. They want the Government to do something when, in fact the Government is the cause of the problem.

 

            It is true the spread between the richest and poorest Americans has been widening. The Government has been printing money to support its out of…

Financial Freedom Lessons from Dr. King

              On January 15 the country will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, an Emancipator who, like Abraham Lincoln, became a martyr to freedom. And, like Abraham Lincoln, Dr. King’s life had many lessons for those looking to achieve financial freedom.

              The first thing we can learn is that freedom is worth a sacrifice. Dr. King was…

Emancipation Day

 

            January 2 was Emancipation Day, marking the  anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation which started the ball rolling to free all Americans from slavery.

            Our organization, the Emancipation Network, takes its name from the Emancipation Proclamation and we also strive to free Americans from slavery. Debt…

Looking Forward to a New Year

 

It’s that time of year again. When people take stock of their lives and list their bad habits. Then make resolutions which they don’t keep.

 

               But the truth is, you can make real changes in your life. You can do it at any time, but New Year’s is as good a time as any.

 

               The first step in taking control of your…

Tax Relief For Christmas

 

                It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the Congress is posed to give tax relief to America.

 

                Don’t believe the negative distortions from the politics of envy crowd. There is a reason why envy is in the Ten Commandments, and denying middle class Americans tax relief because the richest Americans, who pay most of…