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Abraham Lincoln’s Success Secrets

               This 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 or…

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 not, for…

A New Day in D.C.

                January 20 will mark a new day in D.C. as a new president takes office.
                The 2016 presidential campaign was one of the most acrimonious in modern history, with neither candidate seeming to possess a presidential character. But it was also a contest between Big Government and an aroused populace. The elites, the pundits, the media, and…

Financial Freedom Lessons from Dr. King

On January 16 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 reviled, threatened, and attacked…

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 control spending, driving…

Emancipation Day

            January 2 is 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 slavery.

            T…

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 life is…

Hope for Christmas

For the first time in many years we are seeing signs of hope in the economy. The stock market has risen to record levels based on expectations of tax and regulatory relief. Consumer debt is up, but delinquencies are down.
Except for subprime autos, where delinquency rates rising for those still excluded from the slowest recovery since the Depression. Millions still feel left behind and strangled…

Red Christmas

 

Those of us who have experienced financial difficulties have had to learn how to enjoy the Christmas season even though our finances are in the red. A red Christmas.

 

Yes, it is hard to look past your own troubles, especially when everyone else seems to have plenty of money and a carefree existence. But Christmas is a good time to remember that there is more to life than money,…

The Power of Giving

 They say that Christmas is the Season for giving, but smart people give the whole year around.

Giving is actually one of the keys to financial freedom. Givers are quickly identified in the marketplace as those who go over and above the minimum needs of the job. They are cheerful and hard working, and because of their giving attitude people enjoy working with them. They are first in line for…