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Posted 8/29/17 at 2:51 AM | Sylvie Simms

What Home Decor Style Are You? | Finding a design for your home that resonates with you and your personality is as easy as checking out this helpful infographic!

Posted 8/28/17 at 1:18 PM | Mark John

Top Trading Opportunities for Gold Bugs

The price of gold has steadily been rising towards the end of August. Currently hovering at the $1,300 per ounce level, the price of gold has gained on growing uncertainty in stock markets. The Dow Jones, S&P 500 Index, Nasdaq Composite Index, and NYSE have performed sub-optimally in August, with 1-month declines across all indices including the Dow Jones. Gold naturally benefits from this uncertainty and it has rallied accordingly.

• On August 1, 2017, the Dow Jones was trading at 21,963.92 and by August 28, 2017 was at 21,843.15.
• On August 1, 2017, the S&P 500 Index was trading at 2,476.35 and by August 28 was trading at 2,443.05.
• On August 1, 2017, the NASDAQ Composite Index was trading at 6,362.94 and by August 28 was trading at 6,278.31.
• On August 1, 2017, the NYSE was trading at 12,000.02 and by August 28 was trading at 11, 812.03.

The performance of gold is inversely correlated with the performance of equities markets. As a case in point, gold was trading at $1,298.00 per ounce on August 28, 2017 – for a 30-day gain of 2.04%. On Friday 28 July 2017 gold was trading at $1,268.40 per ounce and the precious metal has appreciated by $30 per ounce over the month. The sharp rise in the gold price is a result of several geopolitical factors, namely escalating tensions with North Korea and the US. Additionally, there are growing concerns about the inefficacy of the Trump Presidency. As the White House battles to find its way – opponents are seizing on the difficulties to delegitimize the Trump administration with a barrage of scathing media attacks. FULL POST

Posted 8/27/17 at 1:16 PM | Mark John

Get a Fresh Financial Start With Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

No one ever plans for bankruptcy, but life's circumstances can get in the way of our finances. A medical emergency, lost job or many other unexpected events can cause your financial troubles to spiral out of control. Making the choice to go into bankruptcy may be an answer to your problems. Through bankruptcy, you can prevent repossessions, stop a foreclosure, creditor harassment and alleviate the burden of your debt.

Proverbs 6:5 talks about a bird's freedom from the snare of a fowler. This verse can be likened to debt. Just like the bird who gets more entwined in a trap, you too can fall deeper into debt, even when you are doing your best to come out of it.
Debt can keep us awake at night, can cause us to spend more time worrying than praying. It creates an unhealthy environment in many homes, but this can be avoided by taking one bold step to become debt free.

Why You Should Choose Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

When people talk about filing for bankruptcy, they are referring to Chapter 7. That’s because it is the most straightforward and common type of bankruptcy.

Not everyone can file for Chapter 7, there is an eligibility criterion which you must meet before your application can be put through. For example, your income cannot be over a certain amount, you cannot have previously filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy in the last eight years, or else the courts will dismiss your case. Typically, Chapter 7 bankruptcy will work best for people who: FULL POST

Posted 8/25/17 at 1:07 AM | Dylan Moran

Credit Card and Debit Card Fraud- It's Common, but You're Safe

Even in an age of PayPal, Skrill and other online payment methods, credit cards and debit cards are still the main way for people to make purchases online. There is a certain degree of security and peace of mind that they bring and that’s one of the main reasons why. There are more issues are fraud and scams taking place with methods like PayPal than with credit cards and the latter give you solutions to such problems if they do occur.

But make no mistake, these methods are still commonly abused and the levels of fraud taking place with regards to credit cards and debit cards is still huge.

Credit Card Fraud

Credit cards are more commonly defrauded, mainly for the purpose of taking money from the victim’s account, but also for stealing their identity. According to official stats on credit card fraud nearly half of the world’s total fraud cases take place in the United States. FULL POST

Posted 8/15/17 at 1:50 PM | Brian Wallace

Law Indices As An Economic Indicator

Following economic indicators can help you make more informed decisions about your business. Learn more about economic trends from this infographic!

Posted 8/11/17 at 12:34 PM | George Smith

Running A Business on Christian Principles

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Many Christians strive in their day to day lives to make their neighborhood, their state, and the world a better place for all. This concern for the state of the world around us should apply equally to our business ventures. In fact, it is while conducting business that many of us are most likely to find ourselves having the trust of a complete stranger placed in us, trust that we will conduct ourselves morally and that the advice we dispense can be trusted. Of course, it is important that our businesses are places that welcome even those we have sharp disagreements with through our doors, otherwise, we are betraying some of the most important values of acceptance that Christians are supposed to follow.

Striking a Balance
Sometimes we may find ourselves put in what feels like an impossible position; having to choose between our faith and our livelihoods. When this occurs, there is no right or wrong way to proceed and it is up to us to apply our best interpretation of the Bible while considering the rights of the customer, as well as our obligations to our business. It can be a very delicate balancing act and it is up to the individual to behave in what they feel is a most appropriate way towards the customer. FULL POST

Posted 8/9/17 at 4:24 AM | Sylvie Simms

The History of Your Birthstone | Birthstones date back to 1912, but some experts believe birthstones have their origins in biblical tradition. Learn about the history of your birthstone.

Posted 8/9/17 at 3:03 AM | Sylvie Simms

The 10 Deadliest Highways in the U.S. | Take a look at our infographic to find out which stretches of road made the most dangerous list.

Posted 8/9/17 at 1:42 AM | Sylvie Simms

The International Polar Code | Operating in polar waters can be hazardous. Dangerous conditions require special considerations. New polar code requirements for 2017 cover nearly every aspect of ship safety, from structure and stability to equipment and training.

Posted 8/9/17 at 12:57 AM | Sylvie Simms

How to Prove a Slip and Fall Case | In order to recover damages, a plaintiff in a slip and fall case must prove at least four things. What are the four elements of a slip and fall case?

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