626-Friday Q&A: Capitalism vs. Communism, Umbrella Liability Insurance, Buying a House While in Debt, etc.

1:45 - Is it moral to support the current capitalist system of economics?

32:20 - How can I figure out how much umbrella liability insurance to purchase?

39:00 - Does having a higher umbrella liability insurance policy make you the target of a lawsuit?

46:05 - I want to buy a house but I'm in the middle of paying off debt (on Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps plan). Should I pay off the debt first?

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594-Friday Q&A: If I Have No Credit Score (Because I Haven't Borrowed in >25 Years) Should I Start Building It?

It's Friday! That means it's Q&A time. Today we cover:

  • If I have no credit (because I haven't borrowed money in >25 years) should I work on building my credit score?
  • What has traveling like for Joshua and what are his plans for Radical Personal Finance.

Joshua

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Celebrate Independence Day by Refusing to Lie: "Live Not By Lies" by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Today is July 4, Independence Day, in the United States.

Let's celebrate by actually behaving independently and rejecting the practice of lying.

Enjoy this essay by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, entitled "Live Not By Lies."

Joshua

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548-Christian Economics: An Interview with Dr. Gary North

Dr. Gary North has dedicated 10 hours per week for the last 40+ years to the task of investigating what the Bible has to say about economics.

In the process, he has written a verse-by-verse commentary of the entirety of the Old Testament and the New Testament (totaling 8,550 pages).

He is now in the process of publishing his capstone works titled: Christian Economics. He has published the Student's Edition and Teacher's Edition (free at link below) and is working on the Scholar's Edition and Activist's Edition.

Enjoy the interview,

Joshua

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The Law by Frédéric Bastiat (i.e., my 2018 Tax Day celebration)

Today on Radical Personal Finance, we celebrate Tax Day in the United States (April 17, 2018).

As we all reflect on the actions of the government we US Americans have just supported with our tax money, I thought it would be a good day to read to you a very helpful essay called, The Law.

The Law was written in 1850 by Frédéric Bastiat, a French economist.
If you haven't previously read this essay, be forewarned that the first third is fast-moving and the last third is fast-moving, but the middle drags a little.Hear it through, though. You'll be glad you did.

Joshua

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Money vs. Meaning-"The Drum Major Instinct" by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's death on April 4, 1968, I thought you might enjoy hearing some of the audio from his last public sermon. This talk is entitled "The Drum Major Instinct."

This sermon was preached in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church, about two months before King's death.

The sermon was an adaptation of the 1952 homily ‘‘Drum-Major Instincts’’ by J. Wallace Hamilton, a well-known, liberal, white Methodist preacher.

NOTE: I have clipped off King's introduction and started the audio of this recording at the point where he begins speaking about personal finances.

To hear the full audio or to read a transcript of the entire speech, use this link: http://kingencyclopedia.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/multimediaentry/doc_the_drum_major_instinct/index.html

Enjoy,

Joshua

p.s., there are a few clipped pieces of audio...these are a fault of the original recording. You can read the missing text in the transcript.

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