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SMI on the Radio: Investing Basics You Can Learn at the Beach (audio and transcript)

You can take a beach vacation and get a pretty good education about investing basics all at the same time. SMI's executive editor Mark Biller explains on Moody Radio's MoneyWise Live. He also takes caller questions. To
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Pandemic Lessons — Will They Last?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike anything most of us have ever experienced. With the worst of it apparently behind us now, many people are reflecting on what they’ve learned from it, how it has impacted their
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Money Roundup: Why Inflation Is Difficult to Forecast, Helping Mom and Dad, and More

Spring gives way to summer this weekend! Grab a cold beverage, find a shady spot, and enjoy our latest collection of interesting articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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The Apostle Most Keenly Attuned to the Financial Implications of Following Christ

The upcoming issue of the Sound Mind Investing newsletter will focus on giving and generosity, as is our July custom. Working on the issue this week, I was struck by a passage in our cover article by pastor Charles
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Inflation Soars…Bond Market Snores

Another massive inflation report (PDF) came in last week, and once again the markets brushed it off. The year-over-year increase in the Consumer Price Index hit 5.0% last month, but bond yields were basically unchanged on
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Money Roundup: Whether Rising Inflation Will Be Temporary, Donor-Advised Funds Might Get a Distribution Deadline, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. U.S. consumer prices soar again and push CPI inflation rate to 13-year high (MarkeWatch). The Fed believes it’s temporary, tied mostly to
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Predictive Ability Is Overrated

One of the central tenets of SMI's investment philosophy is that trying to predict what the market will do next is a fool's errand. While there are a host of "gurus" who have become famous based on a particular market
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 5-31-21

We've just updated SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker with performance data through May 31, 2021, and we've posted the latest edition of our monthly Fund Performance Rankings (FPR) as well. For those new to the Tracker and
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I-Bonds: A Great Option for Emergency Fund Money

While we’ve linked to articles about I-Bonds in the last two Friday roundups, they’re getting enough publicity and we’re receiving enough questions about them that a separate article seems warranted. Because savers have
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Money Roundup: Mistakes Fund Investors Make, Big Tuition Discounts, and More

Here is our weekly collection of worthwhile reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. What are the 10 biggest mistakes made by fund investors? (Joe Wiggins, Behavioural Investment). You can avoid many of
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