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Money Roundup: The Retirement Prep 10-Step, Why This Bull Market May Have More Room To Run, and More

This week's picks for the best in personal finance from around the web. 10 steps to take if you hope to retire soon (MarketWatch). I don't agree with starting a new 30-year mortgage just before retiring, but there are
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A Lesson About Wealth From Hillary Clinton

You probably saw the headlines, maybe even read the articles. During her recent book tour, Hillary Clinton made a couple of comments that did not go over well. When she and President Clinton left the White House in 2000,
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Fundamentals And Future Returns

Following yesterday's post on the long-term compounding potential of SMI's strategies, today we're going to look at what the fundamentals say about the future return potential for various asset classes. While asset prices
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The “Magic Math of 1%”

One of SMI's old friends, Paul Merriman, recently wrote an interesting column for Marketwatch.com titled "How 1% can add $1 million to retirement." Its focus is on simple steps an ordinary investor can take to boost their
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The End of Quantitative Easing Is Coming

The Fed's policy of buying government bonds by the billions-of-barrels full (controversial in some quarters because it's essentially printing money and debasing the U.S. dollar) is coming to an end this fall. Here's a
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Money Roundup: The Power of Financial Perspective, Calling The Correction, and More

This week's picks for the best in personal finance from around the web. Percentages vs. dollars---a battle for investors' attention (Wall Street Journal). How different financial perspectives impact how we think
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Education is Getting LESS Expensive

If you have a child in college, or one about to go, the headline on this article looks crazy. You know more than most about the fast-rising cost of education. But just as quickly as brick & mortar college costs are
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Back From Israel

Shalom! Just a quick note to let everyone know I'm back from Israel, safe and sound. We had a great trip — the chance to do ministry and share the whole experience with my 15-year-old daughter was a blessing I'll treasure
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Enhanced Just-the-Basics Update: Q3 2014

The Enhanced Just-the-Basics page has been updated with the third quarter 2014 selections. We're keeping Fidelity Nordic and Fidelity Independence. However we are replacing Fidelity OTC and Fidelity Growth Discovery with
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Money Roundup: A Humble Financial Teacher Who Had a Huge Impact, Honestly Assessing Your Investing Abilities, and More

This week's picks for the best in personal finance from around the web---a day early this week because of the Independence Day holiday. Remembering Larry Burkett (LakeLanier.com). If you read no other articles in this
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