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Articles from 08/2017

Moving Your Career Forward Through Mentoring

The biblical admonition to do your work “with all your heart, as working for the Lord” (Colossians 3:23) stands in stark contrast to many people’s daily experience. According to the latest in a long-running series of
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MoneyGuidePro vs. Fidelity: How Do The Planning Tools Differ?

A few weeks ago, in an article titled How Well Are You Preparing for Later Life, I suggested that signing up for an account with MoneyGuidePro® would be a very helpful step in crafting a comprehensive retirement plan. SMI
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Money Roundup: An Old, Slow Bull – or One Still Ready to Run? Plus Stuff, Stocks, Risk, and More.

Our latest listing of worthwhile reads on investing and personal finance: Stocks are crawling, not jumping, to new records (The Wall Street Journal). A sign that the bull is getting old and lethargic? (Article is behind
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Think Large Stocks Are Expensive? Small Stocks Are Even Worse.

Much has been written about the S&P 500's valuation and how, by some measures like CAPE, this index of large-company stocks has only been more expensive historically in the periods immediately prior to the 1929 and 2000
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The Solar Eclipse and the Glory of God

For at least a few minutes today, millions of people took their eyes off their immediate surroundings and focused them skyward (wearing special glasses, we hope) to see the solar eclipse. NASA offers a brief primer on why
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Money Roundup: The Cause of Market Crashes, The History of Living in Dangerous Times, and more

This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. How to spot the next stock market crash (CNBC). What one author sees as similarities between the last five market
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Two Views of Recent Earnings

As regular SMI readers have likely figured out by now, we've gradually shifted over the past couple years from enjoying this bull market run in stocks to increasingly dreading its inevitable end. There's a place in every
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Unburdening Your Family From Some Tough Decisions

Many older people say they “don’t want to be a burden” on their families. And yet, by not making a handful of key decisions and not completing the associated paperwork, they are leaving themselves vulnerable to the very
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Money Roundup: Stocks and Saber-Rattling, The Most Important Benchmark, and More

Here's our weekly collection of worth-reading articles from around the web: What to do with stocks if the U.S. and North Korea go to war (MarketWatch). The estimable Mark Hulbert notes that "doing nothing is almost always
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker and Fund Performance Rankings with Data through 7-31-17

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings report have been updated to reflect mutual-fund performance data current through 7/31/2017. The Tracker and FPR are typically updated monthly between
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