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Articles from 12/2018

Momentum: The Engine That Drives SMI’s Investment Strategies

SMI’s investing strategies don’t rely on subjective market predictions. They’re driven instead by momentum — an objective metric that’s guided our strategies for decades. Learn what momentum is and how we use it to help
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Reduced Fees, Lower Minimums Create Options For JtB Investors

SMI has long recommended Vanguard funds as the go-to vehicles for our Just-the-Basics strategy. But now Vanguard is facing stiff competition in the JtB space from both Fidelity and Schwab. Is it time to make a
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4 Options for Budgeting Online

Trying to make financial progress without a budget is like, well, trying to fill a tub without a stopper in the drain. And budgets don’t have to be dreary! Apps and online tools have made budgeting easier and more useful
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An Empty Nest? Now’s the Time to Ramp up Savings – And to Have Fun

Many couples arrive at the "empty nest" years short on retirement savings. But here’s the good news: this phase of life offers the opportunity to make unprecedented progress on your savings goals, while still enjoying life
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The Price of Fear and Other Points to Ponder

The price of fear “When the markets are roiling, as they are now, fear is pitched all day, every day, and human nature buys it. And pays a premium. A very big premium.” – R.P. Seawright, encouraging readers of his blog,
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SMI Members Will Help Send 166 Jesus Film Teams Throughout India for Three Months in 2019!

On Giving Tuesday, November 27, I offered a challenge to SMI members in the form of a giving opportunity — let's all work together this Christmas to help take the gospel to the people of India via the church-planters
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SMI on the Radio: Facing Market Fluctuations Without Fear (audio and transcript)

It's understandable if market gyrations are making you feel financially uncomfortable. What can you do about that? SMI executive editor Mark Biller offered some advice on Moody Radio's MoneyWise
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Will You Panic When the Market Eventually Rolls Over?

“For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of . . . a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Investing can be challenging, not because the concepts are difficult to master, but because we are emotional creatures. The
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Money Roundup: The Market Has a Dual Personality, The One Constant in the Market, and More

Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
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2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits, Tax Brackets, and More

Every year brings a number of changes in various financial rules and regs that impact our personal financial planning. What follows is our annual guide to some of the more significant changes that have been announced for
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