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Ordinary People Who Have a “Financial Superpower”

Being a “super saver” won’t help protect the Earth against evil aliens. But substantial savings can guard against personal financial disaster and help you meet long-term goals.
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Unplanned Early Retirement – It’s More Common Than You Might Think

Wise stewardship requires a healthy dose of risk management. Plan for retirement with the awareness that your current job may not be as secure as you think.
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Too Much of a Good Thing, and Other Points to Ponder

More time on the clock? “What if we’re not in the bottom of the 9th but the top of the 5th? What if the past 10 years were unbelievable for U.S. stock market investors but the next 10 years are just as good or better?
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Money Roundup: Choosing the Right Benchmark, A Radical Gift-Giving Idea, and More

This week's roundup is early becasue we'll have the January issue of the SMI newsletter ready for you this Friday. The market is no benchmark. Here’s why. (Morningstar). Just because the Dow and S&P 500 are readily
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SMI on the Radio: Your Top Financial Moves for the New Year (audio and transcript)

Will 2020 be a year of financial progress for you? SMI executive editor Mark Biller offered ideas on how to make the most of your money in the year ahead, as he spoke yesterday with hosts Rob West and Steve Moore on Moody
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SMI Members Will Help Plant 35 New Churches in West Africa in 2020!

On #GivingTuesday, December 3rd, we offered a challenge to SMI members in the form of a giving opportunity — to help plant churches in West Africa by supporting the church-planters working with the Jesus Film Project
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Money Roundup: Removing “Uncertainty,” Do Not Expect the Roaring 20s, and More

Here's our 12-days-before-Christmas Roundup of helpful reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship...
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The Best Way to Invest a New Lump Sum

A common question SMI has fielded over the past 30 years is what is the best way for a person to invest a new lump sum amount. Specifically, what most people are wondering is whether it's better to invest it all at once,
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 11-30-19

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings are now available with performance data updated through Nov. 30, 2019. • The Portfolio Tracker: The Tracker can personalize SMI's fund rankings to
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Money Roundup: Analyzing a Remarkable Decade for the Markets, Investing at a Market High, and More

Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Decade in review: The decade of the bull (US News). The ingredients for a decade of growth.   These charitable investment
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