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Stuck at Home? Improve Your Fiscal Health

Have time on your hands? Turn your attention to a few tasks that’ll bear lasting fruit in your financial life. 
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Does the National Debt Matter? No – Unless It Does

In last Friday's Money Roundup, we linked to a couple of opinion pieces arguing that the size of our federal debt (now at $23 trillion) isn't a problem. Therefore, we needn't be concerned about adding about $2 trillion
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Money Roundup: The Lesson in All Market Crashes, Who Pays for the Bailout, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. What prior market crashes can teach us about navigating the current one (Morningstar). How today’s market environment compares to past
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Oil Writes Stunning New Chapter in Bear Market Story

We've seen a number of unprecedented moves in the financial markets over the past two months. We watched stocks plummet to bear market depths in half the time it took in 1929, which had stood for the past 90 years as the
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SMI on the Radio: What You Need to Know About Market Turmoil (audio and transcript)

You can face market volatility with a greater sense of calm if you keep certain crucial things in mind — as SMI executive editor Mark Biller explained on Monday's MoneyWise. To listen to a portion of the program, click
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Bear Is a Bear Is a Bear Is a Bear. Or Is It?

The economy is moving in slow motion and unemployment is soaring, but don’t call it a recession. The government is showering businesses and individuals with money, but don’t call it a stimulus. The stock market is far
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Money Roundup: The Employment Implosion, Knowledge of the Future, and More

Here is our latest collection of helpful insights and information about investing, personal finance, and stewardship. Stay safe!
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Panic, Hope, Reality

This bear market has brought the "shock and awe," producing huge moves with breathtaking speed. As we noted in the April Editorial, the speed of its descent into bear market territory was unprecedented, taking just 16
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A Disaster – or Our Finest Hour? Generous Giving in the Time of Coronavirus

It's too early to get reliable data on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting levels of giving to churches and other ministries. However, the Barna Group has published limited data (about church giving), based on online
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Easter Blessings

On this Good Friday, our office is closed and our thoughts are not on financial matters. They are on Jesus, whose incomparable sacrifice we remember, especially today. As part of your prayer and worship time, we recommend
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