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Articles from 06/2021

Non-Cash Donations: Worth More in Tax Savings Than You Might Think!

In 1917, members of Congress worried that a tax increase imposed to fund America’s involvement in World War I might prompt people to cut back on charitable donations. So, along with the increase, Congress created a tax
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July 2021 Sighting

SIGHTING: Fed Chair Powell says it’s ‘very, very unlikely’ the U.S. will see 1970s-style inflation Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged [at a House sub-committee hearing]…that some inflation pressures are
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Driving Without a Map and Other Points to Ponder

Baby (investor) boom “15 percent of all current U.S. stock market investors say they first began investing in 2020.” – Schwab survey. This remarkable statistic puts an exclamation point behind an extraordinary year in
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Money Roundup: Not a Return to Normal, Why the Bull Market May Have Legs, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web—a day early this week since we'll have the July issue of the SMI newsletter for you tomorrow. The economy isn’t going back to February 2020.
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SMI on the Radio: Investing Basics You Can Learn at the Beach (audio and transcript)

You can take a beach vacation and get a pretty good education about investing basics all at the same time. SMI's executive editor Mark Biller explains on Moody Radio's MoneyWise Live. He also takes caller questions. To
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Pandemic Lessons — Will They Last?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike anything most of us have ever experienced. With the worst of it apparently behind us now, many people are reflecting on what they’ve learned from it, how it has impacted their
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Money Roundup: Why Inflation Is Difficult to Forecast, Helping Mom and Dad, and More

Spring gives way to summer this weekend! Grab a cold beverage, find a shady spot, and enjoy our latest collection of interesting articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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The Apostle Most Keenly Attuned to the Financial Implications of Following Christ

The upcoming issue of the Sound Mind Investing newsletter will focus on giving and generosity, as is our July custom. Working on the issue this week, I was struck by a passage in our cover article by pastor Charles
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Inflation Soars…Bond Market Snores

Another massive inflation report (PDF) came in last week, and once again the markets brushed it off. The year-over-year increase in the Consumer Price Index hit 5.0% last month, but bond yields were basically unchanged on
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Money Roundup: Whether Rising Inflation Will Be Temporary, Donor-Advised Funds Might Get a Distribution Deadline, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. U.S. consumer prices soar again and push CPI inflation rate to 13-year high (MarkeWatch). The Fed believes it’s temporary, tied mostly to
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