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Save Money Just By Asking

You may be able to get fees waived, subscription prices lowered, and price hikes canceled — if you’re willing to speak up.
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Roundup: A Very Good Year, Seeing All of Life as a Stewardship Opportunity, and More

Here's our latest collection of interesting articles from around the web. (We're posting the weekly Roundup a day early because a new issue of the SMI newsletter will be released online tomorrow.) A very good year in
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SMI on the Radio: Going Steady With Your Investment Plan (audio & transcript)

"Slow and steady wins the race." You may have learned that phrase long ago from the fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare." It's certainly an apt phrase for investors.  SMI's executive editor Mark Biller (pictured) discussed
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Now Available: A New Edition of The Sound Mind Investing Handbook

Mystified by investing jargon? The Sound Mind Investing Handbook cuts through the clutter and explains what you really need to know about investing.
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Money Roundup: In Praise of Timeless Financial Truths, A License to Spend, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. Diversifying your portfolio isn’t zesty, but it works (Bloomberg). In this era, many timeless principles of wise money management are being
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Bond Investing 201

Short- and long-term interest rates are driven by different forces. That's a crucial matter when it comes to bond investing.
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Unclear About the Cost of College

A new study from Fidelity emphasizes some of the points made in our August newsletter article about paying for college. It shows how unaware many families are about the cost of college and the ramifications of student
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Money Roundup: The Overvalued Stock Market, Minimizing Regret in Retirement, and More

The good ol' summertime is waning fast. Enjoy it while you can! Grab a cool drink, find a shady spot, and relax with our latest Roundup. How overvalued is the stock market right now? (Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common
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It’s All About the Fed

It pains me to title an article this way. So many of the market's — and broader society's — current problems can be traced back to the increasingly activist role the Federal Reserve has taken in the markets over the past
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 7-31-21

We've just updated SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker with performance data through July 31, 2021, and also posted a new edition of our monthly Fund Performance Rankings (FPR). New to the Tracker and FPR? Here's an
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