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Articles from 02/2022

Toy Fire Trucks and the Financial Journey

With our oldest planning to head off to college in the fall, I’ve been in an especially nostalgic mood lately. I’ve been lingering a little longer when Facebook sends me photographic “memories” of past family trips and
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Roundup: Rate Hikes and Bull Markets, Questions Without Clear Answers, and More

Here's our latest collection of news and commentary about investing, personal finance, and stewardship. We hope you find these articles interesting and helpful.
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SMI on the Radio: What You Need to Know About Cryptocurrencies (audio & transcript)

Cryptocurrency appears to be more than a fad. But are Bitcoin and other cryptos good investments?  Listen as SMI's executive editor Mark Biller discusses the crypto world with host Rob West and takes caller questions on
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Market Growing More Convinced Fed Is Serious About Fighting Inflation

January's consumer-price index report, issued late last week, estimated a rise of 7.5% from a year ago, the fastest rate of increase since 1982. As market researcher Jim Bianco noted on Twitter, that isn't just an
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Money Roundup: Recession Watch, Pandemic Help No One Wants, and More

Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. The Fed’s dilemma: take its medicine now or later (Barron’s). This commentator believes it is no longer a question of whether we will soon
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Great Company. Terrible Price.

One reason historical examples are so helpful is that many of us suffer from a lack of imagination. After watching the stock market advance with only minor interruptions for a dozen years, led by a group of "Big Tech"
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 1-31-22

We've updated SMI's online Personal Portfolio Tracker with performance data through Jan. 31, 2022, and we've posted the February edition of our monthly Fund Performance Rankings (FPR). If you're new to the Tracker and
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Are You “Engaged” in Your Work?

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." –
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Money Roundup: Regulating Crypto, Sabotaging Your Investing, and More

As we head into a midwinter weekend, here's our latest collection of interesting reads from around the web. White House plans executive action to regulate cryptos as a matter of national security (Barron's via
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It’s Tax Time!

The 2022 tax-filing season (for tax year 2021) is underway and — not surprisingly! — this year's 1040 (PDF) has a few changes. Kiplinger provides an overview: Many (but not all) of the new items on the 2021 1040 form
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