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Are You Being Diligent?

While there are reasons to be concerned about the health of the eight-plus-year-old bull market (historically high valuations, Federal Reserve tightening, and an economy performing below expectations), there are also
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The Importance of Boundaries

As investors, we are our own worst enemies. This observation stems not only from our decades of practical experience in the financial arena, but also is confirmed by Scripture. Given our fallen natures, it would be
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When Premarital Agreements May Be Appropriate

John, age 60, lost his wife to cancer four years ago. He remarried last year. He now finds that he also has cancer. When he visits his attorney to update his will, he learns that, unless his new wife agrees to a change,
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All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?

At times, God opens a door and invites you to walk through — into the unknown. Whether you stay where you are or venture forth will determine the kind of life you live and the kind of person you become.   The ability to
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Protective Investment Principles: A Robust Selling Discipline

For over 26 years, SMI's teaching on investing has been built on a handful of biblical foundational principles. We've written about these in different places and different ways, but here's a quick overview as summarized in
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If A Bear Market Arrives in 2016, Will Your Decisions Be Guided by Reason or Emotion?

“When the stock market experiences significant weakness, as it [has recently], we get a lot of calls from readers asking, ‘What should I do now?’ Our answer is always the same: ‘Ignore the market and follow your long-term
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Things Worth Knowing

An approach we occasionally use in our marketing efforts is to ask this question: “What is the #1 financial mistake many Christians make?” Our answer: they ignore biblical principles when managing their money and follow
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A Wild Ride

Just before takeoff, the pilot warned us to expect a bumpy ride. Some bad weather had recently moved through the area and our flight path would have us following the storm system. Few of us were prepared for the ride that
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Making the ‘Right’ Investing Decisions in 2015 — and Beyond

Having lived through the thrill of victory (the 2009-2014 bull market) and the agony of defeat (the horrendous 2008 bear market), people are finding it difficult to know the “right” steps to take going forward. They
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What Is Your One Word?

Reality check: How are you doing with your 2015 New Year’s resolutions? If the answer is “not so good,” maybe it’s time to try a different approach: doing something about one thing instead of nothing about everything.
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