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Your 10 Most Important Financial Moves for 2019

Each December, we offer planning suggestions for the year ahead. But this isn’t meant to be a one-size-fits-all list. It’s up to you to take our broad collection of ideas and narrow them down to your personal “Top 10” for
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What Does It Mean to Invest With a “Sound Mind?”

Have you ever wondered why SMI founder Austin Pryor named the company based on 2 Timothy 1:7? I certainly did. When I joined SMI in 2012, I had been involved in stewardship ministry for over 20 years, yet had never heard
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Foundational Pillars of Christian Stewardship

The Bible has a lot to say about money. With more than 2,350 verses devoted to it, it’s one of the most heavily discussed topics in Scripture. Obviously, all of those verses are important, or they wouldn’t be included in
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God’s Will for Your Finances

God’s purpose for us as His children is often frustrated by our preoccupation with money — making it, spending it, investing it and accumulating it. This article by the late financial teacher Larry Burkett focuses on the
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SMI on the Radio: Investing With a “Sound Mind”

"Most of the big mistakes people make with their investing are due to their emotions," SMI executive editor Mark Biller noted yesterday on MoneyWise Live. Mark joined hosts Rob West and Steve Moore to talk about investing
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SMI on the Radio: Preparing for the Next Bear Market

Someday the long-running bull market will reverse course. We can't know when that will happen, but it's a certainty. A wise investor should keep the fact that "bears always follow bulls" in mind and act accordingly, as
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Beating the Behavioral Blues With Biblical Wisdom

The study of finance and economics has undergone a radical shift in recent decades. Until recently, the foundation of economic theory was that individuals are “perfectly rational actors” (that is, we always made rational
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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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