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SMI by the Numbers

SMI is now in its 30th year! Our executive editor Mark Biller has been thinking about several significant numbers related to SMI’s history — and also about numbers that tell us something about the current market
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Earth Offers Opportunities That Heaven Doesn’t

The Apostle James says life is “a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” What are we doing now, in this “little while,” to make God's glory known?
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“A Game of Recovery”

If you're not too happy with your past spending, investing, and giving decisions, join the club. But don't despair. You can recover from setbacks. Here's how.
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“Is it Biblical to Save for Retirement?”

Saving for retirement doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not trusting in God. In fact, done with the right spirit, retirement planning can be a powerful expression of your trust in Him.
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The Indispensable Virtue of Persistence

Every investment strategy will go through good times and bad. It takes persistence to stick with a strategy through its weak periods so it ultimately can succeed for you.
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Will You Panic When the Market Eventually Rolls Over?

“For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of . . . a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Investing can be challenging, not because the concepts are difficult to master, but because we are emotional creatures. The
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The Greatest News Ever Announced!

“So there is now no condemnation awaiting those who belong to Christ Jesus. For the power of the life-giving Spirit — and this power is mine through Jesus Christ — has freed me from the vicious circle of sin and
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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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Money & Marriage: It Takes More Than a Spreadsheet

While preparing to do some teaching at my local church about managing money effectively as a couple, my research reminded me once again why money is often such a divisive issue between spouses. Study after study shows that
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