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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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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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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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Are You Making Acceptable Sacrifices, Well-Pleasing to God?

Another anniversary has arrived! We’re now at 28 years and counting since Larry Burkett challenged me with an idea for a monthly financial publication, one that would build on the biblical principles he taught and would
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The Making of a Wise Money Manager

Among the attendees at my recent workshop, one was an avid reader of Morningstar analyst reports. Another was thinking about investing in GE, noting this seemed an opportune time since the blue-chip company’s stock price
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How To Prepare for Investment “Accidents”

On April 17, less than an hour into its scheduled journey from New York to Dallas, Southwest Flight 1380 suffered an explosion in one of its two engines, causing shrapnel to pepper the plane’s wing and fuselage. The
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An Easter Meditation: “Fasting for the King’s Coming”

There is a growing awareness among Christians that prayer with fasting is intended to be an integral part of the believer’s life. The following is excerpted from John Piper’s A Hunger for
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Recent Correction Raises the Question: Are You Ready for the Next Bear Market?

The winds of change blew through the financial markets in February, leading to the first stock-market correction (a decline of at least 10% from the previous high) in two years. What caused the correction, and
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