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A Tax Threat to Pastors and Churches

A case coming before a federal appeals court could have a financial impact on pastors and churches across the country. The dispute involves a tax provision that allows ordained ministers (of any religion, not just
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Money Roundup: Using an HSA as a Long-Term Investing Vehicle, Learning to Spend, and More

Here's our weekly collection of worthwhile reads from around the web. Happy springtime! 5 steps to investing your Health Savings Account (Christine Benz, Morningstar). A quick primer on using an HSA as a long-term
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Money Roundup: Economy Ramps Up, 200 Years of Momentum, and More

Since tomorrow is Good Friday, we're posting the weekly roundup a day early. Here's our latest collection of interesting articles on investing and other financial topics. U.S. economy grew at a pace very close to
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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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Knowing How Much You Rendered to God and to Caesar

Among the many things Scripture teaches about money, these two are abundantly clear: We are to honor God by giving the first of our income back to Him, and we are to pay our taxes. Honor the LORD from your wealth and from
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Paying the School Debt of Would-Be Missionaries

Many times I heard financial teacher Larry Burkett (my boss from 1990 until his death in 2003) warn that taking on too much college debt could become an obstacle to responding to a call to mission work or other kinds of
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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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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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The Stock Market Isn’t Rational and Other Points to Ponder

When the tide goes out “A portfolio that gets so scary that you bail out at the bottom is destined to fail. There will always be apparent dangers and steep declines.” – Jeff Miller, encouraging readers of his Dash of
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Money Roundup: Raiding Retirement Accounts, Responding to Risk, and More

Here's our weekly wide-ranging grab-bag of interesting reads from around the web:
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