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Money Roundup: This Is a Test (of Your Emotions), Using I-Bonds for College Savings, and More

We're heading into the first (official) weekend of Summer! And here's our weekly Roundup of recent articles on investing and personal finance. We hope you find them to be interesting and helpful. Bear markets are a
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Money Roundup: Inflation’s Impact, Facing Your Retirement Fears, and More

Inflation is high and the market is rattled, but the flowers are beautiful. So stop and smell the roses! Here's our weekly Roundup of interesting articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. U.S. inflation
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Memorial Day 2022

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine, Till all success be nobleness, And every gain divine! – from
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Lessons From Past Bear Markets – Are You Prepared?

We don’t yet know if we're facing a prolonged bear market. But if so, are you ready to take advantage of it?
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Roundup: The Market’s Worst Years Ever, The High Stakes of Stewardship, and More

We are posting the June issue of the SMI newsletter tomorrow, so we're rolling out the weekly Roundup a day early. We hope you find these articles to be interesting and helpful. Every bear market is different
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Money Roundup: 2 Types of Bear Markets, Lessons Learned, and More

The markets may be in a tizzy, but "consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these" (Jesus in Matthew 6:28-20).
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Money Roundup: Cash Is No Longer Trash, Resisting the Lure of Mammon, and More

Here's the Roundup — a day early this week (we'll post the DAA and Sector Rotation updates tomorrow). Wall Street finds new value in cash as global fears weigh on markets (Wall Street Journal). As stock prices wobble
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Money Lessons From Mom and Dad

Even if parents never teach their kids overt lessons about finances, how mom and dad use their money will speak volumes.
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Good Friday: “It is finished!”

Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our
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Money Roundup: A Safe Investment That Pays Nearly 10%, Your Portfolio Isn’t a Financial Plan, and More

The SMI office is closed tomorrow in observance of Good Friday. We're posting this week's Roundup today. The safe investment that will soon yield almost 10% (Wall Street Journal). U.S. Treasury I Bonds purchased
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