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An Update on “Multiply”

After introducing Multiply, SMI’s new video-based small-group/workshop resource about taking a biblical approach to investing earlier this year, it’s been exciting to see more and more churches and individuals making use
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Money Roundup: Fidelity’s Big Sweep, Keeping Your Cool in the Midst of Market Gyrations, and More

Here's our weekly Roundup of recent articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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Making Sense of the Annuity Puzzle

Buying an annuity is, in essence, buying a steady pension for your retirement years. That sounds attractive, but annuities also have downsides. Here’s how to determine if one is right for
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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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Money Roundup: Finding Financial Satisfaction, Don’t Lose Your Balance, and More

The August issue of the SMI Newsletter will be posted this Friday, so we're rolling out the Roundup a couple of days early this week. Enjoy!
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To the Moon

The weekend retrospectives celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing brought to mind a radio piece I wrote years ago when working for Larry Burkett at Christian Financial Concepts (later Crown Financial
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Money Roundup: Bad News is Good (and Vice Versa), the Price of Admission, and More

Here's the Roundup for this midsummer's day. Enjoy (and be sure to stay hydrated)!
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Money Roundup: Mandatory Financial Literacy Courses, Why Small Costs Matter, and More

Here's an early summer Roundup of interesting articles from around the web. (We're publishing the Roundup a day early this week. Our end-of-the-month DAA & Sector Rotation updates will be posted
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Moving From Indifference to Love

SMI exists to people apply biblical principles to their financial lives and invest successfully so they can experience the joy of giving generously to God’s work. But what if you simply don’t feel motivated to
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The QCD: A Giving-Related Tax Break Available to Older Taxpayers

If you're over 70½ and have an IRA, here's a simple strategy that could reduce your tax burden while also enabling you to donate greater amounts to a church or charity.
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