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What’s the Best Financial Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Is there a piece of financial advice that's changed your life? The Wall Street Journal put that query (paywall) to 16 people who now make their living in some sort of financial occupation, from investment advisors to
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SMI on the Radio: Investing in a College Education (audio and transcript)

A college education doesn't come cheap, and a lot of the expense these days is funded with debt that can take a decade or more to pay off. Is going to college really worth it? I had the opportunity to discuss that topic
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Be Prepared: How Investing Effectively Can Improve the Effectiveness of Our Witness

The Bible teaches us to always be ready to give an explanation for our faith. "Be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." – 1 Peter 3:15 Peter’s assumption
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Money Roundup: Raising the RMD Age to 72, Long-Term Investing is Boring AND Thrilling, and More

Here's our summertime-is-just-around-corner Roundup of recent articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. Pull up a lawn chair, pour yourself a glass of lemonade, and enjoy!  Will raising the age for
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SMI on the Radio: Recovering From Financial Mistakes (audio and transcript)

Everyone makes financial mistakes. Fortunately, there are steps to recovery — steps regularly illustrated in the world of sports. SMI executive editor Mark Biller discussed those transferable (sports-to-finances) concepts
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Roundup: Moving Savings to Higher-Paying Online Banks, Paying Off Your Mortgage, and More

Here is our weekly Roundup of worthwhile reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship — served up a day early this week. (Tomorrow, we'll post our end-of-month updates for SMI premium-level members who are
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Banking With Your Church

Some Christian denominations offer savings-type accounts, then use the money from savers to make low-interest loans to denominational churches, seminaries, and missions organizations.
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Asking for God’s Blessing on Crops, Commerce, and Industry

Have you ever heard of Rogation Days? I hadn't until recently, even though observing such days is an ancient Christian custom dating back to at least the 5th century. (The word "rogation" comes from a Latin verb, rogare,
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Memorial Day 2019

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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Roundup: What to Do if You Have to Retire Early, Using Your Financial Superpowers, and More

Roundup time! Here's our latest collection of interesting reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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