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Investing With the Long-Term in Mind

In reading through Winning the Loser’s Game, source of this month’s cover article, I was especially taken by a chapter titled simply “Time” (much of which we included in the excerpt). It’s not that what Ellis wrote was new
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When Premarital Agreements May Be Appropriate

John, age 60, lost his wife to cancer four years ago. He remarried last year. He now finds that he also has cancer. When he visits his attorney to update his will, he learns that, unless his new wife agrees to a change,
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Easter Meditation: “That’s My King!”

Many years ago, before there was the Internet, email, and mp3 downloads, a small package arrived one day from my friend Ted DeMoss. It was a cassette with a brief six-minute message, one that had thrilled my friend’s
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Things Are Not As They Seem

Sorting out the real from the illusory is one of the great challenges in investing, as in life. There’s often a disconnect between our perceptions and the underlying reality. Things are not as they seem. For
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What Do You Want?

Of all the many books about money I’ve read and messages about money I’ve heard, several authors and speakers have become favorites. I trust their use of Scripture, I enjoy their style of writing or speaking, and their
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Personalized Financial Planning Is Now Within Your Reach

A few years ago, ING ran an ad campaign that showed people going about their day, each carrying a number. The number was the unique amount each of them needed to save for retirement, and the focus of the ads was asking “Do
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An Exciting New Opportunity for SMI Members: Personal Financial Planning via MoneyGuidePro®

Personalized financial planning offers tremendous benefits. Understandably, those benefits haven’t come cheap. But thanks to our friends at SMI Advisory Services and an
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The Wisdom and Foolishness of Saving Money

When it comes to guidance about saving money, the Bible uses the word “fool” to describe two extremes—not saving anything and saving too much. In the first case, we’re told it’s foolish not to save: “In the house of the
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Getting In Shape In 2017 With A ‘Fiscal Health Day’

Several years ago, when New York Times personal-finance writer Ron Lieber was furloughed for a few days, he responded in true personal-finance expert fashion. By devoting one of his unpaid days off to taking care of a list
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Watching, Waiting, Planning, Working

“The end times are at hand and you want me to set up a plan?” Years ago, we sent out several thousand letters to Christians who we thought might have an interest in a resource such as SMI, one that could help them set up
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