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More Than a Tough Day in the Market

As investors, days like today are painful. No one likes to see significant losses in their portfolios. But what’s behind today’s losses is something far more significant than dollars and cents. It’s a horrible disease
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SMI on the Radio: The 5 Building Blocks of Successful Investing (audio and transcript)

SMI executive editor Mark Biller talked about the key "building blocks" of a successful long-term plan on Monday's MoneyWise Live from Moody Radio. To listen, click the play button below — or, if you prefer, scroll down
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Money Roundup: Alternatives to the Stretch IRA, The Right Time to Invest, and More

Here's our latest collection of interesting articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy! The Secure Act killed the stretch IRA — here are alternatives for your
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How to Keep Dancing With One Eye on the Door

Even as market risk increases, you can invest with confidence if your blend of SMI strategies and your overall stock/bond allocations are appropriate.
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What’s a Worrier to Do?

I confess. I’m a worrier. And apparently, I’m not alone. Of the 35.6 billion chapters of the Bible read and 5.6 billion chapters listened to via the YouVersion app last year, Philippians 4:6 was the most shared,
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Money Roundup: Retirement’s Wobbly Three-Legged Stool, Preparing for Lower Returns, and More

Here's our latest collection of worthwhile reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. We hope you find them interesting and helpful!
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The State of Your Union

A friend told me last week that she and her husband had just completed their annual "State of the Union" meeting.  Around the first of each year — while enjoying a leisurely dinner at a quiet restaurant — they review the
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Roundup: What to Ask Before Buying an Annuity, Handing Off Your Investing to a Pro, and More

It's Money Roundup time! Here's our collection of some of the best recent articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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Money Roundup: What the SECURE Act Means for Your Retirement Accounts, 2020’s Ultimate Market Playbook, and More

Happy 3rd Day of Christmas! (On the Western church calendar, the Christmas season begins December 25 and extends through January 5 — hence the 12 Days of Christmas.) Here's our final Roundup of the
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A Christmas Prayer

Father, we are in awe of what we celebrate this day. How can it be that the all-sufficient God of the universe became a helpless child resting in a feed trough? How can it be that the divine Word reduced Himself to
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