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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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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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“Is it Biblical to Save for Retirement?”

Saving for retirement doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not trusting in God. In fact, done with the right spirit, retirement planning can be a powerful expression of your trust in Him.
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Investing Is a Spiritual Act

I had the pleasure of representing SMI at the recent Christian Stewardship Network (CSN) Forum in Dallas. CSN is an organization for stewardship pastors and directors, providing opportunities to learn more about creating
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SMI Introduces Multiply: A Biblical Guide to Investing

Many SMI members have asked us to create materials suitable for a small group or Sunday School class. Done! Our new four-part video-based study equips people with the knowledge, confidence, and biblical foundation to
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Your 10 Most Important Financial Moves for 2019

Each December, we offer planning suggestions for the year ahead. But this isn’t meant to be a one-size-fits-all list. It’s up to you to take our broad collection of ideas and narrow them down to your personal “Top 10” for
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What Does It Mean to Invest With a “Sound Mind?”

Have you ever wondered why SMI founder Austin Pryor named the company based on 2 Timothy 1:7? I certainly did. When I joined SMI in 2012, I had been involved in stewardship ministry for over 20 years, yet had never heard
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Foundational Pillars of Christian Stewardship

The Bible has a lot to say about money. With more than 2,350 verses devoted to it, it’s one of the most heavily discussed topics in Scripture. Obviously, all of those verses are important, or they wouldn’t be included in
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God’s Will for Your Finances

God’s purpose for us as His children is often frustrated by our preoccupation with money — making it, spending it, investing it and accumulating it. This article by the late financial teacher Larry Burkett focuses on the
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SMI on the Radio: Investing With a “Sound Mind”

"Most of the big mistakes people make with their investing are due to their emotions," SMI executive editor Mark Biller noted yesterday on MoneyWise Live. Mark joined hosts Rob West and Steve Moore to talk about investing
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