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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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Earth Offers Opportunities That Heaven Doesn’t

The Apostle James says life is “a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” What are we doing now, in this “little while,” to make God's glory known?
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Giving That Delights the Father’s Heart

Under the Holy Spirit’s direction, you can increasingly become the kind of giver who delights the Father’s heart. He’s always been faithful to you. By your generosity, you can be increasingly true to
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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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