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How to Set Your House in Order

Unless the Lord returns first, the odds are 100% that each of us will die. When the time comes, will your financial house be in order?
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When a Financial Storm Hits Home

As the economic storm that accompanied COVID-19 continues to rage, here are ways to "batten down the hatches" in your personal finances.
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Investing as a Couple

In some couples, one spouse makes all the investment decisions. In others, the spouses handle their own retirement accounts separately. A better approach is to work together.
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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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A New, Better Process for Getting Started With MoneyGuidePro

MoneyGuidePro®— the planning software available to SMI Premium-level members — is now even better. MGP's new MyBlocks system offers a simpler "onboarding" process for first-time users plus helpful new features for existing
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Ordinary People Who Have a “Financial Superpower”

Being a “super saver” won’t help protect the Earth against evil aliens. But substantial savings can guard against personal financial disaster and help you meet long-term goals.
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Getting What You Really Want for Christmas

What people truly treasure about this time of year can’t be gift-wrapped and placed under the tree.
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Attention Husbands: You Should Know About SMI’s Ministry to Widows

In the mid-1990s, I was in talks with Moody Publishers about the possibility of writing a second book. They asked what topics interested me, and among the ideas we discussed was a book tailored to the financial needs of
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Thrifty Couples Are the Happiest

While thumbing through some old blog posts today, I found this one I wrote a decade ago. It definitely has information worth repeating! Research from the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia shows that
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Putting the Brakes on Car-Buying Costs

High car-buying and ownership costs can slow your progress toward saving for retirement, increasing your giving, and achieving other financial goals.
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