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Money, Divorce, and Building a Stronger Marriage

We spend a lot of time in this space talking about risk—identifying various threats to our finances and suggesting ways to minimize them. There’s market risk, inflation risk, longevity risk, sequence of returns risk, and
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A SMarT Way To Boost Your Saving and Investing

Today’s American workers are being forced to shoulder a much higher level of responsibility regarding their retirement finances than past generations. With Social Security projections showing significant shortfalls
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“We Can’t Live On One Income!”

It’s been more than 20 years since this article was first published in Sound Mind Investing, yet it’s as timely and relevant as ever. We trust it will be a great encouragement to anyone considering going from two incomes
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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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SMI on the Radio - Teaching Kids About Money

As with so many topics, Christian parents are in a tug of war with our culture when it comes to teaching our kids about money. And guess who's winning? Research about the financial attitudes of children ages 9-14 conducted
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Giving To The Grandkids

I’m always amazed at grandparents who are unwilling to leave large sums of money to their own children because they weren’t trained to manage it well, but they will leave significant sums to grandchildren who can’t even
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The Art of Getting Older — Where Will You Live?

There are countless important decisions to make as you get older. Many of them have a financial focus—how much to withdraw from the nest egg you’ve built, when to take Social Security, how to pay for healthcare and the
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The Next Step in Your Personal Financial Plan: Transitioning From myMoneyGuide® to MoneyGuidePro®

Over 525 Premium Members have already signed up for personal access to the award-winning myMoneyGuide® financial planning software, offered by SMI Advisory Services. 
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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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How To Get On The Same Retirement Page As Your Spouse

Imagine watching your spouse head out the door at the usual time on a weekday morning, but instead of grabbing a briefcase, he or she picks up golf clubs instead—and that’s your first clue that your spouse has
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