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Giving Hits a Record High – How’s Yours?

Charitable giving in the U.S. notched a new record last year, up 2.7 percent over 2015, according to a new report from Giving USA and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Overall giving topped $390
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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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Getting In Shape In 2017 With A ‘Fiscal Health Day’

Several years ago, when New York Times personal-finance writer Ron Lieber was furloughed for a few days, he responded in true personal-finance expert fashion. By devoting one of his unpaid days off to taking care of a list
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SMI Members Helped Plant 270 Churches in India!

On Giving Tuesday, November 29, I offered a challenge to SMI members in the form of a giving opportunity---let's all work together this Christmas to help take the gospel to the people of India via the church-planters
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Giving Tuesday: It May Be the Only Day in Your Year When Every $1 You Give Turns into $4!

Hey friends! When you woke up this morning did you ever think you’d be planting churches in India? Well, welcome to #GivingTuesday, a movement designed to launch the Christmas season with an emphasis on generosity
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Sighting: Giving Directly From Your IRA To Charity

For nearly a decade, the rules allowing for a tax-free Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from an IRA to a charity have been on-again, off-again. However, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of
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Following Perfect Guidance from a Perfect Counselor

[Matthew was a member of the SMI team for 10 years before departing to pursue his passion for fitness. His first book, The Body Tithe Devotional, is designed to encourage Christians through a 90-day fitness or health
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How Confident Are We in God’s Promises?

As we celebrate SMI’s 26th anniversary this month, it’s an appropriate time to remind you what motivates and energizes our work—our hope that helping you have more would give you the freedom to give more. The Great
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SMI Members’ Generosity Reaches Out to Touch Nepal with the Gospel

On Giving Tuesday, December 1, I offered a challenge to SMI members in the form of a giving opportunity---let's all work together this Christmas to help take the gospel to the people of Nepal via the Jesus Film: So, if
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Another Kind of Stewardship

A major part of the mission of Sound Mind Investing is to help you have more so you can give more. We know that it all belongs to our God, and we're merely stewards of what He has entrusted to us. That's why we endeavor to
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