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The Social Security Administration Made a Mistake

It's not surprising, of course, that the Social Security Administration would make a mistake. After all, Social Security is the federal government's largest spending program. SSA keeps detailed records on more than 175
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Money Roundup: Fidelity’s Big Sweep, Keeping Your Cool in the Midst of Market Gyrations, and More

Here's our weekly Roundup of recent articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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Fleeing Complexity, Pursuing Simplicity

I've been helping a relative work through some financial challenges. I discovered early on that her finances were way too complicated — and by that, I don't mean she had complex investments. Instead, she had an abundance
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Tracking Your Portfolio

Tracking performance details for your overall portfolio usually requires gathering information from multiple accounts and trying to put it all together into a unified whole. An online tracking platform can make that task
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Retirement Planning for Singles

Being single puts the responsibility of preparing for your later years squarely on your shoulders, especially if you don’t have adult children. So you need to have a plan.
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How to Give Your Kids an Allowance

An allowance enables a child to experience the real world of money management. There’s nothing like having cash in their hands to help kids learn about money. 
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Beware the Short Memory, and Other Points to Ponder

Crazy times “We are in such bizarre times, all bets are off. It is certainly not the time for ‘buy and hold’ unless your goal is to lose everything. If not, then you need an active, flexible, defensive investment strategy
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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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