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Money Roundup: Using an HSA as a Long-Term Investing Vehicle, Learning to Spend, and More

Here's our weekly collection of worthwhile reads from around the web. Happy springtime! 5 steps to investing your Health Savings Account (Christine Benz, Morningstar). A quick primer on using an HSA as a long-term
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Looking Ahead to Next Year’s Tax Time

Morningstar personal-finance writer Christine Benz has a helpful piece today that ties in nicely with our current SMI newsletter article on what you can learn from your tax return. While we focused on using tax data to
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Money Roundup: Economy Ramps Up, 200 Years of Momentum, and More

Since tomorrow is Good Friday, we're posting the weekly roundup a day early. Here's our latest collection of interesting articles on investing and other financial topics. U.S. economy grew at a pace very close to
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Finding the Right Prescription: How to Save on Medications

Looking in the mirror, Bill Kelley of Laguna Beach, Calif., noticed a mysterious rash on the side of his head. A few hours later, with a doctor visit behind him and a prescription in hand, Bill called his regular pharmacy.
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Knowing How Much You Rendered to God and to Caesar

Among the many things Scripture teaches about money, these two are abundantly clear: We are to honor God by giving the first of our income back to Him, and we are to pay our taxes. Honor the LORD from your wealth and from
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Paying the School Debt of Would-Be Missionaries

Many times I heard financial teacher Larry Burkett (my boss from 1990 until his death in 2003) warn that taking on too much college debt could become an obstacle to responding to a call to mission work or other kinds of
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529 Plan Money Now Available for Private K-12 Expenses – Or Is It?

One of the more confusing provisions of the new federal tax code centers on how 529-plan savings account money can be used. It has long been the case that earnings in such accounts are tax-free if used for qualified higher
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Money Roundup: Opportunities in the New Tax Code, Staying the Course, and More

Here's our heading-into-St.-Patrick's-Day collection of interesting reads on investing and other financial topics. Enjoy! How to take advantage of the new tax bracket sweet spots (Kiplinger). Making the most of the new
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Money Roundup: Tariff Flexibility, Finding the Right Stock-Bond Balance, and More

Here's our weekly roundup of worthwhile reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. Check 'em out — and if you're so inclined, add a comment below.
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Money Roundup: Never Borrow to Buy Stocks, Amazing Earnings Ahead, and More

Here's our end-of-the-work-week collection of interesting reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. Buffett has one big investing lesson in this year's annual letter: Never borrow money to buy stocks
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