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SMI on the Radio: Investing in a College Education (audio and transcript)

A college education doesn't come cheap, and a lot of the expense these days is funded by debt that can take a decade or more to pay off. Is going to college really worth it? I had the opportunity to discuss that topic
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Money Roundup: Raising the RMD Age to 72, Long-Term Investing is Boring AND Thrilling, and More

Here's our summertime-is-just-around-corner Roundup of recent articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. Pull up a lawn chair, pour yourself a glass of lemonade, and enjoy!  Will raising the age for
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Roundup: Moving Savings to Higher-Paying Online Banks, Paying Off Your Mortgage, and More

Here is our weekly Roundup of worthwhile reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship — served up a day early this week. (Tomorrow, we'll post our end-of-month updates for SMI premium-level members who are
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Is a College Education Still Worth the Investment?

Investing in a post-secondary education involves risk, especially if borrowed money is involved. To manage that risk, parents and students should re-think the assumptions that have guided post-high-school choices for
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Banking With Your Church

Some Christian denominations offer savings-type accounts, then use the money from savers to make low-interest loans to denominational churches, seminaries, and missions organizations.
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Do Not Covet What Thy Facebook Friends Have, and Other Points to Ponder

Do not covet what thy Facebook friends have “Spending is not the enemy, but when we allow social pressure or other forces to lure us into spending beyond our means, it can impact long-term financial stability and become a
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SMI Freebies for You!

Who doesn't like free stuff? And when the free stuff is truly useful, that's even better! "Free and useful" are just the words to describe the tools available to you via a web page that maybe you haven't visited for a
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Roundup: What to Do if You Have to Retire Early, Using Your Financial Superpowers, and More

Roundup time! Here's our latest collection of interesting reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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What You Don’t Know (About Social Security Retirement Benefits) CAN Hurt You

Older Americans — including current and future retirees — appear to have quite a lack of knowledge about Social Security.
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Money Roundup: The Months-Long Market Detour, Cash (in an Emergency Fund) is King, and More

It's May! And here's our heading-into-the-weekend Roundup of reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. Enjoy! U.S. stocks are back on course after a seven-month detour (Bloomberg). But several notable
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