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Money Roundup: Falling Fees for 401(k) Investors, Why the Next Bear Market Could Be Especially Painful, and More

It's (officially) summertime! Kick back, relax, and enjoy these interesting articles on investing, personal finance, and Christian stewardship.
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Lessons From an Estate Sale: Simplify!

In the 19 years my wife and I have been married, I never thought of my in-laws as hoarders. They lived in a modest house that did not feel overcrowded with things. However, as we conducted an estate sale this past weekend
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Money Roundup: Investing in Just 1 Fund, The Psychology of Money, and More

Here's our latest collection of interesting articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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SMI on the Radio: Preparing Financially for Long-Term Care

How would you cover the cost of long-term care? It's a question most people can't answer, and understandably so. The cost of care is high, and rates for long-term care insurance have risen sharply.  On yesterday's
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Given the New Tax Law, Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster?

Has the new tax law changed your outlook on paying down your mortgage? The question of whether to emphasize investing/saving or accelerating mortgage payments is a perennial one, as noted in the June 2015 SMI
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Long-Term Care Insurance Rate Hikes Continue

MassMutual is the latest among many long-term care insurance (LTCI) providers to announce significant rate increases for existing policyholders. The company recently announced plans to seek a whopping 77% rate hike that
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Money Roundup: 401(k) Millionaires, Investing Borrowed Money, and More

Here is our heading-into-Memorial-Day weekend roundup of interesting reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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Money-Market Funds Are Back in the Game

The money-market fund (MMF) is back. After years of minuscule yields, this once-popular choice for savers is back to offering respectable returns — in some cases, at least equal to the rates offered by online
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The Making of a Wise Money Manager

Among the attendees at my recent workshop, one was an avid reader of Morningstar analyst reports. Another was thinking about investing in GE, noting this seemed an opportune time since the blue-chip company’s stock price
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The Rules Have Changed for Reverse Mortgages

In recent years, reverse mortgages have ridden a popularity roller coaster. Once seen as loans of last resort, they came back in vogue in 2010 when a new “Saver” reverse mortgage became available that featured
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