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Making Mortgages More “Affordable” for Millennials

The Level 1 article in the August SMI newsletter touches on the topic of making an entire mortgage down payment with money received as a gift. Making a down payment with gift money is an increasingly common practice, at
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Money Roundup: The Finish Line in the Race to Zero, Stock Market Hooligans, and More

It's Friday! And here's our heading-into-the-weekend collection of interesting reads on investing and personal finance. Enjoy!
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Money Roundup: “Scared Out of the Stock Market,” Suddenly Unliking Facebook, and More

As we head into the final weekend of July, here's our weekly collection of interesting reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. Enjoy!
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Money & Marriage: It Takes More Than a Spreadsheet

While preparing to do some teaching at my local church about managing money effectively as a couple, my research reminded me once again why money is often such a divisive issue between spouses. Study after study shows that
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Homebuying? What to Know About Conventional and FHA Mortgages

Buying a house is the largest financial commitment most of us make, and the process can be intimidating. It involves making a series of decisions — typically about unfamiliar matters — that will have a financial impact
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Money Roundup: The Big Upside of Working 1 More Year, Not Watching Your Garden Grow, and More

Here's our latest collection of interesting articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship:
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Catching Up on Retirement Savings

Way back when, you may have learned this formula in a math or science class:  P=F/A — pressure equals force divided by area.  Think of the difference between a garden-hose nozzle on the "shower" setting and a pressure
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How Recession-Ready Are Your Finances?

Every day seems to bring new headlines about the next recession — what will cause it, when it will hit, and how bad it will be. Today, for example, MarketWatch is prominently displaying this article: "Why a major trade war
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Money Roundup: A New Salvo in the Free-ETF Battle, First-Half Returns for 2018, and More

Summertime is in full swing! So relax, grab an iced tea, and enjoy this collection of worthwhile reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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Money Roundup: A Retirement Surprise, What Matters Most When Withdrawing From Retirement Accounts, and More

Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web — a rare Monday edition since we had strategy updates last Friday.
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