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Money Roundup: Stocks and Saber-Rattling, The Most Important Benchmark, and More

Here's our weekly collection of worth-reading articles from around the web: What to do with stocks if the U.S. and North Korea go to war (MarketWatch). The estimable Mark Hulbert notes that "doing nothing is almost always
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Money Roundup: Stock-records conjectures, prepare for the bear, and more

Our weekly collection of recent investing articles and personal-finance pieces: Why do U.S. stocks keep hitting records? (The Wall Street Journal). This WSJ story offers five theories, but does anyone really know? (NOTE:
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Money Roundup: Worrying, Wasting Time, and More

Once you’re done reading the new August issue of the SMI newsletter, check out these recent articles from across the web: Investors, stop worrying about why ‘nobody’ is worrying (The Wall Street Journal). The WSJ’s Jason
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Searching For An Alternative To AARP? Here Are Six Options

AARP, the nation’s largest organization for older Americans, traces its heritage to the late 1940s when a high-school principal set out to make sure retired teachers had adequate health insurance. About a decade later, the
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At Long Last, Rates for Savers Begin to Rise

The Fed’s latest interest-rate increase, continuing a rate-hike pattern started in December 2015, is nudging rates higher for savings accounts, money-market accounts, and certificates of deposit. Rates paid on savings
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SMI on the Radio - The Wisdom and Foolishness of Saving Money

SMI Executive Editor Mark Biller is on the radio this weekend with Rob West and Steve Moore of Compass — Finances God’s Way. Their conversation takes a closer look at saving money — how much is too little and how much is
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Money Roundup: Seeing Red, Building Savings, and More

Here is our weekly grab-bag of interesting news items and other thought-provoking pieces: It’s the little things that can color an investor’s outlook (The Wall Street Journal). Many websites show investment gains in green
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker and Fund Performance Rankings with Data through 6-30-17

SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and monthly Fund Performance Rankings report have been updated to reflect mutual-fund performance data current through 6/30/2017. The Tracker and FPR are typically updated monthly between
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Money Roundup: The Quarter’s Top Performers, Falling Mortgage Rates, and More

Our weekly collection of informative and thought-provoking articles from around the web.
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Giving Generously While In Debt

When Karen and Scott got married, Karen had nearly $50,000 of non-mortgage debt. Scott, who was a Chicago firefighter at the time, jokingly referred to it as “a reverse dowry.” Several years before meeting Scott, Karen
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