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Money Roundup: Tax-Free Retirement Income, Gratitude for a Good Year, and More

Here's our heading-into-the-weekend roundup of current articles on investing, money management, and stewardship. Enjoy! How to get entirely tax-free retirement income (The Wall Street Journal, via Reddit). It's difficult
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Healthcare-Sharing Ministries and Medicare

In response to our November-issue article Bridging the Gap: Covering What Medicare Doesn’t Pay, a reader asked for a follow-up piece on “using a Christian health sharing plan as a supplement to Medicare.” We’re happy to
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Financial Regrets: Most of Us Have a Few

Many U.S. adults wish they had done things differently with their finances. That’s the key take-away from a new national survey from the personal finance site, NerdWallet. Specifically, 71% said they have financial
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Money Roundup: Overhauling the Tax Code, Evidence-Based Investing, and More

Here's our latest linkfest of worthwhile reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship: Here are the new tax brackets in the House GOP plan (CNBC). The top rate of 39.6 percent remains, but the bill calls for four
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A Work-Life, Well Spent

Many books have been written about how to handle finances, but few go beyond the nuts and bolts of managing money and making more money. Yet when families weigh how their money can best be used, they need an eternal
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Bridging the Gap: Covering What Medicare Doesn’t Pay

Many people assume Medicare pays for all medical expenses of America’s seniors. That isn’t the case and never has been. The program — modified only slightly since being launched more than a half-century ago in 1965 — was
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6 Steps to Budgeting Success

At Sound Mind Investing, we have written before about the importance of agreeing on a cash flow plan (a.k.a., a budget!) and following it faithfully. For several years during the late 1980s, my wife Susie and I applied a
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Money Roundup: End-of-the-Year Stock Donations, Historical Charts vs. Real-Time Investing, and More

The November issue of Sound Mind Investing will be released online tomorrow, so we're posting the Roundup today — a day earlier than normal. Here's our weekly collection of worth-reading recent articles on investing,
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Health Savings Accounts Grow in Popularity, Benefits Underutilized

The use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) is growing rapidly, but users are not taking full advantage of all that the accounts have to offer. Those are some of the key findings in the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s
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Money Roundup: A Remarkable Run, Embracing Momentum, and More

Our weekly collection of interesting reads re: investing, personal finance, and stewardship: A remarkable run for stocks gets more extraordinary (Ben Carlson, Bloomberg). It ain't over till it's over, but this could be
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