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Preparing Financially for the Death of Your Spouse

80% of married women outlive their husbands, and widows live an average of 14 years after their spouse’s death. Here's how to prepare financially.
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Fidelity Courts Teenage Investors

Fidelity Investments has introduced the Fidelity Youth Account, the industry’s first brokerage account for 13- to 17-year-olds.
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Stress-Testing Your Household Finances

Do you have a risk-management plan in place for your personal finances? You should.
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Financial Love and Respect

With 20 years of ministry experience, a PhD in family studies, a Master’s of Divinity degree, and a Master’s degree in communication, Emerson Eggerichs was a knowledgeable, experienced, and effective pastor. But one day,
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Creating Family Christmas Traditions

Traditions give families assurance that, even in an uncertain and changing world, they can count on some things to be the same. 
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Attention Husbands: You Should Know About SMI’s Ministry to Widows

Widows often need personalized, objective financial advice. We want to help them get it.
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How to Set Your House in Order

Unless the Lord returns first, the odds are 100% that each of us will die. When the time comes, will your financial house be in order?
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When a Financial Storm Hits Home

As the economic storm that accompanied COVID-19 continues to rage, here are ways to "batten down the hatches" in your personal finances.
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Investing as a Couple

In some couples, one spouse makes all the investment decisions. In others, the spouses handle their own retirement accounts separately. A better approach is to work together.
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The State of Your Union

A friend told me last week that she and her husband had just completed their annual "State of the Union" meeting.  Around the first of each year — while enjoying a leisurely dinner at a quiet restaurant — they review the
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