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How Your Spending May Save Your Retirement

Do you really need to replace your entire current income to live comfortably in retirement? Here's why the answer is probably "no."
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Death and Debt: Who Pays if You Leave Debts Behind?

When you die, most of your debts won't disappear. Some will be paid from your estate. Others may pass to survivors.
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Money Roundup: A Textbook Bear-Market Rally, Beefing Up the IRS, and More

Here's our latest collection of interesting articles from across the web. We hope you find them to be thought-provoking and helpful.
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What’s Your Money Mindset?

When I used to teach biblical money management workshops on a regular basis, I would often use an exercise designed to help people see what money-related assumptions they had. I would tell participants to imagine that
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Money Roundup: The Price of Admission, Tax Breaks for Retirees, and More

Happy Friday! Here's our weekly Roundup of articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. The price of admission (Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense). It's been nearly a decade-and-and-a-half since we've
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Using I-Bonds to Save for College

With inflation running hot, inflation-linked U.S. government "Series I" bonds are the best deal going in the fixed-income universe. So it's not surprising that I-Bonds have become attractive for education-related
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Money Roundup: A Giant Distraction, Finding Missing Money, and More

We're rolling out the Roundup a day early this week. Tomorrow, Mark will post the monthly strategy updates for DAA and Sector Rotation. A giant distraction to the business of investing (Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common
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When Helping (Adult Children Financially) Hurts

Many parents provide financial help to their adult children. Unfortunately, that aid often works against the long-term interest of the children — and the parents too.
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Your Best Interest: Finding Better Rates for Your Savings

Nationally, the average interest rate paid on savings accounts is a tiny 0.10%. By shopping around, you could earn up to 20 times that much.
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Roundup: Why Central Bankers Are Antsy, Investing in Your Long-Term Health, and More

It's a scorcher in many places. (We're hitting the mid-to-upper 90s today in Kentucky!) So find a shady spot (or an air-conditioned one), enjoy a cool beverage, and relax for a while with this week's Roundup. The
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