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Guiding Your Children Toward Their Career Calling

In a tough economy, finding a job straight out of college isn’t easy. It’s even more difficult for graduates who don’t have a clear idea of what they want to do with their education. For years, Crown Financial Ministries
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Healthcare Costs in Retirement: Will the Bark Turn Out to be Worse Than the Bite?

Fidelity just released its latest in a series of scary-sounding reports about how much healthcare is likely to cost in retirement. According to the company’s most recent analysis, a 65-year-old couple retiring this year
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Leveraged Sector Funds Added to SMI’s Fund Performance Rankings

In this month's Fund Performance Rankings, released last Friday, we added the ProFunds lineup of leveraged sector funds (shown below) to the various risk categories shown. Because these funds are unusually volatile and
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Getting on the Same Financial Page With Your Spouse

What if the financial disagreements you sometimes get into with your spouse aren’t really about what you think they’re about? Surprisingly, that’s often the case. Claims that "she’s spending too much" might really be
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When Helping (Adult Children Financially) Hurts

Countless headlines warn that people are not doing enough to prepare for retirement. Mostly, the reports say, people aren’t saving enough. But for many near-retirees, another factor is putting their later-life financial
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Should You Consolidate Your Student Loans?

More than a quarter (26%) of all American adults have student-loan debt. Many of those people (28%) never finished earning a degree. Among young people who did recently complete their degree, more than two-thirds (70%)
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How, Then, Shall We Spend?

What are the most important financial habits and practices of a Christ follower? Newer believers taking part in their first church-based financial workshop may get the impression that it’s primarily about living
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Should You Rent Or Buy A Home?

Hank and Hannah Homeseeker are considering buying a $225,000 house. They’re currently renting for $1,300 per month. There are many factors that could sway their decision, but which decision would make the most financial
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“Here I Am.”

[Matthew was a member of the SMI team for 10 years before departing to pursue his passion for fitness. His first book, The Body Tithe Devotional, is designed to encourage Christians through a 90-day fitness or health
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If You Become Disabled, Is Your Income Protected?

Disability insurance may seem like just one more layer of protection you don’t really want to pay for. However, as when considering all forms of insurance, it’s wise to ask yourself, “What if?” In this case, what if you
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