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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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Money Roundup: HSAs on the March, Knowledge is Not Necessarily Power, and More

Here's our weekly list of worthwhile reads related to investing and personal finance: Senate's Obamacare replacement bill to boost health savings accounts (CNBC). Good news — if it happens. HSAs are triple
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Money Roundup: Retirement Planning, Interest Rates, and More

Here's our weekly assortment of interesting web reads on investing and personal finance. What I did on my summer vacation: 3 steps to get your retirement plan on track (MarketWatch). Practical ideas for putting your
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Money, Divorce, and Building a Stronger Marriage

We spend a lot of time in this space talking about risk—identifying various threats to our finances and suggesting ways to minimize them. There’s market risk, inflation risk, longevity risk, sequence of returns risk, and
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