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Your 10 Most Important Financial Moves for 2019

Each December, we offer planning suggestions for the year ahead. But this isn’t meant to be a one-size-fits-all list. It’s up to you to take our broad collection of ideas and narrow them down to your personal “Top 10” for
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The Greatest News Ever Announced!

“So there is now no condemnation awaiting those who belong to Christ Jesus. For the power of the life-giving Spirit — and this power is mine through Jesus Christ — has freed me from the vicious circle of sin and
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Easing Your Financial Fears With MoneyGuidePro®

Detailed planning is essential for the successful navigation of your later years, when paid work may cease completely or partially. And it can be tremendously helpful for your peace of mind as you move toward that season
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How Fund Distributions Affect Fund Share Prices

[Editor’s note: Even though the market is up strongly in recent years, 2018 saw two substantial sell-offs. That’s why mutual fund “distributions” are likely to be a significant event this year. During those sell-offs,
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Parking Your Brokerage-Account Cash in a Money-Market Fund

When SMI has written about managing cash, typically it’s been in the context of building a savings reserve via a bank-based savings account. We haven’t focused much on the cash-management options within brokerage accounts
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It’s Your Retirement Account, Not a Piggy Bank

A 401(k) plan account is a tax-advantaged investment vehicle designed for the long haul. Setting money aside paycheck-by-paycheck, year-after-year, a worker steadily builds retirement savings. Sometimes this is accelerated
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An Upgrading Overview: Easy as 1-2-3

Why Upgrade? SMI offers two primary investing strategies for “basic” members. They are different in philosophy, the amount of attention they require, and the rate of return expected from each. Our preferred investing
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Join Us in Celebrating #Giving Tuesday, the Day When Your Gifts Toward Making Jesus Known Are Multiplied Four-Fold!

Hey, friends! Welcome again to #GivingTuesday, the only day in your year when every $1 you give turns into $4! 
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Holiday Wisdom From “a Bear of Very Little Brain”

During a family movie night over the long Thanksgiving weekend, we watched a wonderfully charming movie, Christopher Robin. In the film, Christopher grows up, takes on the serious work of making a living, and in the
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Money Roundup: More Investor-Friendly News on Fees, Stocks Are Still Beating Other Asset Classes, and More

Here's our Thanksgiving-weekend roundup of recent articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. Enjoy! (And pass the leftovers...) Vanguard index funds' fees are going even lower (Kiplinger). Vanguard is
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