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6 Tips for Charitable Giving in Retirement Without Sacrificing Your Financial Goals

The Christian faith community has practiced charitable giving for thousands of years. Christians are taught to live generously and they often give to their church or other charitable organizations they care about. Generosity is of course a heart response to God’s generosity in all He’s given to us. It just makes sense that grateful people […]

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What is A SmartVestor Pro? Finding Dave Ramsey-Approved Advisors

If you’re like most budget-savvy Christians, you know how important it is to get out of debt, save for emergencies, and have a financial plan for the future. But doing all of that yourself can be a big task, especially if you have a family to raise and a jam-packed schedule.  When you need someone

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Asset Management vs. Wealth Management: What’s the Right Strategy for You?

We all strive for wealth. Whether it’s wealth of knowledge, wealth of spirit, or financial wealth. But once we achieve our goals, sometimes we need help managing what we’ve acquired. In the scope of finances, this often means finding a financial advisor to provide guidance and manage your accounts. There are many types of advisors,

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Characteristics of a Good Financial Advisor (And How to Find One That Fits Your Life)

For many people, the idea of handing over their finances to someone else is scary. How do you know that person really cares about your well-being? How do you know they’re acting in your best interest? You need a professional you respect and trust to feel comfortable with them guiding your retirement plan. That’s where

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Main Street vs Wall Street — How is a Local Financial Advisor Different from a Big Investment Firm?

What comes to mind when you think about managing your money? Many people think of Wall Street. They picture the giant investment firms of New York City, looming large in their skyscrapers. They hear the hub-bub of a packed lobby and busy brokers racing from one client to the next. For some people that image

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