Tag Archives for " Investing "

U.S. Savings Bonds

What are savings bonds? Savings bonds are loans to the government for a predetermined period of time (generally seven years or longer). They were designed primarily to help fund the U.S. war effort in World War II and were originally called war bonds. After the war, the bond program was continued and retitled U.S. savings […]

Picking the Right Stock-to-Bond Mix

by Mark Biller for Sound Mind Investing What determines the performance of your investment portfolio more than any other single factor? Most investors think it’s picking good stocks and stock funds. Certainly that can make a big difference, and that’s why we suggest using a proven strategy like Fund Upgrading to help make important buy/sell […]

The five-Tier investing system

Investing is not unscriptural. As Christians learn to invest money according to God’s principles, they’ll find that God will increase their opportunity to help others. This is, in reality, the real purpose of investing: to gain financial security by increasing assets in order to serve God more fully. However, no single financial plan will fit […]

God Will Provide

by Mark Biller for Sound Mind Investing For many people, the biggest obstacle to becoming a successful investor is the belief that investing is too difficult for them to handle. Because that misconception is so prevalent, SMI devotes a lot of coverage to the complexity-busting power of establishing a personal investing plan and sticking with […]

Investing

Investing isn’t simply multiplying and storing assets without purpose – that’s hoarding, which is condemned by Jesus in Luke 12:16-21. But, Solomon gives some excellent investment advice: “Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth” (Ecclesiastes 11:2). Investing 101 Because you’re reading […]

The Benefits of Type I Savings Bonds

U.S. savings bonds—often given as graduation, baptism, birthday, and wedding gifts—are popular because they are, for all practical purposes, 100 percent risk free, and they can be easily purchased at most banks, at government financial institutions, at work, or through the U.S. Treasury either by mail or online. However, until the introduction of the I […]

Investing in precious metals

The stability of precious metals Eternally attractive to mankind, precious metals have found their principal use as a store of value. Because of their rarity and durability, for thousands of years precious metals have been accepted almost universally as money. Because the value of gold (the most recognized of all precious metals)—what it can buy […]