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One reason why ‘target dated’ funds haven’t done well for over a decade

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There’s a reason why we often refer to target date funds as ‘target dated’ funds. These types of investments rely on portfolio construction techniques to decide what to own based on decades ...

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Americans now lonelier than ever as number of friends declines

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The United States is becoming a lonely place according to a new study on friends. Americans now report they have the fewest close friends since the early 1990s. While most demographics are ...

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China, digital currency, and the ‘mark of the beast’ linked says CEO

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China is on the cusp of launching a digital currency that will give the communist regime total control over the Chinese people. The move has huge implications for the rest of the ...

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State job growth linked to political party in power

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A study by personal finance company Wallet Hub finds all 10 states with the worst job growth have policies led by Democrat governors. All states with the best job growth are Republican-led ...

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Amazon loses advantage with new Missouri sales tax

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Online retailers such as Amazon will lose the sales tax advantage over local businesses as a new Missouri law goes into effect. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation that will allow Missouri-based ...

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Despite boycotts, Chick-fil-A still #1 with Americans

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Even after several years of organized boycotts from Democrat-led city councils to leftist college campuses, Chick-fil-A is still #1. It’s the seventh year in a row that consumers have chosen the Christian-owned ...

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Fireworks in July are a 250 year tradition

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July 4th is synonymous with fireworks. It is legal to shoot them in most of the nation in late June and early July– except where it isn’t. Although states follow federal regulations, ...

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Unemployment ticks up even as more jobs added

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The nation’s unemployment ticked up in June as the economy struggles with hiring, surging inflation and fear over the cost of the Biden infrastructure plan. The unemployment rate jumped to 5.9 percent from ...

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Would you eat ‘upcycled’ food?

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How would you like to dig into a “recycled” snack? Or take a swig of juice with “reprocessed” ingredients made from other food byproducts? Without the right marketing, these don’t sound like ...

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Gas prices highest since 2014

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If you are traveling for Independence Day, you’ll pay the highest rate for gas in seven years. To make matters worse, experts say there’s no end in sight for rising prices. The ...

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Own less; Live more

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What would you do if you had to use — let alone actually enjoy — everything you own? Truth be told, most of us will never live long enough to accomplish such ...

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19 ways to be generous this summer

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Although summer is a great time for vacation, generosity is always in season. The National Christian Foundation shared 19 ways to be generous this summer. Talk to strangers: Look for an opportunity to ...

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Dave Says – Try to help him, but move slowly

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Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey. Try to help him, but move ...

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Israel to reopen for individual tourism July 1

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Individual travelers will be welcomed to Israel beginning on July 1. Pre-Covid, the country had its biggest year ever as it welcomed 4.5 million tourists in 2019. An amazing feat for a ...

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5 ways to make your home a healthier place to be

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Our homes are our sanctuaries. It’s more important than ever to ensure your home is a safe and healthy environment for you and your family. Indoor air quality can have a negative ...

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St. Louis is home to several historic churches to visit on summer getaways

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Local residents don’t have to travel to Europe to visit historic churches this summer. St. Louis has several excellent examples of church architecture. The city’s history dates back to the mid-18th century ...

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Five tips for buying your first home

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Low interest rates and a desire for more space as COVID-19 led people to spend more time at home are boosting demand for homeownership. According to the National Association of Realtors, home ...

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Nearly 1/3 of investors 65+ sold at the stock market bottom

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Typically when you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, and that applies to the stock market. It’s best to have a plan before trouble comes, rather than make emotional decisions ...

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Inflation in May matches that of the Great Recession

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U.S. inflation is now at its highest level since the Great Recession of 2008. The Labor Department released additional data on Thursday showing that prices for May rose 5 percent from a year ...

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Silver Dollar City nominated for best amusement park in America

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Fans of Silver Dollar City in Branson can cast their votes in the 2021 #1 Amusement Park in America by USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The park already holds the title from previous ...

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Home design: How to bring more space into bathrooms

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Today’s designers, architects and builders are creating modern bathrooms that are practical, luxurious, comfortable and accommodating. They know homeowners and homebuyers desire – even demand – these features regardless of the bathroom’s ...

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What the proposed $6 trillion Biden budget means for your future

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History will not remember President Biden for his frugality but it may for his budget. The president has already signed into law a massive multi-trillion-dollar “COVID” stimulus spending package and proposed trillions ...

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Restaurant menu prices rise over food costs

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Skyrocketing inflation is hitting restaurant owners hard with both chains and local establishments raising menu prices. Restaurant managers are seeing price increases of up to 300% on some items used in the ...

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Kansas City’s West Bottoms giving away free wedding package

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The summer wedding season is nearing, and many couples who delayed marriage during the pandemic plan to get married in 2021. Kansas City’s West Bottoms is helping out by giving away a ...

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Missouri saw whopping 26% loss of all small businesses during Covid

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A new report finds that the biggest casualty of Covid lockdowns across the nation was small businesses. The report says that 26% of all small businesses in Missouri closed, with an unknown ...

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