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

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Typically when you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. It’s best to have a plan before trouble comes, rather than make emotional decisions on the fly during times of duress ...

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Dave Says – Tithe on stimulus check?

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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. Tithe on stimulus check?   Dear ...

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Walmart to launch service to compete with Amazon Prime

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Walmart will reportedly go head-to-head with Amazon Prime and launch its new subscription service, Walmart+. It will debut later in  July. For $98 a year, subscribers will get features such as same-day ...

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Trail Life USA promotes ‘healing wave’ for July 4 weekend

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Leaders of the Christian youth organization Trail Life USA are challenging Americans to help create a “healing wave” through July 4 weekend cookouts. “Jesus taught us to love one another,” CEO Mark ...

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IRS announces rollover relief for RMDs from retirement accounts that were waived under the CARES Act

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The Internal Revenue Service announced that anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back into a ...

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Museum of the Bible reopens as families resume vacations

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Families planning a vacation to the nation’s capital this summer can include the popular Museum of the Bible. The museum reopened to the public on Monday after being closed because of the ...

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America’s housing market on verge of post-pandemic boom say economists

There’s more good news concerning the America’s comeback from the coronavirus shut-down. A Reuters poll reveals that the nation’s  housing market is expected to weather the pandemic and stage a solid rebound this year ...

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Dave Says: Be professional and respectful

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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.   Be professional and respectful   ...

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24 Hour Fitness bankrupt, closes 100 locations

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The government shutdowns have resulted in another bankruptcy costing thousands of jobs. Popular gym chain 24 Hour Fitness said it is filing for Chapter 11 and will close 100 locations around the ...

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Local church pays off $2.2 million of medical debt for strangers

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The Summit Church in Lee’s Summit has helped erase $2.2 million in medical debt. “Medical debt is different than just paying off someone’s credit-card debt,” church member Kyle Mallott said. “It’s not ...

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Newest economic and employment numbers show strong rebound

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Today, President Donald Trump will deliver remarks on today’s remarkable employment report and sign H.R. 7010 – PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 in the Rose Garden of the White House. The economic ...

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Restaurants are turning their parking lots into drive-in movie theaters

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As the coronavirus pandemic closes businesses and shuts people into their houses, it seems that everything old is new again: chain letters, puzzles, and the drive-in. It’s the perfect socially-distanced outing. A few savvy restaurants, ...

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The trouble with trillions

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Recently, President Trump signed ‘phase 3.5’ of emergency interim coronavirus relief, which comes with nearly a half trillion dollar cost. All told the current running total is in the trillions, exceeding $4 ...

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Museum of the Bible will return ancient tablet found to have been stolen

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The Museum of the Bible will return an ancient artifact that was determined to have been stolen. U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue of the Eastern District of New York filed a forfeiture claim against ...

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Kansas Scenic Byways win awards

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Native Stone Scenic Byway, one of 12 Kansas Scenic Byways, took top honors for the Scenic Viewshed Improvement Award. In 2007, a stone fence restoration workshop was developed to teach those who ...

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Israeli boy finds 3,500 year-old tablet depicting Canaanite captive

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A six-year-old Israeli boy hiking with his family has discovered a one-of-a-kind tablet with a 3,500-year-old depiction of a naked, humiliated Canaanite prisoner and his captor. The amazing image, impressed upon a ...

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Overwhelmed by streaming services?

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HBO Max debuted this week leaving many people reeling as they pick and choose which streaming services are best for their families. As Vulture.com points out, “Finding something to watch on TV ...

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Use IRS non-filers tool to get Economic Impact Payment; many low-income, homeless qualify

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The Internal Revenue Service is reminding low-income Americans to use the free, online tool Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to quickly and easily register to receive their Economic Impact Payment. “The IRS is working ...

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Pier 1 Imports latest casualty of government shutdowns

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Another well-known American retailer is the latest casualty of government-imposed shut-downs. Pier 1 Imports announced Tuesday it is seeking bankruptcy court approval to wind down its business entirely after it was not ...

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How Missouri will handle taxes on stimulus checks

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Missouri residents who received a stimulus check from the federal government because of COVID-19 will not have to pay state income tax under a bill passed by the state senate. The payments ...

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Mother’s Day: The interesting history of our most celebrated holiday

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Mother’s Day is the one day a year when children make a point to visit their moms. Hanging baskets, cards, flowers, candy, a picnic, or some other special meal commemoration ensues. But ...

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Dave Says: Is it an emergency?

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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.   Is it an emergency? Dear ...

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Retirees encouraged to get involved during pandemic

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Retirees are getting a bad rap during the pandemic when they often are the ones best-suited to helping others, according to a Christian leader. “Seniors are often portrayed in the media as ...

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The RMD Holiday

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The RMD Holiday – We said last month that retirees are one of the highest and most unfairly taxed groups out there and stressed the importance of tax reduction planning when it ...

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Study: Coffee really does make dessert better

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We now know why many people will pair a cup of coffee with their favorite dessert. A new study is lending some scientific credibility to the time-honored tradition of serving coffee after ...

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