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What do supply and demand tell us about today’s housing market?

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There’s a well-known economic theory – the law of supply and demand – that explains what’s happening with prices in the current real estate market. Put simply, when demand for an item ...

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George Barna: Four Ms to help parents counter impact of social media on kids

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George Barna, director of the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, is urging parents to take an active role in combating the influence of media on their children. “The most significant influence ...

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Missouri won’t comply with Democrat’s bank snooping plan

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If the Democrat-controlled Congress enacts invasive new bank financial reporting rules, Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick will not comply. The proposal being pushed by the Biden administration requires financial institutions to report information ...

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Christian starts bank to counter cancel culture threat to commerce

Nick Vujicic, a motivational speaker who traveled the world through his organization to speak to millions about his Christian faith, became a co-founder of a pro-life bank after he was kicked out ...

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Dollar Tree not exactly a dollar in response to inflation crisis

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Dollar Tree is the latest retailer to change its business practices in response to what’s becoming known as the “Biden Inflation Crisis”. The popular store, which until now only sold $1 items, ...

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Conception Abbey welcomes you as Christ

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St. Benedict tells us that “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Conception’s Abbey Guest ...

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The government wants banks to share how you spend your money

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In May, the Treasury Department released the Biden administration’s revenue proposals for fiscal year 2022. One aspect of this document that has gone under-reported is the administration’s new plan for reporting requirements for ...

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‘Tax the Rich’: When have we heard that before?

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There’s no need to pile even more scorn on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s “Tax the Rich” dress worn to a $35,000 per head liberal gala. Social critics like Piers Morgan have already ...

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Experts share tips to boost energy as life gets busier

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More and more churches are nourishing physical as well as spiritual health. The focus comes as many people report a lack of energy and additional stress since the beginning of the pandemic. ...

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During Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacle) you are to be “full of joy”

Sukkot is an eight-day celebration, from the 15th through the 22nd of Tishri (September 20-27). It is translated as the Feast of Tabernacles, and it is also called the Feast of the ...

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Crock-Pot remains popular 50 years after its debut in Kansas City

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Chili in the Crock-Pot is as much a part of fall as cooler weather and football games. The popular appliance can trace its roots to Kansas City. Before the Crock-Pot was a ...

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Hurricane Ida damage likely to result in higher gas prices for Labor Day weekend

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Anyone planning to travel for Labor Day weekend can expect to pay more for gasoline. On top of Biden administration policies that have caused gas costs to rise, Hurricane Ida has shut ...

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Enrollment up in area religious schools where masks are optional

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Enrollment is increasing in several Kansas City-area schools without mask mandates. “Our enrollment is up again, which is obviously a huge blessing,” Janet Fogh, head of Maranatha Christian Academy in Shawnee, told ...

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Vacation locations close to home make great ‘Staycation’ options

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We are creatures of habit, but how does that apply to a vacation?  We often associate feelings of positivity and comfort with familiarity, which is created by the repetition of tasks and ...

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7 steps to save money on a remodeling project

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Every homeowner has a defined budget he or she can allocate toward a remodeling project. Even if funds were unlimited, it’s still in a homeowner’s best interest to secure the best value ...

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Why do people complain so much?

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Have you ever been around someone who could do nothing but complain? I’m not saying I never complain, but I’ve been around others, who, as my dad used to say, “wouldn’t be ...

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What homeowners need to know before refinancing

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With mortgage rates hovering near three percent, experts say there are still a number of homeowners who could benefit from refinancing. In fact, borrowers who refinanced in 2020 to lower their mortgage ...

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DIY ideas to increase your home’s value

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Now as much as ever, your home may be a sanctuary for all kinds of expression, from thinking and dreaming to working and playing. Over the past year, homeowners began to consider ...

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AdventHealth buys Holy Land Experience theme park in Florida

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A Seventh-day Adventist health-care company has purchased the Holy Land Experience theme park in Orlando from Trinity Broadcasting Network. TBN, the park’s owner since 2007, sold the roughly 15-acre museum and tourist ...

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How to overcome three common obstacles to positive change

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Amid the crisis of COVID, perhaps there is an opportunity to break through obstacles and pick up dreams left by the wayside. So much of life is spent on autopilot. Years pass ...

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‘401(k) plan owners: Watch out’

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Imagine how you would feel if you were on a sinking cruise ship and couldn’t get off because there weren’t any life jackets or backup boats. Now ask yourself, if you were ...

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Charitable giving hit record high in 2020

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A report on American philanthropy released this week revealed that charitable giving in the U.S. reached record levels last year — in spite of an economy that saw paychecks slashed and unemployment ...

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Missouri State Fair showcases $8 million facility improvements

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Visitors to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia next month will enjoy about $8 million in improvements to the grounds. This includes campground improvements, brick horse barn upgrades and major renovations at ...

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A look at the housing supply and what it means for you

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One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, the current housing supply reveals there are many more potential buyers than there ...

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Dave Says – Let kids make mistakes

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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. Let kids make mistakes (and learn ...

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