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Dave Says – Push the pause button

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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.   Push the pause button Dear ...

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Multi-generational homes are back. Here’s why

The housing market is not keeping up with the supply needed to meet demand, and as a result prices are skyrocketing, in part because of record high lumber prices that have driven ...

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Home sales dip as uncertainty grows over taxes, spending

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Is the 4-year housing boom coming to an end? That possibility has some worried as home sales fell more than expected in February and the Biden administration moves forward with a massive ...

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Attorneys general from 21 states challenge part of Democrat stimulus bill

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Attorneys general from 21 states are challenging the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill as an “unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement” on state sovereignty. Deep in the bowels of the 5,500-page bill is language that ...

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Is it a good time to sell my house? Tips for homeowners

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Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to ...

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Where does your state compare to those with highest tax rates?

tax rates

A new report lists the states with the lowest and highest tax rates. A survey by WalletHub  found that four blue and one red state topped the list. Illinois came in as ...

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What is the ‘7% guaranteed’ annuity myth?

annuity

One of the most common things I hear from people who own or have been pitched an annuity is the belief that the annuity will “earn 7% guaranteed.” Usually this is due ...

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Dave Says – This lady’s getting it done!

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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.   This lady’s getting it done! ...

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The new $15.7 billion tax on retirement accounts

retirement accounts

We have a saying around our office that retirees are one of the highest and most unfairly taxed groups out there, and with the recent passage of the SECURE Act things are ...

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Don’t play politics with your portfolio

Did the outcome of the election make you really happy and excited? Or did it leave you concerned, especially when it comes to your investments? Either way, you shouldn’t play politics with ...

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Pastor to George W. Bush sentenced for investment fraud

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Houston Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, who was a close and prominent advisor to President George W. Bush, is going to prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar investment scam. In addition to his ...

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Trump ban on social media costs tech giants more than $50 billion

trump ban

The decision to ban President Donald Trump from Facebook and Twitter has caused the two companies to lose a combined $51.2 billion in market value. A large number of pro-Trump, conservative, and ...

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Giving Tuesday sees more than $2.5 billion raised

giving tuesday

Some 35 million Americans gave a total of $2.5 billon on Giving Tuesday to causes of all kinds, including $808 million in donations made online. Donations increased overall by 25% from the ...

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End of the year is a good time for a financial review and tune-up

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People who are home with a little free time between now and the end of the year may want to get a handle on personal finances for 2021. CBN News made these ...

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Dave Ramsey forges ahead with financial advice despite pandemic

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Christian financial guru Dave Ramsey is not letting the pandemic interfere with his mission or his Christmas celebrations. Ramsey Solutions, the company founded by the bestselling author and radio host, plans to ...

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Congress today will vote on stimulus no one has read

A new stimulus package is scheduled to have a vote in Congress Monday morning even as almost no legislators have read it. The House of Representatives is scheduled to meet after 9 ...

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Tips to help taxpayers avoid post-disaster scams

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The IRS is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of generous taxpayers who want to help disaster victims. Everyone should be vigilant. These scams often pop up ...

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Dave Says – A very generous offer

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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.   A Very Generous Offer Dear ...

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Creative ways to make generous giving a family activity

generous giving

Despite the many challenges of 2020, Americans are pausing this week to give things. The period of Thanksgiving through the new year traditionally sees the highest giving levels among individuals of all ...

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How low can interest rates go?

interest rates

Looking back to the start of the century, interest rates have been in decline. Back then the Aggregate Bond Index was paying over 7%. Today? Just 1%. This means in order for ...

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Kansas and Missouri in bottom half of most charitable states: study

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As the giving seasons begins, Missouri and Kansas have a ways to go to catch up with the most charitable states in the nation. Missouri ranked No. 24 and Kansas came in ...

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Dave Says – Are utilities included?

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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.   Are utilities included? Dear Dave, ...

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Economy breaks all records, grows at 33 percent

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The U.S. economy grew at an astounding rate this fall surpassing the previous record set in 1950.  Department of Commerce announced Oct. 29 that U.S. economic output in the third quarter grew ...

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Should you change investments ahead of the election? Maybe.

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Worried about what might happen to financial markets and your investments if we have the first contested election in 20 years, or if your candidate doesn’t win? You aren’t alone. Unfavorability ratings ...

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Does a $15 minimum wage help workers? Target experiment hurts loyal employees

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Bonnie Furlong started working at Target more than seven years ago. Today, however, she’s making the same as new hires and less than she was before the Minneapolis-based retailer raised its minimum ...

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