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Dave Says – Make sure it’s a gift

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Make sure it’s a gift ...

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Study: Dollar store, Aldi produce same quality as supermarkets

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Consumers have been trained that supermarkets with the slick commercials, fancy lighting and beautiful fresh produce displays have better quality.  So buying your favorite fruits and vegetables at a discount store means ...

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IRS makes changes to EITC Tax Benefit and Child Tax Credit

The IRS is now requiring proof of residency to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit for qualifying dependents (all children being claimed on the return). These credits can be ...

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Dave Says – Make sure it’s a gift

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Make sure it’s a gift ...

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Are you headed for a financial meltdown?

Brian of Tampa, Florida has everything he ever dreamed of: a happy marriage, a nice home, and a great career as a money manager.  But he admits it took him longer than ...

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Dave Says – Do what’s best for you

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Do what’s best for you ...

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Democrats propose massive 80% tax rate, policies like Venezuela’s

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Following a proposal for a 70 percent tax on the rich by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilan Omar, a freshman Congresswoman from Minnesota, suggested that wealthy Americans should pay as much as 80 percent ...

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Undocumented immigrants cost U.S. $113 Billion annually, averaging over 2 billion per state

The cost of illegal immigrants on the U.S. is severe, according to a new report which finds that illegal aliens cost us all $113 billion a year. The Federation for American Immigration ...

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What’s a tiny apartment like in Japan?

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The typical U.S. city has around 1,500 people per square mile. But what’s life like in Tokyo, Japan, where 12 million people reside at a rate  of about 14,339 per square mile? ...

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10 steps toward a debt-free family

Has your family examined your finances at the start of this New Year? Are you shocked and anxious about the amount of debt you have? Here’s some help in 10 steps for ...

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Dave Says – Close up small business?

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, I have a ...

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A compassionate bankruptcy judge grants a 59-year-old Kansas debtor a partial discharge of her student loans

Twenty-seven years ago, Vicky Jo Metz, took out $16,613 in student loans to go to community college. Over time, she paid back 90 percent of what she borrowed–almost $15,000. But interest accrued ...

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Dave Says – Forgive the debt?

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.     Dear Dave, Recently, I ...

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Steps taxpayers can take now to get ready to file their taxes in 2019

The IRS reminds taxpayers there are steps they can take now to make sure their tax filing experience goes smoothly next year. Taking these steps will also help them avoid surprises when ...

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ANALYSIS: How the media misreading China caused the Dow drop

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On Dec. 4, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had an 800 point drop, a plunge that apparently was caused by Westerners’ misunderstanding of China. According to several media reports, investors had believed ...

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Dave Says – Planning and success II: Fix it or sell it?

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, I’m driving a ...

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Twitter stock tumbles after conservatives discuss boycott

Fox News, the only conservative-leaning news network in the country, has not posted a single tweet on Twitter in over three weeks – in effect a silent boycott of the social media ...

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Dave Says – Planning and success

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, I’m stuck in ...

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5 Thanksgiving tips to reduce your budget and stress

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Thanksgiving is a time to remember all that we as individuals, families and a nation have to be grateful. It’s also a time to relax and enjoy a nice dinner with your ...

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Missouri minimum wage hike meets mixed reviews

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Minimum wage increases were passed by Missouri voters on November 6 by a nearly 25% margin. What does it mean for workers and employers? The provisions of Proposition B will make the current ...

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Dave Ramsey: Are home warranties a good deal?

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So what’s the deal with home warranties? Dave Ramsey answers your questions of wether they’re a good deal or not. Dear Dave, Are home warranties a waste of money if someone has ...

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Wait for the honeymoon?

Dear Dave, My fiancé and I are getting married in three weeks, but he lost his job as an experienced HVAC technician at a hospital a few days ago. Do you think ...

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Dave Says – Paying off credit cards

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, How do you ...

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Free seminar explores investment in Israel the ‘start-up-nation’

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“A reform happens when you change the policy of the government; a revolution happens when you change the mind-set of a country,” said author Dan Senor in his book Start-up Nation: The ...

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God’s big idea about finances

For years I’ve said that “financial freedom” should be our goal. I published a pamphlet called the “Keys to Financial Freedom.” I’ve written articles on how to experience financial freedom. In summary, ...

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