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30 million taxpayers ignored new withholding guidelines

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Congressional auditors say about 30 million people – 21 percent of U.S. taxpayers failed to change their withholding this year. That caused employers to withold too little from their paychecks under government ...

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Son sells home to repay church money embezzled by mother

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A 70-year-old woman who was jailed after she embezzled more than $95,000 from her church in the U.K. has repaid the amount after her son and daughter-in-law sold their own house to ...

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Church leaders want to build wealth and homeownership in black community

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Is it possible to build wealth in the African-American community, decrease dependence on government welfare, and ensure future generations of blacks are better off financially than their parents? It is say Christian ...

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Two-income families, taxpayers working multiple jobs should get “paycheck checkup”

The Internal Revenue Service urges two-income families and those who work multiple jobs to complete a “paycheck checkup” to verify they are having the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks. ...

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Dave Says: Postpone the Marriage?

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Postpone the Marriage?   Dear Dave, My ...

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How Enrolled Agents Can Help You

Enrolled Agents (EAs) are federally-licensed tax practitioners who may represent taxpayers before the IRS when it comes to collections, audits and appeals. As authorized by the Department of Treasury’s Circular 230 regulations, ...

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Dave Says: Debt and Income Crisis

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

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Americans very optimistic about economy, future

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The economy has broken several records over the past months, like the most job openings in one month—6.55 million in March. That means there were almost as many job openings as people counted as ...

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How Do Real People Overcome Challenges?

Dave Ramsey: One of the reasons we launched the Investing Challenge was to help lighten the mood surrounding the topic of retirement investing and finances. We’ve heard a lot about how far behind ...

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Faith, health, community leaders stand against payday loans

Countless working poor and unemployed find themselves choosing between necessities of life and getting a “payday” loan. “Our families are hurting”, said Dr. Seft Hunter, Executive Director of Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO) ...

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How a ‘Paycheck Checkup’ Can Help You

The Internal Revenue Service is continuing its effort to encourage taxpayers to do a “paycheck checkup” to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks for ...

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Economy booms as unemployment filings lowest since 1969

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The American economy is expanding at a record rate and workers are the beneficiaries. The Commerce Department today released a report showing the number of Americans filing unemployment benefits dropped to the ...

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5 things to consider to retire early

Dear Deborah, I am 61 and I’d like to retire and begin taking Social Security benefits next year. But I’m not sure if I should take early retirement benefits or wait until full ...

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Dave Ramsey Answers: How much house can I afford?

Buying a home can be lots of fun. It’s exciting to see all those years of dreaming come to life in a place you can finally call your own. With so many ...

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Dave Says: Advice from Dave Ramsey

Need some financial advice? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey. Should I quit my job for school? Dear Dave, My wife and I have $72,000 in debt from student loans ...

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How to cut the cable cord and save money this year

I’m all about saving money. I was raised by parents who never paid full price for anything and valued the “deal” more than the actual item being purchased. When people ask me ...

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Dave Ramsey gives advice on mortgage debt and commodities

What should my mortgage debt to income be? Dear Dave, Do you have a guideline ratio for mortgage debt to income? Levon Dear Levon, When it comes to buying a home, I ...

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Dave Ramsey shares 5 rules for stocking stuffers

Stocking stuffers at Christmas are kind of like cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. It’s there every year, but it’s usually an afterthought. It’s the opening band for the big concert. But don’t you ...

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How should believers invest for the future?

How to invest: Faith, not fear of N. Korea, should guide both finances and time says Stewardship Capital founder Ron Finke. In a little-heralded news item last month, the Federal Reserve announced ...

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Grandparenting: 6 things to pass on!

Grandparenting.  It’s a great thing.  I’ve got two little grandkids of my own, and we are having a blast.  I remember the moment that the first little one came home.  It was ...

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Dave Ramsey Talks Christmas Budget

Help in Making Your Christmas Budget.                                                      ...

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Challenges Are a Given. How Do You Respond?

By Linda Fields | The Joseph Company When you create a plan, plan for a success! Start with the basics of proper planning by stating your desired outcome, listing the resources you ...

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Conference Focuses on Equipping for the Spiritual and Financial Solutions of the Local Church

CHICAGO | Christian News Service | The Christian Education Foundations is hosting a conference August 6 — 7, 2014 to equip pastors and their church leadership for increasing tithing in their local church. ...

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Got a Problem? Create a Solution!

By Linda Fields | The Joseph Company To exercise your entrepreneur muscle, let’s look at three ways you can begin to bring solutions to the table by revisiting the definition of an ...

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Developing an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Does Your Work Matter? By Linda Fields |   To develop your entrepreneurial spirit, your first priority is to understand if, and how, it matters. For decades there has been a schism ...

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