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Dave Says – The numbers don’t lie

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

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US consumer confidence rises to 18-year high in September

The Conference Board, a business research organization, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed to 138.4 in September from 134.7 in August. This month’s reading was the highest since September 2000. ...

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U.S. Household Net Worth Climbs by $2.19 Trillion

The net worth of Americans has risen to its highest number in decades thanks to Donald Trump’s economic and tax policies, a report notes. According to Market Watch, household and nonprofit net worth ...

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Tax tips for extension filers

The IRS reminds taxpayers who requested an extra six months to file their 2017 tax return that Monday, October 15, 2018, is the extension deadline for most taxpayers. (Except for business tax ...

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Dave Says – You must pay a price to win

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

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How to be a millionaire: Tips from the Dave Ramsey show

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So, you want to become a millionaire. You know your goal, but maybe it seems too far off in the distance, too improbable, too unattainable, for an everyday person like you to ...

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Missouri expands website to watch government spending

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Missouri citizens will now have an expanded ability to check-up on state government and it’s spending habits. A new public-facing portal for state monetary data aims to be a significant update on ...

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Dave Says – It’s Baby Step 1 for a reason

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

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IRS continues warning on impersonation scams

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With tax season completed, the Internal Revenue Service has warned taxpayers to remain vigilant for phishing emails and telephone scams. Summertime tends to be a favorite period for scammers because many taxpayers ...

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Do you own stuff or does stuff own you?

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If you have read my columns before you have probably figured out that I am frugal with my money…no, not frugal, cheap. I come from a long line of bargain hunters that ...

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Dave Says: Expenses, Not Income

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey. Dear Dave, I bring home $4,100 a month ...

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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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