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Russia invades causing Ukrainians to panic, worldwide market to plunge

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Ukrainians are fleeing their nation with freeways and country roads across the nation backed up for hundreds of miles. Video of the capitol of Kyiv shows most city streets filled with cars, ...

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Dave Says – More than any amount of money

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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.   More than any amount of ...

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The financial side of being a caregiver

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One in five Americans is currently an unpaid caregiver, and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that number is on the rise.1 Caring for a family member can be complex. While ...

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Dave Says – Good news and bad news

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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.   Good news and bad news ...

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Amazon Prime to raise yearly membership to what?

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If you’re an Amazon Prime user,  get ready to pay a whole lot more for the service.  Monthly rates for customers in the United States will increase beginning this month. In a press release on ...

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The Retirement Team voted ‘Best of Topeka’ for 2021

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It’s been a season full of recognition for The Retirement Team, a financial advisory firm based out of Topeka. The business recently swept The Best of Topeka finance categories, earning Best Financial ...

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Dave Ramsey stirs debate about Christian charity and capitalism

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Dave Ramsey, a personal finance expert popular with Christians, came under fire last week. On his daily broadcast, The Ramsey Show, he spent time arguing that Christian landlords are not at fault ...

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Florida defies critics with robust job growth

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Florida has become the nation’s job engine having now produced 20 consecutive months of job growth. The sunshine state has also experienced a whopping 14 consecutive months of labor force increases, the ...

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Doing good by donating stock

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Like many investors, you may own shares of stock (or other assets like mutual funds) that have appreciated in value given the generally favorable environment for the markets in recent years. If ...

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Stop losing retirement money safely

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Over the course of the average retirement all prices more than double. In fact, they’ll go up more than 2.5 times. Something that costs $100 today will cost $257 by the end ...

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Donations to churches at all-time low, Gallup finds

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Donations to religious organizations continued at an all-time low last year, a new Gallup survey found. Forty-four percent of Americans, the same percentage as in 2020, said they donated to a faith-based ...

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Prices of new vehicles hit record high: Kelley Blue Book

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Inflation is now the highest it has been in 40 years and the price of new vehicles is leading the way. The transaction price for a new vehicle has increased more than ...

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IRS blames delays on pandemic but snooping in your PayPal account may be real reason

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Taxpayers can expect frustration and long delays Treasury Department officials warned on Monday, blaming it on the pandemic and low staffing levels. But economists say the real reason is the new Democrat ...

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Trouble brewing: Economists say coffee prices to double in 2022

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Coffee is as much a part of many church services as preaching and singing, not to mentions business meetings and your home morning ritual. However, prices are expected to continue to climb ...

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Lawmakers blast Biden for bragging about economic record

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President Joe Biden has insisted on social media that his economic track record is the strongest of any president in the past half-century. “We’re ending 2021 with what one analyst described as ...

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Economic crisis of 2021 forces economists to lower expectations for 2022

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The pandemic, mandates, record inflation, runaway government spending and supply chain problems have created a shaky U.S. economy. As a result, financial institutions and leading economists have lowered their 2022 economic outlooks. ...

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Prepare for the financial side of the holidays

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The holidays can push budgets past their limit as people do more entertaining, attend more events, dine out and participate in gift exchanges. Whether you’re gathering in person or celebrating at a ...

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National debt soars to nearly $300,000 for each American household

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If rising inflation were not enough, every U.S. household also owes nearly $300,000 as their share of the national debt. The current debt has reached about $28.9 trillion, a number that is ...

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Democrats ridiculed for bragging about 2-cent savings on gallon of gas

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Democrats in Congress are being mocked for celebrating the news that gas prices have dropped by 2 cents per gallon. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tweeted out a graph that featured half-cent ...

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Consumers expect continued inflation, according to Federal Reserve survey

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Americans expect steep inflation to continue, according to the latest Survey of Consumer Expectations recently released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The median expectation is that the inflation rate ...

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Ready to Play Defense with Your Retirement Savings?

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For most investors, including those saving for retirement, it’s no surprise that markets are subject to up-and-down fluctuations over time. And if you are investing with a long-term perspective, it’s pretty common ...

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Dave Says – Long distance flip?

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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. Long distance flip? Dear Dave, I’ve ...

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How to get cheap (or free) health insurance if you retire early

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I often hear when I first meet with someone that the only reason they are still working is to pay for health insurance until they can get on Medicare at age 65. ...

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U.S. dollar losing 1 percent in value every 30 days

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Your money is losing close to 1 percent of its value every 30 days. That startling revelation was made by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data which released the latest inflation ...

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Thanksgiving to be “most expensive meal in the history of the holiday”

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Last summer, the Biden administration bragged about saving consumers a few cents on their July 4 celebrations. The news for Thanksgiving dinner will not be as good. According to a report published ...

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