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Six new schedules some taxpayers will file with the new Form 1040

There are some new schedules and other changes that taxpayers need to be aware of this year. The 2018 Form 1040 replaces prior year Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. The 2018 Form ...

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Military mom and infant kicked off flight for skin rash

skin rash

After widespread public outcry, airline giant American Airlines has issued an apology to a South Carolina mother and her young son after they were removed from a flight because of their genetic ...

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Lower tax refunds show how the tax cut is keeping money in your hands all year long

When Republicans transformed America’s broken tax code for the first time in three decades, then-Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi famously predicted “this is Armageddon” for the nation’s economy. Barely a year later, how ...

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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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Comedian reveals his journey from atheism to faith in Christ

Comedian Jeff Allen has long been making audiences roar with laughter, but those who have gotten to know the funny man’s personal story have also walked away totally inspired. Allen, who broke ...

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Study: Dollar store, Aldi produce same quality as supermarkets

produce quality

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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Choosing to love and forgive

This is not a February valentine column about a love between a man and woman.  Rather, it is about a complex love between a father and son. Recently, my wife and I ...

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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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DC Comics cancels release of controversial ‘Second Coming’ series

In the weeks leading up to the release of their new controversial title Second Coming, DC Comics announced they have pulled the series from their Vertigo imprint. The first six installments, by Mark Russell, ...

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Soldier’s surprise homecoming in Topeka hospital goes viral

A soldier’s surprise homecoming in Topeka is going viral after he shocked his wife after she’d just had twin girls. Cydney Cooper said she’d gone in to premature labor with the twins ...

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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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You find what you are looking for

you find

You will see me and find me when you seek me with all your heart—Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV). While cleaning house recently, I tuned my TV to a local news broadcast. My attention ...

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What is true love? Here’s what the Bible has to say

Do you want to know what true love is supposed to look like? Why not turn to the author of love for advice? The best place to turn is often the most ...

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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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Modern day ‘Lassie’ breaks out, runs to get police and saves family

sadie

The spirit of Lassie lives in a dog named Sadie who broke out of her house to save her owner’s life. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the 60-pound pit bull named Sadie was ...

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Heart-healthy Valentine’s Day tips

Your sweetheart may have the key to your heart, but eating healthy and being physically active can be the key to a healthier heart. This Valentine’s Day, indulge your sweetheart with a ...

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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

tax hike

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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Kansas City upbringing: From books to movies and back again

When I was growing up in the 1970s in Kansas City (sometimes called “the buckle of the Bible belt”) my father, a Baptist minister, did not allow our family to go to ...

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Kansas dog disappears, brings back a goat and extra dog

dog goat

A man who thought his dog was lost forever almost ended up with three times as many pets after his black lab returned home accompanied by another pooch and a goat. Kyle ...

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Sugar in all our food is killing us

sugar

Most people might be shocked to learn that they consume 100 times more sugar than their ancestors did back in the 1800s. These days, sugar is in absolutely everything, from canned vegetables ...

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Netflix show causes increase in thrift store donations

If you like thrift shopping, you’re in luck. A new Netflix show called “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” is teaching people to let go of material things. The minimalist home/life improvement show ...

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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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Media freak out over Trump’s menu for Clemson visit, players have a different opinion

Even if you were to remove all of the politics and rhetoric, it’s hard to argue that President Donald Trump isn’t overly criticized by the media. Take, for example, an event that ...

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Top TV news bloopers of 2018

tv news bloopers

It was a busy 2018 for news. Hurricanes, migrant caravans, terrorist plots and…TV news bloopers. While national TV anchors remain some of the most unpopular and least trusted people on the face ...

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