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Loving your neighbor well: Can we be friends with neighbors who think differently than we do?

That particularly bitter New York winter whipped harsh promises against the front door of my neighbor’s house — promises that remained elusive and unimaginable. Behind that door, my neighbors, Ken and Floy ...

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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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‘Broken-hearted’ vet says scared pets look for owners at end of life

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A “broken-hearted” vet has revealed how frightened pets search for their owners who have chosen to leave the room when they are put down. In a viral social media post, the anonymous vet wrote that animals ...

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US unemployment rate falls to 49-year low of 3.7 percent

The booming Trump economy continues as the GOP tax cuts and deregulation continue to have a huge effect. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September, the lowest level since ...

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Dave Says – The numbers don’t lie

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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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Who has the best cinnamon rolls in Kansas City?

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Fox4 TV has dig deep and reports where to get the best local cinnamon rolls. “In just about every breakfast joint, cafe, coffee shop, and bistro, customers will find cinnamon rolls on ...

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Overcoming communication barriers with your spouse

Men and women communicate very differently. Most of us know that, but we often don’t know how to overcome those barriers with our spouse. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to communication that ...

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

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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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A mom’s tips for raising a kind, compassionate man

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As a mom of two (my daughter is 24 and my son 18), I have experienced the journey of raising both a boy and a girl in a chaotic world where digital ...

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Equipping for the future: What that looks like for young TRM guests

Equipping looks different to different people, but Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries believes in starting during infancy and continuing throughout a person’s life span. The following gives a glimpse into how the ministry ...

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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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How to get better care from your doctor

Have you ever wanted to ask your doctor a question but didn’t because you felt uncomfortable? Experts say that an impersonal relationship with your doctor could be preventing you from receiving the ...

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Dave Says – You must pay a price to win

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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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Dennis Quaid Says His Faith Saved Him from Addiction

Dennis Quaid is not your average actor. He has accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and put it all on the line to star in the hit Christian movie I Can Only ...

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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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3 tips to make meal prep into an enjoyable family activity

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We all love sitting down together for a hot meal. Unfortunately, preparing the meal itself turns into a chore that usually falls to one family member (Mom). Whether it’s a quick meal ...

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Long weekends are a great opportunity to explore with a road trip

In addition to a plethora of local and nearby opportunities for fall fun, there are also many places a little farther out that can make for a great long-weekend road trip. Following ...

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Huge aquarium planned for famous Branson theater

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A grand redevelopment could be in the works for what was once one of the most iconic theaters in Missouri’s biggest tourist destination, Branson. Thursday the Branson Board of Alderman heard a ...

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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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A look back at ‘Romper Room’ and local host

From 1953 to 1994, Romper Room, a television series for children five and under, aired in the United States.  If you’re old enough, you may remember watching the show as a young ...

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

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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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Getting enough vitamins after 50

If you think of vitamins as the chewable cartoon characters of childhood or overhyped by the supplement industry, you may wonder if they really matter. The answer: Yes, in a big way. Humans ...

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Your next text may be from an online scammer

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Internet scam artists are moving beyond your email inbox to target your text messages as well. “SMiShing,” also known as SMS Phishing, continues to loot information from busy and unaware consumers despite ...

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A horse may be your next seat mate on Southwest Airlines

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During a time when most businesses are cracking down on the increasing abuse of obtaining unorthodox “service” or emotional support animals and taking them on planes or in restaurants, one airline is ...

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