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How to do home upgrades, energy usage downgrades

home upgrades

The best home upgrades not only make spaces more livable and energy-efficient but are also cost-effective. Making energy-efficient improvements is a savvy way to save money on utility bills, curb energy usage ...

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Who’s gonna pay for the ‘free’ lunch

free lunch

The saying “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” has been attributed to many people over the years. Someone must produce and someone must pay for what we consume. There has ...

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GARDENING: Do you have tomato troubles?

tomato

You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. Don’t worry, you can still have a great harvest and improve things for next season. Blossom end rot is ...

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Large majority of donors expect no impact from COVID-19 this year

donors

In good news for churches and faith-based organizations, the vast majority of donors don’t the expect the covid-19 pandemic to reduce their giving for the rest of 2020. However, experts warn nonprofit ...

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Trader Joe’s fights cancel culture, says it will not change food names

trader joe's

The cancel culture war on innocent names was just too much for Trader Joe’s and their liberal big-city customers. The retailer indicated earlier this month it might change the names of some ...

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Republicans announce details of HEALS Act stimulus effort

republicans stimulus

As Democrats revive Congressional hearings over the now debunked Russian collusion theory, Senate Republicans have finished a second stimulus plan to nurture the economic expansion. The proposal aims to stimulate the economy ...

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Dave Says – Responsibilities come first

dave ramsey

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.   Responsibilities come first   Dear ...

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Polls: most parents want to reopen schools this fall

reopen schools

As the coronavirus lockdown loosens, most parents of school-age children want to reopen schools this fall and say it will be bad for students if they do not. A new Rasmussen Reports ...

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New Republican-led stimulus focuses on ‘kids and jobs’

stimulus

Discussions on the next stimulus relief effort will bring Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Mnuchin said the next round of ...

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3 home projects that combine beauty and performance

home projects

Will you be completing outdoor home projects this season? To maximize your investment, consider these project ideas, which combine beauty and long-lasting performance:   Smart Landscaping Landscaping is a fundamental aspect of ...

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Technology causing us to be more forgetful?

We’ve all done it. We are so busy with with life something inevitably slips through. The forgotten brother’s birthday, that dental appointment you made six months ago, and even getting home from ...

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The July disaster is here: Taco Bell removing popular items

taco

Americans wondered what disaster would befall the nation in July. We now know it is not an asteroid. Reports are circulating that Taco Bell is discontinuing its Quesaritos and Beefy Frito Buritto ...

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Nearly 1/3 of investors 65+ sold stocks at the market bottom

stocks, investments

Typically when you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. It’s best to have a plan before trouble comes, rather than make emotional decisions on the fly during times of duress ...

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Dave Says – Tithe on stimulus check?

dave ramsey

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. Tithe on stimulus check?   Dear ...

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Walmart to launch service to compete with Amazon Prime

walmart amazon

Walmart will reportedly go head-to-head with Amazon Prime and launch its new subscription service, Walmart+. It will debut later in  July. For $98 a year, subscribers will get features such as same-day ...

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Trail Life USA promotes ‘healing wave’ for July 4 weekend

trail life

Leaders of the Christian youth organization Trail Life USA are challenging Americans to help create a “healing wave” through July 4 weekend cookouts. “Jesus taught us to love one another,” CEO Mark ...

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IRS announces rollover relief for RMDs from retirement accounts that were waived under the CARES Act

retirement

The Internal Revenue Service announced that anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back into a ...

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Museum of the Bible reopens as families resume vacations

museum of the bible

Families planning a vacation to the nation’s capital this summer can include the popular Museum of the Bible. The museum reopened to the public on Monday after being closed because of the ...

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America’s housing market on verge of post-pandemic boom say economists

There’s more good news concerning the America’s comeback from the coronavirus shut-down. A Reuters poll reveals that the nation’s  housing market is expected to weather the pandemic and stage a solid rebound this year ...

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Dave Says: Be professional and respectful

dave ramsey

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.   Be professional and respectful   ...

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24 Hour Fitness bankrupt, closes 100 locations

24 hour fitness

The government shutdowns have resulted in another bankruptcy costing thousands of jobs. Popular gym chain 24 Hour Fitness said it is filing for Chapter 11 and will close 100 locations around the ...

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Local church pays off $2.2 million of medical debt for strangers

columbia debt

The Summit Church in Lee’s Summit has helped erase $2.2 million in medical debt. “Medical debt is different than just paying off someone’s credit-card debt,” church member Kyle Mallott said. “It’s not ...

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Newest economic and employment numbers show strong rebound

economic employment

Today, President Donald Trump will deliver remarks on today’s remarkable employment report and sign H.R. 7010 – PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 in the Rose Garden of the White House. The economic ...

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Restaurants are turning their parking lots into drive-in movie theaters

drive-in

As the coronavirus pandemic closes businesses and shuts people into their houses, it seems that everything old is new again: chain letters, puzzles, and the drive-in. It’s the perfect socially-distanced outing. A few savvy restaurants, ...

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The trouble with trillions

trillions

Recently, President Trump signed ‘phase 3.5’ of emergency interim coronavirus relief, which comes with nearly a half trillion dollar cost. All told the current running total is in the trillions, exceeding $4 ...

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