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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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First married Down Syndrome couple celebrate milestone

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When Maryanne and Tommy married, they received love from many but they also received much criticism, especially from people they barely knew. Now they’re celebrating a milestone. But why all the criticism ...

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Dave Says: Debt and Income Crisis

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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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International Israeli media summit is eye-opener for Metro Voice

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Israeli entrepreneurship seems to be having a remarkable impact on the world. But how do secular and faith-based media perceive the nation and its many accomplishments? This was one of the main ...

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Memory care finds unique rural setting for mom and dad

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A rural setting with city amenities may sound too good to be true but some future senior residents of Baldwin City, Kan. will find just that in a new senior living opportunity ...

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Why unhealthy food Is cheap and plentiful

Every health-conscious person will tell you the reasons why the U.S. food market is such a mess. It’s fast food and corporate farming; we need to get back to local food and ...

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Communities in Crisis: the One solution

As the news of yet another school shooting saddens, yet doesn’t surprise us, the need to bring faith, hope, and God back into the everyday lives of our society is overwhelming. There ...

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Summer twist on the grill: ginger beef 

Want a change in flavor for the steaks off the grill? Instead of BBQ why not try ginger beef? Ginger beef can be served hot, warm or cold but is often eaten ...

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Americans very optimistic about economy, future

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?

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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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‘Mother of the Bride’ author shares timely wisdom for weddings

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Spring brings thoughts of sunshine, flowers, warm days…and weddings! June is the month that sees the most weddings in the United States, with May as third on the list. For the bride, ...

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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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5 Big Questions Every Graduate Should Ask

When I graduated from college, I felt overwhelmed with questions. “What am I going to do for work?” “Where am I going to live?” “How am I going to pay rent, all ...

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Orange juice linked to cancer

Hold the orange juice. That’s the recommendation of research just released that shows staple of American breakfasts can increase your risk of developing melanoma. Melanoma cancer is the deadliest type of skin ...

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The Bible and our cussing culture

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Think for a moment about the words you’ve spoken in the last hour, the last day, the last week. Have the words of your mouth (those you’ve spoken out loud, those you’ve ...

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Super snacks you can’t go without

Have you ever nibbled your way through the day without eating anything healthy? It’s easy to do because junk food snacks are convenient. Grab a donut in the break room, hit the ...

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Economy booms as unemployment filings lowest since 1969

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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Barbara Bush chose “comfort care” as end of life neared

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Former first lady Barbara Bush introduced many Americans to a new phrase: comfort care, one of a number of end-of-life choices. Not everyone chooses to fight their health issues to the bitter ...

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Research finds deep friendships are an investment of time

How many friends do you have? Are they close friends–people you could rely on in an emergency or with your deepest secrets? With social media it seems friendships are harder to maintain. ...

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Bus driver gives confidence to little girl who lost her mom to cancer

A bus driver has stepped in to braid a little girl’s hair after the girl’s mom died of a rare disease. The 11-year-old girl in Utah now has a newfound sense of ...

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The Other Holy Land: My Journey Across Jordan

The sun set behind the glowing amber hills of Wadi Rum in Jordan. It’s a vast and ancient desert that stretches across the Arabian Peninsula. We rounded a mountain-sized outcropping of stone ...

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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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Hiding the cheeseburger: What are the best kids meals?

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I’m partial to a cheeseburger. I want all the adults who have ever ordered a kids meal at a restaurant to raise your hand. Yeah, I’m right there with ya. We typically ...

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What would Jesus do about harassment?

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Because of sexual harassment, we had to terminate a deacon in a church I once pastored. No one wanted to do it, because he had served for 40 years, ...

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