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Church leaders want to build wealth and homeownership in black community

wealth

Is it possible to build wealth in the African-American community, decrease dependence on government welfare, and ensure future generations of blacks are better off financially than their parents? It is say Christian ...

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Two-income families, taxpayers working multiple jobs should get “paycheck checkup”

The Internal Revenue Service urges two-income families and those who work multiple jobs to complete a “paycheck checkup” to verify they are having the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks. ...

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5 easy ways to make Netflix more kid-friendly 

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The first time I realized the need for parental controls on Netflix, I was searching with my 10-year-old son for shows on the “Revolutionary War.” The search was anything but friendly. I ...

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Dave Says: Postpone the Marriage?

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Postpone the Marriage?   Dear Dave, My ...

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Goodbye Polish hot dog

polish

If you are like me, the $1.50 Polish dog/soda combo at Costco is hard to pass up–especially when you are hungry. The best thing about it was that it was Kosher, meaning ...

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Coffee drinkers live longer?

coffee

While Starbucks shutters storefronts across the nation, coffee itself may be getting a boost from recent studies. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who ...

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Amy Grant shares her story as caregiver for aging parents

caregiver

Last week Amy Grant again found herself facing what many face–losing a parent for whom you were a caregiver. Dr. Burton Grant died Saturday at the age of 86 after an extended ...

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Missouri town designated National Historic Park

historic

President Trump is being thanked this week after he designated St. Genevieve, Mo. as a national historic park. The town is a favorite attraction for visitors and boasts many buildings dating to ...

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Poll shows social media being used to share faith, plus tips for when you do

social tech

Are Christians using social media to reach neighbors, friends and family as effectively as they can? A new study shows just three in 10 Christians have shared their faith with non-believing friends ...

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Men using surrogates to have kids and become single dads

single

An increasing number of single men are procuring surrogacy services to have children for themselves, with no mother in the picture whatsoever. NBC’s “Today” show and The Chicago Tribune both reported last ...

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What’s the Difference Between Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Doctors?

Doctors are in increasingly short supply these days, so it’s not uncommon for patients to spend more time with physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) than their actual MD. This trend ...

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He’s a major-league pitcher — and a plumber — whose faith helps keep him focused

It’s not hard to stay humble when you’re unclogging a toilet…..or when you’re throwing gopher balls to Miracle League ballplayers swinging for the fences. At least that’s how Detroit Tigers ace Michael ...

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Sunburn-causing melanoma avoided with sunscreen

melanoma

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth the trouble and expense to use sunscreen, consider this: Only one blistering sunburn you get as a child or adolescent doubles your risk for skin cancer ...

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Where are they Now? The 7 churches of Revelation rediscovered

revelation

What happens when two Christian women, one a writer and the other a photographer, go in search of the seven ancient cities mentioned in Revelation? Find out what they discovered and the ...

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The Top 10 Reasons to Exercise Regularly

We all know that exercise is important. However, it does more for your health than many people realize. By exercising regularly you’ll support several areas of your overall wellness that your future ...

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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

milestone

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

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

summit

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

memory

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

food

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

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 

ginger

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

economy

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?

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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