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Get ready for taxes: Important things to know about refunds

  As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service cautions taxpayers not to rely on receiving their refunds by a certain date, especially when making major purchases or paying bills. Some ...

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Dave Says: Should you have renter’s insurance?

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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.   Dear Dave, We just helped ...

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The 401(k) / IRA IQ Quiz: How safe is your retirement?

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While we all love the season of giving, there is one place that many are likely giving far more than they should: the Internal Revenue Service. As we’ve pointed out in our ...

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Dave Says: The partnership, not the family, is the problem

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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.   Dear Dave, My two brothers-in-law ...

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The ‘7% guaranteed’ annuity myth

One of the most common things I see when someone comes into our office for the first time if they own or have been pitched an annuity is the belief that the ...

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It’s possible to celebrate the season without debt

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Nearly one in 10 Americans is still paying off debt from Christmas shopping – in 2018. Even with the strongest economy in 50 years, many consumer still purchase more than they can ...

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Need to amend a tax return? Here’s what you should know

Taxpayers may discover an error after filing their taxes. They shouldn’t panic, they just need to correct it by filing an amended tax return. Here are some common reasons to file an ...

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Pastors uncertain if U.S. economy is helping their congregations

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The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, but pastors are divided on whether the economy is helping their congregations this year, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. Forty-one percent ...

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Missouri conservative Congressional delegation attacked for vote to support bank

Several conservative members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation are being attacked by a fiscally conservative political organization over the U.S. Export Import Bank. Americans for Prosperity, which focuses on fiscal issues, has launched ...

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Drop in charitable contributions tied to decline in religious affiliation

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Charitable contributions are down in the United States, and faith may have something to do with it, according to Marketwatch. The share of U.S. adults who donated to charity dropped significantly between ...

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401(k) Plan Owners: Watch Out

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If you are a 401(k) plan owner, imagine how you would feel if you were on a sinking cruise ship and couldn’t get off because there weren’t any life jackets or backup ...

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Dave Says – Helping is often more than just giving

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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.   Helping is often more than ...

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What is the ‘mission’ in Rescue Mission? How do we care for our less fortunate neighbors?

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If you live in, or anywhere near, Topeka you have probably heard about the financial struggles of the Topeka Rescue Mission over the last few months. TRM announced Aug. 5 it might ...

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Citizen Donald Trump joins 1 million fleeing New York region

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U.S. President Donald Trump has officially changed his official residence and is leaving the high-tax state of New York. Trump confirmed news reports in a series of tweets, saying he has decided ...

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Beneficiary mistakes can cost a fortune

Beneficiary designations are important in determining where certain assets of an estate will end up. Many think that a will or trust is what determines where everything goes. This is not necessarily ...

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Is Wall Street paying attention to Christian investors?

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Something special is took place on Wall Street this morning, says National Association of Christian Financial Consultants (NACFC) leader and co-founder Mark Minnella. At 9:30 a.m. each morning in New York City, the ...

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Dave Says – You don’t fake poor

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.   You don’t fake poor Dear ...

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What are Enrolled Agents and how can they help you?

Enrolled Agents are tax professionals licensed to represent taxpayers before the IRS.  The Enrolled Agent designation dates back to 1884, when many taxpayers were victimized by unscrupulous representatives when claiming losses in ...

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Margin KC brings Dave Ramsey’s teaching to more than 100 local churches

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Thousands of Kansas Citians are carrying their checkbooks as well as their Bibles to church this fall. It’s not to write out big tithe checks (although they likely would be welcome) but ...

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Dave Says – Getting motivated

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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.   Getting motivated Dear Dave, My ...

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Dave Says – If you can’t afford a 15-year mortgage…

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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.   If you can’t afford ...

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Want to see your church or charities get 30%-60% more money?

The last couple of years have been a rough one for many charities out there. Most have experienced an increasing demand for their services while simultaneously seeing a large drop off in ...

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Dave Says – A home shouldn’t leave you “house poor”

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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.   A home shouldn’t leave you ...

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Dave Says – Emergency fund for business?

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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.   Emergency fund for business?   ...

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Americans pay their credit card all wrong

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What’s the best way to pay down credit card debt? LaTisha Styles, Millennial Finance Expert and Founder of Financial Success Media, LLC, outlines two popular strategies. “In the first way,” says Styles, ...

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