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White House cancels oil and gas lease sales as prices soar

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The day after again blaming rising fuel prices on Vladimir Putin, the Biden administration is canceling major oil and gas lease sales on American territory. The move ended the sales of three ...

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Getting The Taxman Out Of Your Retirement — Part 2

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Last month, in part one of this article, we discussed how you might be in a lower tax bracket in retirement, but pay a higher tax rate. In this article, we’ll look ...

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IRS backlog affects churches, ministries, leaving donors in the dark

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As the filing deadline nears, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service continues to experience delays in processing last year’s tax returns. Millions of tax returns and filings are still backlogged, including those in ...

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Churches in Jefferson City and elsewhere giving away free gas to help those in need

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Churches across the nation are helping those less fortunate by providing free gas as prices soar. The Missouri Western Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Evangelism Department of the Church of God in Christ raised ...

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Christian young adults give more than non-Christian peers, study finds

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Christian adults aged 40 or younger donate three times as much money as non-Christians over the course of a year, a new study finds. “The study showed Christian young adults share more ...

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Dave Says – Work first, play later

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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. Work first, play later Dear Dave, ...

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Poll: 61% of small businesses say they raised prices

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Sixty-one percent of small businesses say they raised their prices at the start of 2022. The poll was taken by the National Federation of Independent Business. That’s the highest percentage in almost 50 ...

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Dave Says – More than any amount of money

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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.   More than any amount of ...

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Dave Says – Good news and bad news

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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.   Good news and bad news ...

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The Retirement Team voted ‘Best of Topeka’ for 2021

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It’s been a season full of recognition for The Retirement Team, a financial advisory firm based out of Topeka. The business recently swept The Best of Topeka finance categories, earning Best Financial ...

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Dave Ramsey stirs debate about Christian charity and capitalism

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Dave Ramsey, a personal finance expert popular with Christians, came under fire last week. On his daily broadcast, The Ramsey Show, he spent time arguing that Christian landlords are not at fault ...

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Grocery shortage worsens as pandemic policy threatens supply chains

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Soaring freight costs plus Omicron and vaccine mandate-related labor shortages are creating a new round of backlogs at processed food and fresh produce companies, leading to empty grocery shelves at major retailers ...

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Stop losing retirement money safely

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Over the course of the average retirement all prices more than double. In fact, they’ll go up more than 2.5 times. Something that costs $100 today will cost $257 by the end ...

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Changing shopping habits, crime force retailers to close in 2022

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Shoppers may find that some of their favorite retailers may no longer be around in the new year. Several have announced the closure of locations in various cities, citing a number of factors, ...

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Missouri officials anticipate record revenues in coming year

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Despite the pandemic, Missouri revenues have never been higher. Gov. Mike Parson and legislative budget leaders released estimates for revenue in the year that begins July 1, 2022, showing revenues are expected ...

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Sticking to a budget is critical during Christmas season, Dave Ramsey’s daughter says

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After cutting back on Christmas spending a year ago, many consumers plan to buy more presents this year. Rachel Cruze, the daughter of Dave Ramsey, encourages them to enjoy the season but ...

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Local ministries rely on your generosity to serve women, babies and adoptive children

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Dwight and I go out for breakfast to celebrate special occasions such as the first snowfall of the season, election day, and school snow days. Last year while enjoying the snowflakes, a ...

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Consumers expect continued inflation, according to Federal Reserve survey

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Americans expect steep inflation to continue, according to the latest Survey of Consumer Expectations recently released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The median expectation is that the inflation rate ...

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Ready to Play Defense with Your Retirement Savings?

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For most investors, including those saving for retirement, it’s no surprise that markets are subject to up-and-down fluctuations over time. And if you are investing with a long-term perspective, it’s pretty common ...

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Dave Says – Long distance flip?

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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. Long distance flip? Dear Dave, I’ve ...

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How to get cheap (or free) health insurance if you retire early

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I often hear when I first meet with someone that the only reason they are still working is to pay for health insurance until they can get on Medicare at age 65. ...

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Pastors feeling overwhelmed, survey finds

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More than six in 10 pastors of evangelical and historically black Protestant churches agree that “the role of being a pastor is frequently overwhelming,” with 21 percent strongly agreeing, a new Lifeway ...

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How low can rates go?

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Looking back to the start of the century, interest rates have been in decline. Back then the Aggregate Bond Index was paying over 7%. Today? Just 1%. This means in order for ...

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Christian starts bank to counter cancel culture threat to commerce

Nick Vujicic, a motivational speaker who traveled the world through his organization to speak to millions about his Christian faith, became a co-founder of a pro-life bank after he was kicked out ...

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Nonprofits may be on track for best fundraising year ever, new survey finds

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A new report on charitable giving suggests America’s nonprofit organizations are on track for possibly their best fundraising year ever, even in the midst of the continued government mandates and a bad ...

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