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When the credit card debt bubble bursts

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Inflation still isn’t letting up, and it’s a top concern for Americans right now. But we just learned of yet another way surging prices are hurting families—leading them into huge amounts of credit ...

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$1 now worth just 88 cents while Biden claims inflation has risen “hardly at all”

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$1 at the start of the Biden administration is now worth just 88 cents. The devastating news for millions of families comes as the Federal Reserve again raises interest rates to stem ...

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More Americans than ever report “suffering,” new Gallup poll finds

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More Americans than ever say they are suffering, according to the Gallup’s Life Evaluation Index for July. “Since reaching a record high in June 2021, life ratings among American adults have steadily ...

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Biden announces scheme to pay off student debt, increase deficit by over $300 billion

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The amount of student debt being written off equals almost half of the yearly budget for the Pentagaon. The shocking numbers came in the announcement of the student loan creditor bailout made ...

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Sending your kid to school will cost a lot more this year

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Although back-to-school shopping is always expensive, parents this year must cope with the highest inflation in four decades. That’s in addition to real wages falling and expected higher taxes. As the cost ...

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U.S. in recession after 2nd quarter GDP released

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The United States is in recession. The realization came Thursday morning after the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that GDP fell almost 1% in the second quarter. For the last 10 recessions, ...

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Americans on right and left agree over how quickly donations should be used

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Political partisanship is a powerful dividing line, but a new survey shows widespread agreement on the need for changes in how quickly charitable foundations and donor advised funds put donations to work. ...

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Farm Bureau: July 4th cookout up like a bottle rocket

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Your Independence Day weekend will cost a lot more to enjoy this year. The American Farm Bureau Federation says the cost of a cookout is up a whopping 17 percent according to ...

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Learn how to invest in Israel at a free seminar

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Returning to Kansas City Tuesday, June 28 is the “Invest in Israel Seminar” Christians can learn how to invest wisely by utilizing the growing market of Israel. By doing so, investors can ...

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Woke investment firms present risk to conservative states, Missouri treasurer says

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Progressive environmental, social and governance metrics are giving investment funds an excuse to discriminate against states with conservative values. Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick expressed concern over ESG funds condemning states with pro-life ...

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What every homeowner should know about a recession

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A recession does not equal a housing crisis. That’s the one thing that every homeowner today needs to know. Everywhere you look, experts are warning we could be heading toward a recession, ...

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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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