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‘401(k) plan owners: Watch out’

401(k)

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 boats. Now ask yourself, if you were ...

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Dave Says – Let kids make mistakes

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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. Let kids make mistakes (and learn ...

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The labor shortage, pizza and a ‘living wage’

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While a nationwide labor shortage has left many businesses struggling to find workers, some business owners say they are doing just fine. Michael Lastoria, CEO of &pizza, a restaurant chain in Washington, ...

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One reason why ‘target dated’ funds haven’t done well for over a decade

stock market funds

There’s a reason why we often refer to target date funds as ‘target dated’ funds. These types of investments rely on portfolio construction techniques to decide what to own based on decades ...

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State job growth linked to political party in power

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A study by personal finance company Wallet Hub finds all 10 states with the worst job growth have policies led by Democrat governors. All states with the best job growth are Republican-led ...

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Amazon loses advantage with new Missouri sales tax

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Online retailers such as Amazon will lose the sales tax advantage over local businesses as a new Missouri law goes into effect. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation that will allow Missouri-based ...

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Gas prices highest since 2014

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If you are traveling for Independence Day, you’ll pay the highest rate for gas in seven years. To make matters worse, experts say there’s no end in sight for rising prices. The ...

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Dave Says – Try to help him, but move slowly

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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. Try to help him, but move ...

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Nearly 1/3 of investors 65+ sold at the stock market bottom

stock market

Typically when you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, and that applies to the stock market. It’s best to have a plan before trouble comes, rather than make emotional decisions ...

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Restaurant menu prices rise over food costs

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Skyrocketing inflation is hitting restaurant owners hard with both chains and local establishments raising menu prices. Restaurant managers are seeing price increases of up to 300% on some items used in the ...

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Where do experts say the housing market is headed?

housing market

As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this year. From Kansas City to Miami, Phoenix ...

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Dave Says – Dealing with debt collectors

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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.   Dealing with debt collectors   ...

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U.S. birthrate drops to lowest level in more than 40 years

birthrate

The U.S. birthrate in 2020 fell to its lowest level in more than four decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts say the country and much of ...

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Dave Says – Push the pause button

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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.   Push the pause button Dear ...

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Missouri tax filing and payment deadline extended

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Governor Mike Parson announced today that the Missouri Department of Revenue is extending the state individual tax filing and payment deadline for the 2020 tax year from April 15, 2021, to May ...

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Where does your state compare to those with highest tax rates?

tax rates

A new report lists the states with the lowest and highest tax rates. A survey by WalletHub  found that four blue and one red state topped the list. Illinois came in as ...

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Dave Says – This lady’s getting it done!

dave ramsey

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.   This lady’s getting it done! ...

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Don’t play politics with your portfolio

Did the outcome of the election make you really happy and excited? Or did it leave you concerned, especially when it comes to your investments? Either way, you shouldn’t play politics with ...

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Giving Tuesday sees more than $2.5 billion raised

giving tuesday

Some 35 million Americans gave a total of $2.5 billon on Giving Tuesday to causes of all kinds, including $808 million in donations made online. Donations increased overall by 25% from the ...

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Why we need to stop making New Year’s Resolutions – and what to do instead

New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of a new year seems like the perfect time to begin anew and make New Year’s Resolutions. The world is celebrating, emotions are high, and the very earth is poised ...

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Numbers are in: How Covid killed the box office

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CNBC reports that movie box office sales plummeted by 80% during 2020. The data, gathered by Comscore, found that U.S. revenues came in at just $2.28 billion, down from $11.4 billion in ...

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End of the year is a good time for a financial review and tune-up

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People who are home with a little free time between now and the end of the year may want to get a handle on personal finances for 2021. CBN News made these ...

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Dave Ramsey forges ahead with financial advice despite pandemic

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Christian financial guru Dave Ramsey is not letting the pandemic interfere with his mission or his Christmas celebrations. Ramsey Solutions, the company founded by the bestselling author and radio host, plans to ...

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Missouri ranks fifth in the nation in economic recovery from pandemic

missouri recovery

The Missouri recovery is full steam ahead as the economy comes back strong from the pandemic. The state had the nation’s fifth-best employment recovery in November, according to a report released last week. ...

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Tips to help taxpayers avoid post-disaster scams

tax scams

The IRS is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of generous taxpayers who want to help disaster victims. Everyone should be vigilant. These scams often pop up ...

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