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Trump may bypass Democrats, issue unemployment order; also require preexisting conditions to be covered by insurance

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President Trump said on Friday he could sign executive orders within a week that would extend unemployment benefits that expired on July 31, and that he will also sign an executive order ...

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Israel finds weekend business closures do not slow spread of Covid-19

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Israel will end its mandatory closure of businesses and synagogues each weekend after a study found it had no impact on curbing the spread of Covid-19. The Times of Israel reports Health ...

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Republicans announce details of HEALS Act stimulus effort

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As Democrats revive Congressional hearings over the now debunked Russian collusion theory, Senate Republicans have finished a second stimulus plan to nurture the economic expansion. The proposal aims to stimulate the economy ...

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Dave Says – Responsibilities come first

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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.   Responsibilities come first   Dear ...

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New $1,200 stimulus checks to go out in August

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Stimulus checks will once again be distributed to most Americans in August, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters on Saturday. The Treasury announced they will again be $1,200. The new payments will ...

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

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Typically when you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. It’s best to have a plan before trouble comes, rather than make emotional decisions on the fly during times of duress ...

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Dave Says – Tithe on stimulus check?

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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. Tithe on stimulus check?   Dear ...

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Dave Says: Be professional and respectful

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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.   Be professional and respectful   ...

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Local church pays off $2.2 million of medical debt for strangers

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The Summit Church in Lee’s Summit has helped erase $2.2 million in medical debt. “Medical debt is different than just paying off someone’s credit-card debt,” church member Kyle Mallott said. “It’s not ...

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Newest economic and employment numbers show strong rebound

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Today, President Donald Trump will deliver remarks on today’s remarkable employment report and sign H.R. 7010 – PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 in the Rose Garden of the White House. The economic ...

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The trouble with trillions

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Recently, President Trump signed ‘phase 3.5’ of emergency interim coronavirus relief, which comes with nearly a half trillion dollar cost. All told the current running total is in the trillions, exceeding $4 ...

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Use IRS non-filers tool to get Economic Impact Payment; many low-income, homeless qualify

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The Internal Revenue Service is reminding low-income Americans to use the free, online tool Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to quickly and easily register to receive their Economic Impact Payment. “The IRS is working ...

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Pier 1 Imports latest casualty of government shutdowns

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Another well-known American retailer is the latest casualty of government-imposed shut-downs. Pier 1 Imports announced Tuesday it is seeking bankruptcy court approval to wind down its business entirely after it was not ...

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Globalist movement may be a casualty of worldwide pandemic

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Virus-related disruption to supply chains and China’s threat to withhold medications from Americans has exposed the vulnerability of the United State’s reliance on sources in foreign countries. That’s the growing consensus among ...

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How Missouri will handle taxes on stimulus checks

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Missouri residents who received a stimulus check from the federal government because of COVID-19 will not have to pay state income tax under a bill passed by the state senate. The payments ...

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Dave Says: Is it an emergency?

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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.   Is it an emergency? Dear ...

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‘State of the Plate’ poll: most churches see giving decline

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A new “State of the Plate” poll involving more than 1,000 churches across all 50 states shows that more than six out of 10 churches have seen a decline in offerings since ...

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The RMD Holiday

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The RMD Holiday – We said last month that retirees are one of the highest and most unfairly taxed groups out there and stressed the importance of tax reduction planning when it ...

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Crown Financial Ministries offering free Covid-19 financial resources

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One of the biggest challenges for any family or organization during the pandemic is making wise financial decisions. Crown Financial Ministries is offering sound, biblical advice at no expense. Thats even more ...

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Your taxes: Tax Day is now July 15, 2020

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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will now have more time to file and pay your state and federal taxes. Both the IRS and state revenue departments have extended the DUE DATE ...

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Survey looks at financial impact of coronavirus pandemic

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With unemployment numbers rising because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans feel the effects of the virus hitting their wallets hard and with no clear end in sight. MoneyGeek surveyed 1,257 people across ...

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Dave Says: Great start, but follow the steps

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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.   Great start, but follow the ...

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Here’s what you need to know about your stimulus package

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Americans will soon be getting relief from the U.S. government as  part the COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package signed into law on March 27 by President Trump. There are also additional ...

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Expert: How churches can weather the coronavirus financial storm

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The coronavirus pandemic may have a severe impact on the finances of churches, ministries and nonprofit organizations. Phil Cooke, a Christian media consultant in Los Angeles, recently shared his advice on how ...

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Congressman discusses benefits of stimulus package

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The massive stimulus package passed by Congress last week will help small businesses keep employees on the payroll, according to Rep. Sam Graves. “And as long as they continue to keep them ...

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