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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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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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Ways to avoid the new tax increase on retirement accounts

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Last month we discussed the SECURE Act and its projected $15.7 billion tax increase on beneficiaries of tax deferred retirement accounts (like 401(k)s, 403(bs), TSPs, IRAs, etc.). The only ones excluded from ...

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Dave Says: Landlords and duplexes

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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.   Landlords and duplexes Dear Dave, ...

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Dave Says: Teaching the value of work…and 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.   Dear Dave, Is it okay ...

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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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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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Barna announces top 10 cities for generous Christians

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A new survey finds which cities have the most generous Christians. The Barna Group, which has been tracking cultural trends related to values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors for 35 years, identified the ...

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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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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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Kansas tax increase unfairly burdens the poor

The fall in consumer spending has local officials puzzled; there’s a reason why Kansans are buying fewer things at the register. Not surprisingly, counties with declines in consumer shopping also have hiked ...

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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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America’s poor consume more than world’s wealthiest countries

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Americans in the bottom 20 percent of income-earners consume goods and services than the national averages for people living in most of the wealthiest countries of the world, including those in Europe. ...

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Getting the taxman out of your retirement — Part 1

One of the most overlooked, but perhaps most important, aspects of retirement income planning is taxes and how they relate to Social Security. Taxation on Social Security benefits works differently than other ...

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Local officials learning tax hikes doom consumer spending

City and county officials in Johnson County recently told the Kansas City Star they are ‘puzzled’ by sluggish sales tax collections and consumer spending. They shouldn’t be.  Local officials should realize the obvious. Kansans ...

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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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Even after closing on Sundays, Chick-fil-A revenue twice that of McDonalds

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Being closed on Sundays to give employees a sabbath rest has not harmed the bottom line for Chick-fil-A. The company has announced revenue numbers that are the envy of the fast-food industry. ...

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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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Dave Says – Preparing for the real world

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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.   Preparing for the real world ...

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Dave Says – Investigate your options

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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.   Investigate your options   Dear ...

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Dave Says – Play it smart

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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.   Play it smart   Dear ...

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Kansans cut shopping equal to vetoed tax windfall

Governor Kelly vetoed the tax windfall bill, raising Kansans’ income taxes to the tune of $50 million. Near the same time, the latest state tax report shows Kansans decreasing shopping by $40 ...

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