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How low can interest rates go?

interest rates

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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U.S. divorce rate hits 50-year low, but marriage rates plummet

divorce rate

The U.S. divorce rate is the lowest it has been in a half century, according to data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The new data show that 14.9 marriages per ...

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Should you change investments ahead of the election? Maybe.

stocks, investments

Worried about what might happen to financial markets and your investments if we have the first contested election in 20 years, or if your candidate doesn’t win? You aren’t alone. Unfavorability ratings ...

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Who’s gonna pay for the ‘free’ lunch

free lunch

The saying “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” has been attributed to many people over the years. Someone must produce and someone must pay for what we consume. There has ...

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

stocks, investments

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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Opioid deaths in Missouri decline for first time since 2015

problem

In addition to a declining death rate from Covid-19, Missouri has more positive health news to celebrate. Opioid deaths in the state declined last year for the first time since 2015. The ...

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The trouble with trillions

trillions

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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Ways to avoid the new tax increase on retirement accounts

retirement accounts

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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KC Mayor seeks bipartisan effort to combat violence

mayor violence

Quinton Lucas says the hardest part of being the Mayor of Kansas City is dealing with the increasing violence in Missouri’s largest city. Kansas City saw at least three homicides in 24 ...

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Two bodies found behind local church

bodies

Kansas City’s homicide rate could add two more victims to the growing list after police discovered bodies behind a local church. The Kansas City Police Department  stated officers responded to the call ...

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Trump observations on Baltimore defended as Democrats make it a race issue

baltimore

Democrats are being criticized for creating a race incident where none exists after President Donald Trump criticized the living conditions and crime in Baltimore. The district, which has some of the highest ...

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Who were the first settlers of Jamestown?

settlers

Ever wonder who the first settlers were? They were a cross section of English society. On May 13, 1607 three English ships the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery with approximately 144 settlers ...

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Service remembers homicide victims in KCK

homicide

Last year Kansas City, Kan. saw 33 lives taken by homicide. While that number pales in comparison to the numbers of Kansas City, Missouri just across the river, it still rocks the ...

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Chicago Christians pray and work to stop violence

chicago

Pastors in Chicago are desperate for God to intervene in the city’s exploding murder rate. As a result, 40 days of outreach called “Jesus Summer” kicked off in Chicago recently. The ministry ...

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