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401(k) Plan Owners: Watch Out

If you are a 401(k) plan owner, 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 ...

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Several local communities rank high in survey of family-friendly Missouri cities

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Missouri boasts a number of great places to raise a family, but its two largest cities are not among them. Kansas City ranked 71st in a recent WalletHub survey, while St. Louis ...

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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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Do you need help with your IRS problem?

The first IRS problem would be if you have not filed tax returns for several years.  After 3 years, the taxpayer will not get his refund if one is due him. The ...

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Citizen Donald Trump joins 1 million fleeing New York region

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U.S. President Donald Trump has officially changed his official residence and is leaving the high-tax state of New York. Trump confirmed news reports in a series of tweets, saying he has decided ...

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Beneficiary mistakes can cost a fortune

Beneficiary designations are important in determining where certain assets of an estate will end up. Many think that a will or trust is what determines where everything goes. This is not necessarily ...

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Bernie Sanders refuses to say how he’ll pay for $32 trillion ‘Medicare for All’

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Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is refusing to release a plan showing how he’d pay for Medicare for All. The elderly candidate who recently suffered a heart attack, responded to criticism by saying, “I ...

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Panel says hyperloop test track in Missouri could cost $500 million

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Will Missourians support the controversial hyperloop linking the state’s two largest cities? That’s the hope of a blue ribbon panel charged with investigating the idea. An announcement Monday afternoon by House Speaker ...

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Democrat-run Illinois to impose car tax on trade-ins

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Car dealers may have a busy New Year’s Eve if Illinois residents try to beat a significant sales tax expansion on vehicle trade-ins that starts in 2020. The state currently collects no ...

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Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke vows to go after churches with traditional view of marriage

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Churches that teach traditional biblical values may be breathing a sigh of relief that Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is trailing badly in the Democratic presidential primaries. He made headlines last week by ...

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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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What are Enrolled Agents and how can they help you?

Enrolled Agents are tax professionals licensed to represent taxpayers before the IRS.  The Enrolled Agent designation dates back to 1884, when many taxpayers were victimized by unscrupulous representatives when claiming losses in ...

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Getting the taxman out of your retirement — Part 2

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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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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News Briefs: Biden’s brother sued for fraud; Missouri pro-life law partially blocked; Democrats and ‘luxury’ taxes

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Companies sue Joe Biden’s brother for fraud Biden, the brother of presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, told potential business partners that their health care startups could get more business through ...

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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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Kansas, Missouri Governors: economic ‘border war’ is over

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D) has signed an executive order aimed at ending the economic “border war” between Missouri and Kansas. In the signing ceremony Kelly stated that the action “ends the border ...

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Omar files for divorce, faces questions over marriage to brother, tax fraud

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has separated from her husband with plans to divorce him, according to a new report, amid calls for investigators to probe Omar’s marriage history after it was recently found she ...

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Want to see your church or charities get 30%-60% more money?

The last couple of years have been a rough one for many charities out there. Most have experienced an increasing demand for their services while simultaneously seeing a large drop off in ...

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Kansas new business decreases as nation grows

Kansas is the only state in the country with negative new business growth since President Trump took office, according to Bloomberg.  Data from the US Census Bureau highlights new business growth across the ...

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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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Kansas City business wants end to ‘border war’

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The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce president is praising Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) for signing legislation into law that’s aimed at ending the economic “border war” between Missouri and Kansas. Joe Reardon ...

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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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