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Trump administration finalizes health insurance rule to help employees

health insurance

Employees without employer health insurance will now find it easier to pay for their health care thanks to President Trump. “We are here to announce the latest historic action that we are taking to ...

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Taxpayers should be aware of the top tax scams currently in vogue

tax scams

Tax scammers continue to work. Again this year, the IRS highlights the twelve top scams in its “Dirty Dozen” list. These scams are often aggressive and happen throughout the year. The schemes ...

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Dave Says – Preparing for the real world

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

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

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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Be aware of these tax scams

tax scams

The tax filing deadline has come and gone, but tax scammers continue to work. Again this year, the IRS highlights the twelve top scams in its “Dirty Dozen” list. These scams are ...

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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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Dave Says – Investigate your options

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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Here are the top 12 tax scams you need to know

tax scams

Each year, Americans lose billions of dollars to tax scams. They can range from your grandmother getting a bogus call the she owes money or scammers filing fraudulent claims using your Social ...

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Dave Says – A teachable moment

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 teachable moment   Dear ...

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Under GOP plan future Social Security could be tapped for family leave

security

Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) want parents of newborn or adopted children to be able to use their future Social Security benefits now to pay for up to three ...

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IRS: Refunds of $1.4 billion unclaimed by those who have not filed tax returns for 2015

Unclaimed income tax refunds totaling almost $1.4 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1.2 million taxpayers who did not file a 2015 Form 1040 federal income tax return, according to the ...

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Start here every year: essential tax steps for caregivers

Whether you are relatively new to caregiving or have been caring for an aging loved one for years, you do many things to ensure that they receive the support they need. An ...

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Dave Says – You need action, not words, to deal with credit card debt

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.   You need actions, not words ...

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Dave Says – That’s a lot!

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.   That’s a lot! Dear Dave, ...

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Are you eligible for this new tax credit?

tax credits

If you are over age 65 or are retired due to a disability, you may be eligible for a separate tax credit designed to help the nation’s seniors and disabled. Even better ...

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Six new schedules some taxpayers will file with the new Form 1040

There are some new schedules and other changes that taxpayers need to be aware of this year. The 2018 Form 1040 replaces prior year Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. The 2018 Form ...

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Kansas to see lower sales tax on groceries

groceries sales tax

Kansans are set to see a decrease in sales tax they pay on groceries. The savings are part of legislation approved by the Republican-controlled Kansas House and also includes income tax relief ...

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Trump gets 92% negative media coverage but his approval rating is clobbering Obama’s

In spite of overt animosity by the media toward President Donald Trump, the president still draws support from a significant portion of the American people, in greater numbers than former President Barack ...

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IRS makes changes to EITC Tax Benefit and Child Tax Credit

The IRS is now requiring proof of residency to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit for qualifying dependents (all children being claimed on the return). These credits can be ...

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Democrats propose massive 80% tax rate, policies like Venezuela’s

tax hike

Following a proposal for a 70 percent tax on the rich by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilan Omar, a freshman Congresswoman from Minnesota, suggested that wealthy Americans should pay as much as 80 percent ...

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State lawmakers shocked at $532 million budget deficit

budget deficit

Missouri’s Department of Revenue is in a pickle after it shocked state lawmakers Wednesday by announcing a $532 million dollar budget deficit. The news has state lawmakers wondering what happened, who’s to blame ...

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Dave Says – Close up small business?

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.   Dear Dave, I have a ...

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Kelly: more money for schools, Medicaid expansion, welfare, gun control, climate change; restrict faith-based adoption

Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly insists the state budget she’s preparing can fully fund the state’s schools, expand Medicaid coverage to another 150,000 people and begin to repair a troubled child welfare system ...

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Steps taxpayers can take now to get ready to file their taxes in 2019

The IRS reminds taxpayers there are steps they can take now to make sure their tax filing experience goes smoothly next year. Taking these steps will also help them avoid surprises when ...

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