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Americans for Prosperity rallies in support of tax cuts in Missouri

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Missourians gathered in Jefferson City last week to support tax cuts and agricultural tax credits in a rally sponsored by Americans for Prosperity The Real Tax Cut Rally promoted proposed income tax ...

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Every American taxpayer will pay $2,500 to cover student loan ‘forgiveness’

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Every American taxpayer will pay $2,500 to cover the cost of President Joe Biden’s student debt “cancellation” plan. That’s the shocking accounting study conducted by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF). Biden’s ...

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Full legalization of marijuana will be on Missouri ballot in November

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Missouri voters will decide in November if recreational marijuana use will become legal in the state. The news validates the warnings given by opponents of the 2018 vote that legalized medical marijuana. ...

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Town votes to defund library over sexually-explicit children’s book

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After a library system in Michigan refused to remove sexually-explicit children’s books, the town overwhelmingly voted to defund the library. Jamestown, Michigan Library Board President Larry Walton doubled down on his decision ...

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Sending your kid to school will cost a lot more this year

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Although back-to-school shopping is always expensive, parents this year must cope with the highest inflation in four decades. That’s in addition to real wages falling and expected higher taxes. As the cost ...

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Back-to-school supplies are tax-free this weekend

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Soaring inflation is making it more difficult for families to get their kids ready to go back to school later this month. They will get some much-needed relief this weekend during Missouri’s ...

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Trump: data shows nation risks something worse than recession

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Donald Trump is pointing to data that forecasts an economic downturn much worse than a recession. The former president, whose economic policies are credited with some of the best economic numbers in ...

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How taxes on vaping are pushing more young people to cigarettes

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When the government tries to micromanage the everyday habits of millions of people, it doesn’t always go well, to put it mildly. The latest example of nanny-state meddling backfiring comes courtesy of ...

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Getting The Taxman Out Of Your Retirement — Part 2

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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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Getting the taxman out of your retirement — Part 1

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

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Missouri Republican legislators want to return $1 billion to taxpayers

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Missouri Republican lawmakers have some good news for taxpayers as the filing deadline approaches. Republican legislators have announced a plan to use $1 billion from the state’s historic surplus for tax rebates. ...

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Dave Says – Work first, play later

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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. Work first, play later Dear Dave, ...

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Retirement: The 401(k) / IRA IQ Quiz

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When it comes to giving during retirement, there is one place that many are likely giving far more than they should: the Internal Revenue Service. As we’ve pointed out in previous articles ...

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Tax money being used for experiments on aborted body parts, new report says

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The National Institutes of Health is using tax money to pay for research using body parts of aborted babies, a government watchdog group alleges. “A new White Coat Waste Project investigation has ...

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Dave Says – More than any amount of 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.   More than any amount of ...

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Dave Says – Good news and bad news

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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.   Good news and bad news ...

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The Retirement Team voted ‘Best of Topeka’ for 2021

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It’s been a season full of recognition for The Retirement Team, a financial advisory firm based out of Topeka. The business recently swept The Best of Topeka finance categories, earning Best Financial ...

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Doing good by donating stock

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Like many investors, you may own shares of stock (or other assets like mutual funds) that have appreciated in value given the generally favorable environment for the markets in recent years. If ...

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How one young woman brought ‘black minds’ to the school debate

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Why ‘Black Minds Matter’ could be a game-changer for families in struggling schools. Growing up on the east side of Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of a teenage mother, Denisha Merriweather was failing. ...

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Stop losing retirement money safely

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Over the course of the average retirement all prices more than double. In fact, they’ll go up more than 2.5 times. Something that costs $100 today will cost $257 by the end ...

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Missouri officials anticipate record revenues in coming year

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Despite the pandemic, Missouri revenues have never been higher. Gov. Mike Parson and legislative budget leaders released estimates for revenue in the year that begins July 1, 2022, showing revenues are expected ...

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Senate Parliamentarian blocks Democrat amnesty for 7 million illegals

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The non-partisan gatekeeper of the U.S. Senate has ruled that the Democrat attempt to insert amnesty for illegal immigrants into the Build Back Better bill violates parliamentary procedure.  Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ...

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Biden touts infrastructure in Kansas City as polls plummet

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President Joe Biden was in Kansas City on Wednesday to discuss infrastructure but its the polls that need rebuilding according to news reports. Biden touted the $1 trillion bill he signed into ...

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Go big or go home: Missouri governor wants bold ideas for budget surplus

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Some of the recent massive spending by Congress will make its way to Missouri. Gov. Mike Parson is looking for bold ideas for part of those funds that have created a budget ...

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Ready to Play Defense with Your Retirement Savings?

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For most investors, including those saving for retirement, it’s no surprise that markets are subject to up-and-down fluctuations over time. And if you are investing with a long-term perspective, it’s pretty common ...

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