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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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Dave Says – Are utilities included?

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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.   Are utilities included? Dear Dave, ...

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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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Dave Says – Many benefits to budgeting

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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, Some friends recently ...

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U.S. to tighten Mexico City Policy restrictions on taxpayer funds for overseas abortions

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The Trump administration this week moved to tighten restrictions on the use of U.S. tax money to promote or perform abortions overseas. Those restrictions will be part of the Mexico City Policy. ...

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Unemployment compensation is taxable; Have tax withheld now and avoid a tax-time surprise

taxes, umemployment

With millions of Americans now receiving taxable unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding people receiving unemployment compensation that they can have tax withheld ...

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Major probe into Falwell Jr. family under way as investigation discovers deep web of financial gain

falwell family

In an on-going investigation, the Reuters news agency has learned that the entire Falwell family may have profited from their association with Liberty University. The investigation’s goal is to sort out and ...

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Dave Says – Teachable moments are valuable at any age

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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.   Teachable moments are valuable at ...

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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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Missouri voters pass expensive Medicaid expansion

medicaid

Amendment 2, which expands Medicaid in Missouri to people who could otherwise work, was approved by Missouri voters Tuesday. The State Auditor’s Office estimated 250,000 Missourians will be added to the state-funded ...

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Dave Says – Responsibilities come first

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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.   Responsibilities come first   Dear ...

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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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Dave Says – Tithe on stimulus check?

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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. Tithe on stimulus check?   Dear ...

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Missouri senator to file constitutional amendment to prevent state funding of abortions

bill eigel

Missouri State Sen. Bill Eigel plans to file a bill in the next legislative session for a constitutional amendment to deny state money to abortion providers. “I’m going to propose a constitutional ...

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Dave Says: Be professional and respectful

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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.   Be professional and respectful   ...

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House Democrats push for $1.5 trillion infrastructure spending in Democrat strongholds

WASHINGTON—House Democrats introduced on June 18 an extensive plan to rebuild American infrastructure, calling for more than $1.5 trillion in spending in roads, bridges, public transportation, housing, the “Green New Deal”, proposed ...

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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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Use IRS non-filers tool to get Economic Impact Payment; many low-income, homeless qualify

Economic Impact Payment

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding low-income Americans to use the free, online tool Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to quickly and easily register to receive their Economic Impact Payment. “The IRS is working ...

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How Missouri will handle taxes on stimulus checks

stimulus missouri

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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Missouri cuts budget after shut-down reduces taxes

missouri budget

The Missouri House on Wednesday approved an operating budget with about $146 million in cuts. The total budget is $34.9 billion. Business closings during the coronavirus outbreak have reduced tax revenues, and ...

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Your taxes: Tax Day is now July 15, 2020

taxes, umemployment

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will now have more time to file and pay your state and federal taxes. Both the IRS and state revenue departments have extended the DUE DATE ...

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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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Here’s what you need to know about your stimulus package

stimulus package

Americans will soon be getting relief from the U.S. government as  part the COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package signed into law on March 27 by President Trump. There are also additional ...

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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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