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The government wants banks to share how you spend your money

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In May, the Treasury Department released the Biden administration’s revenue proposals for fiscal year 2022. One aspect of this document that has gone under-reported is the administration’s new plan for reporting requirements for ...

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‘Tax the Rich’: When have we heard that before?

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There’s no need to pile even more scorn on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s “Tax the Rich” dress worn to a $35,000 per head liberal gala. Social critics like Piers Morgan have already ...

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‘401(k) plan owners: Watch out’

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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 boats. Now ask yourself, if you were ...

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Dave Says – Let kids make mistakes

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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. Let kids make mistakes (and learn ...

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One reason why ‘target dated’ funds haven’t done well for over a decade

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There’s a reason why we often refer to target date funds as ‘target dated’ funds. These types of investments rely on portfolio construction techniques to decide what to own based on decades ...

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Unemployment ticks up even as more jobs added

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The nation’s unemployment ticked up in June as the economy struggles with hiring, surging inflation and fear over the cost of the Biden infrastructure plan. The unemployment rate jumped to 5.9 percent from ...

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Missouri Right to Life disappointed with continued funding of Planned Parenthood

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Pro-life leaders in Missouri expressed their disappointment on Wednesday after a special session ended with the state continuing funding Planned Parenthood. Lawmakers were called into a special legislative session last week by ...

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Dave Says – Try to help him, but move slowly

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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. Try to help him, but move ...

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

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Typically when you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, and that applies to the stock market. It’s best to have a plan before trouble comes, rather than make emotional decisions ...

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What the proposed $6 trillion Biden budget means for your future

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History will not remember President Biden for his frugality but it may for his budget. The president has already signed into law a massive multi-trillion-dollar “COVID” stimulus spending package and proposed trillions ...

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Dave Says – Dealing with debt collectors

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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.   Dealing with debt collectors   ...

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How to avoid the new tax increase on retirement accounts

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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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Dave Says – Push the pause button

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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.   Push the pause button Dear ...

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Missouri tax filing and payment deadline extended

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Governor Mike Parson announced today that the Missouri Department of Revenue is extending the state individual tax filing and payment deadline for the 2020 tax year from April 15, 2021, to May ...

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Missouri bill to ditch the property tax fails in legislature

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An attempt to end Missouri’s personal property tax failed to get enough votes to pass this week. The measure, which would have saved taxpayers $1.4 billion, would bring the state in line ...

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What is the ‘7% guaranteed’ annuity myth?

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One of the most common things I hear from people who own or have been pitched an annuity is the belief that the annuity will “earn 7% guaranteed.” Usually this is due ...

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Dave Says – This lady’s getting it done!

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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.   This lady’s getting it done! ...

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Will pandemic build momentum for school choice?

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Across the nation, legislators are optimistic that the ongoing pandemic will provide the impetus to finally pass school choice legislation. That’s also true for Missouri where legislative leaders have spent the last ...

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Don’t play politics with your portfolio

Did the outcome of the election make you really happy and excited? Or did it leave you concerned, especially when it comes to your investments? Either way, you shouldn’t play politics with ...

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Democrats plan to ditch Hyde Amendment that bans federally funded abortion

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The Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion, is at risk of being repealed in the next Congress. “This is the last year,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat who ...

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Obamacare plans will cover elective abortions in most states next year

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More than two-thirds of health plans on Obamacare exchanges will cover elective abortions in 2021, according to the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute, “Due to the former Obama administration’s severe lack of transparency ...

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End of the year is a good time for a financial review and tune-up

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People who are home with a little free time between now and the end of the year may want to get a handle on personal finances for 2021. CBN News made these ...

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Tips to help taxpayers avoid post-disaster scams

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The IRS is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of generous taxpayers who want to help disaster victims. Everyone should be vigilant. These scams often pop up ...

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Dave Says – A very generous offer

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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.   A Very Generous Offer Dear ...

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How low can interest rates go?

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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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