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Dave says 05.28.18

Dear Dave, My wife and I want to begin teaching our son how make a budget and live on one. He’s 16, and he has a part-time job and a hand-me-down car. Is this a realistic idea? Mike Dear Mike, Your son is at a great point in life to learn how to make money behave. Even in his situation, …

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Chamber Night at Two Light

The Kansas City Power and Light District recently hosted “Chamber Night at Two Light”, an event in collaboration with several minority Chambers including the Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce, the Asian Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, and Phillips-West Public Relations and Communications, at the new Two Light downtown luxury apartments. Attending from left are: Councilman …

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Dave says 05.17.18

Dear Dave, I’m 28, single, and I just became debt-free. In addition, I make $70,000 a year and have the equivalent of six months of expenses set aside for emergencies. Should I save up to pay cash for a house, or is mortgage debt okay? I’d like to keep the price of a new home between $200,000 and $225,000. Since …

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U-Haul Partners with Lenexa’s iStorage of Meadow View

LENEXA, Kan. (April 12, 2018) — U-Haul Company of Kansas, Inc. is pleased to announce that iStorage of Meadow View has signed on as a U-Haul®neighborhood dealer to serve the Lenexa community. iStorage of Meadow View at 7804 Meadow View Drive will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes. The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is revolutionizing …

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Dave says: 04.19.18

Dear Dave, My husband and I are just starting Baby Step 1 of your plan. Prior to this, we told my two nephews we would buy them laptop computers for college. They don’t get a lot of encouragement or support from their immediate family, so we try to help them when we can. Should we go ahead and honor this …

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Cinco ideas motivadoras para aumentar la eficiencia en las empresas

By Estrella Flores-Carretero Las empresas han de contextualizarse en el mundo actual para ser productivas. Y eso supone saber cómo funcionan las personas que trabajan en ellas y qué las mueve a ser excelentes. La excelencia supone sacar lo mejor de uno mismo para ser eficiente en el mundo corporativo. Sin embargo, no hay que olvidar que el motor del …

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Using the IRS Withholding Calculator

The IRS encourages everyone to use the Withholding Calculator to perform a quick “paycheck checkup.” This is even more important this year because of recent tax law changes. Results from the calculator will include a recommendation of whether or not users should consider submitting a new Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, to their employers. Before beginning, taxpayers should have …

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Faurecia to open area plant

Faurecia, a French auto equipment company founded in 1997, will open a Kansas City area plant. The $60-million facility will be in Blue Springs, Mo. The Kansas City Area Development Council recently announced the news on its website. “Congratulations to our partners in Blue Springs on today’s announcement that Faurecia’s interiors division will open a new, approximately 250,000-square-foot production facility, …

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Debra’s Income Tax serving KC area

By Chara Kansas City area taxpayers who want their tax returns prepared by a tax preparation firm or an individual tax professional have their share of options. One of those options is Debra’s Income Tax. “I have been in business for 18 years,” owner Debra Sandoval said. “I have a lot of clients that I feel are uninformed. I always …

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How to cancel your PMI

Commentary by Eulogio JP Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is expensive. But did you know it can removed? If you bought your home with your home with a 20-percent down payment, your lender would’ve required you to buy mortgage insurance. But if you have at least 20 percent equity in your home, your lender can cancel the PMI. In other words, …

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