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Dave Says 08.15.19

Dear Dave, When it comes to buying life insurance, should the coverage amount be based solely on current earnings? I have good reason to believe my income is going to increase significantly soon. Wesley Dear Wesley, The purpose of life insurance is to take care of your family if something unexpected happens to you. You don’t want to buy too much, but …

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Dave says: Finance column 08.01.19

Dear Dave, My husband and I have been married five years, and we’ve decided we want to have children. We’ve both been working full time since our wedding, and we were wondering if we should adjust our emergency fund and retirement investing to accommodate all the upcoming life changes that go along with having a bigger family. Rachel Dear Rachel, …

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Dave says 07.25.19

Dear Dave, I had about $12,000 in debt when my husband and I got married three years ago. Since that time, we’ve been given cash gifts from my parents from time to time, and we keep having discussions on how to use this kind of money when it is given to us. I’d like to put it toward paying off …

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Dave Says 07.18.19

Dear Dave, My wife is so charged up after reading your books, and now she is determined to get us out of debt. I know this is good idea, but I just don’t have the passion for it she does. There are also some things I really don’t want to give up. Do you have some suggestions for getting motivated? …

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Why you should spend more time outdoors – at the office

By Brian Krenke Americans don’t get out much anymore. We’re indoors for 90 percent of each day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.     For a big chunk of that time, many of us are behind a desk. One study found that just one-quarter of office workers spent more than an hour outside each day. Research shows that people who …

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Dave says 07.04.19

Dear Dave, Recently, the garage where I worked for a long time went out of business. I have a lot of my own tools, and I was thinking about taking out a loan of around $20,000 to buy a few extra tools I need to open my own garage. It’s always been a dream of mine to have my own …

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Center of Grace in Olathe Receives $10,000 Grant to Support the ELL Preschool

Olathe, Kan. (June 2019) — The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund recently awarded Center of Grace, Inc. in Olathe a $10,000 grant to support the English Language Learner (ELL) Preschool. The grant will be used to help pay for the salary of the lead teacher in the ELL preschool at the Center of Grace. Our preschool serves the children of the …

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Dave says 06.27.19

Dear Dave, I was recently offered an opportunity to participate in a hands-on stock trading class. The problem is we don’t have the $6,500 registration fee just lying around. My husband and I are on Baby Step 4 of your plan, so what would you think about us borrowing that amount from our emergency fund? We would still have three …

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Here’s what taxpayers should know about doing a paycheck checkup

Everyone should check their withholding by doing a Paycheck Checkup ASAP, even if they did one in 2018. The federal income tax is a pay-as-you-go tax. This means that taxpayers pay the tax as they earn or receive income during the year. This also means that taxpayers can avoid a surprise at tax time by checking their withholding amount the …

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IRS reminder: Get tax withholding right; do a paycheck checkup at least once every year

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to review their 2019 tax withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator and make any changes with their employer as soon as possible. This is especially true for anyone who adjusted their withholding during the middle or later parts of 2018. That’s because a mid-year withholding change, only affecting part of 2018, …

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