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Project REAP returns to Kansas City

Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program) has opened applications for its 2018 program, which will begin in September, in both Kansas Cities. Applications can be accessed at www.projectreap.org. The application period closes on Aug. 15. This will be the first time the program has been open to candidates in both Kansas Cities. In 2017, with only Kansas City, Missouri, participating, …

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Dave says 08.09.18

Dear Dave, Do you believe the adult child of a senior citizen, who is physically and mentally healthy but has neglected to plan for retirement, should be burdened with providing financial assistance to that parent? Robbie Dear Robbie, Based on the wording of your question, I can only believe you don’t think the adult child should be “burdened” to provide this assistance. …

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Dave says 08.02.18

Dear Dave, I’m a landlord, and I own a few houses and duplexes around town. Recently, I made the mistake of renting to some tenants who were not respectful of my property. Do you have any tips for selecting good renters? Joe Dear Joe, In my experience, most landlords simply aren’t thorough enough with the screening process when it comes …

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Thelma’s Kitchen striving to transform Troost, area dining experience

By Eulogio JP Another restaurant has opened its doors to Kansas City area residents – one that’s not a typical restaurant.  The restaurant is Thelma’s Kitchen, open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays and located at 3101 Troost in Kansas City, Mo. Customers are encouraged to have lunch at a community table. As a result, they meet people they wouldn’t meet otherwise …

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Dave says

Dear Dave, I’m retired, and in the past few years I’ve taken up painting. This hobby has begun bringing in more money than I expected. I was wondering at what point I should start thinking about separating my art money from my personal finances, and look at officially starting a little business. Pat Dear Pat, I’d do it now. A …

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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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