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Dave says 04.18.19

Dear Dave, As a business owner, how do you find a life balance between work and home? I have my own small business, and sometimes I feel like I’m putting in too much time at the shop and not spending enough time with my husband and kids. Molly Dear Molly, The idea of everything being in balance, on an everyday …

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JPMorgan Chase to open two branches in KC area

JPMorgan Chase Bank announced on Wednesday (March 13) that it will be opening two branches in the Kansas City area before the end of 2019, as part of its plans to expand its retail branches into nine top U.S. markets. “We’ll be opening branches in the Kansas City region, bringing the full strength of our financial services to consumers and …

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“What if the money didn’t matter?” 

QUESTION: I’ve had two or three jobs since graduating from college, and I haven’t felt like any of them were what I’m supposed to be doing with my life. Do you have any advice to help someone find their true calling? ANSWER: Believe it or not, many folks out there are in the same position. We all want to be …

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Dave says: Finance column 03.07.19

Dear Dave, I’m single and a firefighter, and we have a pension plus a 457(b) retirement plan. I’m not contributing to the 457(b) right now, because I’m following your plan and in Baby Step 2, which is paying off debt. Our retirement plan is managed by a big life insurance company, but I know you don’t like the idea of …

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Aguilar turns youthful interest into nationwide business

By Katherine Diaz Jorge Aguilar’s ambition when he was a young entrepreneur has helped him expand a Kansas City area-based window cleaning business into a nationwide specialized service provider. As an 18-year-old working for an area company, Aguilar discovered an interest in window cleaning that led to furthering his career in the trade. At age 20, he set off to …

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A new work year: High-demand jobs for 2019

Analysis by Tere Siqueira For many Americans, a new year means pursuing a new job or career. According to U.S. News and World Report, some of the best jobs for 2019 and beyond include the following: *Software developer: Steadily in demand since last year, software developers work on aesthetics and analytics to create and troubleshoot applications and software. Software developers …

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Latino immigrant business owners should think bigger

Commentary by Eulogio JP It should come as no surprise to anyone that Latino immigrant entrepreneurs make important contributions to the U.S. economy. In fact, this demographic generates $36.5 billion annually in business income. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, there are 1.2 million immigrant business owners in the United States. Furthermore, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber …

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Dave says 01.04.19

Dear Dave, I’m on Baby Step 1 of your plan, and I work at a community college that takes a mandatory 20 percent from our pay for retirement. I know you say retirement contributions should be put on hold until all debt except for your home is paid off, so do you have any thoughts on this kind of system? …

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Be prepared before you make finance-related resolutions

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Some of the most common new year’s resolutions are finance-related. If you are considering making some finance-related resolutions, do some preparation work first. Some items you should put on your preparation checklist include the following: *Evaluate (or re-evaluate) your budget: If you have not checked your budget in a while, now is the time to do …

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Rudy’s celebrating silver anniversary

By Angie Baldelomar Rudy Garcia always knew the restaurant business would be the path he would take. Garcia’s hunch might have been based partly on family ties. In the early 1940s, his mother had the first licensed Mexican restaurant in Kansas. “She was always cooking good food and people loved her food, so I always had the dream of wanting …

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