Beware: 8 Red-Hot Frauds

By Sari Harrar, AARP,Part 2 Cryptocurrency ATM Payments Those ATMs cropping up in convenience stores, gas stations and big retailers are scammers’ newest payment method. Pretending to be government officials, utility agents or sweepstakes representatives, they direct you to pay a purported fee, bill or handling charge by sending cryptocurrency bought at these ATMs to […]

How Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Should Market to Current Customers

By Jessica Larson –   Customer retention is essential. Not only does it cost five times more to secure a new customer, but the successful sales rate for an existing customer is as high as 70%. On the other hand, it’s a lowly 5% to 20% for new customers. The importance is clear: you must […]

How to improve your financial health

Commentary by Chara With a new year underway, many people are pursuing their new year’s resolutions. Many of those resolutions concern financial health.If you have made finance-related resolutions, here are some tips to help you achieve a healthy financial lifestyle:*Create a budget: Once you have a budget, you can plan for expenses, reduce or eliminate […]

The Ultimate Guide to Help You Find and Manage Your Second Home

Guest Post by Inspection Support Network If you’re looking for a great investment, a private vacation space, or just a place you plan to retire to in the future, purchasing a second home can be a wise financial move. Before you dive into this facet of real estate, it’s essential to understand the pros and […]

SBA announces restaurant-, food service-oriented grant program

By Angie Baldelomar The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced details on the application for Restaurant Revitalization Funds (RRF) grants.Part of the American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law by President Biden, the RRF aims to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses remain open. The program will provide restaurants and other […]

KDOL expanding customer service hours to address unemployment issues

By Angie Baldelomar For months, Kansans have complained about the irregularities in getting their unemployment benefit payments.One explanation the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) has given is the outdated unemployment system in place that has been overwhelmed by the number of claims because of the added federal unemployment programs it added.KDOL Deputy Secretary Peter Brady […]

Beware of fraudulent KDOL social media pages

Please be aware of fraudulent social media accounts and websites impersonating the Kansas Department of Labor. These accounts and websites are not managed by KDOL. Do not click on any links or provide any personal information to these accounts. If you receive a message or comment from a social media account impersonating KDOL, report it […]

Biden, moderate Senate Democrats agree to limit eligibility for $1,400 checks

By Roberta Pardo Senate Democrats plan to give $1,400 checks to fewer people under a deal struck with President Joe Biden, according to an article by NBC News.Every American who filed individually and makes up to $75,000 will still get the full amount before it begins to reduce at incomes above that. Unlike the last […]

Four Ways 2020 Might Impact your tax return   

By Chris Hogan Last year, we dealt with a lot of unknowns because of the coronavirus situation. Taxes were no exception. From the federal tax deadline being moved up to new legislation being passed, there were loopholes coming at us left and right.Now that the dust is starting to settle, let’s get some clarity about […]

Tax season start date delayed until Feb. 12

By Angie BaldelomarTax season is almost here.In other years, tax season would have started by now. But this year, the start date has been postponed a few weeks.The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced last week that it would begin accepting and processing individual income tax returns on Feb. 12 for the tax year 2020 — […]