How to Save Money at the Gas Pump: Part 2

By Donna Fuscaldo, AAR Driving less, running errands when you are commuting, and planning your outings to be more efficient can go a long way toward curbing your gas outlays. But it’s not just how many trips you make with your vehicle in a given day or week, it’s also how you drive your car. […]

How to Save Money at the Gas Pump, Part 1

By Donna Fuscaldo, AAR Tips for drivers looking to hold down gasoline expenditures as fuel prices surgeBlame it on a demand-supply imbalance, unrest between Russia and Ukraine or a combination of both, but consumers are paying more at the gas pump. A lot more than a couple of years ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic kept […]

Missouri ending federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits

By Roberta Pardo Kansas and Missouri are planning changes to pandemic-related unemployment programs.On May 11, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced that Missouri will stop participating in all six federal pandemic-related unemployment programs, starting June 12, in hopes of pushing people back to work and addressing workforce shortages.“From conversations with business owners across the state, we […]

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

By Roberta Pardo The House of Representatives voted Wednesday (March 10) to approve President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill.Senate passed the bill on March 6.The package includes up to $1,400 stimulus checks per person for many Americans. Families get an additional $1,400 per child. It also extends unemployment benefits programs through September 6 […]

Energy assistance programs available in Kansas and Missouri

By Angie BaldelomarTo help struggling customers manage their bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, Evergy is working to ensure customers are aware of bill payment assistance programs in Missouri and Kansas.In Missouri, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a federally funded program that helps low-income households meet their immediate energy needs, is open for […]

Kansas Department of Labor warns of texting fraud

Please be aware that a fraudulent SMS (e.g. texting) phishing attempt is being distributed on mobile devices. These texts are not from the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL). If you receive one of these texts, please do not click on any links and delete it immediately.If a person has clicked on a link, then a […]

COVID-19 mortgage scammers

Commentary by Chara The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best in many people. Unfortunately, it also has brought out the worst in some people. One type of bad behavior is scamming. Yes, there are people who want to take advantage of the pandemic by tricking people, generally through emails and/or phone calls. Some of […]

Stimulus Checks: Who Is Eligible and How Much Will They Be?

The law will send $1,200 checks to many, including Social Security recipients Federal lawmakers enacted a $2 trillion economic stimulus package Friday that will send most Americans checks of up to $1,200, as a way to put money directly in the pockets of families struggling to manage the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation, will […]

Government Announces 90-Day Tax Payment Extension

No penalty for paying late, but tax returns still due by April 15, The Treasury Department has announced that most taxpayers will have an additional 90 days, to July 15, to pay their federal income taxes. However, the deadline to file tax returns remains April 15. “All you have to do is file your taxes,” […]