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Many options for will and trust guidance are available

Commentary by Roberta Pardo A will is an important document in a person’s life.Contrary to popular belief, it’s never too early to write one, especially if there are children involved. The problem with wills is that they can get confusing fast. In a bistate area like the Kansas City metropolitan area, there’s the issue of […]

How to plan for your retirement

Commentary by Chara Planning for retirement is an important step to ensure a comfortable future.Whether you’re just starting your career or approaching retirement age, having a solid plan in place can make a significant difference once you’ve reached retirement age. Here’s a list of tips that will help you create one: *Take inventory of your […]

How to protect your privacy online

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Our homes are full of devices connected to the internet. That’s why it’s essential to stay alert and protect yourself from the risks that can be found online. Some ways to protect your information and online devices include the following: *Be suspicious of emails or links from unknown sources: Don’t click […]

A will gives you final say

Commentary by Chara If you don’t have a will, create one. Wills are important, especially if you have assets. Having one will help give you a final say about who takes ownership of your possessions after you die. Not having one could mean the state takes ownership of them.Before creating a will, however, understand that […]

How to prepare for retirement

Commentary by Roberta Pardo It’s never too early to start planning your retirement.Financial experts encourage workers to start saving as early as possible because achieving financial security in retirement takes planning and commitment. But like anything, putting money away for retirement is a habit we all need to cultivate.Here are some tips to help you […]

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 […]