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Dear Dave: My husband passed away last year at just 45 years old. We always tried to be careful with our money, and we were in good enough shape financially that I paid for his funeral with cash. A few days ago, I started getting letters from the funeral homes in town encouraging me to pre-p…

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From time to time, there are atrocities that are so atrocious that their atrociousness goes well beyond previous atrociousnessities that had previously been considered in the realm of atrociousable.

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“For all the thunder on the Bernie Sanders left, the most interesting trend in the Democratic campaign this year may be the re-emergence of the moderate wing of the party, led by charismatic new voices: former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar.”

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It’s egregious excess time. Old norms have gone into hiding, common sense has taken a walk, wisdom is on vacation and fundamental principles have been shooed out of the room. The center does not hold and neither does anything else, least of all Donald Trump, who spends his energetic days sli…

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Dear Dave: My husband and I are on Baby Step 3b, and we’re saving for a house. We’re out of debt and both of us make good money, plus we each have 20-year level term life insurance policies with coverage equaling 10 times our individual incomes. We also have an emergency fund equal to six mo…

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For 68 years the National Prayer Breakfast has been a political oasis, a chance for Republicans, Democrats, national and world leaders to assemble and pray for each other and the nation.

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After the U.S. Senate acquitted President Donald Trump of wrongdoing, he continued to assert that he did absolutely nothing wrong. This is almost certainly not true. In fact, his acquittal was supported by the compliance of a significant number of Republican senators who conceded that Trump …

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Dear Dave: I’m beginning to think we got in over our heads with our house. My wife and I make about $125,000 a year combined, but we’ve never been able to put anything aside for an emergency fund. Our mortgage payment is 35 percent of our take home pay each month. We have two young children,…

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Just because the Senate is about to acquit President Donald Trump of charges Republicans believed never rose to the level of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” don’t think Democrats will raise the white flag of surrender. They (and their media allies) have only just begun.

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Dear Dave: We’re debt-free except for our home, and we’ll have our fully-funded emergency fund of three to six months of expenses, we’ve agreed on six months’ worth, saved up by the end of February. We’re also setting aside a little each month to buy a newer car with cash later. We’re about …

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It’s kind of interesting that the central goal of Democrats in the wild-and-wooly Capitol impeachment hearings is to use their misapplied, blistering power to ruin the reelection chances of Republican President Donald Trump. Their central case against Trump is that this is the kind of thing …

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Dear Dave: I’m trying very hard to get out of debt. I have my beginner emergency fund in place, and I’m living on a monthly budget. Is it OK to include a little wallet cash in my budget at this point, just in case? — Andrew

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The contrast could not have been starker. One picture showed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi smiling as she signed (with numerous pens) two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. She passed out the pens like souvenirs to fellow Democrats. They were embossed in gold with her signa…

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Dear Dave: My wife and I made a resolution this year to pay off $20,000 in credit card debt we’ve accumulated. I want us to follow your plan, and live on a really tight budget. She wants us to use a debt consolidation company, like some of her friends have done. I’m really against her idea, …

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s strategy of holding on to the two weak articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump was starting to rattle some Democrats, who felt they were losing the political battle. Last Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told reporters, “If we’re going t…

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Regardless of the size of the business, ultimate responsibility for success lies with the CEO. If you’re a small business owner, that’s you. And the most critical CEO tasks that result in success or failure lie in the knowledge and practice of financial management fundamentals.

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Dear Dave: My wife and I will both turn 30 next month. We have two young children, and we make a little over $85,000 combined. The problem is we have about $70,000 in debt. Some of it is credit card debt, but nearly $50,000 is in two car loans. Her mom and dad have offered to let us move in …

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Addressing the British Parliament in 1982, President Ronald Reagan outlined a plan for placing the Soviet Union and Marxism-Leninism on the “ash heap of history.” It is an objective President Donald Trump might pursue against the mullahs in Iran, who are subsidizing terrorism in the Middle E…

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It is 2020, the start of a new year, of a new decade, of revived hope, of renewed determination. Tradition says it’s time for resolutions while reality says they seldom work. But there is, in fact, much amiss in this American nation we love, and we must fight back, peacefully, of course, but…

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Dear Dave: I’m getting married next summer. My fiancé and I are in agreement about how to handle money, and we both follow your plan. Do you recommend pre-marital counseling? If so, what do you feel are some of the important areas of agreement for couples before they get married? — Allison

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Donald Trump has angered progressives in so many ways recently — including mean tweets to Swedish teenagers, mean letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and mean comments about women in the Squad — that it’s difficult to recall the earliest days of their animus. But a recent incident reminded…

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We’ve all heard the Democrats state over and over that no one is above the law, not even the president. I agree 100% that no one is above the …

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I've been a resident of Edwards Avenue in Muscle Shoals for about 35 years. We don't need any sidewalks along Edwards Avenue. It's just a wast…

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I am so disgusted about Tim Melson’s intent to get marijuana legalized. Does he not realize that people who smoke it are just shouting because…

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