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Walmart Reports Drop In Quarterly Profits
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Walmart Refund Checks Are Not a Scam

In a world where scams are rampant, one is not. If you have received a refund check from Walmart, you may want to hold on to it. 

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Kentucky Tax Refunds Going Out Sooner Than Expected

We all think of April 15th as tax day, but February 15th is just as important. Tax refunds at both the federal and state levels start being processed. Kentucky folks won't have to wait as long to start receiving their refunds. 

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Cruise Company For Robocalls, $500 Payout if You Received One

Am I dreaming or did we all sign up for a "Do Not Call" list about ten or so years ago? Somehow, some way, I'm still getting calls from mystery numbers or worse, unknown numbers. If you received a call from these folks, you may be getting $500. 

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U.S. Post Service Handles Increased Delivery Load For Holiday Season
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Postage Stamp Prices Go Up January 22nd

If you have any Forever stamps laying around, you better hang onto them before this coming Sunday. The price of a First-Class stamp will increase from $0.47 to $0.49

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Tax Refunds Will Be Delayed for Low-Income Families

As soon as the calendar turns over to a new year, millions of folks are on the lookout for their W-2s and not long after, their tax refunds. However, more than 40 million low-income families will see delays with their refunds this year as the IRS steps up its efforts to combat identity theft and fraud.

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Gas Prices Will Increase By $52 Billion in 2017

Gas prices drive me nuts! I noticed around the last couple of holidays, they would go up and then drop back down. Now, they have gone up and they may stay there for a while. Groan!

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Teens and Young Adults Urged to Apply for Agriculture Scholarships

To raise awareness of the job prospects in agriculture, the Monsanto Fund supports the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, which will award more than $500,000 dollars in scholarships to students across the country in 2017. Students under the age of 23 can enroll in the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship program from now through Feb. 1, 2017.

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Young Delegates Convene At UN Plaza To Celebrate The Launch Of New Furby
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Still Have Toys from the ’90s? They Could Be Worth a Lot of Money

I saw something on MSN's money page and immediately clicked. Yes, it's click bait, I guess, but it was potentially LUCRATIVE click bait, so I did it.

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Here’s Why I Don’t Need to Spend All That Money on a Yeti [VIDEO]

A guy at Bass Pro Shops in Nashville was regaling me on the pros and pros of owning Yeti products. He was a nice enough guy and I listened.

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Counting Down the Top Five Most Expensive Single-Family Homes For Sale in Owensboro

Have you ever wondered what the most expensive houses in Owensboro are? I have and, really, the only way to know is to check out the local realtor site and find out which ones are on the market and how much you'd have to drop to live in one.

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The Little Known Story of How Green River Appliance Got their Name

If you live in Owensboro, you have heard about Green River Appliance. It's been in business since 1964 but do you know the backstory of how it came to be? Well, it's kind of a crazy one! I had the pleasure of chatting with Ray Chambers, owner and operator, about their family's rich history in the Owensboro area.

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Texas High School Board Approves $62.8 Million Stadium

I never knew how big Texas high school football was until I saw the movie Friday Night Lights. The crowds are massive and they are dedicated. And while I respect any and all athletic funding, this story is making me think twice.

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