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How to Spring Clean Your Finances [VIDEO]

Spring is in the air! It's time to clean up the house, clean out the closets and face all those documents that have been haunting you all winter.

Watch the video below for tips on what to keep and how to organize your finances!

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Kentucky Legislators Consider Removing the Office of State Treasurer

Kentucky lawmakers are considering proposing an amendment to the state constitution that would remove the office of State Treasurer.

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5 Ways to Lower Your Taxes You Might Not Know About

The next six weeks are known as Tax Season, and we've come up with a few ways to lower your bill that you might not know about.

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Owensboro Among Forbes Magazine’s Top Ten Small Cities for Jobs

Forbes Magazine has published a list of the top ten American cities that are trending upward in terms of job growth. And look who made the cut!

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Need Help with Kentucky’s Healthcare Exchange? Attend this Free Health Coverage Forum

 

All the new healthcare laws and options can be very confusing. Fortunately, there are people that can help you make the right choices.

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Moon Mullins and Rashad Smith
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KWC Open House Saturday – Explore Your Possibilities!

Kentucky Wesleyan College Spring Open House is this Saturday. It's the first of two open houses each year, spring and fall. And, as you can see KWC Admissions Director Rashad Smith welcomes you with open arms

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Dear Dream House… It’s Just Not Going To Work Out

I've always loved looking at beautiful houses. I love the character of old homes and all of the detail of the woodwork and architecture they offer. There's a house here in town that I call my 'Dream House'.  It's a two-story, painted brick with columns in the front and a gorgeous porch. I've been known to drive past it on my way home from work, just because, ha. While creeping the other day, I noticed that the realty company that it's listed with was having an open house. To say I was excited at the potential of seeing the interior of my Dream House is an understatement.

But, is it proper to go to an open house when you have absolutely no means or intentions to purchase the home? After a quick poll of my Facebook friends, I had made a decision...

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GRADD Offers Health Insurance & Obamacare Enrollment Assistance

The Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) is in full swing and the deadline to sign up for health insurance is quickly approaching.  In fact, people without insurance have until March 31st to sign up for coverage for face tax penalties.  To help make sense of the Affordable Care Act and educate people about the benefits of Kynect, Kentucky's Healthcare Connection, the Green River Area Development District is offering weekly workshops to help residents navigate their healthcare options (and there are a bunch) and enroll in a plan that will best work for you.  Here's the schedule of workshops for Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster Counties . . .

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Tax Code Changes in Kentucky – Is It Time?

 

In listening to Glenn Beck, heard daily on 1490 WOMI, I hear him brag and brag about living in Texas now where there is no state income tax. What he never mentions is there is a huge tax on food, something we don't have in Kentucky. While it won't touch the food tax,  Govenor Steve Beshear is presenting some Tax Code changes to the Kentucky legislature that they will review tomorrow.

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Fees Makes Some Gift Cards Better Than Others — Dollars and Sense

Gift cards: it’s what’s for the holidays this year. But even though those little, swipeable stocking stuffers are extremely popular gifts, it pays to understand some of the perils that go along with them.

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