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Curbing Wasteful Spending The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was established by the burdensome Dodd-Frank Act. Since its inception, the CFPB has shown itself to be irresponsible with its spending as well as politically motivated with its choice of advertising firms. Reports show the CFPB contracted with an advertising agency with strong ties to the

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Senate Takes Major Step to Fight Opioid Epidemic

by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt The opioid epidemic is devastating lives, families, and communities across the nation, and Missouri is no exception. In 2014, the most recent year for which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data is available, more than 1,000 Missourians died from a drug overdose. That’s why I’ve been working in the

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Savvy Senior®

Great gadets for aging golfers Dear Savvy Senior Can you recommend any products that can help older golfers? I love to play golf, but at age 74, I have hip and back problems that make bending over to tee up or pick up the ball difficult. And I have arthritis in my thumbs that makes

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5 steps for senior safety and emergency-preparedness

Summer is an appropriate time to assess your personal safety and plan ahead for emergencies. This is especially important for those living on their own and looking for ways to maintain their independence. A few simple tips and safety measures will help give peace of mind that you’ve taken necessary precautions to prepare for unexpected

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Making Money Count

Have you ever wanted to attend a program that covered virtually every topic concerning money? Your wish has been granted. University of Missouri Extension in Vernon County will offer the Making Money Count program in Nevada. The class develops skills in making decisions and communicating about money, spending plans, credit, consumer skills and contracts, record

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Hartzler votes to fix broken mental health system

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, a bill she co-sponsored: “We have all experienced the pain and suffering that stems from mental illness, but none more so than the families of those afflicted. They are often left feeling too

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Property loss from disasters may be tax deductible

Disaster victims may recoup some of their uninsured losses because uncompensated property losses from natural disasters are tax deductible, said a University of Missouri Extension consumer and family economics specialist. But the first thing you should do is contact your insurance agent, said Brenda Procter. “A lot of people incorrectly assume certain things aren’t covered

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