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Support for minimum wage hike growing among small business owners

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consumers21 1Small business owners strongly favor raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10and adjusting it to keep up...

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Mortgage rates reverse, climb this week

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Mortgage rates reversed course this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate jumping to 4.32 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage...

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Bob Miller: What's Worse Than a Bear Market?

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In my last writing I shared how I was first introduced to the idea of saving money from my grandfather at the age of 5. I am now 48 and enjoy sharing the financial knowledge I've gained thus far.

long-term-care-insurance-womenHelping people make better financial decisions is a passion for me. It means making sure all bases are covered, risks...

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Mortgage rates continue declining; now at their lowest since last Halloween

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bankrate logoMortgage rates retreated for the fourth week in a row, and sixth time in the past seven weeks, with the benchmark...

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Finance: Thanks for the advice

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This is the first column of a series that is meant to put a human face on the world of finance and investing, and add value to the financial decisions you make in an entertaining but measurable way.

My name is Bob Miller and I've had a lifelong passion to learn and continuously improve at investing from the day I purchased my first stock at the age of 12 (1977).

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Money Smart Week coming

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monetsmartFree classes aimed at promoting financial literacy for all age groups will be offered at various Peoria-area locations throughout next week, part of the annual Money Smart Week event.

It all...

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What's My Stuff Worth: Stamps and Lockbox

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Dan Philips

When Jason Kassis of Peoria came across a copper plate filled with different imprints of ducks while cleaning out an old building, he wasn't sure what he had.

For all Kassis knew, the plate could have been for various special postage stamps depicting ducks and possibly quite valuable. That's why he held on to it for about 20 years, taking it with him any time he moved.

He finally got...

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