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Financial Focus

Take a closer look at myths surrounding 529 plans If you want to help pay for your children’s college educations, you might want to consider contributing to a 529 plan. With this plan, your earnings grow federally tax-free, as long as the withdrawals are used for qualified higher education expenses such as tuition and room…

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Benjamin News

By Gladene Green We continue to have thunderstorms almost every day or night, sometimes both. The rains have been beneficial for some and not for others. Some are wanting them to slow down for a while. The wheat farmers need to get in the fields to get their crops harvested. The cotton farmers are wanting…

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The 501

Repurposed Malls Some urban malls are converting retail spaces to office spaces. LinkedIn said so. They¹ve got the connections to know. I¹m not surprised. Internet-based businesses are retail¹s new face. Malls are struggling. If I worked in a real office, I¹d like for it to be in a repurposed mall ­ a nice mall with…

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On the Tee

Haney suspended after comments Do not expect any of the LPGA professionals to be seeking the advice of swing guru Hank Haney in the future. After making some eyebrow-raising comments that appeared to be racist about the LPGA and its players on his SiriusXM radio show last week, he was suspended by the PGA Tour…

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Mac’s View

Dangers of sedentary lifestyle Many of us, including myself, are spending too much time on our backsides, and there seems little doubt that this hurts our health. We all seem to be settling for more sedentary activities, such as sitting in front of a computer writing and making preparations to get a newspaper issue out…

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Opinion

Was Russia collusion a hoax? By Robert Romano “This is probably done in conjunction with Fusion GPS that was making this stuff up, they conveniently were able to get this into the FBI, willing takers at the FBI, and this was all to dirty up the Trump campaign. I mean, I have to say, you…

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