Cash flow issues are one of the big reasons small businesses fail. And these types of problems are directly related to an owner not staying on top of the numbers and having poor accounting practices.
If you are anything like me, and my family, you find that you have a lot of “stuff,” when you take a moment to inventory the possessions in your home.
Many have been decrying the lack of political discourse over the past few years, and how uncivil we have become as a society.
The Trump Administration, like its predecessors, has shown an apparent appetite for the use of force overseas. The “mother of all bombs” dropped on Syrian troops, saber-rattling toward North Korea, deployments of U.S.
I’ve spent my life in many places, with one of the longest tenures being Edina, Minnesota. We have a bold, talented, and intrepidly liberal Senator named Al Franken.
Whether it’s a matter of comfort, appearance or safety, there are many medical procedures that you may want or need, but your health insurance won’t cover.

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Whether we like the ACA, hate the ACA, or are somewhere in between, most realize that something needs to be done regarding health care in our country. The question is what? As Republicans have found out, saying something is bad and must be removed is easy, but finding a replacement, not so much...
BY SCOTT ANDERSON WCFB BOARD PRESIDENT On March 13-16, I had the privilege of traveling to Washington, D.C. to represent Winnebago County, and along with 40 other members, the State of Iowa on the Iowa Farm Bureau National Policy Trip. The purpose of this trip was to discuss the concerns of the...
Maybe your financial house is in order. Your debt is manageable or paid off. You have an emergency fund and now you're looking for ways to grow your wealth. Or, perhaps you're planning ahead by learning about different investments options. Have you considered becoming a landlord? Rent prices tend...
As you watch the healthcare proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times. In particular, what if Congress were run by pragmatists? It would not change the issues at hand. On the one side, you’d have the Republican majority in...
As I sit down to write my newsletter each Thursday, I often wonder what readers want to know.  Perhaps you’d like to know how I decide what position I take on an issue.  The process of deciding how to vote has many parts.  I gather information from staff and lobbyists on both sides of an issue.  I...
Dear Editor, My wife and I would like to publicly express our appreciation to the LMEI (Lake Mills Entertainment, Inc.) for their foresight, planning, perseverance, and hard work in making the Mills Theater a reality in North Iowa. We are truly blessed to have a healthy, vibrant theater in a town...
“Do Your Job—Save America!”               Senator Grassley, over the months I spent in 2016 opposing you for Iowa’s US Senate seat, the refrain I heard most from your detractors as well as supporters was “He should do his job” as Senate Judicial Committee head and vet Supreme Court nominee Merrick...
·  The United States is a nation of immigrants. ·  Immigration is the foundation of our country. Over the decades of the 20th century we often heard those noble claims. We still do, but in a different context. We kept those concepts in mind as we came through the era of segregation and world wars...
This is a subject that is vital to our future, in countless ways, and as such, deserves more time than can be given in one or two Gabbles. In fact, to do the topic justice, it would likely require dozens of articles, from almost as many perspectives. But, I will attempt to add to what I wrote last...
It was a privilege last week to visit with RECs, county Farm Bureaus, 4-H and FFA students in the district. All these organizations contribute much to the quality of life in rural Iowa, and for that I am grateful. Here are a few of the more significant bills we passed on the Senate floor last week...

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