With December now officially underway, many households are likely prepping and planning for the holiday festivities (and foods) that typically come with the last month of the year.
Parents, do you have a rising or current college student? Have you filled out this year’s FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) yet? You might be thinking, “Nope.
Do what’s best for you Dear Dave,
How do we measure the value of a single life? It’s an impossible task—too subjective, individual, and too abstract.
Q: Why do you support the First Step Act?
Getting ready for the Baby Steps Dear Dave, I like your plan, and I’m ready to get control of my finances. Should I catch up on past due bills before saving $1,000 for the beginner emergency fund you recommend in Baby Step 1?

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First off I want to give my prayers to the Gasper family before I dive into my memories and thoughts on Terry. They need as much support as possible through this tough time. Sherry is a very strong woman so I know she will be okay but she still needs time to heal and support from everyone. I am...
This past Sunday I received word that Terry Gasper had passed away suddenly. At first, I couldn’t believe the news. How could a guy like Terry be gone just like that? Anyone who knew Terry knew that he was a staunch democrat, but he was a man of his word and what he said, is what he believed....
Dear Terry, I sit here in shock on Monday morning. It is June 25, and I am reading an email you sent me last week while I was out on vacation letting me know posters were ready to be picked up. I have had the pleasure of being able to get to know you and Sherylee a little better over the last...
When a person passes from this world into whatever follows it, their lives and their presence are suddenly thrown into stark relief; mundane memories of passing interactions become mutable, prone to shifting shape in the light of their absence. What previously seemed like an inconsequential...
“Remember, remember always that all Of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” The above is a quote from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in a speech he gave to the annual convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Even back in Roosevelt’s...
Dear Dave, My father died recently. He walked out of my life 25 years ago when I was a teenager, and he never wanted anything to do with me after that. His brothers, who have already paid for some of his final expenses, asked if I wanted to pay to have his body cremated. They didn’t ask for money...
I recently read an article in another publication about Iowa’s recent anti-abortion legislation. The writer posed good questions while demonstrating clever use of pro-abortion logic. There were claims of inconsistency and deception by abortion opponents. A set of arguments was presented, and I want...
Dear Dave, I’m about to graduate from college, and while I’ve been in school my mom has been handling most of my finances. Recently, I discovered she’s been taking my student loan money and spending it on herself. So far, it looks like she’s taken around $12,000, and I have a total of $25,000 in...
Politics is our vehicle for reconciling the tensions, diversity and differences among us that are bound to arise as we tackle enormously difficult challenges Every so often, I jot down a list of the things that discourage me about our country. There’s the widespread disregard for our core values...
13.11 percent, 6.19 percent and 8.04 percent—Those are the statewide, Winnebago and Worth county voter turnouts for the recently concluded primary elections. Needless to say, all figures are well short of a majority. Disappointed is the only thing I have to say about the dismal showing. We all...

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