March 4, 2021

Day: March 4, 2021

Recent fire sparks discussion about renters insurance options

HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) – Local fire officials with the Hannibal Fire Department are stressing the importance of having renters insurance after a fire destroyed units in the Park Terrace Apartments in Hannibal last week.

Fire investigator Mark Kempker said only one unit out of the twelve in the fire had insurance.

Kemper said insurance should be a part of your emergency preparedness plan because once a fire starts, it’s already too late.

“It is probably something that should be in your emergency plan. You pre-plan and have your smoke detectors and your emergency plan for how you’re going to get

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Google Finance Adds Crypto Data Tab

Google Finance, a data site maintained by the tech giant, now has a dedicated “crypto” field. And it has prominent placement, too. 

Right at the top of the page, where users can “compare markets,” crypto is listed among the five default markets, which also includes U.S., Europe, Asia and “Currencies.” 

For some, like the “Documenting Bitcoin” Twitter account that surfaced the new feature, this appears to be a signal of crypto’s growing mainstream presence. 

Bitcoin has surged to ever-new heights this year, propelled primarily by institutional adoption of the asset. From MassMutual to MicroStrategy, bitcoin is increasingly a part of

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Beyond stimulus checks: All the tax breaks parents and retirees should know

Under the current stimulus proposal, families with children and older adults may be eligible for tax breaks that could bring in thousands more dollars.

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The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief billcurrently in the hands of the Senate — contains several provisions that could bring your family more money this time. Not only does the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 include a third stimulus check of up to $1,400 per person, but the package also expands the Child Tax Credit — although this could be amended — and funds affordable early child care, aging and

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Britain to freeze personal tax thresholds until 2026

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will freeze the amount of money that people can earn tax-free and also the threshold for the higher rate of income tax until 2026, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday.

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak holds the budget box outside Downing Street in London, Britain, March 3, 2021. REUTERS/John Sibley

Sunak said that while the basic income tax rate of 20% and higher income tax rate of 40% would not be increased, the “personal allowance” of tax-free earnings and threshold at which the higher tax rate kicks in would not rise with inflation.

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The 7 Steps To Finding An Expert Business Consultant

From time-to-time, you may need to find a consultant to help you with your business. Sometimes, those needs are high level, like setting strategies or marketing plans. And other times, those needs are more point solutions, like a pro in search engine optimization or product sourcing. Whatever your need may be, there is most likely a consultant out there that is immediately available to help you. The problem is finding them. This post will tell you how best to fill your consulting needs.

1. Be Clear on

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Advice for starting a business from multibillion-dollar Eat Just

In late 2020, Josh Tetrick achieved a world first: His food tech company, Eat Just, became the first in the world to start selling cultured chicken for human consumption, after receiving the go-ahead from Singapore regulators.

The landmark approval marks a major leap forward for the multibillion-dollar company as it aims to disrupt the established animal agriculture industry.

But it wasn’t an easy journey, insisted the founder of the nine-year-old company, who had four pieces of advice to share with other would-be entrepreneurs.

Be honest

First off, it’s important to be honest with yourself about whether or not you’re committed

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