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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 and board. Yet, you may have heard some things…

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Ag Producers Attract Attention

by Rachel Dahl — When visiting dignitaries stop by Fallon on their “Rural Tours” through Nevada, the Frey Ranch and Desert Oasis Teff have become mandatory attractions. Visited recently by Senator Jacky Rosen, Senator Kathrine Cortez-Masto, and Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall, these Churchill County agriculture producers hosted staff from the Small Business Administration, US Department…

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Kent’ Supply Honored by SBA

Small Business Administration names Kent’s Supply 2019 Nevada Legacy Small Business of the Year Staff report — information from county proclamation and SBA program Ira H. Kent established his mercantile business during 1892 in the settlement of Stillwater, Nevada and then moved his business to Fallon when it was designated the county seat in 1906.…

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Time to ‘Cycle’ through Some Investment Ideas

If you’ve noticed an increase in bicycle-related events lately, it may be because May is recognized as “Bike Month” – and some cities even observe a specific Bike Week. Of course, bicycling is good exercise and an environmentally friendly method of transportation, but it can also teach us some lessons about investing. Here are a…

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Why Should Recent Graduates Care About Retirement Planning?

If you’ve graduated from college in the past year or so and started your first job, you’re no doubt learning a lot about establishing yourself as an adult and being responsible for your own finances. So thoughts of your retirement are probably far away. And yet you have several good reasons to invest in your…

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Home and Garden Show This Weekend

The ever popular, spring tradition of the Soroptimist Home and Garden Show will be happening this weekend at the Fallon Convention Center. Join local businesses and service organizations for the 19th annual event where there will be booths, displays, and live domonstrations. On Saturday, May 4th the show will be open from 10:00 a.m. to…

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Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

If you work for a business that offers a 401(k) plan, consider yourself fortunate, because a 401(k), with its tax advantages and variety of investment options, is a great way to save for retirement. But what if you need to tap in to your plan before you retire? Is it a good idea to borrow…

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Fixed Annuity Could Help Extend Lifespan of Retirement Accounts

It’s almost impossible to save too much for retirement. After all, you could spend two, or even three, decades as a retiree. And retirement is not cheap – even if you maintain a relatively modest lifestyle, some of your expenses, especially those involving health care, may continue to rise over the years. Consequently, you will…

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Earth Day Offers Valuable Lessons to Investors

On April 22, millions of people will observe Earth Day by participating in events that support environmental protection. As a citizen, you may want to take part in a local celebration. And as an investor, you can learn a few lessons from the themes of Earth Day. Here are a few of them: Avoid a…

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What Can You Do With Your Tax Refund?

We’re getting close to the tax-filing deadline. For many of us, this means it’s that time of year when we get our biggest financial windfall – a tax refund. If you have recently received a refund, or are expecting to get one in the next few weeks, what should you do with it? Of course,…

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