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Christ came fulfilling the Law, delivering the sinner from condemnation and death. He is the Servant of God, the Son begotten not to condemn but to save the world. “A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth” (Isaiah …

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If you’re in business, you know that year-end is the time to start pondering moves you can make to lower your businesses taxes, both for this year and next. Tax planning is challenging enough, but this year may be even more so than usual due to the uncertainty surrounding legislation pending…

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While you’re working, you may be contributing to an individual retirement account (IRA), which can provide a tax-advantaged way to save for your future. So, is it ever a good idea to tap into your IRA before you retire?

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State agencies have experienced the same problems as many companies with difficulty hiring entry-level employees.

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More shoppers turn to online retail to fulfill Christmas wish lists and fill stockings. As we search for gifts to give loved ones this holiday season it’s important to safeguard our information so we can protect our personal data from cyber criminals and teach those who are most vulnerable h…

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The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become known as Giving Tuesday, when people are encouraged to donate to charitable organizations. If you’d like to take part in this special day, you’ll want to maximize the effectiveness and benefits of your charitable gifts.

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My last column touched on the importance of year-end tax planning for businesses. Like businesses, individuals can also benefit from moves that may help lower their tax bills, not only this year but possibly next.

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I’d like to talk about the pillars of our education system that allow Arkansans to adapt to an economy that grows more complex and more high-tech by the day. We must preserve and strengthen these pillars for our young people as they pursue satisfying careers.

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The Godhead exists in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. God is “past finding out” (Romans 11:33) in entirety but we can and must know Him to be saved. We are all sinners, having received our sin nature and its condemnation from the first man, Adam.

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There is perhaps no holiday with a stronger connection to food than Thanksgiving. Family and friends gather around the table to enjoy favorites like turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and more. And then of course there’s the pumpkin pie and other sweets that await for dessert.

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When most of us will gather around a table with family and friends and think about the things we are most thankful for. This year, we encourage you to think about the men and women who helped bring your meal to the table.

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In the past couple of years Arkansas has made a massive financial commitment to expanding broadband access to all parts of state.

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If you’re in business, you know that year-end is the time to start pondering moves you can make to lower your businesses taxes, both for this year and next. Tax planning is challenging enough, but this year may be even more so than usual due to the uncertainty surrounding legislation pending…

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When you and your life partner work together to achieve your important long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement lifestyle, the experience can be greatly rewarding. However, your success will require commitment and discipline. So, what steps should you take along the way?

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‘What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me” (Psalm 116:12)? What can I return for His goodness to me?

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I am continuously impressed by the enthusiasm and eagerness demonstrated by Arkansans in schools around our state who are committed to making a difference. I believe in the importance of investing in the future of our studious and determined young people interested in civic engagement and my…

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Right now, there are about 349 children and teens in Arkansas whose parents’ parental rights have been terminated and are currently seeking a forever family.

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Solar power is growing in popularity in Arkansas, in large part because of passage of Act 464 of 2019.

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On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces. If you’ve recently separated or retired from the military, or you will be leaving soon, you can be proud of the service you’ve provided to your country. But once you’re a veteran, away from the structure and imp…

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God is omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient and beyond comprehension but His “secret is with the righteous” (Proverb 3:32). Life is a few years of war between good and evil and there is a secret to victory. It is found in God “who so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that w…

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November 11 is the day we pause every year to honor the surviving veterans who served the United States in a branch of our armed forces.

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On Veterans Day, we take time to reflect on and honor all of those who wore our nation’s uniform. They bravely served our country on battlefields and military installations around the world. These men and women are all too familiar with spending countless hours at work and many nights away f…

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Arkansas is home to more than 200,000 veterans. They live and work in every community throughout our state.

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In a settlement of a major lawsuit, pharmaceutical manufacturers who make and market opioids will pay $216 million to Arkansas cities, counties and state government. The money will be spent on prevention and treatment of people who became addicted to painkillers such as hydrocodone, oxycodon…

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We are nearing the end of the second calendar year in which the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives and finances of millions of people around the world.

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[Author’s Note: Today, I’m happy to turn over the proverbial reins of this column to colleague and partner, Angela Frazier, CPA, CGMA. In addition to being a member of our CPA firm, Angela is managing partner of sister firm EGP Wealth Management LLC, which provides financial planning and wea…

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If you’re going to retire in the next few years, you’ll want to start thinking about making some changes to your investment portfolio. And one area you may want to look at is whatever type of cash account you might have – because, when you’re retired, the amount of cash you have readily avai…

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God’s works are the foundation of a life of faith. One experience in Him should be enough, but He keeps giving and giving. We aren’t worthy of His blessings; He doesn’t owe us anything, but He keeps blessing. He doesn’t ask us to do anything He would not do: “Give, and it shall be given unto…

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Arkansans filling up their vehicles are paying more now than at any time in the last seven years. In the Natural State, the average price for a gallon of gas is $1.20 more than what were we paying just one year ago. It’s not only fuel prices that are spiking, but energy costs across the boar…

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According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 363,781 people in Arkansas, or 14.8 percent of the adult population, have diabetes. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult …

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Business activity was severely affected by the pandemic last year across most areas of the economic spectrum, from the largest corporations to small businesses and individual wage earners.

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There is a tradition in Italy that reminds me of the positive impact of associations and chambers in America. It is the practice of “caffe sospeso.”

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual recognition serves as a reminder of the importance of breast self-exams, mammograms and the life-saving effect early detection has in the fight against this disease. We must ensure we have the resources to prevent it and treat those who d…

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The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted in December, 2020, contained several provisions that expand tax benefits for individuals and businesses who give to charity. However, the changes are only temporary; specifically, you have only until the end of 2021 to take …

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The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted in December, 2020, contained several provisions that expand tax benefits for individuals and businesses who give to charity. However, the changes are only temporary; specifically, you have only until the end of 2021 to take …

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Apostle Paul speaks of letters of commendation carried by ministers of Christ’s Gospel and they were authentically used, but he says that converts of the minister are his best references. While the convert proves the work of the minister, both reveal the power of God for neither could accomp…

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State government will collect more in tax revenue this year than previously estimated, according to a revised forecast by the Department of Finance and Administration.

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This is the time of year when you may hear the phrase “Open Enrollment” tossed around quite a bit. If you are like many, you may be wondering just what that means and whether it applies to you.

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Generally speaking, investing is a long-term process. You invest in your IRA and 401(k) to reach a long-term goal – retirement. You may invest in a 529 education savings plan for many years to reach another long-term goal – college for your children. But is there also a place in your portfol…

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If you’re an investor, you probably enjoy the convenience of managing your accounts online. But you’ll also want to make sure that you’re not making it convenient for hackers, “phishers” and others with bad intentions to gain the same access.

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One of my priorities has been to help pave a path to success for those who are re-entering society after a prison term. Today I’d like to talk about how we’ve addressed that. I also want to share the story of a man who spent his life encouraging young people to make good choices so they woul…

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Because the first couple sinned and we descended from them, we are sinners (Romans 3:23), but “there is forgiveness” (Psalm 130:4) with God. God will hide His face from our sins, blot them out by the blood of Christ, our sinless Savior; but in His plan we must also let go of the wrongs done …

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According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 20 million Americans misused prescription pain relievers, stimulants, tranquilizers or sedatives that year. A majority of these misused prescription drugs came from family and friends’ home medicine cabinets.