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Save some green on gasoline this summer

The typical Missouri vehicle uses approximately 600 gallons of fuel and is driven more than 16,000 miles each year. The following tips can help you save some green on gasoline this summer and year-round. Read more

Navigating health insurance terminology: Copayment

The Affordable Care Act has made health insurance available to many Missourians for the first time. If you're new to health insurance, the unfamiliar terminology may seem daunting. Read more

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Myths and reality

The overwhelming majority of food stamp recipients who can work do work. Read more

24 tips for packing a healthy, affordable lunch

School starts soon for many communities, and with the new school year there is the need for new school supplies. Read more

Sell by? Use by? What's a shopper to do?

Sorting through the meaning of food date labels. Read more

Know which foods to pitch after a power outage

If your electricity is out for more than two hours, it is important to know how to make sure the foods in your refrigerator and freezer are safe. Read more

Summer can create challenges for food budget

It is important to provide balanced, nutritious meals for your children. Unfortunately, summertime can pose challenges because children are eating more meals at home. Read more

Meat prices continue to rise for producers, consumers

Bringing home the bacon this year requires more cash. Short supplies of cattle and hogs are pushing prices upward at the sale barn and the supermarket. Read more

Get in, get out when grocery shopping

Small changes can mean big savings at the supermarket. Before you leave home, shop your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer. Watch the video. Read more

Keep track of your documents and records

The chaos of life can make it hard to keep up with important papers and records. Investing a little time to create a tracking system can save time and money down the road. Read more

Identity theft prevention: Should you freeze your credit reports?

Unless you live in a bubble, it is hard to totally prevent identity theft. Read more

Tips to protect yourself in a mall shooting

Run, hide or fight. Read more

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