WEST LAFAYETTE — Every promising Indiana student deserves the opportunity to pursue an affordable, world-class education. With its new Fast Start program, which could easily save Indiana families thousands of dollars, Purdue University has taken yet another step toward making this possible.

NEWTON COUNTY — Are you ready to get moving, improve your health and enjoy life more? Get WalkIN’ is a free 12-week e-mail based walking program being offered through Purdue Extension in Newton County. Participants can sign-up, walk on their own and receive e-mailed support and information. …

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis 500 was rescheduled for Aug. 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday. The 104th edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will air live on NBC, with the official green flag time to be a…

The headline isn’t totally true. I’m sure there are viruses which do occur outside or even commonly outside, but from what I can tell from all the media reporting, the Covid-19 is mostly spread person to person and maybe just occasionally from touching a doorknob, seat back or countertop. Mo…

The popularity of kayak fishing is at an all-time high and B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, has formed a new tournament trail aimed specifically at kayaking enthusiasts. The Bass Angler’s Sportsman Society isn’t just jumping on the kayak fishing bandwagon or following a pr…

The water levels in the Great Lakes have cycled from high to low to high and back countless times in the 10 thousand years since the glaciers gouged the land, then filled the filled the trenches with their melt water. High and low water periods are still happening in response to the amount o…

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INDIANAPOLIS, March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Known for providing award-winning representation in sexual abuse cases, the skilled lawyers at Wagner Reese recently filed a lawsuit against Witham Health in Lebanon, Indiana, alleging that their clients endured child molestation and sexual abuse as a direct result of negligent hiring practices at the facility. Attorneys Jason Reese and Stephanie Cassman are leading the legal charge in this important matter to expose Witham Health's gross negligence and raise awareness in the Boone County community.

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CARMEL, Ind., March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO) is proactively implementing precautionary measures related to its annual meeting of shareholders being held at 8:00 a.m. (EDT) on Friday, May 8, 2020. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the meeting will be held via a virtual, live webcast.


Does your ability to pass on your wealth to your heirs depend on where you live ... and die? Indeed, it does. Federal estate taxes apply no matter where you live within the U.S., but eighteen states subject their citizens to estate taxes or inheritance taxes. The difference between the two is that estate taxes are subtracted from an estate before it is dispersed to the heirs, while the inheritance tax applies to the heirs — even if they live in a different state than the deceased.

Inheritance taxes only apply in six states: Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. All of these states completely exempt spouses from paying inheritance tax, and New Jersey exempts domestic partners, too. Children and siblings are also often exempted. Nebraska and Pennsylvania are the only states where children and grandchildren...

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Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you should receive 1095 forms along with the W-2, 1099, and other tax forms that you receive from employers and financial institutions. The 1095 forms verify your health care insurance status for tax purposes. 1095-A forms debuted in 2015, while taxpayers received 1095-B or 1095-C forms for the first time in 2016.

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Form 1095-A is issued through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace for those who purchased health insurance through the marketplace. Effectively, it is your proof of insurance if you are receiving insurance outside of an employer. All consumers who received cost assistance through the marketplace need the 1095-A form to be able to file their taxes properly.

Forms 1095-B and 1095-C are complementary forms...

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Let's assume that you drew the short straw on the 2019 tax cuts, and you owe Uncle Sam this year. How do you plan to pay? There are plenty of ways other than the old-fashioned check submitted with a paper tax return.

If you file electronically, why not pay electronically? Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) is available whenever you e-file your taxes.

When you e-file your taxes through commercial software, a paid tax preparer, or the IRS Free File program, simply submit an EFW payment request. You'll provide bank account information so funds may be withdrawn from your account directly. If you e-file early, you can schedule the funds to be paid at a later date (but before the due date for your return).

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Social Security is generally considered a tax-free benefit, but that is not always the case. Depending on the amount of alternate income that you have in retirement and your filing status, you could owe taxes on up to 85% of your Social Security benefits.

If you receive Social Security or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) income, you will also receive a Form SSA-1099 from the government. This form tells you the total amount of your benefits but does not tell you if any of your benefits are taxable, or at what percentage.

You can IRS Free File to e-file your return (if you make no more than $69,000), and the software will figure the taxable component of your benefits for you. However, you can get a reasonable estimate by combining half of your Social Security benefits with all other income (includi...

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April is National Financial Literacy Month. Why do we dedicate this calendar page to highlighting financial skills and education? The tax deadline? Sound financial decisions are important all year long, but most Americans never learned how to manage money or save for goals, so financial security is a bigger challenge than it needs to be.

Even if you can handle the math involved — and calculators can help if you can't — things get complicated when making large (often emotional) financial decisions. Some of the most common pitfalls are described below. If you recognize any of them, you're not alone. The good news is that you have an opportunity to improve your finances and save more money.

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The societal response to the Covid-19 outbreak in the United States has led to most people practicing social distancing, and large segments of some states’ populations essentially in social isolation. Spending more time than usual indoors and away from social situations, and the lack of facetime with friends is something many people are struggling with. Time alone without that social outlet is for some people new, uncomfortable and even scary.

With the current coronavirus outbreak going on around the world, many employees are being forced to work from home to support “social distancing.” While this may come easy for some companies or employees, others might not be used to this new work environment.

You’ve likely read a lot about the coronavirus or talked about it with friends or co-workers. It’s been on almost every major news outlet website, newspaper or TV station in the last few months. The coronavirus was first detected in China, and it’s now been detected in about 60 locations internationally, including the U.S., according to the Centers and Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

You’ve reached the significant milestone of retirement. Although you might be out of the workforce, that doesn’t mean you can’t splurge a little and treat yourself to a vacation — and still stay active. After all, retirement is a great time to travel the world and visit certain spots you’ve always wanted to see in person.

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LOS ANGELES_When Perry Wallace Jr. was deciding whether to accept a basketball scholarship from Vanderbilt University, he would often find himself sitting on a large rock in a park near his home in Nashville, Tenn. - praying. Wallace was a devout Christian and the Bible is peppered with analogies marrying displays of faith with the strength found in rocks; one of the more popular examples ...

A subcontractor working on Globe Life Field has tested positive for coronavirus, and the Texas Rangers have notified their employees to make sure no one was in contact with the worker. The Manhattan Construction Company said in a statement that they learned on Wednesday of the ill employee, who was stationed in an isolated area of the $1.2 billion ballpark. The area was cleared of all ...

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea fired what appeared to be an unidentified missile into its eastern sea, the South Korean military said, raising regional security concerns as world leaders battle the spread of the coronavirus. The launch was at least its fourth this month, which Japan's coast guards said likely fell outside its exclusive economic zone. The projectile likely flew as far as 230 ...

COZUMEL, Mexico - Rolex, Cartier and Bulgari were shut down, the Cuban cigar joint was empty, and it just wasn't happening for the guy hawking shark jawbones. "We've got all kinds of sharks - makos, tigers, hammerheads," said a frustrated Pablo Ramirez, 23, displaying a malodorous rack of jaws spiked with razor-sharp teeth. "But, right now, there's no one here to buy anything." The swath of ...