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Save on your Christmas decor with these 7 tips

The average adult who purchased Christmas decorations last year in the U.S. paid approximately $53 for them, according to a survey compiled by the National Retail Federation. Instead of spending a large chunk of your budget on tree trimmings and other holiday decorations, trim your Christmas-decor expenses by purchasing items after the holiday or during seasonal sales. Here are some top tips for significant holiday savings on decor.

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The vicious debt trap of payday loans

Elliott J. Clark, 65, of Kansas City, MO, spent five years caught in the debt trap of payday loan interest when his wife's broken ankle began his high-interest cycle trap.
David Eulitt deulitt@kcstar.com
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The vicious debt trap of payday loans

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New House Speaker Ron Ryckman talks about challenges facing Kansas

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