• Know your money personality

    Question: My husband and I have very different attitudes and ideas towards our finances, Is that common in marriages?

    Answer: It is important to know the money personality or styles of you and your partner so you can work as a team to achieve your family’s financial goals. You may find you are a combination of styles. To have a financially fit lifestyle, you have to look deeper at your money values and personalities.

  • A 52-week savings plan to try

    Question: It’s the end of the year and Jan. 1 always is the perfect time to start a savings plan.

    My New Year’s resolution is to start saving. I’ve never been a dedicated saver and I do not make a lot of money, but I know I need to start somewhere. Are there any plans you can recommend?

  • The 12 scams of Christmas

    Question: It’s that time of year, jolly, folly and scams. What are the con artists up to this year?

    Answer: The Better Business Bureau is warning about these common holiday scams and frauds:

    Malware e-cards: Viruses and malware often travel in e-mail attachments or links. Don’t click on an email from someone you don’t know or a name you don’t recognize. When it doubt, delete.

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  • Firehouse Subs to open E'town franchise

    A sub shop that claims to provide the best meats, cheeses and toppings will be serving up its sandwiches in Elizabethtown next year.

    Firehouse Subs has secured a location in a newly developed shopping plaza at the intersection of Ring Road and Dixie Avenue at 1570 N. Dixie Ave, according to a property transfer. The plaza was constructed on property once occupied by a Five Star Food Mart and sits across the street from the CVS Pharmacy under construction.

  • E'town approves lease agreement for one-stop career center

    Elizabethtown has entered a lease agreement with the state that clears the way for development of a one-stop Kentucky Career Center on Ring Road.

    The agreement would supply the Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment with office space at $15 per square foot for eight years, according to a municipal order approved by Elizabethtown City Council. The annual rental costs would amount to $210,810 for the full term of the lease, according to the city.

  • Kennels key to pets’ holiday

    Y ou cannot always take your furry or feathered friend with you when you travel. Finding a kennel or pet care service you can trust while you are away is important. Better Business Bureau has created a checklist to help pet owners choose a safe and reliable home-away-from-home for their pets.

    BBB receives hundreds of complaints from pet owners about kennels every year.  Owners say their pets came back from poor kennels severely dehydrated and malnourished or with fleas, ticks and even maggots.

  • Focus on finance: Holiday shopping tips

    Question: Here we go again ... holiday shopping and spending. Please share any suggestions available on keeping some money in my pocket while still providing my loved ones with some Christmas treats.

    Answer: Black Friday has come and gone for this year and now the serious holiday shopping begins. While most of us anticipate additional expenses this time of year — with holiday travel, gift giving and celebrations — you still can save money by shopping wisely.

  • KNB pays out dividends of $3

    Kentucky Neighborhood Bank shareholders are receiving an early Christmas gift this year — checks for shares at an all-time high.

    Checks went out Friday, KNB President and CEO Ronnie Pence said, at $3 for each dividend share. The bank has about 250 shareholders, Pence said.

    "The bank continues to do well and in the last four years, we have been able to grow on top of the previous year,'' he said.

    Dividends have been on the rise for KNB, going from 50 cents to $1 in 2011 and from $1 to $2 last year.

  • Kentucky farms could exceed $6 billion in cash receipts this year

    Coming off a record year of more than $5 billion in cash receipts in 2012, Kentucky farmers likely will exceed that amount in 2013, coming in at around $6 billion. Final numbers will not be released until summer.

    This momentum likely will carry into 2014, reinforcing that agriculture still has a profound impact on Kentucky’s economy.