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March 24, 2020 • Page 2 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com A Desire To Help Dave Says Do We Still Owe? Dear Dave, Should you still pay debts that are in collections, even if they have been dropped from your credit report? The one in question is from 2011, and I assume it isn’t showing on the credit report anymore because it’s nine years old. Sam The Simple Thing Is The Right Thing By Daris Howard It was 1918, and Arden, the man Rachel had been dating, was off fighting in the Great War. Rachel worked hard Dear Dave, on the farm and in her grandfather’s store as a clerk, but I recently found out my former employer never there were times she felt like she wasn’t doing enough to stopped contributing to my health savings account (HSA). Apparently, this has been going on for about nine help. Then she started seeing those around her falling ill months, and they just sent me a form to sign so they can to what had been dubbed the Spanish flu and felt she just get the overpayment back. The amount totals a little over had to do something. Some families lost more than half of their family mem$1,000, so should I sign the papers or is there another Dear Sam, bers, while some families were so ill, they couldn’t take way to handle this? There are two good reasons to go care of each other. Rachel approached her parents about Ellie back and deal with this debt. One, her concerns. Dave even if it’s off your credit report, you may “You know you could catch the flu, and it might take Dear Ellie, still legally owe the money. Even if the statyour life?” her father said. You know, if I were as incompetent as your former emute of limitations has run its course, things like this have Rachel nodded. “But if I live unscathed, and didn’t do ployer, I’d be too embarrassed to ask for the money back. a habit of popping up and causing problems at the worst what I could to help, I doubt I could live with myself.” But hey, the point is it’s not your money. Sign the forms, possible times. About the time you decide to buy a home, Her parents understood her feelings, and they agreed and let them take the money out. Keep an eye on your this is liable to raise its head again and mess things up. to help. Rachel’s family started organizing food boxes to HSA balance, though, and make sure they take out only So, the fact that something doesn’t appear on a credit go to families who were quarantined in their homes. Raamount they overpaid—not one penny more or less. report doesn’t mean you’re not legally liable, or that they Keep it simple, Ellie. You didn’t earn this money, and it chel and her brothers would deliver them. But Rachel felt won’t bother you about it later. wasn’t expected or agreed upon. It was a mistake, so just still she had to do more. There was so much suffering. One The second thing to think about is a simple matter of small town lost almost fifty percent of the people in it to do the right thing. Control the scenario, and stay on top fact—you owe the money. Regardless of what the legal the flu. of this situation until everything is resolved correctly. system or credit report says, you morally owe the money. One day a young doctor came to Rachel’s grandfather’s —Dave I’d contact the creditor, and begins negotiations to settle store while she was there. He was looking for a nurse asthe debt. You might be able to reach an agreement where sistant to work for him. He had been all over the valley, to they’d accept less than the original amount owed. Rehospitals and medical schools, but everyone was afraid to * Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and go into the homes of those who were ill. He felt that was gardless, get any type of settlement offer in writing. That business, and CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven the only way to stop this pandemic. way, you’re truly cleaning up your life and getting rid of best-selling books, including The Total Money Makeover. The any financial skeletons in your closet! “What will you do when you go into the home?” Rachel Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 12 million listeners asked. —Dave each week on 575 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. “Most of the homes that are quarantined are shut up Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at tight,” the doctor answered. “That just locks the flu inside daveramsey.com. with those who live there. We need to go into the homes and open up doors and windows, let in fresh air, and clean the bedding.” Rachel took a deep breath for courage and volunteered. Her family was frightened for her but supported Situations are changing you on the steps we are the communities that we expect. Our revised hours her decision. The hard work then began. quickly across this taking at Bomgaars to are proud to call home. will be: She and the doctor would go into the homes. The first great nation due to the continue to protect the We know that you look • Monday – Saturday thing they would do was get everyone tucked into bed Coronavirus (COVID-19), health and safety of our to Bomgaars for essential 7:30am to 6:00pm so we would like to update employees, customers and needs, for your family, where they could be warm, then Rachel and the doctor 7:00am to 6:00pm (Spirit pets, livestock, farms Lake, IA only) opened the windows and doors so fresh air and sunlight and small businesses. • Sunday Normal hours could enter the house. Then Rachel worked at washing We have an unwavering At the same time, bedding and clothes and hanging them to dry in the sun responsibility to provide we will be increasing while the doctor attended to the sick. Within a few days, Office Furniture Option these products to fill measures to clean and some of the family would begin to recover and could take the needs of not only sanitize our stores each 1803 4th St., Sioux City, IA over, then Rachel and the doctor would move to the next you and your family, but evening. family. In addition, effective Over 20,000 sq. ft. your pets and animals as Rachel’s family would bring supplies to help, but RaMonday March 23rd, we chel made them leave the supplies outside and keep their of Cubicles, Desks, well. Together we will get through this trying time will be adding curbside was afraid of infecting them if she was carChairs, Conference and come out stronger and and carryout service at all distance. She The months went on, and the flu started to rying the flu. better than ever. In order of our Bomgaars locations. Tables and More! to do this, some changes Call ahead with “what you ease up. 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