Yearly Archive: 2011

Dec 15 2011

City sales tax figures up

Information from the Texas Comptroller indicates that City of Tyler sales tax revenues deposited for the month of December have increased 5.34 percent as compared to December 2010, resulting in a 2.46 percent cumulative year-to-date increase. The reported revenue of $2,538,703 is comprised of $1,692,468.93 general sales tax revenue and $846,234 half-cent sales tax revenue. …

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Dec 13 2011

Gift of safety says : Buzzed driving is drunk driving

There will be many reasons to be merry this holiday season. And making sure that your loved ones enjoy themselves responsibly is one of the most reliable ways to guarantee their safety. That is why the Texas Department of Transportation would like everyone to embrace the spirit of driving sober this season. “The message is …

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Dec 13 2011

Malicious emails touting BBB

By AG Abbott A malicious new spam email claiming to originate from the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recently hit inboxes across Texas. The unsolicited email message, which may include the subject line, “Complaint from your customers,” intentionally creates a false appearance of legitimacy because the return email address is riskmanager@bbb.org. The end of …

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Dec 13 2011

How to undo a Roth IRA conversion

By Jason Alderman We’ve all suffered buyer’s remorse – say you buy something you really can’t afford or the item’s sudden drop in value make it seem, in retrospect, a poor investment. That’s what has happened to some people who’ve taken advantage of IRS rules that allow them to convert a regular IRA or 401(k) …

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Dec 13 2011

Giving the best years of our lives

They call you into the office late one afternoon and the somber faces announce what is coming before anyone utters a word.  Once spoken, the sentences are devastating. Your services are no longer needed.  The termination has been swift and sure.  The company is moving forward but some people are being left behind.  Despite decades …

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Dec 13 2011

Wealth is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Whether you are religious or secular, make holidays a celebration of family, tradition, and values instead of unsustainable spending and materialism. By Mariko Chang and Dedrick Muhammad The holiday season exerts a lot of pressure to spend what you don’t have and go deeper into debt in the name of “giving.” This year, let us …

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Dec 13 2011

Influence Peddler for President

Gingrich, his lawyers, and his staff adamantly insist that it’s rude and crude to call him a lobbyist. By Jim Hightower Mea culpa, I misspoke, my bad. I stand corrected. I have called Newt Gingrich a lobbyist. Apparently, he hates that tag, even though he has indeed gotten very wealthy by taking big bucks from …

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Dec 13 2011

The 10 Greediest Americans of 2011

Whether they manage football pageants or Ford Motor Co., these guys remind us how much needs to change, economically and politically, in 2012 and beyond. By Sam Pizzigati You don’t have to make millions to rate as an all-star greedster. You do have to be ruthless, self-absorbed, and insensitive to others. Here’s my list of …

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