Category Archive: Business/Financial

Jul 30

Scammers: Cut the line on scammers posing as IRS employees

If there’s an issue with your federal taxes, you’ll initially receive a letter or notice in the mail from the IRS. Don’t fall for scam artists on the Internet or over the telephone.  Real IRS employees have badge numbers. Ask the caller for his or her badge number, and then call 1-800-829-1040 to confirm it. Sometimes …

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Jul 28

Future CEOs shout YEA

The Longview Chamber of Commerce has begun taking applications for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) autumn 2014 semester. This year-long program walks middle and high school students through the processes of establishing and then running their own businesses or social movements. All students grades 6-12 are invited to enroll in YEA! While at the academy …

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Jul 14

Read contracts carefully before signing

If you always stop to read the fine print before signing anything, congratulations – your parents trained you well. If you don’t, beware: Your signature could commit you to a long-term gym membership you don’t really want, an apartment you can’t afford or worst of all, paying off someone else’s loan you cosigned. Broadly defined, …

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Jul 08

Dollars and sense:Financial Review at Mid-Year

How is your financial year going? Are you on target with your goals? Halfway through the year is a good time to assess where you are, and where you’re going. Here are some suggestions: • Have you started putting money away for the holidays? No, it’s not too early to start. Saving money each month …

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Jul 02

Push to rein in predatory payday and auto title lending gains momentum

In an effort to rein in abusive practices by payday and auto title loan businesses, Midland is the latest municipality to pass Texas’ unified ordinance, which sets basic affordability standards for payday and auto title loans and helps borrowers avoid a never-ending cycle of debt. “Our state has some of the most lax oversight of payday and auto title …

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Jul 01

Printing new SS numbers halted

To help combat the rising threat of fraud and identity theft, Social Security will no longer issue Social Security number printouts beginning in August 2014. If you need written confirmation of your Social Security number—perhaps your new employer needs verification—and you can’t find your Social Security card, you can apply for a replacement. But do …

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Jun 30

Peters Chevy rewards LRMC standout

For a non-doctor, Randy Peters, owner of Longview’s Peters’ Chevrolet, is a great contributor to public health. His yearly reward to Longview Regional Medical Center’s (LRMC) standout employee is an American dream. “Exceptional healthcare is vital to every community,” he said. “We are proud to partner with Longview Regional to reward a deserving employee.” Lyndsey …

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