Category Archive: Business/Financial

Jan 04

Lone Star State: Tax season looms

Wise taxpayers may want to take advantage of winter months indoors to prepare for tax filing season this spring. Whether you are a small business owner, a retiree, or a new parent, here are some Social Security tax tips that may help you. Are Social Security benefits taxable? Yes, for some people with higher incomes. …

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Jan 03

Dollars and sense:Sign Up for Consumer Safety Recall Alerts

Despite rules and laws for the manufacture and safety of products and food, sometimes mistakes happen and consumers are put at risk. Safety notices and alerts for items you and your family use are as close as you email box. Here are a few of the most recent ones that have serious implications for consumer …

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Jan 02

Local citizens protected:Longview Transit, R&K Distributors teamed up for Safe-Ride-Home

Christmas and New Year’s bash have come and gone. But, a look at those who contributed to a safe holiday season for local residents  especially the traditional New Year’s Eve festivities include Longview Transit and R&K Distributors, your local Budweiser Distributor.  Both parties insured that everyone, drinkers included had a safe ride home in order …

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Dec 30

Tyler to purchase animal care facility

The City of Tyler has announced its plan to move forward with the purchase of property at 4218 Chandler Highway for the purposes of opening a city-owned and operated animal care facility. On Nov. 15, the City entered into a sales contract for $550,000 for the 10 acres and existing buildings on the property to …

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Dec 26

Why Was Your Credit Card Transaction Denied

We’ve all had these moments: You’re at a romantic restaurant and the evening went great. But just as you and your date are readying to leave, an embarrassed waiter appears and whispers, “I’m afraid your card has been denied.” So much for romance. The same thing can happen at the grocery store, when shopping online …

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Dec 24

UT Tyler Among the Most affordable

The University of Texas at Tyler is among the most affordable institutions offering outstanding online programs in the state, Dr. Alisa White, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced. Affordable Colleges Online, an independent resource, analyzed online degree programs from more than 2,000 accredited colleges and universities across the nation. Specifically, AC Online …

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Dec 23

Lone Star State: Ring in year with COLA

Many people ring in the new year with Champagne. People who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) get to ring it in with a COLA. This year, more than 60 million Americans are receiving a 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) in their monthly benefit payment. The 1.5 percent COLA begins with …

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Dec 19

Lone Star State: Who’s Afraid of the Alternative Minimum Tax

Year after year, Congress keeps kicking meaningful income tax reform down the road. Consequently, taxpayers continue to be stuck with an archaic, overly complicated mess that pleases no one – except perhaps some tax accountants who charge by the hour. A prime example is the dreaded alternative minimum tax (AMT). Enacted in 1969 to close …

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