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May 19 2014

Vacation Costs: Keep a lid on it

Summer vacation is right around the corner. I’m not a big believer in pre-planning every single detail – sometimes the best vacation moments are spontaneous. But unless your rich uncle is paying for the trip, you’ll need to do a certain amount of preparation or your budget will fly out the window. You do have …

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Dec 15 2013

Payday Lenders Pimping Again

We all know how the holiday season can stretch family budgets to the limit. Starting before Halloween, consumers are bombarded by commercials selling sparkling jewels, the latest high-tech craze or the newest must-have toy. It’s no wonder that more and more strapped-for-cash Texans may be tempted to turn to payday and auto title loans as …

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Nov 02 2013

Lone Star State: Voting on November 5-Here’s what you need to know

With recent congressional goings-on, we’ve all sat up and paid a little more attention. More folks have been talking about the role of government and the sort of country we want to be. Now that it’s time to take to the polls, it’s important to be prepared for Texas’ new voter ID rules to have …

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Aug 10 2013

Social Security: Protecting Americans for 78 years

How financially prepared are you for retirement? And where would you be today without the promise of Social Security? These are fair questions in light of the August 14 anniversary of Social Security, the national social insurance program for retired, unemployed and disabled Americans. custom writing essays The program remains wildly popular today, 78 years …

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May 25 2013

Poodles and purpose: Pets create quality of life we live for

My grandmother recently made the transition from living alone to a nursing home. She will be 93 years old this month. My family credits her toy poodle, Mittzy, with helping her remain in her home as long as she did. After my grandpa died, Mittzy became my grandma’s single responsibility, and more importantly her purpose. …

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Apr 09 2013

State fails consumers: Predatory lenders to continue bad business

Statement from Joe Sanchez, AARP Texas Associate State Director for Advocacy, on the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce’s passage of Senate Bill 1247: “The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce took a step backwards today that will leave tens of thousands of Texans exposed to abusive payday and auto title loans. SB 1247, by …

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Feb 06 2013

Capping payday

A recently released statewide poll shows nearly two-thirds generic cialis (63 percent) of surveyed Texans age 45 and older support a state law that would cap the interest rates and fees payday loan companies can charge borrowers. The majority of those surveyed (79%) believe that these loans should be capped at 36% or less. AARP …

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Aug 23 2011

Reverse mortgages aren’t for everyone

By Jason Alderman You can scarcely turn on the TV without seeing ads for reverse mortgages. They’re touted as a great tool for cash-strapped seniors to tap their home equity to pay off bills while remaining in their homes with no monthly mortgage payments. Although that may be true for some people, these complicated and …

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