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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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Mar 10 2011

Tax filing deadline looms

Nobody likes being nagged, but I’m going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension. Ordinarily, the federal income tax deadline is April 15; but this year the IRS …

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Feb 02 2011

Proposed budget cuts would devastate older Texans

What does it say about the value that Texas places on its older citizens when we pay fast-food restaurant workers more than those who provide care for our elders? Who will take care of our aging parents and grandparents if we keep putting up roadblocks to quality long-term care, both community-based and in nursing homes? …

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Jan 20 2011

Feeling the pinch?

Between holiday shopping bills now coming due, increased winter heating bills and the upcoming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch. Your best bet for getting back on track is probably to trim expenses. Here are several ideas – big and small – that might do the trick: • Lower your thermostat. Each …

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