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Jan 28

Teacher salaries recovering

   More than 90 percent of Texas teachers received a base salary increase for  2013-14, according to the Salaries and Wages in Texas Public Schools Report recently released by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).    In districts that gave raises (including step increases), the average pay …

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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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Nov 12

Lone Star State-Healthcare: There is no place like home

Some health care once done in a hospital or doctor’s office can now be done at home. It’s just as effective, more convenient and usually less expensive. Medicare pays for health care you receive in the comfort and privacy of your home if you meet certain requirements. To qualify, you must be home bound, under …

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Oct 31

GI Bill eases college costs for military families

As Veteran’s Day approaches, this is a good time to remind our active duty service members and veterans about the many education assistance benefits available to them through the G.I. Bill and other government programs. Here’s a rundown of a few of the more commonly used programs: The Post 9/11 GI Bill is more flexible …

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Jun 28

Only His Undertaker Knows For Sure!

By Tom Margenau Q. My husband is 66 years old. I’m only 60. We are having an argument about Social Security. He insists on waiting until age 70 to get his full benefits plus the delayed retirement bonus. I say he should take Social Security now. If he doesn’t, he’ll be throwing away thousands of …

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Mar 27

State unemployment rate fall results in changes to unemployment benefits

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has announced that because the state’s improving unemployment rate has fallen below the federal law standard for eligibility for a High Unemployment Period (HUP), TWC will begin paying extended benefits at a new maximum rate of 13 weeks beginning April 8, 2012. This change is the result of Texas’ total …

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Feb 24

Insurance reality check

When it comes to insurance, many people face the Goldilocks dilemma: Am I buying too much coverage, not enough, or just the right amount? How do you determine your proper insurance levels while ensuring you don’t waste money on unneeded coverage – or worse, leave your family exposed? Here are a few considerations: Everyone needs …

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