Tag Archive: budget

Apr 19

Before you rent, do your homework

Maybe you’re a college student looking to rent your first apartment; or a downsizing homeowner reentering the rental market for the first time in decades. Whatever your situation, there are many precautions you should take before renting any property. The last thing you want is to be saddled with a 12-month lease you can’t afford …

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Apr 17

Lone State State: Coming Soon – A new way to buy health insurance

Whether you’re uninsured or just want to explore your options, you’ll soon have a new way to find health care coverage that fits your needs and budget. The Health Insurance Marketplace will give you access to affordable, comprehensive coverage. You’ll be able to go to one website to learn about insurance plans available to you, …

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Mar 30

The plan to turn Medicare into 'We Don't Care'

Apparently, Rep. Paul Ryan missed the outcome of last November’s presidential election. Oh, wait — wasn’t he on the ballot in that election as Mitt Romney’s running mate? Well, yes, but less than five months later, the Wisconsin Republican seems to have forgotten that he and the Mittster were soundly rejected. Maybe the trauma of …

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Jun 11

Is credit counseling for you?

By Mary Hunt If there’s one thing that makes many people go hmmmm, it’s the topic of credit counseling. Many people still confuse credit counseling — paying back all of what a borrower owes — with debt settlement and negotiating payoffs of 50 percent or less of what the borrower owes. Others assume incorrectly that …

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Jun 04

This Father’s Day, teach your kids to manage finances

By Jason Alderman As parents, we hope we’re doing a good job raising our children – teaching them right from wrong, instilling the desire to learn and demonstrating how to manage money responsibly. But what if they see us preaching one behavior while practicing another? What’s to stop them from following in our sometimes misguided …

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May 29

Pentagon spending spree

Throwing money at the military doesn’t buy us safety. By Elizabeth Rose Are you wondering where your tax dollars are going? Then take a look at the $642.5 billion stuffed into the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House of Representatives recently approved. House Republicans may spout plenty of concern about the nation’s budget deficit, …

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May 15

Surplus predicted

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Willard believes the city is destined for a $690,686 surplus at the fiscal year’s end.   By Jimmy Isaac Longview City Manager David Willard is predicting a nearly $700,000 surplus when the 2012 budget year ends, as better-than-hoped-for collection of late property taxes might make up for flattening sales tax revenue. “I really think we’re …

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May 15

Sales tax figures drop slightly

Information from the Texas Comptroller indicates that City of Tyler sales tax revenues deposited for the month of May have decreased .76 percent as compared to May  2011, resulting in a 1.84 percent cumulative year-to-date increase.   The reported revenue of $3,282,753.29 is comprised of $2,188,502.19 general sales tax revenue and $1,094,251.10 half-cent sales tax …

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