Tag Archive: credit

Jun 18 2012

Reducing course requirements

The state of Texas has reduced all academic programs for education degrees to 120 hours. LeTourneau University’s School of Education therefore will reduce the number of hours required for several education degree programs in their school. This will include 9 of LeTourneau’s teacher education and 2 of its kinesiology programs. Degrees targeted for the reductions …

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Jun 11 2012

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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May 15 2012

Water utilities customers warned to beware of scam

The City of Longview is issuing warnings to water utilities customers of a fraudulent scheme that has already targeted some locals. Scam artists tell their victims the president and federal government will provide them with credit or literally pay their water bills. The hucksters then give their unwitting customers a phony bank routing number so they can …

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Apr 03 2012

Using comic books to teach financial literacy

By Jason Alderman For decades, millions of kids have faithfully followed the adventures of their favorite comic book superheroes like Spider-Man and the X-Men – sometimes well into adulthood. Although often considered pure escapism, comic books also can serve an educational role – whether it’s teaching the principles of science, demonstrating right vs. wrong or …

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Sep 21 2011

The 411 on prepaid cards

By Jason Alderman According to Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, we live in a credit-dominated society. “Without a checking or savings account,” she says, “it’s difficult to cash payroll, Social Security and unemployment checks; you need a credit or debit card to shop online, book a flight or rent a …

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Aug 17 2011

Back-to-school tax tips

Whether you’re a recent graduate going to college for the first time or a returning student, it will soon be time to get to campus – and payment deadlines for tuition and other fees are not far behind.  “Be sure not to overlook any tax credits or deductions for education,” said Clay Sanford, an IRS …

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Jan 20 2011

Two tax credits to help college costs

The American Opportunity Credit is up to $2500 per eligible student   and the Lifetime Learning Credit is $2000 per student. “To qualify for either credit, you must pay postsecondary tuition and fees for yourself, your spouse or your dependent,” said Clay Sanford, an IRS spokesman Generic pharmacy in Dallas.  “The credit may be

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