Tag Archive: gift

Nov 23 2013

Understanding the ‘Kiddie Tax’

For something whose nickname sounds so innocent, the “kiddie tax” certainly can wreak havoc on unprepared taxpayers’ yearly returns. Congress first introduced the kiddie tax as part of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 to discourage wealthy parents from sheltering their investment income in accounts under their children’s names, thereby avoiding paying taxes on the …

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Jun 12 2013

Triumph through tragedy

advance payday A fierce tornado destroyed his home. Finally, when the rains stopped and floods subsided, he returned to look at the damage. All had been destroyed. His home was gone. His belongings had been washed away. There was little more than the foundation and piles of rubble. But as he stood at the site, …

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May 19 2013

No heaven or hell? I wouldn't bet on it

We humans struggle with the mystery of life after death. Many people believe they have had a near death experience. Others believe they actually died, but were sent back from Heaven to continue life on earth. I’ve never heard a report of anyone going to Hell and being sent back. Hmm. I would never challenge …

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Apr 24 2012

Should you buy wedding insurance?

By Jason Alderman Disastrous wedding mishaps have long been a comedy staple, probably because so many of us can relate. What bride- or groom-to-be hasn’t had nightmares about hurricane-force winds blowing over the reception tent or a drunken cousin falling into the wedding cake? Besides the potential for embarrassing memories, there’s a lot of money …

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Dec 21 2011

Give beyond Christmas

By Commissioner Todd Staples   Christmas always makes me count my blessings and I hope it does the same for you. This time of year, we should all be reminded that giving is more than just wrapping presents for friends and family. Giving is something we can offer our fellow Texans in the form of …

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Dec 13 2011

Wealth is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Whether you are religious or secular, make holidays a celebration of family, tradition, and values instead of unsustainable spending and materialism. By Mariko Chang and Dedrick Muhammad The holiday season exerts a lot of pressure to spend what you don’t have and go deeper into debt in the name of “giving.” This year, let us …

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Dec 08 2011

True Holiday Spirit

By Bryan Golden Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts.  The question most often asked of people is, “what did you get?”  Much less frequently asked is, “what did you give?”  Invariably, the inquiries concern material gifts.  Purchasing a gift can certainly be thoughtful and a wonderful gesture, especially …

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Nov 09 2011

Gift of a good retirement

By Phylis Dills, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist When the holidays come, the money goes — usually for presents and parties, greeting cards and traveling to see family. Before you spend that last holiday buck, make sure you set some cash aside for retirement as a gift to yourself. If you haven’t started already, now …

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