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Apr 26

Edu-pay-tion

We may as well call it “Edu-pay-tion,” as far as many prospective students are concerned.  The cost of a college degree has risen 1,120 percent since 1978, but wages have increased a mere 6 percent during that same period. The national collective college debt is more than $1 trillion.  We have college grads mired in …

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Dec 23

Lone Star State: Ring in year with COLA

Many people ring in the new year with Champagne. People who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) get to ring it in with a COLA. This year, more than 60 million Americans are receiving a 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) in their monthly benefit payment. The 1.5 percent COLA begins with …

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Sep 23

Texas prepaid college tuition enrollment open

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is reminding parents they can begin enrolling in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program. Open enrollment began this month and runs through Feb. 28, 2014. “Saving for college is a very important part of family budgets,” Combs said. “The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents the …

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Jul 24

Lone Star State: Tax breaks for job hunters

Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that is in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job hunting expenses on your federal income tax return. …

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Jun 24

What to do when a loved one dies

Whether it’s expected or accidental, the death of a loved one can shake you to the core. The last thing you want is to have to interrupt grieving to deal with mundane tasks, but unfortunately there are many actions that must be done on behalf of the deceased. Some must be taken immediately, while with …

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Jun 07

None of my business: We have a cockeyed view of poverty in America.

It was late, I was grumpy, and the woman in front of me was buying cigarettes. I noticed the items in her cart: brand-name snacks, colas, and frozen foods. I looked at how she dressed, considered the carton of cigarettes she requested, and made a wager to myself that she would pay with government assistance. …

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May 19

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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Jul 16

Consumer Alert: Utility bill payment scam

A new identity theft scam that is sweeping the country claims that Americans can get federal financial assistance to help cover the cost of their utility bills. Using in-person solicitations, social media, fliers, viagra canada phone calls and text messages, scammers are contacting customers and claiming that a new federal program established by the Obama …

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