It’s just about Back-to-School time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farther — to their college dorms. And when that day comes, you’ll want to be financially prepared. So you’ll want to avoid making costly mistakes when preparing for, and paying, those big bills. Here are some of the most common of these errors:
In recent weeks I have written about the interim committee charges for some of the 32 standing committees in the Texas House of Representatives. In addition to the standing committees, there are a number of select committees that are studying various issues this interim. While most select house committees are created by the speaker of the house, some others were created through legislation passed during the last legislative session. The members of each committee are appointed by the speaker. The select committees usually have a more narrow focus than standing committees and are formed for the . . . More . . .
If you’re a baby boomer, you’re at the point in life where, if you haven’t actually entered retirement, you’re at least approaching the outskirts. But if you’re like many of your fellow boomers, you may be experiencing more than a little trepidation over your financial prospects as a retiree. That’s why it’s so important for you to determine what steps to take to . . . More . . .
In recent weeks I have written about the interim committee charges for some of the 32 standing committees in the Texas House of Representatives. In addition to the standing committees, there are a number of select committees that are studying various issues this interim. While most select house committees are created by the speaker of the house, some others were created through legislation passed during the last legislative session. The members of . . . More . . .
Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you probably didn’t know that August is “What Will Be Your Legacy? Month." Still, you might want to use this particular month as a useful reminder to take action on what could be one of your most important financial goals:
leaving a meaningful legacy.
A legacy isn’t simply a document or a bunch . . . More . . .
For many Texas parents the upcoming month of August means time to start getting the kids ready to head back to school for a new year. Those making trips to local stores to purchase school supplies and clothing will benefit from the annual Sales Tax Holiday weekend. The state's tax holiday will take place on August 8, 9, and 10. . . . More . . .
When it’s July in Texas, discussions of the weather generally come down to one word: hot. For the past two weeks, discussions among 50 elementary school students also have included rain, clouds, hurricanes, and even blizzards. They’ve also talked about into volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters.
The first- through fourth-grade students, representing several Grayson County elementary schools, spent the entire morning each day at Jefferson School in the in the annual summer enrichment program, . . . More . . .
Middle school students who love science or want to learn more are invited to the newly instituted “Summer Science Splash Camp” at Austin College during summer 2014. No particular advance science knowledge is required; students should come motivated to learn and have fun in the process. The week-long residential summer camp includes research and science exploration led by certified science teachers during the day and plenty of fun activities outside the lab in the late . . . More . . .
Offices Statewide Gear Up to Help Save Young Lives
Paris -- The National Highway Safety Administration estimates that roughly three of every four child safety seats are not used correctly. TxDOT offices statewide now offer parental education on the installation and proper use of child passenger safety seats.
Area offices can also provide safety seat inspections by appointment, and distribute one free child passenger safety seat per child to qualified applicants. The effort will help reduce the . . . More . . .