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As college students prepare to head back to campus in the next few weeks, fighting fraud may not be at the top of their list of priorities. However, college students are very susceptible to identity theft; by establishing good habits for monitoring and detecting fraud, students can lay a pat…

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If you’re extremely busy with your career and family and you’ve accumulated a fair amount of assets, you might be concerned about a variety of issues related to financial management and legacy planning. Specifically, you might think you don’t have the time or expertise to deal with these mat…

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If your driveway needs paving or repairs, don’t trust just anyone to do the job. BBB Scam Tracker contains numerous reports of unscrupulous contractors who swindled homeowners by offering what appeared to be a “good deal”. Homeowners ended up with shoddy pavement; some contractors took the m…

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If you’re in the early stages of your career, you’re probably not thinking much about retirement. Nonetheless, it’s never too soon to start preparing for it, as time may be your most valuable asset. So, you may want to consider retirement savings vehicles, one of which is an IRA. Depending o…

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With the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, travel is coming back. That’s great news for summer vacation plans... and scammers. BBB Scam Tracker is receiving reports of con artists creating fake airline ticket booking sites or customer service numbers. If you are buying airfare, use caution …

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Here’s something to think about: You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. To meet your income needs for all those years, you’ll generally need a sizable amount of retirement assets. How will Social Security fit into the picture?

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After a year of being quarantined, many are ready to get out and travel this summer. And although business travel is expected to be slow and steady, The American Hotel & Lodging Association predicts a boom in leisure travel this summer. And according to the Expedia Travel Trends Report, the average person saved $3,444 for a trip in 2021. BBB advises consumers not only to anticipate crowding and congestion, but also to be prepared for an increase in scam activity during this travel season.

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Now that we’ve gained at least some space from the COVID-19 pandemic, summer travel is heating up. But while you might be eager to hit the road, you won’t want your investments to take a vacation — you need them to work hard for you consistently. But how can you make this happen?

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You may have seen the SBDC signs on offices that recently appeared in Gilmer, Henderson, Carthage, Marshall and Jefferson. What is an SBDC? SBDC stands for Small Business Development Center, and we’re a resource partner of the Small Business Administration. There are about 1000 SBDCs across the country that serve a very specific purpose in the local economy. Every county is served by an SBDC.

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All Cypress Veterinary Hospital (ACVH) has served Marshall and the surrounding area for eight years, bringing expert care to the community. Dr. Michele Lee Tanner, Dr. Paige Coody, associate veterinarians, and the skilled ACVH team are able to advise pet owners on what to look for when searc…

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1) Find your career program. Think about your talents, hobbies, and passion, and then explore our career programs to discover which one matches up with your interests. Visit the website at www.tstc.edu and see all the different programs offered by TSTC. You can search by industry-related fie…

GoBus, which provides bus service to 14 East Texas Counties, will resume collecting trip fares beginning Sept. 1, the East Texas Council of Governments said.

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If you are on Medicare, watch out for a resurgence of this con. Scammers are claiming to offer “free” genetic testing kits that allegedly screen for heart conditions or cancer. It’s really a ruse to steal your Medicare information for fraudulent billing and/or identity theft.

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If you don’t have a spouse or children, you might think you don’t need to do much estate planning. But if you have any assets, any familial connections, any interest in supporting charitable groups – not to mention a desire to control your own future – you do need to establish an estate plan.

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If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get some nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing – and making a few investments on their behalf.

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JEFFERSON — The city of Jefferson’s Tourism Department and the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s first ever joint event — the Hot Air Balloon Mini-Glow set for Saturday — has added activities to the event schedule but is simultaneously in jeopardy from potential rain.