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Four Benefits to working with the Professional Home Buyer


For many older Americans, choosing to move into a senior community is not an easy choice. There are many other decisions that need to be made like finding the right community and choosing what belongings are necessary. But one of the most stressful experience for a senior can be the sale of the family home. There...
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Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment for Veterans


For centuries, the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces have made countless sacrifices for their country. While these individuals are typically tagged as heroes, not all of them are left feeling valiant when they return home. Instead, some are left with pain and scars, both physical and mental. To cope with their...
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Protecting Seniors Online from Scams, Hacks and Tax Fraud


(NewsUSA) - The vast majority of seniors today are using the Internet at least once a week to check email, pay bills online and keep in touch via social media. But all that time online puts them at risk for scams and hacks, such as tax fraud. In fact, a new survey by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor...
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Phone Scam Targeting Taxpayers


Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has recently became aware of a telephone scam involving an individual falsely claiming to represent the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. The caller claims the taxpayer has a tax liability and requests a credit card number. The Comptroller's office will never ask for credit card information over the telephone. ...
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Honoring Active Military, Vets, With Financial Guidance


Military Saves Week starts Feb. 27, and the Texas State Securities Board continues to offer two resource-packed financial guides to help active military and veterans make confident, informed financial decisions. A Salute to Smart Investing and the Veterans Handbook: Tactics for Civilian Life provide active military, veterans, and their families the tools they need to achieve financial security and avoid...
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Texas Investor Guide Is Back and Updated for 2017


You asked, we answered. The State Securities Board’s flagship publication, the Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud, is back in stock, updated for 2017, and available for free. The Investor Guide provides unbiased, straightforward information on the time-tested principles of investing and shows you the tools you need to research financial...
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The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Notice to File for Candidacy Released


A message from Patty Bordie, Director Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area:  The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Notice to File for Candidacy has been released (see attached notice: tshl-notice-to-file-for-candidacy-2017). The vision of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) is that applied wisdom, energy, and experience of aging will improve the lives of all Texans through education,...
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Best Identity Theft Protection Services of 2016


By Carolyn Dorant, The Simple Dollar The first thing to know about identity theft protection services is that they don’t actually “protect” you from becoming a victim of ID theft. Sure, some offer tools and tips to help you reduce your digital footprint. But just like having AAA won’t reduce the odds of getting a flat...
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Houston Investment Advisor Sanctioned For ‘Custody Rule’ Violations


Texas Securities Commissioner John Morgan on May 23 entered a Consent Order against Post Oak Investment Management Inc., a Houston investment adviser. Post Oak Investment Management paid a $1,000 fine and was reprimanded for violating the State Securities Board’s “custody rule,” which requires registered investment advisers to comply with certain requirements if they maintain custody of...
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10 Steps To Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud and Abuse


Visit only your personal doctor, hospital or clinic for medical help. Trust only them to make referrals for special equipment, services or medicine. If someone calls and tries to threaten or pressure you into something – hang up! If someone comes to your door and says they are from Medicare and they need your Medicare number –...
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