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Rodney Watkins
Insurance Agents Alliance of Texas
PO Box 1188
Mineola, TX 75773
rodney@iaatx.com
Feb 13, 2019
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5 things homebuyers must know about flood insurance
From beachfront condos to landlocked subdivisions, flood zones are everywhere. In fact, almost 41 million Americans live in flood zones, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Research Letter. Just ...
Bankrate
Key home insurance tips you need to know
Purchasing a home and other home valuables takes serious financial investment. It is for this reason that buyers must ensure homes ...
Alberton Record
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This is the real reason most Americans file for bankruptcy
Filing for bankruptcy is often considered a worst-case scenario. And for many Americans who do pursue that last-ditch effort to rescue their ...
CNBC
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National debt hits new milestone, topping $22 trillion
The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time. The Treasury Department's daily statement showed ...
ABC News
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Should A Home Buyer Consider A Financing Offer By The Seller
The two letters cited in this article were received the same week. "I am about to buy a home and the seller is offering me a loan at an interest ...
Forbes
Will My Social Security Benefits Start Automatically?
Millions of seniors count on Social Security Opens a New Window. to pay the bills in retirement, and thankfully, signing up for ...
Fox Business
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The biggest financial mistake women make? Not investing enough.
Financially and otherwise, the deck tends to be stacked against women. The wage gap, which stood at 20 percent in 2017, is the most blatant ...
USA Today
Salary Secrets: What is Considered a Big Raise?
The quality of a workplace raise, it so often seems, is in the eye of the receiver. The same bump in pay can leave some with a big grin ...
Investopedia
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10 Surprising Things That Are Taxable
If you work for a living, you know that your wages are taxable, and you're probably aware that some investment income is taxed, too ...
Kiplinger
Headlines say there's no inflation, but look at what's getting more expensive
U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in January on the headline level, but looking under the hood, some of the most basic consumption including ...
CNBC
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3 months’ salary for an engagement ring? For most, it’s more like two weeks
Buying an engagement ring can be an emotionally loaded purchase. For most people, it's more than jewelry: It is a symbol of love and ...
SF GATE
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"If you claim depreciation on the hat, I can save you a fortune on your taxes. Call me."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
Who was on the front of the once circulated US $10,000 bill?
See the answer below.
How to Decide Which Debts to Pay Off First
Paying off debt is a worthy goal, and it should be near the top of your financial to-do list if you have high-interest loans. But freeing ...
Fox Business
What Year Was It?
Donner Party Rescued
What Year
The first rescuers reach surviving members of the Donner Party, a group of California-bound emigrants stranded by snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The day was Feb 19. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Trivia Answer
Who was on the front of the once circulated US $10,000 bill?
Answer: Salmon P Chase, the 25th US Secretary of the Treasury.
 
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