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2017 articles:

Legislation Plans to End Loopholes to Balance Billing

ID Tax Theft Down But Some Must Wait for Refund Checks This Year
Travel Insurance Pays for More Than Cancelled Trips
2016 articles:
Electric Rate Comparison Tools Help Save Money
Elder Lawyers Answer Long-Term Care Problems
College Financial Aid Begins in October With Filling Out FAFSA
ID Theft Monitoring Can Be Free
Renters Insurance Becoming Requirement for New Apartment
Forget Garage Sales - There’s an App for That
Summer Travel Abroad Doesn’t Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

Low Credit Scores a Texas Problem

Fraudulent IRS Phone Calls on the Rise
Tax Season More Stable With Permanent Deductions/Credits
Carmakers Dropping Spare Tires At Rapid Pace
2015 articles:
New Mortgage Rules Designed To Help Homeowners
New ABLE Accounts to Help Disabled Texans
Price Adjustments Can Still Save Money
Cutting Costs on International Travel
Phantom Power Accounts for Almost a Quarter of Electric Bills

Attorneys General Settlement to Lead to Easier Credit Report Corrections

Mobile Deposits Surge But Require Extra Caution
Trouble with a Company? Turn to Social Media for Answers

Texas Tomorrow Fund Pays for College with Today’s Prices

10 Ways to Save in 2015
Year-End Tax Strategies Still Available While Congress Puts Taxpayers in Limbo
2014 articles:
ACA Open Enrollment Has Lots of Help This Year
Black Friday Holiday Shopping Tips
Get In-State Tuition in Other States
New Credit Scores Include Rent, Take Out Medical Debt
Long-Term Care Costs Need Planning
Protect Your Identity When You Travel this Summer

Online Tool Helps Take Guess Work Out of College Debt

Tax Identity Theft A Growing Problem

Agents Can Help You Pick Healthcare Plan

2013 articles:

Reverse Mortgages Set to Expand in Texas While Drawing Further Oversight

Health Exchanges Up and Running For Uninsured
Medical Alert Device Shopping
Before You Make A Move
Texans to Vote on New Reverse Mortgage to Purchase Product

Tax Credits to Offset Healthcare Premium Costs for 2.6 Million Texans

Cell phone plans: Should you end your contract?
Tax Filing Season
The Texas Financial Report Card
Archive (2011-08):
Money Markets, CDs, Bonds Have Risks Along With Stock Market
The Popularity of Estate Sales
Financial Aid Alternatives
Seniors: Caution When Taking Out Reverse Mortgage  
Savvy Saving Ideas
If You Take the 401(k) Cash, You May Live to Regret It
Walking Down the Aisle on Firm Financial Footing
Building a Financial Safety Net in Case You Fall
Dumping the pump