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The Money Man by Tom Jacobs: Checking Account That Pays 12%

Once upon a time there was a New York City money manager who earned his client's 12%, year in, year out, for decades. He snared crowds of rich folks because of his dependable secret method. At 12% a year, money doubles every six years. Who wouldn't…
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"Why We Must Really Invest" by Tom Jacobs

Why do we have to invest? Not—newsflash!--to get rich quick or gamble. Job #1 is to preserve the purchasing power of money against the stealthy evil of inflation. When the cost of living increases, we say we have inflation. If inflation is 3% a year,…
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"Battling the Beauracracy" by Congressman Will Hurd

Imagine $300 to $1,000 disappearing from your paycheck, despite the fact that you were working the same number of hours you normally do. Your dedication and work habits have not changed. The rigors of the job have remained the same. You've done nothing…
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Education a National Priority

From kindergarten through college at Texas A&M, I'm a proud product of the Texas public education system. I was fortunate to attend schools with dedicated teachers and my parents took my education very seriously.
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Heroin Deaths Double by Gil Potts

According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Mexican produced heroin is to blame for a new wave of addictions and overdoses in the United States. Heroin deaths have doubled from 2011 to 2013, while deaths from cocaine and prescription opiates…
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Weather Whys Jan. 22, 2015

Q: You hear a lot about El Niño and La Niña. What's the difference? A: The main difference between the two involves water temperature, explains Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. More specifically, El Niño and La Niña – both Spanish for…
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Update from Congressman Will Hurd, Jan. 15, 2015

Working to fulfill his promise to find solutions that will secure our border and enforce our laws, Republican Representative Will Hurd of Texas intends to vote to pass the House appropriations bill that will fund the Department of Homeland Security and…
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"For Richer For Poorer, In Sickness And In Health, To Love"

I know Christmas is over for this year, but there are a few "leftovers" hanging around in all our homes. There is leftover pie, leftover presents, and maybe even a leftover cousin you find in that back bedroom that never went home. Leftover decorations…
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Weather Whys from Texas A&M: December 4,2014

Q: Is the saying "red sky at night, sailor's delight, red sky at morning, sailor take warning" really accurate? A: Generally, the answer is yes, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. The saying has been around for thousands of years…
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