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  • How to Choose the Right Tax Professional
    Finding the right tax professional who is able to find you every deduction, credit, and write-offs can oftentimes seem like an impossible task, but it doesn't have to be.
  • 5 Simple Steps For Making Tax Day As Painless As Possible
    April 15th, otherwise own as Tax Day, is ever nearing. If you're one of the millions of Americans that has decided to put off your filing to closer to deadline day and are trying to jog your memory back into tax filing gear, no worries. That's what this entry is for.
  • Three Ways You Can Apply for Food Stamp Benefits
    Do you think you may qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, but aren't sure where you can begin the application process? Well, you're not alone. There are plenty of Americans out there who qualify for food assistance but aren't aware of it or don't know where they can begin the application process.
  • Social Security Benefits - How To Calculate Your
    Determining whether or not you have to pay taxes on your Social Security benefits really comes down to two factors: 1) your tax filing status, and 2) the amount of your "combined" income. Generally speaking though, you will not have to pay any taxes on your Social Security benefits at all, if that is your only source of income.
  • Choosing Medicaid and CHIP Providers in Your State
    Finding a provider who accepts Medicaid patients has the potential be a little confusing to the individuals who have never been on the program before, but it's not as difficult as it may sound. All you need is to be enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP coverage and have a connection to the internet.
  • Social Security - Decisions Made Now Can Affect You Later in Life
    Deciding the best time to begin receiving your Social Security benefits is a decision every individual must address by themselves or with their family, but that does not mean there aren't a variety of tools out there that can help you determine the best way to get the most out of your Social Security.
  • 4 Tricks For Stretching Your Social Security Benefits
    Making the best of your Social Security benefits is a struggle for many Americans, especially those of you who are largely dependent on Social Security for most of your monthly income. Questions like when to begin drawing your benefits, how to best spend them, and what to do if your benefits aren't enough to survive on weigh on millions of seniors minds every year.
  • Social Security Benefits - Online Calculators (all 11 of them)
    Whether you are already retired, close to retirement age, or just wanting to know what Social Security benefits you could expect in the years to come, this article provides all the Social Security benefits calculators available to best plan for your future.Scroll through until you find the one you are looking for.

Latest Texas Forum Posts

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden capped off a run of victories on Super Tuesday with a narrow win in Texas, a massive prize for a candidate whose campaign appeared on the edge of collapse less than a week ago.
  • Recent polling in a slew of states that carried President Trump to his thin win in 2016 show him starting 2020 in a deep hole.
  • Texas’ hotly contested U.S. Senate race accelerated Monday toward potentially the closest finish in decades as Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke scraped their polarized bases for any last voters in a burst of final rallies in liberal big cities and Trump-loving suburbs.
  • Beto O’Rourke is behind by 6.5 percent in the latest RealClearPolitics average of all polls in the race for junior U.S. Senator from Texas.  Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz has led in the polls for months heading into election day. While the race has seen some tightening as expected, Cruz continues to have a comfortable lead.
  • 36 hours from now, polls will open for the midterm elections, and 470 congressional seats will be up for grabs. One of the most surprisingly competitive races has been unfolding in Texas. The Senate election there pitting incumbent Ted Cruz in the red corner, against challenger Beto O'Rourke in the blue corner, represents more than just gripping political theater, a clash of big personalities, and record-setting fundraising. On the surface, the candidates have plenty in common: two Texans a year apart in age who left the state for Ivy League schools before returning. They were even elected to Congress the same day six years ago. But in this divided cultural and political moment, Cruz-O'Rourke has become a national barometer for American politics, in the unlikeliest of places.
  • The special session of the Texas Legislature began with an announcement by Gov. Greg Abbott in June, pushing — among other priorities — property tax reform
  • Jul 06 2016
    Getting a job under Medicaid’s income rules
    My 74-year-old wife applied for Medicaid because she needs long term skilled nursing care. How much will Medicaid pay monthly for her care and how much can I earn?
  • Homeowners who live in their homes receive a tax break called a homestead exemption. If you're older than 65, you get a bigger tax break.

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