As sleet, ice and snow descended on Denton this winter season, several businesses have been able to meet the increased demand for weather-related services. “This winter, total, business has probably tripled,” said Jarret Edman, owner of A Plus Towing in Denton.
January unemployment rates for Denton and Denton County rose slightly, according to a news release from the Texas Workforce Commission.
The Denton County 4-H Livestock Coalition will hold its inaugural Livestock Jamboree at the North Texas Fairgrounds on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Spring is just around the corner! Timing is practically everything in vegetable gardening, of course, next time I’ll tell you it is soil, or watering or good pest management, but today it’s definitely timing. If you haven’t been successful before, look carefully at a planting guide for our area on when to plant. When it feels like spring consistently in our area, it’s pretty much too late for a spring garden.
Last week, a retired reader wrote about discovering he was in a higher tax bracket than he expected to be.
Rehan Munawar and his wife, Fayza Rehan, are opening their first Fantastic Sams outlet in Little Elm in early March.
Inland Truck Parts opened a new, larger Denton facility just up the street from their former location at 4321 N. Elm St.
This is an early bulletin from the huge volume of e-mail I received after asking readers to write me about “small solutions.”
Walk into a local health store, or even your local grocery store, and you are likely to see coconut oil. Coconut oil is one of the latest health trends. However, do you have all of the facts on coconut oil?
“Secretariat couldn’t win the Kentucky Derby with Shaquille O’Neal on his back.” That’s how John West, a managing director at Research Affiliates in Newport Beach, Calif., summarizes the problem with hedge funds. You can have the fastest horse on Earth, but it won’t do well if you make it carry a heavier rider than all the other horses. That, of course, is exactly what hedge funds do with their heavy, off-the-scale management fees.
Driven by the strong demand for new homes, developer Hillwood Communities is building a $600 million residential community northwest of Frisco.
A few words attributed to Winston Churchill could well describe Couch Potato investors for 2013. Speaking of Labor Party leader Clement Attlee, Churchill said: “A modest man, with much to be modest about.”
The most difficult idea to communicate in personal finance is the advantage of delaying Social Security benefits. I’ve written about it for years and years. Every time, more than a few readers push back and say I’m crazy. The arguments vary, but here is an incomplete list:
Sitting at his new desk nestled on the third floor of a former hospital office complex, Jim McNatt recalls washing cars and handling janitorial duties as a 12-year-old at his father’s auto dealership in Greenville. Today — 60 years later — McNatt is embarking in a new direction after selling the Jim McNatt Auto Group dealerships in Denton.
Do you feel like you need to know more about how to take care of your type 2 diabetes?
Q: I am 65 and will be 66 in March. I plan to retire at the end of March. I have about $70,000 in my 401(k). By the time I retire, I will be about $6,000 in debt. I plan on taking money out of my 401(k) to pay off everything I owe so that I will retire debt-free. I understand that I will have to pay income tax on that money. I also want to move some of the 401(k) money into my savings account for unforeseen emergencies. My Social Security check will be about $2,000 a month. I can live on that if I don’t have any credit to pay off.
Winter is in full swing here in Denton County and that means tons and tons of hay are being fed to livestock on a daily basis. We may have done our planning and even put our cool season forages to use already but in many cases we are still feeding hay. Right now hay prices for a large round bale of good to premium bermuda grass will run you from $80 to $160 per ton in the field, respectively. If you were lucky enough to purchase yours at a lower cost or produce your own, you may have a bit of wiggle room on your balance sheet.
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's Inc. is cutting 2,500 jobs as part of a reorganization to sustain its profitability, but the Denton’s store at Golden Triangle Mall is not expected to be affected by the cuts. The announcement comes on the heels of a strong holiday shopping season for the department store chain, which also runs the higher-end Bloomingdale's chain.
Some swear by their long-term-care insurance policy. Others swear at it. There is no middle ground. That’s what I learned by reading the many responses to my request for readers to tell me about their experiences, positive and negative, with their policies.
It’s a new year and how about you treat yourself to learning something new this year? We have several upcoming classes that you can take part in. First off, there’s “Design For Your Yard: A comprehensive study on designing your own landscape. ” This class is perfect for those of you who would like to renovate or update your landscape yourself. This class will start Jan. 13, there is a $15 fee and pre-registration is required. The class runs for four Monday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. For details, visit www.dcmga.com or call 940-349-2892.