PILOT POINT — In a town with just as many horses as people, Evan Batt steps into his element. His boots click on the uncovered floor as he walks through the rustic doors of the distillery, breezing past bottles of liquor that sprang from his own imagination.
I first arrived at the Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau at the beginning of 2003. My initial focus as the new kid on the block was meeting the movers and shakers. I began at the top and scheduled a one-on-one meeting with then-Mayor Euline Brock.
Retirement isn’t what it used to be. No one knew it at the time, but the 1980s were the Golden Age of Retirement. Pensions were generous back then. Whether you invested in stocks or bonds, the proverbial wind was at your back. Both provided handsome annual returns.
WASHINGTON — Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.
About 367,000 Texans will lose their individual health insurance policies next year when BlueCross BlueShield of Texas stops offering its Blue Choice PPO (preferred provider organization) plans.
As the construction date approaches for the new Eureka 2 playground at South Lakes Park, local businesses continue to throw money into the pot. DATCU, a local credit union, will present a $100,000 check to the Denton Parks Foundation at tonight’s City Council meeting.
How can you get your money’s worth out of all that you pay into Social Security?
The past two weeks, my column has been dedicated to America’s birthday. It’s time now to turn our eyes to another birthday, one vitally important to Denton and 218,000 degree-holding alumni. The University of North Texas will be 125 years old on Sept. 16.
According to last year’s Social Security trustees report, the program’s trust fund would end 2014 with a stunning balance of $2.784 trillion.
NEW YORK — Reddit said Friday that interim CEO Ellen Pao resigned from the company, and co-founder Steve Huffman is back as its CEO.
Most news media dismissed Rand Paul’s tax plan, like his candidacy for president, as a non-starter. Reports failed to grasp a gigantic part of the plan. They also wrongly concluded that the flat tax was a big break for high-income people, but not so good for middle-income people.
You wake with a hankering for pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning. Shuffling bleary-eyed into the kitchen, you get out the salt, baking powder, sugar and flour. You can almost taste the fluffy, syrupy goodness when you open the refrigerator, only to find you’re out of eggs.
NEW YORK — Slim one-room gyms are in, and the low cost of starting them is turning gym rats and workout instructors into entrepreneurs.
The cost of being independently upper-middle class declined a bit in the past year. But just a bit. So don’t expect any shouts of joy here — just an ongoing assessment of how much money you would need to be better off than most.
NEW YORK — New credit and debit cards with computer chips are putting the squeeze on small businesses.
Let me tell you about my fathers.Many men wish that they had a “real father.” I was one of them. I have few memories of my biological father. All are of being a little boy, sitting on bar stools. They...
SAN FRANCISCO — The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global warming.
Last week’s column announcing the Denton City Council’s blessing of the Discover Denton Welcome Center garnered tons of positive feedback. Your comments were fantastic and positive, expressing excitement at least equal to ours.
The future is here. I’m wearing it on my wrist. It’s a minimalist rubbery black band with a narrow black window. It tells me things when I press its button, and it records 24/7.
A long-awaited vision is about to become reality. The Discover Denton Welcome Center got the thumbs-up at City Council this past Tuesday.
Inflation could be a sweet double-whammy for the folks I call Solvent Seniors. Social Security benefits increase with inflation. For 2015, the increase was 1.7 percent. And if inflation is more than a...