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Aubrey Invites Small Businesses to Get on the TRAIN to Success

By 380news | Business

Corinth, TX –Small business owners in the Aubrey area are invited to attend a free event to find out how to get the training and resources needed to stay competitive in their industries. North Central Texas College Adult and Continuing Education will make its next T.R.A.I.N. stop Wednesday, July 18th, from 10am to 3pm at the Aubrey Area Library, 226 Countryside Drive. T.R.A.I.N. stands for Training and Resources Advancing Industry Needs. “The programs that we oversee are designed to ensure that businesses remain competitive and grow jobs, that workers have…Read More

Tax Myths and Misunderstandings

By 380news | Business

Of all the things that I dislike in helping taxpayers with their taxes and IRS issues is dealing with the IRS. They are a bureaucratic abyss that is difficult to navigate even for those of us who understand tax law and the process. Taxpayers are held to certain deadlines for addressing IRS letters and audits, yet the IRS usually takes months and, many times, up to a year to resolve a taxpayer issue. As a result, the taxpayer may have to hire a professional like me to represent them and…Read More

Do College Students REALLY Need Life Insurance?

By 380news | Business

Many people make the assumption that life insurance is for married couples and those with kids. While it is true that not all single people need life insurance, there are a number of reasons when it can make (really) good sense. You have student loan debt. Many college students and graduates assume that your debt dies with you, but that’s not always the case. While the loans through the federal government are discharged (aka forgiven) if you were to die, personal loans that have a cosigner are generally not. That…Read More

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Empty-Nesters/Retirees

By 380news | Business

When the kids are out of the house and retirement is either on the horizon or has arrived, many people think about downsizing. Whether or not that’s true for you, it’s important to recognize that when you retire your accumulated wealth is probably at its peak. Retirement these days can last decades, and age brings on many potential threats to your financial health. There are several steps you can take to ensure your money lasts as long as you do. Life Insurance It may seem counterintuitive that empty nesters or retirees need life insurance, but some still have dependents, such as disabled adult children. Many also still have financial obligations, such as the mortgage on a home or second home,…Read More


Texas MasterCraft – Experience, Quality, Services and More

By 380news | Business

Now in the 380 Corridor on Highway 377 Join Texas MasterCraft for their Grand Opening on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Promotions, giveaways and much more! MasterCraft boats are not only synonyms for quality, performance and class but most and foremost for quality time with your family and your friends. At Texas MasterCraft they are convinced that life is best on water with those who matter most. The only thing they want you to have in mind while in one of their boats is fun. You can go for the full experience on their boats thanks to the amazing drive sensations, the superior sound system and the fancy leather upholstery. They even look amazing from behind…Read More

The Texas Tax Amnesty Program

By 380news | Business

The Texas Tax Amnesty Program runs from May 1, 2018, through June 29, 2018. The Texas Tax Amnesty Program will, under certain circumstances, provide delinquent taxpayers with relief from penalties and interest on tax due. Tax amnesty applies to periods prior to Jan. 1, 2018, and only includes liabilities that have not been previously reported to the Comptroller’s office. It does not apply to accounts which have been certified to the Office of the Attorney General; accounts which are presently in litigation; periods that are currently under audit or for which a notice of audit has been issued; or accounts that have been reduced to judgment. Additionally, the amnesty doesn’t apply to local motor vehicle tax, IFTA taxes, PUC gross…Read More

Carpets Plus of Denton Announces the Launch of New Brand, The Design House

By 380news | Business

DENTON, TX – Carpets Plus was purchased in 2008 and has been a well-known local brand in greater DFW for decades. Capitalizing on both its diverse portfolio of brands and market leadership in the home renovation category, Carpets Plus announced the launch of new name and new product lines to their already successful business. The Design House, a home renovation and design services initiative, will continue their superior service and products, just under a new name. This is who we’ve always been but now our name, The Design House, reflects our all-inclusive packages. The Design House was born from owner, Jennifer Homeyer’s inspiration to design and create a masterpiece of the home. Located in a newly remodeled 10,000 square feet…Read More

Insuring the Times of Your Life

By 380news | Business

If anyone depends on you financially, you probably need life insurance. Here are some examples of the specific life stages or life events that might trigger the need for life insurance. Married or Getting Married Many families depend on two incomes to make the ends meet. If you died today, would your spouse have enough money to cover funeral costs? How about credit card balances, outstanding loans or just the daily living expenses? A Parent or About to Become One Raising a child is one of the most rewarding things a person can do in life. But it’s also one the most expensive. If you died today, would your spouse have the ability to provide your children with the opportunities…Read More

Your 2018 Taxes

By 380news | Business

As you read this the 2017 tax filing season will be winding down for those who file timely without filing an extension. If you file an extension, my best advice is to get your taxes finished in May, June or July when you and your tax professional are not too busy. Don’t wait for the last minute as that is when mistakes and omissions are made by you or your tax preparer. Most people are aware of the new tax law taking effect in 2018. Hopefully you had the conversation with your tax person how that would affect you in 2018. Some people win and some lose with this tax law and it is important that you keep your eye…Read More

Meet Matt Thomas from Clear Aquatics

By 380news | Business

Background, what has brought you to Texas Matt Thomas grew up in Little Elm where he graduated from Little Elm High School in 1986. After graduation from Little Elm High School, he went to work for a local company that relocated him to Florida and Georgia for about 10 years. After his stint away from Texas, he returned to the area in 2001 to be closer to family and friends. After a 25 year hiatus from school, he decided to attend Collin College where he earned his Associates Degree, then…Read More

Last Minute Changes to 2017 Taxes

By 380news | Business

When Congress reached a budget deal on February 9, tucked away in the bill were surprise tax breaks for homeowners, students and energy savers. Those tax breaks are the extenders, or provisions that expired at the end of 2016 but have been extended through 2017. Yes, the tax breaks are retroactive to January 1, 2017, and affect the tax return that you will file or have already filed in 2018. If you’ve already filed your tax return and think you might be affected by the tax extenders provisions, here’s what…Read More

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