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Do Single People Really Need Life Insurance?

380news | March 2, 2018 | 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. 1. You have student loan debt. Many people 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 means if your parents, for example, co-signed your student loan through a bank, they would be respon...[read more]

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Do I Still Need Life Insurance Once I Retire? Your Questions Answered

Jeff Clarke | February 17, 2018 | Business

Do I need life insurance once I retire? Just because you’re retired doesn’t necessarily mean you’re financially sound. Think of all the different scenarios that may still be applicable: You may have been required to retire early; you may have had investments that have gone sour and haven’t had time to rebuild your nest egg. Additionally, there may be a need to cover final expenses, you may have children still at home who depend on them, or you may have a family member like an aging parent or special-needs sibling that you provide financial support for. The bottom line is this: If you o...[read more]

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PointBank Steps Up Again, Donates over $27K to Local Charities

380news | February 17, 2018 | Business

DENTON COUNTY, TX – More than two dozen local charities received a helping hand from a familiar donor this December when PointBank donated just over $27,000 as part of its ongoing mission to be a trusted partner in the communities it serves. The donations were raised during PointBank’s annual golf tournament and distributed to 25 charitable organizations throughout Denton County. Some of those non-profits include area food banks, Christian Community Action, Hearts for Homes, and Health Services of North Texas. “These 25 charities represent the heart and soul of our community. This is...[read more]

Southern Chapel Vintage Market Where French and Farmhouse Styles Meet

Jodie Linton-Prickett | February 7, 2018 | Business

One of my favorite landmarks in the 380 Corridor is the little white chapel, which sits adoringly on 5101 F.M. 424 in Crossroads. This lovely example of architecture built in 1900, operated as a traditional place of worship and a cowboy church until recently. Now, it is a delightfully artistic store housing Southern Chapel Vintage Market, LLC, where savvy southern style has a French twist. This theme is echoed through every aspect of this serendipitous locale. One would never know what treasures are waiting inside by simply driving by, because in order to preserve the historical value, very li...[read more]

Texas Adds 306,900 Jobs Over the Year

380news | February 6, 2018 | Business

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 306,900 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs over the year, including 400 jobs added in December. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.5 percent in December, marking 92 consecutive months of annual growth....[read more]

Meet Stephanie Schaeffer at Barn Star Primitives

Jodie Linton-Prickett | February 6, 2018 | Business

Barn Star Primitives in Pilot Point, Texas is owned and operated by Stephanie Schaeffer. After a life-threatening illness last January, Schaeffer spent six months in a Boston hospital where she received several operations and spent a long time rehabilitating. Schaeffer had time to think about her life and reevaluate the direction of her future. After years of working in a corporate position, she had always dreamed of owning an art inspired studio and boutique where she could also branch out and embrace her passion for interior design and decorating. After her recovery, she came home to Texas, ...[read more]

Come Work in the Renaissance!

380news | January 31, 2018 | Business

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® Job Faire Takes Place Saturday, February 24, 2018! Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (January 31, 2018): What better place for a part time job than in the Renaissance! The job faire for Scarborough Renaissance Festival® 2018 takes place on Saturday February 24, 2018 at the Festival’s main offices located at 2511 FM 66 Waxahachie, TX 75167. The Job Faire and interviews will take place between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm for part-time/seasonal positions during the eight weekends of the 2018 Scarborough Renaissance Festival® which runs Saturdays, Sundays and Memor...[read more]

Stillwater Capital Breaks Ground on 336-Unit Apartment Complex in Deep Ellum

Brooke Williamson | January 31, 2018 | Business

STILLWATER CAPITAL BREAKS GROUND ON 336-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX IN DEEP ELLUM Dallas, Texas, January 24, 2018 — Stillwater Capital has broken ground on a new five-story, 336-unit apartment complex that includes 3,000 square feet of co-working space. The development, named The Crosby, is located on 3.9 acres at 400 South Hall Street in the rejuvenated Deep Ellum area. The Crosby will both respect & compliment the Deep Ellum neighborhood, with design and architecture, by HLR Architects, that is representative of the historic industrial and commercial buildings in the area. “In Deep Ellum,...[read more]

PointBank of Little Elm Gives Back

380news | January 22, 2018 | Business

Josh Youngblood, Branch Manager of Point Bank in Little Elm (on the Right) presents a check to Al Leistikow, Little Elm Food Bank Manager. This will help the many needy families around Town. If you would like to volunteer or donate, please call 972-294-4061....[read more]

Denton Council Member Appointed to National League of Cities’ Committee

380news | January 22, 2018 | Business

Council Member Briggs to Serve on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee DENTON, TX – Denton City Council Member Keely Briggs has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) federal advocacy committee. This committee is responsible for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control, and solid and hazardous waste management. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas...[read more]

Denton Designated “SolSmart Bronze” for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

380news | January 22, 2018 | Business

DENTON, TX – Denton has received a Bronze designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to install solar panels. This designation recognizes Denton for taking bold steps to encourage solar energy growth and remove obstacles to solar development. For companies looking to expand, a SolSmart Bronze designation is a signal that Denton is “open for solar business.” “I am proud of the dedication and hard work of staff to obtain the Bronze designation for Denton,” said DME General Manager George Morrow. “Our c...[read more]

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