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Some Tips for Late and Last Minute Tax Filers

The deadline for filing your federal income tax return is now in sight -- midnight Tuesday April 17th -- you can see it from here.  It's time to "render unto Caesar."

If you haven't done any tax planning, learning that you have a big tax bill can be a huge surprise -- a shock to the system.  And in some cases, it can be so big that many taxpayers can't pay it in full, right now.

 

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Rains Mean Drought is Over — For Now

Foresters at the Texas Forest Service say they have good news and bad news.  The good news is that because of an unusually wet winter and spring, the worst drought in the state's history has finally ended, in east Texas.

The bad news is that many areas of the state are primed for another hot and dry summer.  Wildfire season is just around the corner, and the state and federal agencies that deal with wildfires are getting ready for it.

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Is it a Good Time to Refinance Your House?

With mortgage interest rates at historic lows, millions of Americans are deciding to refinance their houses and get lower rates.  So the answer to the question in that headline is YES.  There has never been a better time to take a walk down ReFi Street.

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Harris County Nation’s Fastest Growing County

Led by Harris County, the population of the 10 county Greater Houston Metropolitan area went over 6 million people last summer, making it the nation's fifth-largest metro area.  The US Census Bureau says Harris County added more people than any other county in the nation between April 1, 2010, and July 2011.

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Canada Has Eliminated the Penny

Even stacked together in a jar, all those pennies you have are fairly worthless. However, they may soon become collectors’ items.

Canada, our neighbor to the North, has just eliminated the penny in their latest federal budget, following the example of nations like Australia and New Zealand. The Canadian national mint will stop producing the one-cent coin over the next six months, and businesses have been asked to return pennies to be melted down.

We thought it was a joke too, but apparently the Great White North is serious:

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Big Majority of Americans Angry With Obama

A recent poll shows that more than two thirds of Americans do not approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling gasoline prices.

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Student Loan Debt Tops $1 Trillion

Did you know that America's total student loan debt now surpasses the nation's total credit card debt?  It's true.  Sometime last year, credit card debt actually declined a little, as more and more people stopped using credit cards.  But student loan debt keeps going up, and up, with no sign of stopping. Worse, there's almost no chance that any of it will ever be paid off.

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Political Gaffe By Mitt Romney’s Camp Helps Etch A Sketch Sales Skyrocket — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]

During an interview earlier this week, an advisor to Mitt Romney inadvertently made a comment that is now likely to stick with the GOP hopeful for the duration of the campaign season, and it’s lead to a boom in sales for a very old and largely forgotten toy: the Etch A Sketch.

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