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High points from El Camino Real
Lots of prayers were answered for folks along El Camino Real as rains fell steady off and on ever since the Fourth of July. Some people got more rain than others, but...
Taxing Thoughts
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week involving the state of South Dakota vs Wayfair (an online furniture retailer) opens the door for states to impose sales taxes on...
Notes from the Fox Den
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the Fox Den! I started out this week wanting to write about my mom and dad’s wedding anniversary, which would have been July 7....
Taxing thoughts: It’s tax planning time
Now is the ideal time to schedule a tax-planning session. Your tax return outcome is still fresh, and it’s early enough in the year to make corrective action to take...
High Points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real that have roasted through a blistering June are turning over to cook the other side as we head into July. It’s another hot Texas summer and we...
The ladies making up the ‘Bride Squad’ were, from left to right, Lisa Richmond, Rajone Lyman, Courtneey Williams, Amanda Jones, Josie Fox, Moniki Mason, Denise Barker and LaKeithia Horton Notes from the Fox Den
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the Fox Den! To quote Nausicaa Twila, “There are rare people who will show up at the right time, help...


High Points| from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real were up in arms because I took a week off from writing this column, but I’m having to pay the price for it by trying to squeeze twelve bits worth...
Taxing Thoughts: Overlooked business metrics to keep your eye on
Revenue, gross margin, net profit — these are the basic metrics every small business owner watches closely. But there are also some often-overlooked metrics that can deepen...
Notes from the Fox Den
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the Fox Den! As we go into the final week of June we also head straight into my birthday. On June 28, 42 years ago, I entered...
Matt's Money; Just write it down
If you’ve read this column over the past couple of years, you know I’ve written a few times about something I call “The Fire Drill.” This is a document I created that...
Where in the world
After reading Notes from the Fox Den in the May 16 issue of the Cherokeean, I responded to Josie that I’ve been to the UK a dozen or more times and could give her some...
Taxing thoughts: Six tax benefits of owning a home
If you own or are considering owning a home, you can take advantage of many tax benefits. Here are six of the most commonly used homeowner’s tax breaks: 1. Mortgage...
Notes| from the Fox Den
Hello from the Fox Den! I hope you are all surviving the warmer days that we are beginning to see. As for me, I am loving the long, hot days (please don’t throw anything at...
Taxing thoughts: Five finance tips everyone wishes they had followed
Sadly, it usually takes hard-won experience and costly mistakes to really internalize good financial advice. Here are some of the top five things we all wish we knew and...
High points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are beginning to get into their summer routines and most of the kids who have only been out of school a couple of weeks are already bored. A...