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Taxing Thoughts
If you own a business, you know that you may accelerate the expensing of qualified capital purchases. This can be done within two special provisions in the tax code that...
Notes from the Fox Den
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the Fox Den! I have recently started taking steps to become a healthier, slimmer me. With lupus and...


High points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are continuing to stay hunkered down by their air conditioners as we enter the first week of August. Most of the grass is dead from the heat and...
Taxing Thoughts
Picture this: For the past few years you’ve received your tax return and have had a small but nice refund. Now imagine your surprise, when next year, you are required to...
Notes from the Fox Den
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the Fox Den! I hope you all had a great two weeks and enjoyed Sarah and Larry’s columns during my little break from Notes from...
Matt's Money: Important birthdays
Remember when you added a “and-a-half” to your age? Most of us stopped doing that around age 12. If you’re over the age of 50, adding “and-a-half“ to your age start making...
Taxing Thoughts
The taxation of alimony will change drastically starting in 2019. Here’s what you need to know: New rules Any divorce agreement effective after Dec. 31, 2018 will be...
A Reason to Smile: Just don’t call this old man “crazy”
It’s July, so that means it’s time for my annual visit to the doctor to get all my medicine prescriptions renewed. As I have previously acknowledged, I take every...
Cherokee County TEEA members recently competed in the District 5 TEEA Cultural Arts Fair.  Their winning items will be entered in  the cultural arts fair at the State TEEA Conference Cultural Arts contests in September.  Pictured from left to right are Zoe Ann Conway, Marylyn Bennett, Carolyn Easter, Virginia Barefield, Virginia Bush, and Susie Blackmon High Points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real continue to be slow roasted as our thermometers continue to be stuck around a hundred degrees. I don’t know what...


High Points from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are on the downhill side of summer and the days will fly by for the teachers and students going back to school and they creep by for the husbands...
Taxing Thoughts
If you have problems getting to sleep at night and you turn to the IRS tax code for help, you might find some vocabulary that is very foreign to you. One of the more...
Where in the World
My most recent trip to Cornwall in England was fast and full for eight ladies booked with Cornish Welcome Tours. We arrived at London Heathrow after a nine hour flight...
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....