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What Is Due Diligence?

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What Is Due Diligence?

Recently, I had a client ask me about doing some background research on a potential business investment. When I used the term “due diligence” in the conversation, I realized from the response that while he had heard the term before, he wasn’t positive exactly what it referred to in context, so I thought I would explain that here. Anytime you are considering making a business decision, you need to do your “due diligence” before making a commitment. Whether it is buying a business; investing in a business, company, or idea; going into business or partnering with someone; or even bringing an...

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A Photo ID Is Now Required to Vote in Texas

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A Photo ID Is Now Required to Vote in Texas

If you have voted in the past in Texas, you may know that simply presenting a voter registration card was adequate proof to be allowed to vote. This is no longer true; a photo ID is now required to vote in Texas. Two years ago the Texas Legislature passed a law that requires any person in Texas to produce a driver’s license or some other form of photo identification in order to vote. However, because of Federal voting rights laws, enforcement of this state law has been on hold. On Tuesday this changed, when the Supreme Court of the United States made a significant ruling, striking down...

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Seven Steps to Take if Your Wallet is Stolen

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Seven Steps to Take if Your Wallet is Stolen

“Where is my wallet?” The moment you discover your wallet is stolen, then you understand the panic that ensues, as well as the problems that occur as a result. In this day of identity theft, acting immediately can make a big difference in mitigating the damage that a thief can do. Today, Owens Investigations will share with you seven steps to take when your wallet is lost. One tip before it happens. Make a copy of everything in your wallet. Put all the cards on a copier and make copies of the front and back. This way you have all the card numbers, the phone numbers of the credit...

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Plan Ahead for the Texas Sales Tax Holiday

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Plan Ahead for the Texas Sales Tax Holiday

For the past several years, the State of Texas has had one weekend in August where no sales tax is charged on purchases of clothing, shoes, school supplies and backpacks (as long as the item costs less than $100), officially referred to as the Texas Sales Tax Holiday weekend. The original motivation behind this was to offer parents a chance to buy their children new school clothes and supplies at the start of the new school year and save a little bit of money in the process. It has evolved into a big shopping weekend, and most clothing and shoe stores (as well as many other stores) plan big...

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Is the Government Listening to Your Phone Calls?

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Is the Government Listening to Your Phone Calls?

The big news broke last week that the US government has required Verizon to give them access to the records of all phone calls made on their networks since April of this year. They were granted this power by having a secret government court issue a top secret court order for these records to Verizon. This subpoena is in effect until July 19, but this time frame could be extended by the court if government officials request it and the court renews the order. So is the government listening to your phone calls? No. According to the documents obtained by the media, Verizon is turning over...

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