Over the next few weeks, W-2 forms will show up at your work desk or in your mail, and the IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 27. Hiring the wrong tax preparer can result in headaches, fines and fees. The Better Business Bureau reminds consumers to be on the lookout for tax scammer…

The new year is underway and many of us have a money-related resolution. If you are in debt, you’re not alone. Total American household debt is only rising. According to the US Federal Reserve’s Center for Microeconomic Data, “total household debt increased by $92 billion, or 0.7 percent, to…

East Texas Trial Lawyers Association member and past president emeritus Brent Goudarzi has been named one America’s 50 most influential trial lawyers by Trial Lawyer Magazine and the National Law Journal for the second year in a row.

Cyber criminals don’t take time off to celebrate the holidays. In fact, it is a favorite time of year for scammers to strike — as many people are ramping up their end-of-year giving, getting some last-minute deals with end-of-year sales and gathering items for their tax returns. Here’s what …

Fake pet and puppy scams are on the rise, and the Better Business Bureau cautions consumers to be wary when shopping online for a pet this holiday season. A recent BBB investigative study, “Puppy Scams: How Fake Online Pet Sellers Steal from Unsuspecting Pet Buyers,” found that many online p…

If you are experiencing an unusually rushed holiday season, you’re not alone. With a holiday shopping season which is nearly one week shorter than normal, many of us are scrambling to complete our holiday “to-do” lists within a condensed amount of time. The Better Business Bureau reminds con…

The holiday season is big business for porch pirates. The U.S. Postal Service is projecting 800 million package deliveries between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. And an estimated 23 million Americans have had a package stolen from their front porch or mailbox.

Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is one of the biggest days of the year for online sales. On Cyber Monday 2018, online retailers raked in over $6 billion through 16 million mobile shopping transactions. The Better Business Bureau wants to remind consumers to be mindful of their o…