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Approximately 10% of adults in the United States become fraud victims every year. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received more than 372,000 complaints of fraud last year. With this issue becoming so common, the natural question is, “What separates victims from non-victims?” Ther…

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It’s the creepiest time of year, but things can really get scary when you think about how much money you’re about to spend on Halloween. Candy, costumes and decorations add up fast. The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts the individual consumer will spend an average of $86.27 this Hal…

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You probably know by now that once someone turns 18, they can apply for their own credit cards. In fact, you probably started getting mail from credit card companies the second your 18th birthday arrived. There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with opening a line of credit, but plenty of…

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If you haven’t experienced it yet, you will soon: the last-minute ticket scramble. There’s plenty of ways it can begin. Maybe one of your hometown friends wanted to see this weekend’s football game, and you’re trying to buy a ticket from someone. It could be that you waited until the last mi…

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Rae Martinez is the director of Texas Rising, a project of the Texas Freedom Network that builds the power of a rising generation of young Texans, with an emphasis on communities of color, by advocating for change in the cities and towns where we live, and at the ballot box.

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It’s easy for students to prioritize GPA and commitments to organizations above other aspects of their lives, and things like preparing for natural disasters ahead of time don’t seem imperative. If you live in a dorm or student apartment, you may have the mindset that safety precautions are …

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Mason Chandler is a business freshman. His grandmother has lived in the Midland-Odessa area for the last 40 years.