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Fort Worth Magazine Names Ted Machi a Top Attorney

Top Bankruptcy AttorneyOnce again Fort Worth, The City’s Magazine has named Ted Machi a “Top Attorney” for 2013.  Top Attorneys are nominated by their peers.  With his 35+ years representing North Texans, Ted Machi is an attorney you can trust.

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Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat

Car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.

There are so many car seat types and models, how do you know which one is right for your child? The right car seat or booster fits your child and your car, and is one you ...

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Patio Bistro Sets at Lowe’s Recalled; Made by Midas Lin Co.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Patio Bistro Sets

Units: About 16,400

Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Manufacturer: Midas Lin Company Ltd., of China

Hazard: When the chair support bar is not fully engaged, the ...

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The Loan Modification Runaround

Information About The Loan Modification Process

At Machi & Associates our goal is to keep you in your home and avoid foreclosure. Our team will provide you with a unique, and professional plan that you and your mortgage lenders can consider.

We understand that you only have a short period of time to overcome the real possibility of losing your property through a foreclosure. Our experienced attorneys and real estate brokers will work to immediately stop your foreclosure. We have the ...

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Good Bye Unemployment Benefits

More than 200,000 Americans will lose their unemployment checks this week.

Of these folks, nearly half live in California.  The other states affected are Texas, Florida, Colorado, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Illinois.

The federal program provided an addition 20 weeks of benefits after the state benefits had ended.  More on this story at

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Bankrupt Hostess Warns Workers of Layoffs

Hostess Brands based in Irving, has given notice to several states, including Texas, that lay offs may be coming if the Chapter 11 restructuring is not successful.

Hostess is not looking to implement layoffs unless negotiations with unions do not result in consensual agreement.  Additional information available at the Star Telegram.

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Gas Prices: Down and Headed Lower

U.S. drivers are getting some relief at the pump in time for the beginning of summer.

Typically May is the time of year gas prices hit their high mark.  This year the average price for a gallon of unleaded has already been declining for the past month.   The biggest decrease in price occurred this past week with prices down 6 cents.

New technology has increased production and that is helping drive the price down.  The West Coast prices have not yet fallen ...

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10 Frugal Living Tips To Happiness On A Tight Budget

Whether you’re dealing with a mountain of debt or trying to save money for your retirement, there are numerous reasons to change your spending habits. Frugal living is typically viewed in a negative light, where the word “sacrifice” becomes synonymous with “suffering.” However, this does not have to be the case. Here are 10 frugal living tips to achieve happiness on a tight budget.

1.  Keep track of your spending.

2.  Change your spending habits.

3.  Monitor your money.

4.  Carry a ...

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49% of Americans Saving Zero for Retirement

An April survey shows that nearly half of consumers cannot afford to contribute to an IRA. The age range from 18 to 34 are the ones least likely to be saving. Of this age group 56% do not contribute to an IRA or 401(k).
LIMRA, a trade association for the financial services industry conducted the survey. They found the statistics disturbing considering that consumers are currently using personal savings to make ends meet. Retirement may last 20 or more years.
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Dangerous Dogs

Dog BitesWe handle a great number of cases involving Dangerous Dog Bites and Attacks.  If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, give us a call.

Here are some useful Dangerous Dog links.

City of Arlington Info on Dangerous Dogs
List of Dangerous Dogs in Arlington
Fort Worth Info on Dangerous Dogs

Dog Bites at

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Wells Fargo Gives $50,000 for Tornado Relief

Wells Fargo will give $50,00 to the Red Cross/North Texas Tornado Relief.  If customers would like to donate, 100% of the donation will go to the cause.

The bank also would like any customers or businesses affected by the tornados contact their nearest Wells Fargo branch to discuss options.

Read more at the Star Telegram.

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Happy Birthday Obamacare

Obamacare has allowed me to put my kids in their 20s on my health insurance.  Happy Birthday Obamacare.

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Tough Times for American Airlines Employees

Tough times await most of the 81,000 employees at American Airlines and parent company AMR. They’ll likely be spared pay cuts as the airline works its way through bankruptcy. But they face severe pension cuts, longer hours and layoffs.

Many of American’s employees may face tough economic struggles in the next few years.  A crisis at home, a large medical bill, may put ...

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