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  • Port Isabel 31 VS Hidalgo 13
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  • Santa Gertrudis Academy 47 VS La Villa 0
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  • McAllen High 6 VS Los Fresnos 45
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  • Brownsville Lopez 61 VS PSJA Memorial 7
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  • Donna North 3 VS La Joya Juarez-Lincoln 31
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  • Laredo Cigarroa 12 VS Sharyland Pioneer 34
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  • Valley View 0 VS Rio Grande City 63
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  • SA Reagan 20 VS Harlingen High 22
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  • La Joya High 0 VS Donna High 16
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  • Edinburg Vela 34 VS Brownsville Veterans Memorial 20
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  • San Benito 31 VS McAllen Memorial 7
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  • Raymondville 35 VS Lyford 20
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  • CC Veterans Memorial 55 VS La Feria 14
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  • CC John Paul II 36 VS Santa Maria 14
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  • CC London 49 VS Marine Military Academy 13
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  • Weslaco High 20 VS Mercedes 21
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  • Weslaco East 56 VS Edinburg Economedes 14
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  • Brownsville Porter 14 VS McAllen Rowe 40
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  • PSJA High 37 VS Brownsville Rivera 21
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  • La Joya Palmview 9 VS Edinburg High 28
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  • Grulla 38 VS PSJA Southwest 6
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  • Edinburg North 24 VS Harlingen South 7
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Why It’s Not Actually Good to Get a Big Tax Refund Every Year

Why It’s Not Actually Good to Get a Big Tax Refund Every Year

If you’re getting a really big tax refund this year, we’re not trying to crush your joy. But here’s why it ISN’T always a good thing . . .

When you get a big refund, it’s usually because you had too much money withheld from your paychecks. Maybe because you filled something out wrong on your W-4. And it IS nice to get that big chunk of money.

But a lot of people end up using their refund to pay down credit cards, which rack up interest all year. And if you had a little more money in your pocket, maybe you wouldn’t have NEEDED to use your credit card.

Or if you REALLY want to be an adult about it, that extra money could have automatically been deposited into a retirement account. Here’s why it makes sense . . .

Let’s say you get paid twice a month, and got a really nice refund this year of $1,200. That means you overpaid by $50 per paycheck.

If you invested all that money and kept doing it for 30 years, you’d put away $36,000. But because of compound interest, you’d actually end up with a lot more than that.

If your 401K or IRA made 6% a year, you’d actually end up with about a HUNDRED-THOUSAND dollars after 30 years. About 60 grand of it would come from the compound interest alone.

(Bankrate.com)

A Woman Played the Lottery to Show Her Husband It’s a Waste of Money . . . and Won a Million Dollars

A Woman Played the Lottery to Show Her Husband It’s a Waste of Money . . . and Won a Million Dollars

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A 57-year-old woman named Glenda Blackwell bought a $10 lottery ticket last Saturday near Asheville, North Carolina, because she wanted to show her husband it’s a waste of money.

His name is Buddy, and he plays the lottery a lot.  He actually asked her to buy two Powerball tickets, but she bought a scratch-off instead.  Apparently just to get under his skin, because she wanted him to stop.

But her plan blew up in her face in a pretty spectacular way.  Because the ticket she bought ended up hitting for a MILLION BUCKS.

They came forward on Monday to collect their money.  They took the lump sum of about $415,000 after taxes.

Glenda says she had to eat her words after the ticket hit.  But she’s not too upset about it, because they don’t have to worry about money for the first time in their lives.

She says they’re using some of the money to buy a house and put their grandkids through college.  And in a roundabout way, she also got what she wanted.  Because now that they’ve won, Buddy promised to stop buying so many lottery tickets.

(WLOS)

Would You Get an “IRS” Tattoo If You Never Had to Pay Taxes Again?

Would You Get an “IRS” Tattoo If You Never Had to Pay Taxes Again?

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I’m going to go out on a limb and say you don’t like paying taxes. It’s okay, I won’t tell Bernie Sanders on you. So . . . what’s it worth to you to NEVER pay them again?

A new survey asked people what they’d be willing to do for a tax-free future. Here are the results . . .

  1. Get an “IRS” tattoo, 27% would do it.
  2. Move to a different country, 16%.
  3. Clean the toilets at Chipotle for three years, 11%.
  4. Stop talking for six months, 10%.
  5. Name your first-born child “Taxes,” 8%.
  6. Sell a kidney, 6%.
  7. Assuming you’d get away with it, murder someone, 4%.
  8. Spend a year in prison, 4%.

The survey also asked people what they’d rather do than work on their taxes. Here are those answers . . .

  1. Do the laundry, 77%.
  2. Cut the grass, 60%.
  3. Teach your kids how to budget, 48%.
  4. Cook Thanksgiving dinner for your in-laws, 47%.
  5. Paint your house, 45%.
  6. Change a baby’s diaper, 43%.
  7. Talk to your kids about sex, 35%.
  8. Fold 100 fitted sheets, 32%.
  9. Miss a connecting flight, 23%.
  10. Spend the night in jail, 13%.
  11. Break your arm, 8%.

And finally, 5.7% of people say they’ve already given up and they’re planning on paying their taxes after Tax Day.

(WalletHub)

$700 Million Powerball Drawing Tomorrow Is the Biggest Jackpot in History

$700 Million Powerball Drawing Tomorrow Is the Biggest Jackpot in History

IMAGE: NATI HARNIK/ASSOCIATED PRESS Headshot_2015_jonathanellis_1 BY JONATHAN ELLIS 20 HOURS AGO It's official: Saturday night's Powerball drawing will have an estimated jackpot of $700

If you were ever going to buy a lottery ticket, this might just be the day to do it.

The Powerball drawing tomorrow night is going to have a jackpot of around $700 MILLION . . . possibly even more. And that’s the biggest lottery jackpot in HISTORY. The previous record was $656 million in 2012.

If you win and take the lump sum, you’ll get about $428.4 million. Assuming about half of that goes to taxes, you’re winding up with $214 million. Not too bad.

Your odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million. So I’m saying there’s a chance . . .

Powerball tickets are available in 44 states . . . everywhere but Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Alabama, and Mississippi. They cost $2, and the drawing is at 10:59 p.m. Eastern tomorrow.

 

(Mashable)

The Top 10 Naughty Things We Did This Year

The Top 10 Naughty Things We Did This Year

The Top 10 Naughty Things We Did This Year

The Top 10 Naughty Things We Did This Year

Regardless of whether you were “naughty” or “nice” this year, you’re going to get Christmas presents.

It’s like how you basically HAVE to tip a server even if they’re terrible.

Or how we HAVE to elect one of these idiots president.

A new survey found the top 10 NAUGHTY things we did this year. Check ’em out . . .

  1.  57% faked being sick to get out of doing something.
  2.  52% used their kids as an excuse to get out of doing something.
  3.  33% threw trash in a recycling bin.
  4.  33% lied to their significant other about where they were going or what they were doing.
  5.  29% had sexual thoughts about their significant other’s friends.
  6.  27% gossiped. Which seems WAY too low.
  7.  19% of people in relationships cheated. Which seems kinda high, right?
  8.  17% cheated on their taxes.
  9.  8% bullied someone.
  10.  And 7% of the people who found a purse or wallet KEPT it.

(PR Newswire)