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  • By: Brian Daniel
  • Published: May 2, 2013
By some estimates, more than half of all Americans die without a will. Thinking about what will happen after you die is certainly unpleasant, and many people think that they will get it done “one day.” There are a couple of problems with this, the most obvious of which is that, unfortunately, accidents happen and some people die very suddenly. When you die, the probate court will take a look at your situation, and make sure that your debts, assets…Read More

  • By: Brian Daniel
  • Published: April 29, 2013
In these turbulent economic times, many people have moved away from the stock market and toward real estate to invest their money for the future. According to a report in the Austin American-Statesman, this may not be as safe as some people think. The perception by many is that tangible assets are safer than stocks, and a house can be rented out for income. There is an economic term for a situation where a lot of things can go wrong:…Read More

  • By: Brian Daniel
  • Published: March 13, 2013
The Austin American-Statesman features a piece giving advice about how much money to contribute to your company 401(k) plan in order to save for retirement. The article focuses around two primary things. First, maximize the company match if at all possible. Realistically, the company match is extra money that the company is giving you on top of your wages or salary. If the company offers a 50% match of the money that you contribute, up to a certain point, take…Read More

  • By: Brian Daniel
  • Published: February 14, 2013
Construction has begun for the new covered arena in Dripping Springs, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The project is being funded by a combination of public funds and donations from local businesses and citizens. The project is currently about $1.5 million short of the budget goal, and donations are being sought to make up the difference. Mayor Todd Purcell believes that the park will help Dripping Springs retain its history, and also create a positive impact on area businesses. The…Read More

  • By: Brian Daniel
  • Published: November 20, 2012
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Austin-based Silverback Enterprise Group purchased a cloud-based computing company based out of San Diego called EPM Live. The company will be combined with PowerSteering Software, another company owned by Silverback, based out of Boston. The hope is to focus on the growth of the cloud-based segment of the software industry, which is performing very well. While the company’s offices will be based primarily in Austin, San Diego, and Boston, they have clients worldwide. Silverback will…Read More

  • By: Brian Daniel
  • Published: November 5, 2012
Forbes has conducted a study on the best metropolitan areas in the United States for working mothers. The study took into consideration cost of living, average commute times, cost of child care, quality of schools, safety of the community, among other issues. The idea was to spotlight places where a working mother can feel that her children are safe and well-educated, while also being able to support them and spend time with them. They published a list of the top…Read More

  • By: Brian Daniel
  • Published: July 26, 2012
Dripping Springs has seen a lot of business growth in recent years, with a number of businesses moving into the town from other municipalities around Austin, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Notably, a number of beverage makers and hotels have moved into the community, citing business-friendly regulation in the city. With the Dripping with Taste Festival coming up, it certainly seems that Dripping Springs is becoming a destination, both for businesses and individuals. After some tough times, has your financial…Read More

  • By: Brian Daniel
  • Published: July 18, 2012
The Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau will be holding the 5th annual Dripping with Taste Wine and Food Festival on September 8.  The event will take place at the Texas Hill Country Olive Company and will feature many local Dripping Springs businesses.Read More

  • By: Brian Daniel
  • Published: June 30, 2012
According to the Austin American Statesman, home sales in the Austin metro area have been on the rise. May was the twelfth consecutive month that there have been more home sales than the same month of the previous year. It was also the fourth consecutive month of median price increases compared to the previous year. What may be most important is that the price per square foot of homes increased from last May. There could be several reasons for the…Read More

  • By: Brian Daniel
  • Published: May 19, 2012
The Daniel Law Firm is proud to announce that it has opened a new branch of its Austin operation in the Southwest portion of Austin, near Dripping Springs, Texas. The new office will be located as follows: The Daniel Law Firm, PLLC. 13062 Highway 290 West, Suite 207, Austin, Texas 78737. The phone number for this office is (512) 270-7070.Read More