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March 16th, 2013

Should you be a do-it-yourself financial planner?

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Question: Can you convince me why I should pay some advisor to manage money for me when I can do it myself online?
Answer: There are two very different groups of people who attempt to go it alone financially. They are often assumed to be one in the same. They are not.

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Investment strategies for those with money to invest

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While there are many individuals who have plenty of money to invest, more than a few hesitate to do so because they are unsure of exactly how or where to invest their money. And while it may seem a logical conclusion that the more money you have the more complicated your investment picture becomes, that is not necessarily the case. Financial investment strategies can still be broken down into simple, easy-to-understand terms.

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Time for Gen-Xers to Put IRAs to Work

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If you’re a “Gen-Xer,” born between 1965 and 1980, you’ve still got many years to go until you retire. At this stage of your life, what can you do to help build resources for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned?
Besides having time on your side, you’ve got another key advantage in saving for retirement — specifically, you probably haven’t reached your peak earning years. This helps you in at least two ways.

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Ewing, LIS, Inc. awarded

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Louisiana Insurance Services, Inc. and Terry Ewing have been awarded the 2013 Award of Excellence by Safeco Insurance. This prestigious Award of Excellence celebrates and rewards individuals with superior underwriting skills who have developed not only a strong partnership with Safeco® Underwriting, but also a long-term commitment to the company.
Ewing proudly accepted the award for the Personal Lines Department of Louisiana Insurance Services which includes Pat Evans, Lindsey Rome, Adam Ewing and Donna Ewing. Louisiana Insurance is one of only two agencies chosen from Louisiana and this is the agency’s second consecutive year to receive this honor.

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Ex-Tech hoops’ players make mark as coaches

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March means madness in the world of basketball and, for several former Louisiana Tech University players, the month also spells S-U-C-C-E-S-S.
And in a big way.
We’re talking about Ambert Obaze Ford, Dee Jackson, Mike McConathy and Kim Mulkey.
At the recent Louisiana High School Athletic Association tournament held at Fant-Ewing Coliseum on the campus of the University of Louisiana-Monroe, the first two names listed above guided their teams to state championships.

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Holtz happy on day No. 1

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Finally, on Friday afternoon, Louis Leo “Skip” Holtz, Jr., was at the place where he had been wanting to be ever since he was named the head football coach at Louisiana Tech University in early December.

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Cox: Huge day at Mize meet

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Ex-Cedar Creek star sets Tech javelin record
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By becoming the new record-holder in the javelin for Louisiana Tech University, Joshua Cox kept it in the Ruston “family” at the Jim Mize Invitational Saturday afternoon.
The sophomore grew up in Ruston and starred in track and football at Cedar Creek High.
His throw of 220-8 at the annual Mize meet erased the previous mark of 219-4, set by — who else? — but another Ruston native: former Ruston High standout Larry Jones.
Cox erased Jones’ mark that had stood since 2008.

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RHS wins twice, improves to 12-4

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Ruston High School closed out play in the annual Ouachita High-hosted Marucci Classic Saturday with a 10-2 victory over Tioga that featured a barrage of doubles by the Bearcats’ offense.
Two-base hits by Garrett Patterson, Caden Doga, Ivan Wilson, Jr., Ben LeBlanc and Sam Phillips helped power the Toby White-directed Bearcats to the win.

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Techsters end hoops’ season

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LAS VEGAS — Seattle built a 24-point halftime lead en route to its 80-61 victory over Louisiana Tech Friday in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at the Orleans Arena.
With the loss, Louisiana Tech’s season comes to an end as the Lady Techsters finished the year 14-17 overall. Seattle advances to the championship game to face Idaho, who was an 84-82 winner of Utah State earlier in the day.

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Ogunyemi is All-State again

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Daniel Ogunyemi has gone back-to-back for All-State recognition.
The 6-3 forward closed out his career at Simsboro High School Saturday by being named to the first unit of the Class B Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State team for the second straight season.
And on both occasions, “O” played a big role in helping send the Tigers to the classification’s state championship game both times.

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