This week we are excited to announce the details about the upcoming Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball.
This year’s Ball will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Jan. 30 at the Ruston Civic Center.
There’s an early Easter in 2016, so the ball is early, too — don’t let it slip up on you.
The nonprofits arts housed in the Dixie Center for the Arts are working together to throw the best dress-up party in town, and to raise funds for the Sustaining Building Fund for the Dixie Center for the Arts, which helps maintain this historic theatre and its supporting buildings.
Question: I have a friend who has asked me to help him with his finances. He makes plenty of money, but he’s always blowing it on expensive junk he says he wants, but usually never uses. I think he’s trying to impress his wife’s family, but I don’t know for sure. How can I help him?
Answer: You can’t. But you can help him help himself — but only if he wants it.
Why do we do what we do with money?
Investors are like fingerprints: each one is different. But if there’s something every investor wants, it’s a sound financial foundation. When your finances are in order, so many other things seem to fall into place.
How can you create a sound financial foundation?
• Create a plan of attack. Every plan begins with specific investment goals. Know what you want your money to do for you. Decide whether you need current income today or long‑term growth for the future. Once you know where you’re going, you can start putting the building blocks in place.
Can it be? I’ve been here two weeks and still trying to rid myself of my lazies. We were invited out to dinner with Marnie’s husband’s family but I not only played hooky but also didn’t make it to church again so unlike me, but I’m trying to regroup, so to speak. I know, I can’t continue doing this, but I am so relaxed it is hard to get up and get with the program.