SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Opinions / Editorials / Letters

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

Columns

12/15/2013
So what do you want for Christmas this year? Santa has already come at our house and he brought me a brand new knee, something I’m struggling with but wanted more than anything. It’s funny how struggle can go hand-in-hand with your heart’s desires....
12/14/2013
Where does time go? Seriously, I woke up this morning, looked at the calendar and realized that this year is speeding toward its demise far too fast.
12/14/2013
Money can be a topic people are reluctant to discuss, but having an open, transparent dialogue about your finances should be the goal when it comes to your relationship with your financial advisor. An integral part of the client-advisor relationship...
12/14/2013
When you’re working to achieve your financial objectives, you will encounter obstacles. Some of these can be anticipated — for example, you won’t be able to invest as much as you want for retirement because you have to pay for your mortgage. Other...
12/14/2013
Question: I am not interested in becoming a rich person. But I would like to one day be financially independent, able to retire and not be a burden on my children. With things like they are, how does someone do that these days? Answer: Other than...
12/13/2013
As I have written many times before, one of the perks of this line of work is getting to meet people who are passionate about something. According to Merrriam-Webster, passion is defined as having, showing or expressing strong emotions or beliefs....
12/13/2013
The first time I exited Interstate 20 exit 81 and came across the bridge, I had no idea what I was getting myself into riding front seat with the windows down into what appeared to be a town full of black and gold tiger fans and old school box...
12/12/2013
Nights are getting colder and longer as we are settling in for winter. With these long, cold nights come trips to local grocery stores and businesses later in the evening. With those late evenings comes a danger for travelers locally. Every day, we...
12/11/2013
Looking for the hottest fitness trends? What’s in and what’s out? We have barely digested our Thanksgiving feast and already the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has predicted what fitness developments will be trending in 2014. A new...
12/11/2013
Billy Ray Marshall had been in South Vietnam just more than five months when he died from hostile fire on Nov. 20, 1969 in Long An Province. Marshall was 23 years old. Lonnie Bridges was 20 when he died on Feb. 8, 1969, in Long Khanh Province. He...
12/09/2013
There’s just something about Christmastime in Ruston. It’s the colors brightening things up and the spirit floating through the air like Sugar Plum fairies dancing through the night. Take a trip to Railroad Park if you don’t believe me, it’ll be...
12/08/2013
There’s some good news and not so good, discouraging news regarding Louisiana Tech University’s football program. The good news: the 2013 season is now history, one mired with a 4-8 record. But the not so good news? The Bulldogs will have one their...
12/07/2013
I will return to a serious mode next week, but in that Christmas shopping is on the minds of many, I thought I’d share one of the greatest gifts of all that most of us have — a sense of humor. In that vein, I thought that I would share some stories...
12/07/2013
Question: Over the past few years I have read more and more about financial advisors who have stolen their clients’ money. Is this sort of thing on the rise? How do I protect myself against that? Answer: When they asked Willie Sutton why he robbed...
12/07/2013
As an investor, you’ll eventually need to make all sorts of decisions — and some will be difficult. But there’s one choice you can make that can be relatively easy: reinvesting stock dividends. It’s simple to reinvest dividends — you just need to...
12/06/2013
What a Thanksgiving. One of my best. I left the hospital and with the doctor’s permission, went the next day for a fabulous vacation with family to Gaylord Texan Lodge. I will try but probably can’t do it justice, to tell you about this fairyland...
12/06/2013
“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” — President Franklin D. Roosevelt Although I am a day early,...
12/06/2013
Every now and then I think the good Lord sends me an angel — something or someone to remind me how quickly life’s fortunes can change. This time it was young Dylan Black. I struck up a conversation with Dylan the other day at a local Minden...
12/05/2013
Adopting one child won’t change the world — but for that child — the world will change. — Unknown December is a time of holiday cheer and the spirit of giving is all around. Many people are helping Santa by making a list of what their children want...
12/04/2013
Vance McAllister used to say with some pride that he had never been to Washington, D. C. He can’t say that anymore. Two days after voters in the Lincoln Parish-inclusive 5th Congressional District elected him to fill former U.S. Rep. Rodney...