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July 22nd, 2017

Consider consolidating financial accounts

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If you’ve changed jobs a few times over the years or possibly relocated, chances are you’ve left behind a string of retirement and other accounts along the way. This can make your financial life complicated and difficult to manage. More importantly, maintaining a number of accounts at a variety of different financial institutions is not the same thing as diversification. All good reasons why consolidating your assets with one financial service provider can provide some key benefits.

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Contentment — the secret to financial success

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Question: My wife and I both work hard and we like to travel to relax. We enjoy nice things, which until now has been fine because of our incomes. But I am starting to feel like we both work too much to enjoy the things we can buy. And we aren’t making a lot of progress towards any kind of retirement. Where’s the balance?
Answer: Wherever the balance may be, you ain’t got it.
But at least you are waking up to the fact.
Not long ago I read an article with the headline, “When a million isn’t enough: why bankers struggle.”

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Match short- and long-term goals with the right investments

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Not all investments are created equal. Some are better suited for short-term goals, while others can help you build resources for objectives far in the future. As an investor, then, one of your biggest challenges will be to match your short- and long-term goals with the appropriate investment vehicles. How should you proceed?

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Jarrell, Dean: ‘One of a kind’ In Tech athletics

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In a twist of unexpected irony, the lives of Louisiana Tech University athletic icons Guthrie Jarrell and Fred Dean overlapped.
It was within the span of only two days, Dean being announced for the retirement of his No. 70 jersey on a Tuesday and Jarrell passing quietly into heaven on a Wednesday.
They were both one of a kind. Dismiss any thoughts of carbon copies being made for the future.
Their unique places are secure in Tech history.
Without reservation, Dr. Guthrie Jarrell could be called “Mr. Tech Athletics” for a lifetime.

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Tech tabs Perry to lead golf team

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Matt Terry has spent the last 15 years building highly successful men’s and women’s golf programs at Troy University after guiding Shelton State Community College to a national title in 2002.
On Saturday morning, Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland announced that Terry has accepted the head men’s golf coach opening with the Bulldogs.

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Ellis Baseball Clinic set for Saturday

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The eighth annual Wilbert Ellis Baseball Clinic will be held Saturday at Fraser Field in Ruston. The free clinic for youth ages 4-16 will hold registration at Fraser Field from 8-9 a.m. Saturday before the camp itself begins at 9 a.m. and ends with a noon lunch. Participants will receive a camp T-shirt along with an NCAA water bowl as well as instruction on the game of baseball as well as learning about life skills and sportsmanship.

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Bearcat football camp set next week

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The Ruston Bearcat Football Camp for incoming kindergarten through ninth-graders will be held from 9 a.m. – noon Tuesday — Thursday on James Field at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Cost of the camp will be $50 and will be due at registration, which will set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at James Field.
Campers are asked to wear shorts and a T-shirt and to bring cleats. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt and lunch daily.
For more information call Jerrod Baugh at 903-918-2359.

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All-La. College Track and Field teams announced

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BATON ROUGE — Athletes for both Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities are represented on the best performances list for state colleges this past season.
But it’s two track coaches who had success on a national level that were named the top in the state in the voting for the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s college level track and field squads.

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Summer fishing best after dark

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The weatherman is just doing his job but his forecast for the next week or so does not make him the most popular guy on TV. He’s saying our chances at rain are dwindling as a big dome of high pressure settles in over our area. What that means, as we know from past Julys, is that temperatures will rise and rainfall chances will go south.

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Texas-sized big bass

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Terry Davis os Chatham landed this 13.39 pound bass he caught on Texas’ Lake Fork in October of last year.

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