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10/30/2016
Every year without fail it’s going to happen. I write stories for Louisiana Sportsman about big bucks and I get a tip about someone who has downed a trophy buck, I schedule the interview and the information the hunter shares with me has all the...
10/30/2016
In recent years we’ve heard much on how Louisiana Tech has established itself as a Tier 1 school and one of the leading research universities in the nation. Don’t be surprised if Tech garners even more attention in upcoming weeks and months because...
10/30/2016
There is a hilarious song that gets quite a bit of play on Sirius XM Elvis Radio — in fact I just heard it again today. You really need to be in the Jeep with the Boniols when it gets going because this is one of those times when both Tom and I...
10/30/2016
The other night I participated in a “Trunk or Treat” event at my church. Despite the fact that as I was dressed as “Captain Jack Sparrow” from the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean,” there were some other scary ideas that were presented. I was glad...
10/30/2016
No matter your age or your approach to investing, there is one kind of investment that may be considered for your portfolio: dividend-paying stocks. That’s the opinion of Scott Wren, managing director and senior global equity strategist for Wells...
10/30/2016
Question: I was lucky that none of the flooding that took place earlier this year in north Louisiana (much less in south Louisiana) affected my family. But it got me thinking. What do I need to do to be prepared financially for a natural disaster?...
10/30/2016
Apart from death and taxes, few events in our world are consistently predictable —and investment returns are definitely not one of them. What can you, as an individual investor, do to cope with the ups and downs of the financial markets and make...
10/28/2016
There is something silently moving about candlelight vigils. It’s like the world outside just stops moving or making noise for a little while as you hold your lit candle and say a quiet prayer. That is the feeling I got when I stood beside the 200...
10/27/2016
Something scary is brewing. No, it’s not the United States presidential election, but I wouldn’t blame those who thought that. This type of scary is way more bearable. Halloween is Monday and people around the country will dress up as their favorite...
10/26/2016
Garbage and trash are about to clean up their act in Ruston and it’s partially because of their new partner, curbside recycling. Beginning in January, garbage collection drops to once a week, trash collection becomes more frequent — or not —...
10/25/2016
Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! If this will be your first time to prepare the Thanksgiving meal for your family, I am sharing tips so you don’t make mistakes I did on my first Thanksgiving meal for my family. I want to take you step-...
10/24/2016
Eleven years ago in August a hurricane named Katrina did its best to wash away the collective soul of my native state of Louisiana. Many months later, the levees in New Orleans were repaired and Lake Ponchartrain was refilled with our tears. In...
10/23/2016
You can feel it in the air — the crispness and freshness as you soak in the cooler temperatures and lower levels of humidity. It can be seen in the falling pine needles, raining down and dusting over grassy yards like confetti as other trees’ leaves...
10/23/2016
“I don’t know whether I should laugh or cry.” If you prefer, Laurel & Hardy said: “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.” Many have heard or used these clichés. When I observe the current presidential campaign, as I feel we are...
10/23/2016
Question: My child is in ninth grade. My husband and I really want her to go to the small private school where we met, but I am not sure we can afford it. I know we are late getting started. What is the best way to borrow for college? Answer: Few...
10/23/2016
Halloween is almost here. When you’re passing out candy, you’ll see many “scary” costumes that will probably just make you smile. But in real life, you can easily find some things that truly are frightening — such as bad investment moves. Here are a...
10/23/2016
If you own a small business, there are many retirement plan alternatives available to help you and your eligible employees save for retirement. For most closely-held business owners, a Simplified Employee Pension Individual Retirement Account (SEP...
10/23/2016
A serving of sports items with your Sunday morning cup of coffee: WHO TO DEFEND?: Defensive coordinators who face Louisiana Tech University in the remaining weeks of this 2016 campaign have a problem. How do they deal with the Bulldogs’ two-headed...
10/23/2016
A few weeks ago, my family had an opportunity to attend a ministry conference at a Dallas-Ft. Worth area church. During the first evening session, a pastor, Craig Groeschel, shared the story of how he came to know Jesus. While in college, he had...
10/20/2016
I’ve experience a lot of “first times” living in Lincoln Parish. I “climbed” Mt. Driskel, I attended Peach and Juneteenth Festivals and I finally saw a show in the Dixie Center for the Arts. I fiercely loved every moment and each passing experience...