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11/10/2018
Question: We are nearing retirement and it seems we’ll have more than enough. We want to begin passing some of our wealth to our adult children while we are young enough to see them use and enjoy it. But we do have some concerns about one of the...
11/10/2018
Consistency is a key ingredient of success in many activities — including investing. And one technique that can help you become a more consistent investor is paying yourself first.
11/10/2018
Investment planning is like doing a jigsaw puzzle except the pieces don’t always come in one box — often you have to gather them from a variety of sources. When putting an investment plan together, you have to combine information on assets, debt,...
11/09/2018
The horrific Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead recently was, for good reason, called “the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.” It was a ghastly crime of appalling proportions. Robert Bowers is charged with 11 counts...
11/09/2018
The horrific Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead recently was, for good reason, called “the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.” It was a ghastly crime of appalling proportions. Robert Bowers is charged with 11 counts...
11/09/2018
My hope is that, at this point, you have discovered that I love people. I love making connections and hearing stories. One of the biggest reasons behind my love for my fellow humans is all of our differences. I find it fascinating that, of the...
11/08/2018
What do I do? Where can I go? When DART. started out almost 25 years ago, the first thing we addressed was the answer to those questions. If domestic violence is happening to you, what do you do? We started with a crisis line phone number. We set up...
11/08/2018
So, as everyone reading this column surely (hopefully?) knows, the midterm elections took place Tuesday. I voted. Many of you reading voted. In total, about 48 percent of the registered voters in Lincoln Parish voted on at least one matter. That...
11/08/2018
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.
11/07/2018
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on veterans. Veterans Day, Nov.. 11, is a day to remember and reflect on the sacrifices of our military veterans and also to thank them for their service. The National Alliance on Mental Illness...
11/07/2018
The most salient item hanging on the dining room wall at my school chum Nancy’s house in 1968 was a map of Southeast Asia. The odds felt frighteningly real that her older brother could be drafted. After all, more than 536,000 other Americans, many...
11/06/2018
War time is only the other side of peace time but if you’ve ever seen how wars are won you know what it’s like to wish peace time would come And don’t it seem like a long time seem like a long time, seems like a long, long time “Ted Anderson” (sung...
11/06/2018
FROM THE TRUTH VS. “YOUR TRUTH” DEPARTMENT: The former is grounded in verifiable facts; the latter is the deceptive product of emotion. The latter, unfortunately, is usually represented by the loudest, most agitated mob.
11/06/2018
Isaiah Buggs is providing a Louisiana touch to the No.1 ranked Alabama team. The former Ruston High defensive line star has been the season-long leader in sacks and tackles for losses on the Southeastern Conference’s top defense. A Class 5A All-...
11/03/2018
Don’t be fooled by the relative quiet we’ve seen locally for what will be a national election day — Tuesday will be big, and fraught with many implications for the future of our country. And the reasons are twofold. First, the results could play a...
11/03/2018
You’ve got a powerful retirement savings vehicle in your 401(k) plan, which offers various investment options and the chance to accumulate tax-deferred earnings. But if you leave your job before you retire, what should you do with your 401(k)? You...
11/03/2018
Question: We are nearing retirement and it seems we’ll have more than enough. We want to begin passing some of our wealth to our adult children while we are young enough to see them use and enjoy it. But we do have some concerns about one of the...
11/03/2018
From blazing wildfires and floods to hurricanes and tornadoes, natural disasters make front-page news whenever and wherever they happen. Less headline-worthy are the financial repercussions that follow, which tens of thousands of people are dealing...
11/02/2018
I tend to be rather stoic when it comes to what is happening in the news. This is not to say I am completely detached from world issues or do not care about what does not directly affect me; I am only saying I have managed to stay rational and keep...
11/02/2018
West bound off the coast of Sterlington at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, I was thinking: “What can I write about this week?” A couple of ideas came to mind, and then I realized it’s already written. Take a different medium through which you’ll share it. This...