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Garbage day

on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. Posted in Columns

While visiting a dear relative recently, I took on the responsibility of the household chores. My sweet mama taught my brothers, sisters and I to serve when it is needed so it came natural to me.

We’re blessed by good fathers, step-fathers

on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. Posted in Columns

Below are quotes reminding us of the value of our earthly fathers and step-fathers:

Not so ordinary town names

on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Across our nation and even in our own state, are some interesting, and unusual, names of cities and towns. The stories behind these names would probably make an entertaining book.

Beware of emotions affecting your money decisions

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted in Columns

When emotions and money intersect, the effects can be financially injurious. Emotions can cause us to overreact – or not act at all when we should.

South Carolinians who make us proud

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted in Columns

South Carolinians have contributed much to this state and our country. Following is a small sample:

The box let me out

on Tuesday, 23 May 2017. Posted in Columns

Recently I had to make a big decision on how I was going to live the rest of my life. Note that I said “live” and not “spend”. Too often do we spend our lives like we spend money. Money that is spent has no return.

Nothing finer than South Carolina

on Tuesday, 23 May 2017. Posted in Columns

Native South Carolinians will probably agree with the lyrics from “Carolina in the Morning,” the song recorded by Al Jolson and later Dean Martin. “Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning,” they crooned.

The rough consequences of not saving for retirement

on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Posted in Columns

Saving for retirement may seem a thankless task. But you may be thanking yourself later. Putting away a percentage of one’s income, money that could be used for any number of bills or luxuries

Pick it up twice or sweep it under the rug

on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Posted in Columns

Very few people love to clean up. Now there are some exceptions but even a compulsive is moved by an urge and not due to the love of cleaning.

How many social apps do we need?

on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Posted in Columns

Is it just me or are there others who don’t have the desire to communicate on every kind and type of modern technology. When is enough enough?

The importance of financial literacy

on Tuesday, 09 May 2017. Posted in Columns

f only money came with instructions. If it did, the route toward wealth would be clear and direct. Unfortunately, many people have inadequate financial knowledge, and for them, the path is more obscure.

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms!

on Tuesday, 09 May 2017. Posted in Columns

Next Sunday is Mother’s Day, so this week I want to share how I have been blessed as a mother.

When soap gets in your eyes

on Tuesday, 02 May 2017. Posted in Columns

Sometimes after a long day at work, the only thing that I can see is a nice hot shower. One particular day, I could hardly wait to get home and take one of those nice hot showers and then relax and perhaps read, study or just chill with my husband.

The 60-day IRA rollover rule

on Tuesday, 02 May 2017. Posted in Columns

If you receive a distribution from your IRA or workplace retirement plan, what will you do with it? You will probably want to arrange an IRA rollover – a common and useful financial move

Do you ever wonder about. . .

on Tuesday, 02 May 2017. Posted in Columns

Do you ever wonder why they call it plastic surgery? “We had plastic before plastic had plastic,” says Dr. Basil Michaels, an assistant professor of Clinical Surgery at The University of Massachusetts.
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