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Pain produces perfection

on Wednesday, 11 July 2018. Posted in Opinions

Recently it was confirmed that I have been suffering with a pinched nerve. My family and I were relieved that it was diagnosed and that it wasn’t anything worse having experienced passing out and weird and debilitating muscle spasms that caused me so muc

The Different Types of IRAs

on Tuesday, 10 July 2018. Posted in Opinions

What don’t you know? Many Americans know about Roth and traditional IRAs, but there are other types of Individual Retirement Arrangements. Here’s a quick look at all the different types of IRAs:

Everybody makes mistakes

on Tuesday, 10 July 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Last week was a hectic week at The News Journal. It was also my first major holiday as editor. Fellow employees were off on vacation for the holiday and others were out for personal reasons. A few good friends of The News Journal came in to help us make s

Including digital assets in your estate plan

on Tuesday, 26 June 2018. Posted in Opinions

When people think about estate planning, they may think in terms of personal property, real estate, and investments. Digital assets might seem like a lesser concern, perhaps no concern at all. But it is something that many are now considering.

Southern summer safety

on Tuesday, 26 June 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As of June 21st, summer has officially begun. The state of South Carolina did not need permission from the calendar in order to start getting warmer. According to the Department of Natural Resources, the highest recorded temperature in South Carolina, 113

It’s your choice

on Tuesday, 19 June 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

As I accompanied my husband this morning on his way to a site, he and I had an interesting conversation about pre-arranging our funerals and plans for that fateful day. As we all know, all of us will have to leave this earth realm at some point, but we do

Why Medicare should be part of your retirement planning

on Tuesday, 19 June 2018. Posted in Opinions

Medicare takes a little time to understand. As you approach age 65, familiarize yourself with its coverage options and their costs and limitations.

Growing up and getting older

on Tuesday, 19 June 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As I have mentioned previously, I am the oldest of all my siblings. I have a brother named Caleb, another brother named Josiah, and my sister named Anna.

Father figures: figuring it out

on Tuesday, 12 June 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

You know Father’s Day is fast approaching when the commercials for grills, tools, and cars all start airing a little more frequently. Father’s Day from the view of capitalism is all about getting the ‘right gift for dad’. Some argue that the right gift is

Financing a college education

on Tuesday, 05 June 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

A university education can often require financing and assuming debt. If your student fills out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and does not qualify for a Pell Grant or other kinds of help, and has no scholarship offers, what do you d

‘Tis the season - hurricane season that is

on Tuesday, 05 June 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By the time this paper comes out hurricane season will have official began here in South Carolina. According to the South Carolina State Climatology Office “Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30” (2018). Despite South Carolina being relative

Beware of lifestyle creep

on Wednesday, 30 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

“Lifestyle creep” is an unusual phrase describing an all-too-common problem: the more money people earn, the more money they tend to spend. Frequently, the newly affluent are the most susceptible. As people establish themselves as doctors and lawyers, exe

A first time for everything

on Wednesday, 30 May 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Since having moved to South Carolina I have experienced my share of “firsts”. These “firsts” range from new restaurants, new words, and overall new experiences. I wanted to talk about some of these experiences that I have had. Some were good, some were gr

A retirement gender gap

on Wednesday, 23 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

What is the retirement outlook for the average fifty-something working woman? As a generalization, less sunny than that of a man in her age group. Most middle-class retirees get their income from three sources. An influential 2016 National Institute on Re

News Journal’s new editor says “Hello”

on Wednesday, 23 May 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Hello, my name is Philip James Maenza III. I am the new editor here at the News Journal. I have already met so many new people and long time readers of the News Journal and I look forward to meeting many more. I wanted to take the time to introduce myself
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