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Nice ways to express not so nice feelings

on Wednesday, 08 June 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

It is just me, or does there seem to be an awful lot of cussing going on? Even young children are using words that send a shiver up my spine.

Some differences between Southerners and Yankees

on Tuesday, 31 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

It’s no secret the folks in the South and the folks in the North are a little different. Consider the following:

No more permanents for me

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

As much as I loved growing up in the 1950s, there is one thing I hated – hair permanents.

Puerto Rico defaults

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

On May 2, Puerto Rico defaulted on its debt again. As it managed to negotiate with some of its creditors, its Government Development Bank did pay part of the $422 million it owed this week, but about $270 million in payments were missed.

The perks of being 50 and older

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

I’ve already passed the mark, but have friends who have either turned 50 this year or soon will. So, here are some positive points I found floating around Cyberspace for those about to hit that “over the hill” mark.

Making decisions on what to eat

on Wednesday, 11 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

I was thinking the other day how we have so many choices to make when we order food at a restaurant. I don’t remember having to make so many decisions when I was younger. Tea, for instance, in the South was once brought to the table in a glass of ice and

Things about our state you may not know

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

South Carolina wasn’t always known as the Palmetto State. It used to be known as the Iodine State, and even said so on the license plates in the 1930s. Palmetto trees are way prettier for a flag, anyway.

Why aren’t you maxing out your 401(k)?

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Posted in Opinions

Do you have a million dollars? At the moment, probably not. But if you invest and save diligently and let your assets compound, who knows? You may be a millionaire someday. In fact, you may need to be a millionaire someday.

A bit of trivia on this and that

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? Their birthplace Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? Obsession What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?

Saving for college and retirement

on Tuesday, 19 April 2016. Posted in Opinions

Saving for retirement is a must. Saving for college is certainly a priority. How do you do both at once? Saving for retirement should always come first. After all, retirees cannot apply for financial aid; college students can.

Letter to the Editor

on Tuesday, 19 April 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Would you like to see Christian movies back in Hartsville? PureFlix has three new movies coming out this year. We can make a stand together and put Christian movies in Hartsville Cinema. Go to carmike.com or call 706-567-3400 and hit 0 for operator ask

Thoughts and comments on marriage

on Tuesday, 19 April 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are a few humorous comments and quotes about marriage listed at www.abundance-and-happiness. com:

Volatility is not risk

on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. Posted in Opinions

Volatility is not risk
What is risk? To the conservative investor, risk is a negative. To the opportunistic investor, risk is a factor to tolerate and accept. Whatever the perception of risk, it should not be confused with volatility. That confusion occurs much too frequently.

Technology rapidly changing our world

on Wednesday, 13 April 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Technology rapidly changing our world
Our world is rapidly changing and some of the fastest changes seem to be our technology. Sometimes its hard to accept and move on. For instance, take VCRs. I have two attached to TVs in my home, although I can’t remember the last time I used either. I’m

Financial planning with health insurance in mind

on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Posted in Opinions

“Financially speaking, what would be the worst thing that could happen to you?” If you ask a hundred people in their forties that question, you may get a dozen different answers. Some may say “my business going under” or “losing my house.” Some might say
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