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Want ads: Night shift stockers needed

on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Most of us have gotten up late at night to make a trip to our favorite “open all night” store. The kids may have forgotten to get something for school the next day or perhaps you have a late night craving for your favorite snack. Either way, you will find

When it rains, it pours

on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Last week I was sitting in my office listening to the rain as it came pouring down. I looked out the window and saw water running down the streets in front of the building. I didn’t think too much about how much rain there was at first, but then after a w

I have decided to follow Jesus

on Tuesday, 24 July 2018. Posted in Faith, Opinions

There is an alarm that’s sounding and only a few can hear. It is the sound of the impending day of decision. Even though we make decisions everyday such as what you will wear to work or what will you eat for lunch or even what career move you will make, t

The snowball effect

on Tuesday, 24 July 2018. Posted in Opinions

Have you been saving for retirement for a decade or more? In the foreseeable future, something terrific is likely to happen with your IRA or your workplace retirement plan account. At some point, its yearly earnings should begin to exceed your yearly cont

Introversion meets Southern hospitality

on Tuesday, 24 July 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I am an introvert. This means that in regards to my personality I am more reserved, I keep to myself, and I ‘recharge’ from being alone. This differs from being an extrovert, which tend to be more outgoing, love being with people, and feel best with a lot

Should you leave your IRA to a child?

on Tuesday, 17 July 2018. Posted in Opinions

Can a child inherit an IRA? The answer is yes, though they cannot legally own the IRA and its invested assets. Until the child turns 18 (or 21, in some states), the inherited IRA is a custodial account, managed by an adult on behalf of the minor beneficia

To pour or not to pour, that is the question

on Tuesday, 17 July 2018. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Writing is definitely a passion of mine. It gives me great joy to share what God has given me for all of my readers. Recently I ran into two beautiful sister women at a scrimmage game who encouraged me to continue to inspire them. The excitement in their

Friday the 13th

on Tuesday, 17 July 2018. Posted in Opinions

By the time this edition of Hartsville News Journal comes out Friday the 13th will have already come and gone. For most of us we, hopefully, survived this superstitious date. Although, it did get me thinking about superstitions. As a result, I decided to

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.
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