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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

BITD we could write & add

on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Popular idioms and where they came from

on Wednesday, 23 March 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

We’ve all heard and used these idioms, but where did they come from? Here are a few that you may enjoy.

Five good ideas for a better South

on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

One of the most fun and interesting things about writing this weekly column is all the feedback I get from folks. I especially like the good ideas to improve our state that people send me. Sometimes I get grumpy responses from folks who don’t like what I

Remove cloud cover from public information, let sunshine in

on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. Posted in Opinions

It’s not so much a celebration as it is an awareness campaign. Throughout the state and all across the country, this week – March 13-19 – is designated as Sunshine Week. The week has nothing to do with weather conditions but everything to do with how the

Keep tabs on these financial milestones as you near retirement

on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. Posted in Opinions

As you approach 50, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some important financial milestones that can impact your retirement plans. Here are a few significant items to keep in mind. In your 50s: Do you wish you could save more in your retirement
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