Posts Tagged ‘Nancy Anderson’

Paying a fair share of taxes only, well, fair

by Nancy Anderson Published: June 12,2011

Tags: federal income tax, MBJ column, Nancy Anderson, taxes

So, I heard that 45 percent of tax filers pay no federal income tax. NONE! 45 percent! Now, that makes me mad. After all, I pay a boat load of taxes every year. I don’t mind paying my fair share. I just want to make sure everyone else is anteing up, too. So, I began […] [...]

It’s time to figure out your retirement?

by Nancy Anderson Published: May 15,2011

Tags: MBJ Columns, Nancy Anderson

Do you know how much is in your 401(k)? What about your spouse’s balance? What is your contribution rate? How much is your spouse contributing? Clueless on all counts? You’re not alone. Fidelity surveyed 401(k) participants and found that half didn’t know what was in their very own retirement account. Only 37percent of husbands know […] [...]

Good people deserve good health insurance

by Nancy Anderson Published: May 1,2011

Tags: health insurance, MBJ column, Nancy Anderson

I’m 52 years old. Understand that I don’t usually like to reveal my age, but this is such an important issue that I’m willing to give it up and reveal my driver’s license, birth certificate and wrinkle cream. Health insurance is a big deal for me. My first husband died of cancer at 34. Thankfully, […] [...]

Mississippi’s cupcake craze

Cupcakes are selling like hot cakes. The low price of these decadent pick-me-ups is attracting consumers. Or maybe it’s the baby boomer nostalgia factor. Or the appeal of trading a pint of ice cream for a pint-sized treat with half the guilt. Who knows. Mississippi is finally following the trend that was started by New […] [...]

Perception can be the toughest foe to fight

by Nancy Anderson Published: August 15,2010

Tags: MBJ column, Nancy Anderson

Over the Fourth of July weekend, we traveled to Gulfport to see my family. Barbecued chicken, desserts galore and an evening spent watching fireworks on the beach completed the tradition. Just two weeks before, we had been on the Alabama Coast. We walked on the beach looking for tar balls, finding only a few. We […] [...]

A penny a pound: Just how deep are BP’s pockets?

by Nancy Anderson Published: July 11,2010

Tags: BP, MBJ column, Nancy Anderson

Best quote from the Gulf oil spill coverage? When asked what he thought of the CEO’s comment about the “small people,” the Orange Beach mayor said, “I don’t care what they call us, as long as they send the checks.” The real question is, “Will they bounce?” BP has been ordered to establish a $20-billion […] [...]

Get retirement plan ready or die early

by Nancy Anderson Published: June 6,2010

Tags: column, MBJ, Nancy Anderson, retirement

The idea of retirement, much less a plan to cover it, is a modern one. In most countries, Grandma just moves in with you when she can’t support herself anymore. General Motors started the first private retirement plan in 1950 in the United States. It was a defined benefit plan, also known as a pension. […] [...]

Mississippians have weathered the storms before

by Contributing Columnist Published: May 9,2010

Tags: Katrina, MBJ column, Nancy Anderson, storms

A couple of weeks ago, I headed to the Coast for a book signing. I was scheduled to be at Bay Books in Bay St. Louis on Saturday morning. This is one of my favorite places in Mississippi, so the trip was no hardship. In addition, it gave me a reason to visit my parents […] [...]

A mixed blessing

by Nash Nunnery Published: March 7,2010

Tags: CARD Act of 2009, credit card laws, interest rates, Nancy Anderson

Verdict still out on credit card issues Now that the new credit card law has gone into effect, some are seeing the legislation as a mixed blessing. The CARD Act of 2009, which was signed into law last May, became effective Feb. 22. On one hand, the new law places more restrictions on credit card […] [...]

Ridgeland’s Anderson skeptical of credit card companies

by Nash Nunnery Published: March 3,2010

Tags: CARD Act of 2009, credit card, Nancy Anderson

Now that the new credit card law has gone into effect, some are seeing the legislation as a mixed blessing. The CARD Act of 2009, which was signed into law last May, became effective Feb. 22. On one hand, the new law places more restrictions on credit card companies, but the CARD Act also has […] [...]

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