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Deadbeat old people are really dragging the U.S. into the pits

December 21, 2011

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I love reading letters to the editor from all over the country. A recent local letter was titled “Entitlements making America collapse.” The author said “entitlements is a dirty word,” and reported that 50 percent of Americans are receiving some form of entitlement. He was convinced these were all a bunch of deadbeats. In 1950, […]

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Doing my best to help the struggling global economy

December 15, 2011

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The retail season started with a bang, as traditional retailers added 6.6 percent to their sales from last year. Online retailers are picking up steam that is fueled not just by improvements in economic trends. More and more, we are shopping from our computers. While the big shopping day for traditional retailers is Friday, the […]

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Between faith and finances is the rub

December 1, 2011

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I was recently speaking with an international graduate student about his impending graduation. As we talked about job possibilities, he told me that he would really like to work for himself. I asked if he had friends or relatives who would be willing to give him money to invest and manage. He hesitated. He smiled. […]

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Keeping an eye on our public servants — The integrity of our financial markets depends on disclosure and fairness

November 22, 2011

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As a Chartered Financial Analyst, I am bound by the CFA Code of Ethics. As a registered financial advisor, I operate under federal law that recognizes me as a fiduciary. Both sets of rules require me to behave better than my local congressman. The integrity of our financial markets depends on disclosure and fairness. All […]

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Southaven Mayor Greg Davis should be in jail after taking town’s money for spa and golf trips, clothes and personal entertainment

November 15, 2011

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Why isn’t Greg Davis in jail? >> POLL QUESTION: Should Southaven Mayor Greg Davis be arrested for using city money for personal trips, clothes and entertainment? This current mayor of Southaven, former state representative serving on the appropriations committee, and former Republican nominee for Congress has blurred the line between public and private with his […]

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Easing back into the real estate market

November 11, 2011

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I love to walk through new houses. The smell of new wood, the clean, shiny surfaces, the perfect landscaping. All hold a promise for a perfect home, one where we can raise children in idyllic settings, dine with friends around a gloriously set table, and share rich, intimate moments with our spouses. Ahh, home. The […]

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Business is about the customer; just ask banks around country

November 1, 2011

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Gotta love competition! The new fees on debit cards have had me hot under the collar. The financial reform bill set limits on bank debit card fees. Many lawmakers decried this change. How dare we interfere with the fine citizens of Wall Street in their pursuit of profit? It was downright un-American, and they warned […]

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Y’all can have bunch of fun marching, but I’ve got stuff to do

October 28, 2011

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I’ve been watching Ken Burns’ show “Prohibition” on PBS. It details how activism gets translated into policy and is a fascinating story. In the 1880s, women fueled the temperance movement. They were concerned about the effect of strong drink on their husbands. These women organized and gathered in front of saloons, kneeling and praying for […]

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