Tag Archives: MBJ Columns

It’s time to figure out your retirement?

May 15, 2011

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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 […]

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What gives with the price at the pump?

May 8, 2011

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My husband is obsessed with the price of gasoline. I get random calls during the day from him announcing the latest price. No “Hello.” No “How is your day?” Just a disembodied voice saying, “Do you know how much I paid for gas this morning!?!” Who ISN’T talking about the price of gasoline? But I’m […]

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There are bright spots to be optimistic about

January 9, 2011

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The annual banquet for the Mississippi Economic Education Council is a chance to celebrate advances in the economic and financial literacy in our state. We give awards to primary and secondary teachers for their innovative lessons in the field. We listen to teenagers talk about starting their own businesses and about learning to invest. We […]

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