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Mississippi’s legislature should be more like New Hampshire’s

July 11, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Mississippi’s State Legislature finally wrapped up the year’s business. Whoop-te-do! It only took a regular session plus a specially called session. And what did they accomplish? Next to nothing. Unemployment is still high. Our education system is still lagging. We’re at the bottom of every economic list, but, by golly, we can go to the […]

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Check out this new unique device — it’s pretty cool stuff

June 21, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I have a UDID. It’s not what you think. UDID stands for unique device identifier. Every iPhone and iPad has its own set of numbers which will allow app designers to track usage. Folks, it’s a brave new world. Last summer, I had an idea for a financial app called “Crazy Money.” I submitted the […]

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Report on Mississippi’s economy has poor cause, effect relations

June 13, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I did a double-take when I picked up my morning Clarion-Ledger. The headline read, “Mississippi’s Economic Outlook Ranks in Top 10 Nationally, Annual Report Says.” Seriously? While I love trumpeting good news about my state, I’m no Pollyanna. Was this a Rip Van Winkle thing? Did I go to sleep for 20 years and miss […]

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Hey Guv, maybe it’s old men, not working women, ruining our kids’ education

June 4, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

My daughter will be 32 this summer, but she’s still my baby. I’m just so proud of her. Recently, she let me read a proposal she had written for academic research. I was astounded by her command of the English language and her ability to communicate an idea… especially since she had the disadvantage of […]

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Service is everything when it comes to customer retention

May 28, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I ordered a shirt from L.L. Bean a few months ago. I liked it so much I ordered another one — same shirt, same size, different color. So certain I was that the second one would be as perfect as the first that I threw away the tags and shipping papers. Much to my surprise, […]

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Who’s laughing now? Pearl has taken on a whole new meaning

May 15, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Pearl used to be the red-headed stepchild of the Jackson area. It had a stretch of Highway 80 littered with half-empty strip malls and fast food restaurants. In many cases, the neighborhoods were old and rundown. We laughed when the town was mentioned. Puuhhrrrl? We always stretched out the one syllable and put on our […]

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Rep. Andy Gipson a 19th century man with 19th century ideas on guns

May 1, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

I know Mississippi Rep. Andy Gipson. He’s a really nice guy, has a nice family, very sweet people. You’ve heard the phrase, “He’s a renaissance man?” Doesn’t apply to Andy. Instead, I’d call him a solid nineteenth century man, as in “His feet are solidly planted in the 1800s.” When I knew Andy, he lived […]

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How to sort out the good and the bad in our ‘American Dream’

April 25, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Saturday morning. Not a cloud in the sky. It had been a cool start to the morning. We pull our chairs into the sunshine. A sigh of relief. This was a scary and tragic week from terrorism to mushroom clouds to the insanity of an Elvis impersonator. And we thought we were completely safe in […]

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U.S. Postal Service can survive structural change, not inevitable

April 19, 2013

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Nancy Anderson, MBJ contributing columnist

Communication with clients has drastically changed over the last decade. While we still send out quarterly reports in the old U.S. mail packet with a formal letter, other mailings are rare. E-mail is the favored method these days, and it surprises me that my older clients are well-versed in this area. We even text clients […]

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NYC trip is a reminder that students will respond when asked

April 10, 2013

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I’m a finance junkie. I love studying markets and tracking economic indicators, all with an eye for finding opportunities or avoiding investing traps. It’s a joy to share this with my students. This past week, I was able to combine that with my other love — travel. I took three students to a financial conference […]

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