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Credit union now offering Kasasa accounts

RIDGELAND — Members Exchange Credit Union is now offering Kasasa, a brand of free checking and savings accounts that rewards consumers for using their account. Mitzi Tate, president/CEO at Members Exchange, said, “Kasasa delivers what research shows people really want but believe they can’t have — great financial products with the personal service of a community banking provider.” Members Exchange ...

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New program aimed at helping the poor plan for college

JACKSON — A new effort wants people nationwide to help poor children in Mississippi and San Francisco save for college. The 1:1 Fund is being launched by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. In Mississippi, the marketing effort expands on the Mississippi College Savings Account Program. And it has helped more than 500 children in Jackson, Leland and Greenville open college ...

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University reports energy-savings will net more than $1M

COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women has reduced its energy use by 22 percent with an estimated cost avoidance of $1,024,200 over the past six years, according to the university. Lighting retrofits in Welty Hall, Hogarth Dining Center, Pohl Gymnasium and Stark Recreation Center, the replacement of two older chillers and tighter control of building energy management software are just ...

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Wealth management still on the saving radar

With more than 22 years of experience in the wealth management industry, John Hill, isn’t easily alarmed over the financial markets’ present tumult. Their ongoing gyrations, though, have caused him to not only spend more time findings ways to help clients to hold on to their money, he is holding on to something else of theirs with greater frequency — ...

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Consumer spending up, but savings plummet

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending rose in March by the largest amount in five months but the gains were financed out of savings, which fell to the lowest level in 18 months. A slight rise in incomes added to concerns that the recovery could weaken unless income growth increases more rapidly. The Commerce Department said consumer spending rose 0.6 percent in ...

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