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Helpful financial tips for younger people

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Question: It seems like young people these days are struggling financially. What tips would give a young person to get ahead financially?
 
Answer: I agree that young people today are struggling financially. But so are most other folks.
Wealth is unevenly distributed in this country.
 One percent of our population owns 35percent of the wealth in this country. The top 5 percent own over 50 percent of the wealth. And the bottom 50 percent own less than 2 percent of the wealth.

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Do your best to avoid participating in these scary investment moves

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If you have kids — or even if you don’t — you’re probably aware that Halloween is fast approaching. Of course, you may find the ghouls, witches and creepy impersonations of celebrities to be more amusing than alarming, but, as you go through life, you will find some things that are generally frightening — such as investment moves that are misdirected or go awry.

Here are some potentially scary investment moves to avoid:

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Harris wins awards

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Glynn Harris, long-time Ruston Daily Leader outdoor columnist, was rewarded for his work at the annual conference of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association in Branson, Mo. Harris won first place for weekly newspaper columns and first place in outdoor radio. In addition, he also won second place in both newspaper and radio categories. He and wife Kay display the awards following the awards’ banquet.

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Preaus bags another trophy buck

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Dan Preaus, 31 year old insurance agent from Ruston, grew up in a hunting family. He shot his first buck at the age of 10 and for the next 14 years, deer season would find Preaus sitting in a tree with his rifle and in the process, he took quite a few deer.
In 2003, after spending time working in the woods with his bow-hunting uncle, Mark Preaus, he decided to follow uncle Mark’s advice and give bow hunting a try.

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