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January 25th, 2014

Changing interest rates may affect your investments

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Even if you didn’t take Economics 101 in college, just navigating through the past several years has given you hands-on experience with one of the course’s most valuable lessons: The rise and fall of interest rates is one of the biggest factors influencing global economies, financial markets and our daily lives. That’s why it is important to have a basic understanding of how interest rate changes could affect not only your wallet but also your investment portfolio.

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Holding investment for the long-term can be less ‘taxing’

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As we get closer to April 15, the tax-filing deadline, you may be wondering about the effects of some of your actions on the amount of taxes you pay.
Of course, you don’t have total command of some key tax-related components, such as your earned income. But one area in which you do have a degree of control is your investment-related taxes. And since 2013 has been a pretty good year for the financial markets, you may have some sizable gains.
If you decide to sell some of your investments to “lock in” those gains, what would be the tax consequences?

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Ron Deal earns certified financial planner certification

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Ron Deal, a First Vice President-Investment Officer with the Ruston branch of Wells Fargo Advisors, has earned the certification of Certified Financial Planner™ professional (CFP®) as authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board).

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Cougars run out of time in battle vs. Ringgold

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“This is how basket should be played every time” said Cedar Creek Cougars’ head coach Kyle Kavanaugh.
Some fans leaving the Cedar Creek gym Friday night said it was the best game the Cougars played all season.
Heading into the fourth quarter, the Cougars maintained a one-point lead over the Ringgold Redskins.
But in the end, the clock struck midnight and Cinderella was not there to claim the victory as in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, the Redskins ran away with a 63-49 victory.

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Malone powers Creek girls to win

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The Cedar Creek Cougars’ women’s basketball team played one of their best offensive games this year Friday night .
Head coach Katie Eagles said her team struggles at times offensively, and it was a point of emphasis at practice leading up to the game against the Ringgold Redskins.
Practice makes perfect, and the Cougars defeated the Redskins 45-25, pouring 19 in the third quarter alone.
The Cougars were led by an impressive 15-point performance by sophomore center Karley Malone.

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Techster tennis sweeps Fla. Atlantic

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BOCA RATON, Fla. — The Louisiana Tech tennis team started and finished strong on Saturday morning as the Lady Techsters swept Conference USA foe Florida Atlantic, 7-0.
“It was a good day for the Lady Techsters, said Chad Camper who picked up his first win as head coach. “We really hit our stride early in doubles and kept on rolling. It was a productive last two days and after a few days off, we will get right back to work.”
Tech’s doubles tandem of Marta Sramkova and Melanie Urvoy notched their second dominating performance at No. 3 of the weekend, winning easily 6-1.

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Tigers top Aggies

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Simsboro’s JaMarco Brown (23) goes up for a basket Friday to help lead the Tigers to a 72-57 home win over Choudrant in the District 2-B opener for both teams. Simsboro is now 19-6 and 1-0 in district play while Choudrant fell to 13-12 and 0-1. Area basketball coaches are asked to email game scores and scoring leaders to scott@rustonleader.com or call them in to 318-243-9528.

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Lamenting the loss of Lincoln’s poet laureate

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In my forty years of living in Ruston, there have been two people whose journalistic brilliance held me spellbound. By soaking up what they do, I have gained insight into how it should be done; how they expertly transfer thoughts and images from the brain and heart through fingertips onto the printed page. Teddy Allen is one; Wiley Hilburn is the other.
Webster defines “laureate” as one “crowned with laurel as a mark of honor.” Wiley Hilburn, in my mind’s eye, sports a laurel wreath.

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LWFC adopts hunting Notices of Intent

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Since publishing the proposed 2014-2015 deer-hunting seasons last week, several hunters said they were wondering what they could do to change the lengthy list of bucks-only and either-sex periods in State Deer Area 4 and Deer Area 9.

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January 24th

Reminiscing after the death of Hilburn

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Ron Howard formally connected with Tech emailed me about Wiley Hilburn’s death. When I began to reminisce about all the ways Wiley and I have been connected, it really made me sad.
Have you ever had a friend that you’ve not been close to on a daily basis, but whose lives have intertwined with yours in so many ways, their passing becomes very personal.
I knew Wiley’s grandmother, whom we called Mrs. Kate in the Antioch community.

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