Lincoln Parish was in a mad dash this past weekend — literally. There were so many events to cover during the morning hours on Saturday the weekend staff here at the Ruston Daily Leader was stretched thin trying to make our rounds.
Along with Jolis Jardins — A Garden Tour, sponsored by the Ruston Garden Club, there were exactly three 5k run/walks scheduled before 9:30 a.m. Scott Boatright covered the one to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network scheduled at Louisiana Tech University and also swung by the SOCA’s event to benefit the area close to South California Avenue near Tech.
With all of the back and forth happening in politics, it’s hard to know which way to turn.
I was always taught not to vote with party, but with the person.
It’s never been an issue — for the nine years I’ve been a voter — for me to decide between candidates in any race. But even with the debates, finding a candidate that I feel confident about standing up beside and saying, “Yep, they’re the one” just hasn’t happened yet.
You probably aren’t too worried about it, but April is Stress Awareness Month. Each year, the Health Resource Network sponsors this “month” to inform people about the dangers of stress and to share successful coping strategies. Obviously, it’s important to reduce stress in all walks of life — including your investment activities. How can you cut down on the various stresses associated with investing?
What’s the biggest obstacle to your ability to invest successfully? Is it the ups and downs of the financial markets? Political events? The fact that you weren’t born rich? Actually, the chief hurdle you face is something over which you have control: your own emotions.
Your emotions can lead to a variety of ill-advised investment behaviors, such as these: