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Overspending — affluent couple always broke

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Question: My husband and I both work in great jobs and we make plenty of money. But I am embarrassed to admit we are constantly broke! I know I need to cut back on my shopping, but how else can we cut back?
 
Answer: Do you want to take an aspirin or do you want to get well?
 First of all, your situation is much more common than you know. Many of your friends are just as broke as you are, but they are scared to death to admit it.

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Tips and tricks to help with the basics of investing money

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the basics of investing money. The second part will run Jan. 22.
When you invest in a company, you become an owner of the company with a vested interest in the company’s performance. Whether you’re managing money for a household or for a multinational corporation, you want the money you invest to give you the best possible return. This article discusses basic investing and portfolio-planning concepts that can help you make wiser choices.

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Do you have adult ADHD?

Most people picture an out of control, unruly child when they hear the term Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. But, the reality is that according to the National Institute of Mental Health, 4.1 percent of adults in the United States also have ADHD.
Of those diagnosed with adult ADHD, 1.7 percent have a severe form of the disorder.
According to the National Resource Center on ADHD, adult ADHD can cause problems in every aspect of an individual’s life including school, jobs, at home, in the family and everyday living.

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Resident: Make recycling the norm

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This letter is written in response to Patrick Boyd’s article in The Ruston Daily Leader on Jan. 5 concerning recycling.
Yes, our local governing bodies are making a good deal of progress with recycling. But we need to involve more people and businesses in recycling their paper and hazardous materials such as fluorescent bulbs, tires, paints, batteries, etc.   Perhaps more attention should be given to making recycling the norm and not just a “hobby” to participate in occasionally.

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Do your best; avoid a 'do over'

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At the tender age of 52, I can still find myself in need of a “do over.”
Granted, the urge doesn’t come as often as it did in my younger days. Thankfully, my life’s experience, coupled with the ease of comfort I feel within my own skin, has gifted me with a confidence that ultimately enables me to safely move beyond the bumps along the way.
That being said, I can still feel the sting of regret over missed opportunities or situations where my performance wasn’t what it could have been. Case in point — four months down the road and I’m still bruised from beating myself up over what I considered a less than stellar presentation. Despite rousing applause and positive feedback from many in attendance, I know I could have done better. Whether due to distraction, lack of focus, inability to capitalize on my strengths or simply trying to fit into what was expected by others, I allowed myself to fall short. I know I didn’t do my best, and it haunts me to this day. I long for a “do over.”

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Some thoughts for wounded

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Before beginning, let me again mention to the LSU-haters that your writer is an alumnus of both Louisiana Tech University and LSU, so any comments in support of LSU are presented with that in mind. I’m not one of those “bandwagon” fans who cheer for LSU only when they do well, and I always pull for Tech when they play LSU in any sport. I still think that it will not be long before Tech beats LSU in football. I was there when the Randy White Tech Bulldog basketball team beat LSU at the Maravich Assembly Center, wearing my blue and red. So much for the defensive explanation. Now for a few passing thoughts, because it is “only a game”— right? Yeah, you bet.

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Science fair winners head to next level

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Most Respectful
Most Respectful students for the third six weeks at Hillcrest got to sit at a special table and get special treats. Most respectful students were: kindergarten — Alyssa Smith, Harley Dowing, Brooks Avery Davis, Jack Elliott, Hayden Williams, Carlos Rodriguez, Hannah Boyd and Royce King; first grade — Abby Martin, Laurel Dubois, Sariah Buggs, Nicholas Gassant, Makenzie Morton, Jake Guerin, Anna Grace Lee and Jackson King; second grade — Kelly Caston, Chemar Williams, Tambri Leedy, Phillip Nestrud, Riley Oakley, Landon Williams, Shamarian Brantley and Aubrey Coggins; third grade — Ella Inman, Dyllon Nimmers, Joshua Dean, Landri Millsap, Camryn Timms, and Braden Walls; fourth grade — Zachary Atkison, Justice Chapman, Kalista Roberson, Drake Jackson, Beau Bowen, Baylee Brown, Amber Stevens, and Gavin Lambert and fifth grade — Joanna Ham, Lauren Tinsley, Trinity Gipson, Samantha Mall, Merrick Caudle, and Logan Henry.

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Students spread cheer

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KTVE-KARD Christmas Cheer Food Drive
Grambling Middle School participated in the Annual KTVE-KARD Christmas Cheer Food Drive and placed third in the competition. A $750 cash prize was awarded from Frito Lay. The drive is held annually to help feed the less fortunate in 12 parishes during the holiday season.
Schools across the parishes competed to collect the most food. GMS has placed in the food drive for four consecutive years.

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A year in review: Looking back at 2011

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Academics
In 2011, Bethel Christian School worked to offer the best education possible to its students. Our Bible-based A-Beka curriculum was expanded to include Bob Jones University materials and Glencoe Pre-Algebra. Keyboarding and computer application coursework were added to the curriculum. The TOPS curriculum is now being followed in the high-school grades, and weekly chapel services are led by local pastors, youth leaders, etc.  Dual Enrollment English is available for those students wishing to receive both high school and college credit. Two online tools (Louisiana Virtual School and EDUSS) are utilized. The LEAP, Standford and EOC testing are followed.

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Brown makes hunting look easy

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Jamie Brown pulled on her hot pink bibs, drove up to her deer stand in her hot pink jeep and promptly bagged a deer. With all these “girly” things going on, it was only natural that the deer she bagged was a doe. However, it was no ordinary doe; the weird deer sported a velvet covered rack of five points with a 20 inch spread and unbelievable 9 ¼ inch bases.

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