Perhaps the kindest thing that can be said about the 2013 Regular Session of the Legislature is that it didn’t result in the need for a follow-up Special Session. After confrontation, consternation, confusion, and odd-couple coalitions festered for 60 days, the session (mercifully for many) came to an end on June 6.
Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you probably didn’t know that August is “What Will Be Your Legacy? month.” Still, you might want to use this particular month as a useful reminder to take action on what could be one of your most important financial goals: leaving a meaningful legacy.
With the pace of higher-education costs consistently on the rise faster than the general Consumer Price Index (CPI), understanding the alternatives and opportunities you and your child or grandchild may have regarding financial aid is more important than ever.
Did you know that in the 2010-2011 academic year, more than $227 billion in financial aid (grants, federal loans, federal work-study and federal tax credits and deductions) was awarded to undergraduate students? The average amount of aid for a full-time student was $11,500, including $6,000 in grants that don’t have to be repaid.*
It’s over. My family and I came, we fested and we had fun.
Ruston’s annual Louisiana Peach Festival, held over the weekend, is always one of my favorite times of the year.
Why? Let me count the ways (or reasons).
1.) The food. Who doesn’t love good old fashioned festival food? Homemade hamburgers, sausage and onions, chicken on a stick, turkey legs — that’s some good eating.
Throw in some cool lemonade on a hot summer day and you’ve got the makings of some perfect summer treats.