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12/16/2018
It’s a shame that the “most wonderful time of the year” can sometimes bring out the worst in people. The unrealistic expectations of trying to create the perfect Christmas can often turn the best of...
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12/16/2018
As December winds to a close, you’ll probably see many reports and analyses of how the financial markets behaved this past year — and, of course, you should review your own investment portfolio’s...
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12/16/2018
Question: I have decided to buy a pretty large life insurance policy on myself so that if something happens to me my wife can keep raising the kids. She would have to forgo much of her career to...
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12/16/2018
Does this scenario sound familiar? • When the market is up, an investor feels good and buys stocks. • When the market is down, that same investor gets scared and sells. Although reacting like this...
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12/14/2018
The world we live in is highly connected by advanced technology. Information can be spread from one part of the world to another in a matter of seconds, and news comes to us constantly, whether we...
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12/14/2018
**Television announcer voice** Previously, on “This Time Out:” I had been clean and sober for seven months when my Mom died. The day after her funeral, I was alone. Then for the next seven months, I...
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12/13/2018
With Arbor Day scheduled for the third week in January, giving a tree at Christmas is the perfect gift for those on your list who enjoy their outdoor spaces. In addition, the best time to plant trees...
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12/13/2018
In terms of meals, my mother spoiled my family when I was growing up. A week consisting of four or five home-cooked dinners was the norm, and I almost always liked what was put in front of me....
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12/12/2018
The timing could not have been worse. On Nov. 29 — a Thursday — Ruston’s Board of Aldermen voted to levy a new 1.75 percent sales tax on hotel stays and restaurant sales inside the city limits....
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12/12/2018
I’m trying not to take it personally. In my chorus’s upcoming Christmas production, I have been cast as Grumpy Aunt Sallie Rose. Actually, I was initially playing another role, but extenuating...