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Enjoying the holiday events

on Wednesday, 21 December 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I love Brookgreen Gardens at Murrells Inlet anytime of the year, but it is magical during the Nights of a Thousand Candles event. This annual Christmas celebration which lights up the outdoor sculpture gardens has become a tradition for me and some of my

The ‘power’ of the purse

on Wednesday, 14 December 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

All my life I have been intrigued with handbags. As a little girl, I got as excited about a new “pocket book” as I did about a new doll. As an adult, I don’t desire dolls anymore, but I am still a fan of the purse.

End-of-the-year money moves

on Wednesday, 07 December 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Here are some things you might want to do before saying goodbye to 2016. What has changed for you in 2016? Did you start a new job or leave a job behind? Did you retire? Did you start a family?

What Christmas means to some of us

on Wednesday, 07 December 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As we approach the Christmas season, I like to share some wonderful quotes describing the spirit of Christmas.

Time for humor and laughter

on Tuesday, 29 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Experts say laughter is the best medicine. God’s word says, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 ESV. It’s time for laughter.

Should you care what the market does each day?

on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Investors are people, and people are often impatient. No one likes to wait in line or wait longer than they have to for something, especially today when so much is just a click or two away.

Comments on being positive

on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Mind over money

on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

When we go to the grocery store, we seldom shop on logic alone. We may not even buy on price. We buy one type of yogurt over another because of brand loyalty, or because one brand has more appealing packaging than another.

Famous firsts you may not know

on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Quotes on life and living

on Tuesday, 08 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

When is social security income taxable?

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Your Social Security income could be taxed. That may seem unfair, or unfathomable. Regardless of how you feel about it, it is a possibility. Seniors have had to contend with this possibility since 1984. Social Security benefits became taxable above certai

A farmer’s words of wisdom

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Humorous comments on aging and life

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Updating your estate plan

on Wednesday, 19 October 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

An estate plan has three objectives. The first goal is to preserve your accumulated wealth. The second goal is to express who will receive your assets after your death. The third goal is to state who will make medical and financial decisions on your

Say what? Headlines you may need to read again

on Wednesday, 19 October 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Newspaper consultant Ed Henniger’s shares the following headlines from his blog:
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