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Retirement now vs. retirement then

on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. Posted in Opinions

Retirement now vs. retirement then
Decades ago, retirement was fairly predictable: Social Security and a pension provided much of your income, you moved to the Sun Belt, played tennis or golf, and you lived to age 70 or 75. To varying degrees, this was the American retirement experience

A little fun with words and puns

on Wednesday, 09 March 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Some of you readers enjoy puns. Here are few from Little Known Facts:

Dollar Cost Averaging in a Down Market

on Tuesday, 08 March 2016. Posted in Opinions

Buying low and selling high is the oldest stock market adage. How does one put it into practice? Dollar cost averaging may give you a method to capture lower prices today and come out ahead tomorrow.

Gitmo is Where Terrorists Should Stay

on Friday, 04 March 2016. Posted in Opinions

Last week President Obama sent over a reckless and irresponsible plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. After looking over the plan myself, I strongly believe he is more interested in fulfilling a campaign promise than making our national

The Will of the People Must Prevail

on Friday, 04 March 2016. Posted in Opinions

Justice Scalia’s passing is no doubt a great loss to his family and to our country. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with his family. His efforts to uphold the Constitution and our country’s founding principles will be sorely missed.

Smart Financial Moves in Your 20s, 30s, 40s & 50's

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

If you had a timeline of the financial steps you should probably take in life, what would it look like? Answers to that question will vary, but certain times of life do call for certain financial moves. Some should be made out of caution, others out of

Value Investing

on Wednesday, 17 February 2016. Posted in Opinions

Two fundamental styles of investing, growth and value, historically have performed “countercyclically.” This means that when one style falls out of favor, the other type becomes the preferred choice. Thanks to wide fluctuations in the stock market lately

Signs of the times

on Tuesday, 09 February 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Several readers have shared this collection of clever signs:

Wise words from Ben Franklin

on Tuesday, 02 February 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are maxims from Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanack.” At age 27, Franklin published his almanack under the pseudonym “Richard Saunders.” It became very popular and he continued publishing every year for the next 26 years.

When Will Stocks Stabilize?

on Monday, 01 February 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

January may prove to be the worst month for stocks in eight years. The S&P 500 just corrected for the second time in five months, and some investors think the bull market may be ending.1,2

Everyone deserves a ‘red letter day’

on Wednesday, 27 January 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

I found these familiar phrases and their origins on Little Known Facts website. I hope you enjoy.

Things that be annoying

on Tuesday, 19 January 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

We all have little things that tend to annoy us. Here are a few of mine:

Toys For Tots thanks you

on Wednesday, 13 January 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

A big thank you from Toys For Tots, a program supported by the Marine Corps League Julian D. Dusenbury Detachment 410 in this area. We would like to thank all the businesses, volunteers, and people who donated their time, money and new toys this year to

Book offers glimpse of Clinton White House

on Wednesday, 13 January 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

If you would like to get an idea of what another Clinton White House could look like read, “Dereliction of Duty” by Lt. Col. Robert Patterson USAF (retired). Buzz, as he is called, carried the nuclear football for Clinton so he was privy to lots of things

New South Carolina Who are those guys?

on Wednesday, 13 January 2016. Posted in Opinions

One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The ultra-cool Paul Newman and Robert Redford play small-time bank robbers in the turn of the century cowboy West who were relentlessly pursued by a posse of lawmen that
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