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Why the Brexit should not rattle investors

on Wednesday, 13 July 2016. Posted in Opinions

Uncertainty is the hobgoblin of financial markets. Right now, investors are contending with it daily as the European Union contends with the United Kingdom’s apparent exit. Globally, many institutional investors have responded to this uncertainty by

March tunes stir memories of batons

on Wednesday, 13 July 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Music, like smell, has the ability to transport us back in time and bring to mind things we may have forgotten or not thought about in a long time. Such was the case for me recently as I enjoyed the music from the 246th Army Band, S.C. Army National Guard

Vacation passes too quickly

on Tuesday, 05 July 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

I don’t know if Murphy has a law about vacations, but if he doesn’t he should. I think everyone will agree that your week of vacation passes twice as fast as a week at work. Last week I spent my vacation at the beach.

Signs of a happy kitchen

on Tuesday, 28 June 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are some sayings from kitchen signs found on Google and Pinterest:

Ponderings, trivia, idle thoughts

on Tuesday, 21 June 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following is a hodge podge of trivia, ponderings and idle thoughts collected from cyberspace.

Wisdom from Warren Buffett

on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

If you ask someone who the “world’s greatest investor” is, the answer more often than not may be “Warren Buffett.” That honor has never formally been awarded to him, and many other names might be in the running for that hypothetical title, but one thing

Who is this Murphy that gives us his law

on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

We hear a lot about Murphy’s Law but never anything about Murphy. Out of curiosity, I Googled Murphy’s Law and found out Murphy’s Law is an adage or epigram.

Nice ways to express not so nice feelings

on Wednesday, 08 June 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

It is just me, or does there seem to be an awful lot of cussing going on? Even young children are using words that send a shiver up my spine.

Some differences between Southerners and Yankees

on Tuesday, 31 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

It’s no secret the folks in the South and the folks in the North are a little different. Consider the following:

No more permanents for me

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

As much as I loved growing up in the 1950s, there is one thing I hated – hair permanents.

Puerto Rico defaults

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

On May 2, Puerto Rico defaulted on its debt again. As it managed to negotiate with some of its creditors, its Government Development Bank did pay part of the $422 million it owed this week, but about $270 million in payments were missed.

The perks of being 50 and older

on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

I’ve already passed the mark, but have friends who have either turned 50 this year or soon will. So, here are some positive points I found floating around Cyberspace for those about to hit that “over the hill” mark.

Making decisions on what to eat

on Wednesday, 11 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

I was thinking the other day how we have so many choices to make when we order food at a restaurant. I don’t remember having to make so many decisions when I was younger. Tea, for instance, in the South was once brought to the table in a glass of ice and

Things about our state you may not know

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

South Carolina wasn’t always known as the Palmetto State. It used to be known as the Iodine State, and even said so on the license plates in the 1930s. Palmetto trees are way prettier for a flag, anyway.

Why aren’t you maxing out your 401(k)?

on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Posted in Opinions

Do you have a million dollars? At the moment, probably not. But if you invest and save diligently and let your assets compound, who knows? You may be a millionaire someday. In fact, you may need to be a millionaire someday.
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