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We look back over twenty years to the fall of 1996 in today's throwback to a column Nancy wrote in the Mississippi Business Journal. She shares how her views on money were influenced by her grandparents, who grew up in the wake of the Great Depression. This event shape...

We're headed back to the mid-90's today for a few words of caution from Nancy about taking on too much holiday debt. There's nothing like a mountain of credit card debt to put you on edge. And during the holidays, well, it only increases the chances that a family fight...

What it is.

No surprise here: debt is something you owe. The longer you take to repay that debt, the more it costs you. Time is money, right?

Where it comes from.

If we’re just looking at debt as money, then your debt comes from someone who has extra money. Those people w...

Since our topic this week is credit, it would be pretty reckless if we didn't take a day's post to hazard against reckless use of credit. Nothing makes payday less satisfying as knowing you have to spend the whole check paying down credit cards. 

Create a budget that su...