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Two years ago, our oldest son graduated with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. He flew to Portland, Oregon for a job interview. Without hesitation he packed a truck, hitched his car to the back and, just like that, he moved 2,400 miles from home. Why would he...

Two years ago, on a crisp fall day, Nancy suggested we have an office lunch at the state fair. We stood in line salivating over the smells of funnel cakes and other deep fried foods waiting for our turn to order. We dined on all the finest of fair foods: chicken on a s...

Our throwback today takes us back a decade to 2007. Nancy wrote a column for the Mississippi Business Journal shortly after the 4th Annual Mississippi CFA Forecast Dinner. Ten years later, and the annual event is still with us. Earlier this year, we attended the 14th o...

Today's throwback is to November of 1998. For context, since '98 was almost two decades ago, here's where the market was then (November 2, 1998) compared to now:

S&P 500 (then): 1,111.60

S&P 500 (now): 2,404.39

Nasdaq (then): 1,800.91

Nasdaq (now): 6,163.02

Dow Jones (then)...

Eleven years ago, Nancy was helping her daughter plan her wedding. This year, the baton has been passed to Jackie as she helps her daughter plan hers. Weddings and the stock market are two places where jitters are common, and in today's throwback, Nancy reminds us that...

For today's throwback, we take a look at how investors were feeling in the spring of 2003. Spoiler alert: uncertain. 

True to form, Nancy takes a good look at the data and reminds us to keep planning for the future. Enjoy this look at the '03 market atmosphere!

War. War....

Our throwback today is to the last couple of months of 2005. The Federal Reserve was raising rates, real estate prices continued to rise, and Nancy had just moved the office from Clinton to Ridgeland. Well, it's now 2017. Yesterday, the Federal Reserve raised rates, th...

Allow me to set the stage for today's throwback:

The year: 1999

The Fed Chair: Alan Greenspan

The markets: ups and downs

Investors: uncertain

America's biggest fear: Y2K

A few of these have changed. The year is now 2017. The Chair of the Federal Reserve is now Janet Yellen....

Since our focus this week has been on ways to prepare yourself financially for that darkest of times, global collapse, here's a piece Nancy wrote fifteen years ago offering a little perspective on the subject. The business cycle is just that--a cycle. The economy grows...

If you are preparing for the end of the world, you might be buying gold, guns, canned food and remote property in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. After all, you will need to be self reliant for food, shelter, water and defense. Hone your large scale gardening ski...

Doom and Gloom for fun:

  • What happens to the markets if the world does collapse?

  • Is gold the answer?

  • How can I be self-sufficient?

There are differing schools of thought on how a State Government can best drive economic development. One way is to put together incentive packages to attract specific businesses. These make great headlines and fill everyone with excitement over the future. It's fun to...

In this segment of Midday Money, Nancy discusses rising interest rates. Watch it online here.

Here are two segments from WLBT in which Nancy discusses how the election results may affect the economy and personal finances.

Investors, business… We don’t like uncertainty. They don’t know what’s going to happen with this administration. The more uncertainty that exi...

Episode 15 of the Friday Wrap is up! We're early; we know. Ryder will be out Friday, though, for a little wisdom teeth extraction, and with the election over, we figured we'd bring Nancy on and have an early episode.

Our office had a special guest today: a hound dog nam...

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