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Our throwback today is to a column Ryder wrote two years ago with ideas to help teach kids about finance. A few FREE resources available from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can be found online HERE. The CFPB provides fun activities and conversations for use w...

Twitter is a wonderful place. While it can be a mess at times, it gives you access to follow the thoughts of a huge variety of people. One who I have been paying attention to lately is former Navy SEAL and leadership trainer Jocko Willink. While a lot of his exhortatio...

Ryder's monthly column in Parents & Kids Magazine is out, and you can read it online here

Mardi Gras is next Tuesday, so this week's throwback is to the same time of year in 2006. Nancy visited the Alabama coast for the weekend before Fat Tuesday. Enjoy!

We spent the weekend before Mardi Gras in South Alabama, the original home of the over-the-top celebratio...

 In this segment of Midday Money, Nancy encourages us to get into better financial health in 2017. Watch it online here.

We don’t have full data on Christmas 2016 yet, because we have a bit of a hangover on our Christmas retail spending. It goes beyond Christmas. We’re...

For today's throwback, we'll take a look at a newsletter Nancy wrote in January of 1999 encouraging us to start the New Year off on the right foot by examining our finances. A few things have changed since the last century, and one of those things is contribution limit...

It just happened to be the end of 2013 when I was riding bikes around town with my friend Anna. She was heading to graduate school after living and working in Jackson for a couple of years. I was being the nosy finance nerd I was pestering her with questions about her...

Episode 14 of Friday Wrap is up! We talk about saving for retirement.

 Last night, we witnessed a once in a lifetime event. The Cubs won the World Series. Even people who don't follow the sport - namely me - tuned in to watch the game unfold. My Twitter feed conveyed all the nail biting stress of fans in the best way possible, through me...

What it is.

For the most part, it’s getting out of the workforce. At least stepping out of your main career and into something less demanding, which generally translates into a job that pays less—much less or even nothing like volunteering. A very interesting look at th...

Today's episode of Money Talks on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, the topic was identity theft. Hosts shared tips on prevention and resolution, and listeners called in to share their personal experiences. If you missed the episode when it aired, you can listen to Nanc...

Our theme this week has revolved around discovering your values and identifying your goals. So today we head back to the summer of 1998. Nancy's daughter was about to start her senior year of high school, and Nancy was feeling the squeeze on just how much time she'd ha...

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