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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...

I'm not a gambler. I have defied my Baptist upbringing on a few occasions to visit "the boats." But my visits were more out of curiosity than out of a belief in finding great riches.

I worked up my courage to sit down at the blackjack table one time and made the dealer...

Being a Jane Austen fan, I decided to rent the movie Sense and Sensibility last week. Set in early 19th century England, it is the story of a second wife and her three daughters who find themselves impoverished after the father's death. According to English law, the ma...

A year after working here, Nancy decided it was the perfect time to hire a construction crew to tear a hole in the wall, creating the space for another office room. Ryder moved his desk out of the office we were sharing and into the newly opened space, and I excitedly...

 For today's throwback, we head to 2015 and a segment on WLBT's Midday Money in which Nancy explains what it means to be a fiduciary. This piece is timely since just last week, the DOL Fiduciary Rule was delayed for 60 days. 

Transcript of the program:

August 19, 20...

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....

Today, we rewind sixteen years for a look at the markets. To put things in perspective, this was a time of national debate over hanging chads in Florida, where Bush came out ahead of Gore in the Presidential Election of 2000. Our country had yet to be rocked by the ter...

Since Ryder talked about homebuying on the radio program Tuesday, our throwback today is to a column Nancy wrote in 2006. She and her husband were itching for a change and trying to decide if that should mean a new home or not.

We have found a new form of cheap entertai...

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...

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...

Do you remember that old movie Network? About the only thing I remember is that the main character, a TV newscaster, gets fed up one night on the air. He starts screaming, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore." He works his viewers into a frenzy, enco...

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....

Today's throwback is to August 24, 1998, a sweltering day down South of 95 degrees, and a column Nancy wrote in the Mississippi Business Journal: 

In Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, two very different men exist in one body...

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...

Since it's the last week of 2016, we have an extra throwback for this week's topic. Listen to Nancy's advice on the Midday Money segment from May of 2015 discussing buying a home.

The question I always hear is: “How much house can I afford?” You don’t want to be “house...

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November 2, 2017