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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...

Today's throwback is to a column Nancy wrote in the fall of 2006 in the Mississippi Business Journal. Her topic? Insurance in the wake of a catastrophic hurricane. 

I hate insurance. It feels like wasted money. You pay in big, fat premiums, in hopes you'll never have to...

Our throwback this week is to Nancy's December 1995 column in the Mississippi Business Journal. Back then, the Dow had crossed over 5,000. (For perspective, in the now, the Dow closed at the end of May 2017 just above 21,000.) Over and over, Nancy was being asked the s...

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)...