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Talking about money with kids

Throughout April, as part of Financial Education Month, I have been writing about ways families can improve their financial literacy and savings skills. What we ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Grisham’s ‘Sooley’ scores an intriguing novel about hoops and Third World realities

Professional book critics usually squirm uncomfortably in their reviews when author John Grisham gets out of the more familiar mold of legal thrillers with unexpected ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Financial Education Month: Saving for college

I have two interesting facts to begin today’s article with. First, the oldest millennials are turning 40. Second, about two-thirds of them are still paying ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Judicial ruling on voter initiative will impact Medicaid expansion, voting change efforts

The Mississippi Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that not only decides the fate of a voter initiative authorizing a medical marijuana program ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Amazon in Alabama: Organized labor’s racial narrative soundly rejected yet again

Organized labor’s organizing efforts in the South in recent years have focused on equating union membership with social justice. Over the last decade, that narrative ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Security in savings

More than half of Mississippians, about 56 percent, have fewer than $1,000 in savings. What’s more, about 38 percent have no savings at all. So, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

VMT tax proposal would penalize rural states without substantial public transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stepped strongly toward, then beat a rather hasty retreat from the concept of including a vehicle mile traveled or VMT ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

From Thalia to Yazoo: Texas was McMurtry’s connection to Mississippi’s Morris

The passing of iconic Texas novelist, screenwriter and antiquarian bookseller Larry McMurtry at age 84 on March 25 will mean different things to different fans ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

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