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Mutual funds and their characteristics

November 21, 2014

Mutual funds can be broken down into six broad categories: money market funds, income funds, balanced funds, growth and income funds, growth funds and international funds.

The Greenwood Commonwealth on tax cuts

November 20, 2014

Key Republicans in Mississippi government continue to say they plan to offer tax cut legislation in 2015. Given the GOP’s control of the legislative and executive branches, there is every reason to think this will happen.
If it does, it will be because of good politics more than good policy. Any tax cut would occur a few months before statewide elections.

Dems created Wicker’s campaign fire

November 19, 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) spent more than $6 million in 2008 attempting to defeat Republican U.S. Senator Roger Wicker in his special election match against former Democratic Governor Ronnie Musgrove. Wicker beat Musgrove by ten points.

Gardner: Political lies uncovered

November 18, 2014

“I’m utterly and absolutely shocked that anyone in Washington would try to deceive American voters into supporting higher taxes and wasteful spending!”
“Fortunately, the national news media will hold deceivers accountable for any such shenanigans!”

Learning to sharpen your saw

November 17, 2014

As we begin the New Year, I want to ask you two questions: How healthy are you? How healthy is your marriage?
Good physical health requires effort. Eating properly, getting enough rest, getting enough exercise, and practicing good hygiene are things to maintain healthy bodies. Regular doctor and dental checkups are also important.

OK, fine! Let’s talk about 2016

November 14, 2014

Everyone seems to be talking about what this country needs in a President after the 2016 election. Speculation abounds on who will run, who’s the strongest candidate in each camp and how well Congress and the White House will work together in the post-Obama era.

What makes a strong lobbyist

November 13, 2014

Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington.

Judicial races headed to run-off

November 12, 2014

Five of the 24 contested chancery and circuit court judge races in Mississippi are headed for a run-off on Nov. 25.

Instilling confident expectations

November 11, 2014

Parents want children to succeed and excel, even to have better lives than themselves. Parents will do anything they can to help children, including working multiple jobs to provide what children need to get ahead. But, what do parents expect for their children? More importantly, what do children expect? Well, that depends upon what’s normal in their family traditions and heritage.

Bryant will help shape next year’s elections

November 10, 2014

Now that Senate race shenanigans have ended, the state’s political focus turns to next year’s statewide elections.
Will Governor Phil Bryant be challenged? By a fellow Republican or a strong Democrat?

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