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Columns

  • A slice of pi for my techie friends

    No, I did not misspell it, Pi as in Raspberry Pi is not a dessert your mom makes; it is a low cost computer that can accept an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, cameras and more. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in computer languages like Python, Scratch and others. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet, playing high-definition video, playing games or business applications.

  • Want your money now?

    I love getting paid! However, waiting to get paid, worrying about bounced checks, or paying excessive bank fees; not so much fun. If asked how long I wanted to wait to be paid for my services, my reply would be “immediately.” In fact, sooner if possible.

    Collection of receivables can be a real problem for a small business. The failure to manage timely receivables has led to many small businesses failing. Fortunately, there are solutions to allow a small business to get paid faster, and also allow a greater range of payment options for their customers.

  • Developing talent

    When people ask me what the greatest strength of the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is, I tell them, undoubtedly, it’s our people.

  • Your accounting has left the office

    I wrote last November about the emerging trend toward Cloud Accounting for business and mentioned a few options, such as Bill.com, FreshBooks.com, Xero.com, Lessaccounting.com (Free), WaveApps.com (Free), and the 500lb gorilla of small business accounting - QuickBooksOnline.com.

  • Benningfield recovering at home

    Whenever I think back to my March 4 five-bypass open heart surgery, the common opening lines of many Vaudeville shows comes to mind, “A funny thing happened on my way to the theater.”

    In my case, however, a not-so-funny thing happened on my way to a stress test at the Veterans’ Hospital on Zorn Avenue in Louisville March 2.

  • Budget proposals stall in general assembly

    Since House and Senate leaders announced last Thursday morning that budget talks had stalled, there have understandably been many questions from the public about what happened and what is likely to happen next.

    If the conflict could be boiled down to a single word, it would be “education.”  The House believes that, in an era where there is money to meet our core needs and fully fund contributions to our two main public retirement systems, schools and universities should not be cut.

  • The season of big ideas

    I’ve had my fill of spring-cleaning. I haven’t really even scratched the surface of the spring-cleaning and already I’m done.

    On nice days the sunshine beckons for me to come outside and I can’t think of anything else but what I want to do in my garden and flowerbeds. I love getting my hands dirty and planting new things.

  • LaRue Co. Chamber news

    Meet the Candidates

  • Freezing credit not surefire identity theft protection
  • Legislative session in the final stretch

    At the end of a legislative session, months of preparation and weeks of debate give way to a handful of days where the General Assembly and governor decide what will become law and what will have to wait.

    It’s a predictably busy time, especially when the budget is in the mix during even-numbered years.