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Today's Opinions

  • Easy ways to increase your savings

    This is America Saves Week. Most of us understand that saving regularly is one of the simplest ways to reach our financial goals, but we don’t all take advantage of easy ways to automate our savings.

  • Managing social networking in your business

    Social networking apps for communicating, such as Podcasting tools, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter, has changed our ability to rapidly access and disseminate information. This makes it more important than ever to be sensitive to our responsibilities to guard our business and our customers’ information.

  • Best way to save automatically

    How are you doing with your savings habits? Do you automatically transfer money to a savings account each month? Setting up automatic savings is the easiest and most effective way to save – it puts your extra cash out of sight and out of mind. There are several ways to automate.

    1. Use direct deposit at work to split your paycheck into different accounts: checking, emergency fund, retirement, investment, or other goals. Automating retirement savings is a great way to assure that you receive any matches or employer contributions, too.

  • Serving in memory, honor of a friend

    Dear Editor,

    Twenty Years ago on February 11, 1997, the town of New Haven, Kentucky said goodbye to one of its sons. Michael J. Cecil was tragically injured during a training exercise with the U.S. Marine Corp at Parris Island in South Carolina. His loss was felt across the small community, not only because at the time his mother, Tessie Cecil, was mayor, but also because his dedication to volunteering with the New Haven/Rolling Fork Fire Department.

  • Using your GL to find fraud

    A good portion of my career has been spent working with businesses to help identify financial fraud. My area of expertise was usually around technology and automated financial systems.

    Your General Ledger (GL) is a good place to start looking if you suspect fraud. The GL is, in a way, a mystery story.

    In the case of fraud, the GL is awaiting you to reveal the perpetrator. It can tell stories of fraud, manipulation and betrayal. Unfortunately, few people know how to read the signs.

  • Financial Literacy needed by US Teens

    One bill being brought up in Frankfort during the current state legislative session would mandate financial education for all high school students. You might wonder if this is really needed. But ask yourself, how savvy are you (or your teen children) about handling financial matters? The National Endowment for Financial Education reports that American 15 year olds lag behind many other countries in financial literacy.

  • Looking for love in all the wrong places

    As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be thinking about that certain someone you want to meet.

  • Local wireless provider puts customers first

    xThe first handheld mobile phone was demonstrated by John F. Mitchell and Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973, using a handset weighing c. 4.4 lbs. (2 kg).

    In 1983, the first commercially available handheld mobile phone came to market, and yea, I had one of the first “bricks”, as they were called.

    Early cell phone plans started around $50 a month – equivalent to $120.81 in today’s dollars – and that didn’t even include minutes.