Money Makeover Monday: College Freshman Finance

August marks the start of college for many young adults. A member of the family leaving the nest is a change for the entire family both emotionally and financially.  The cost of a college education is high. According to the College Board reports, the average cost of tuition and fees for 2015–2016 was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for in-state students at public colleges and…

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

For many Americans, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer.  It’s a long weekend giving thoughts to barbecues, travel, retail sales and some well deserved rest. It is important though to understand the reason behind this day. So before we start the holiday weekend, here are some quick facts about the holiday. Memorial Day is a federal holiday remembering soldiers…

Andrew Jones Valedictorian

Valedictorian Not Allowed To Walk At Graduation

Andrew Jones, 18, graduated from Louisiana’s Amite High School and will head to Southeastern Louisiana University on both an academic and athletic scholarship.  We salute and congratulate this young man on his achievement!  Jones, however, was not allowed to walk on the stage at graduation because of his refusal to shave his facial hair pursuant to school policy. Before anyone cries out he…

Going Beyond the Job Description

Going Beyond The Job Description

How many of us had a favorite teacher?   Mrs. Locke, my second grade teacher,  was mine. We cherish the memories of the teacher who  made going to school exciting. Carl Schneider, along with five other teachers from Whitney Achievement Elementary School in Memphis, TN are  teachers these students will not easily forget.  On Sept. 28,  Tabitha Tudy Jones, a resident of Memphis, posted the…