TSD Memphis

Fri04182014

How can you insure your future?

Long ago, people realized that there is strength in numbers. For hundreds of years, we have been joining forces against all kinds of calamities – including financial troubles.

The concept of insurance is simply that if enough of us can pool our money to form a large enough fund, then together we can handle practically any financial disaster. Our motivation for contributing to this fund is our own eligibility to draw from it in the event of a disaster. One for all and all for one, so to speak.

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Going full time!: McCullough Law:

"On Our Way To Wealthy" was designed as a weekly business column to inform and inspire African Americans to create and build wealth in our community. Over the last two years, we've profiled all types of businesses. From sports agents to stylists and contractors to security firms, their thoughts and steps have been laid out so that others may follow.

We have also provided advice on business plans, funding a business and marketing the business.

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‘Messed up’ mind is an opportunity to take control

Dear Lucy: I am having such an awful time paying attention. I am a serious student and just graduated high school. I intend to be somebody and make a difference in the world. But, I just can't concentrate or pay attention anymore. My mind is just thinking all the time. Sometimes it's good stuff and most of the time it's just junk that I can't turn off. My Auntie reads your article and said to ask what you think.

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With – or without – Will Smith, eat healthy during the summer

It's unusual for me to sit back and listen to rapper Will Smith's "Summertime," a hodgepodge of rhymes and phrases about the advent of summer. The intro/chorus goes like this: "Summer, summer, summertime/Time to sit back and unwind."

When I think about summer, I think about the hot blazing sun beaming down on me. And, of course, the unhealthy foods that people tend to eat because cooks at home tend to prepare minute-meals rather than suffer over a hot stove when it's sweltering outside.

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Seven points to keep you from eating yourself into oblivion

Nearly one-third of Memphis's population is obese, which earned the city the unflattering rank as the fattest city in the nation, according to a recent report in Newsweek magazine. I'm not surprised by the expanding girth of Memphians considering that "The Bluff City" is deemed the "barbeque capital of the world."

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