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Biden will extend student loan forbearance to Sept. 30. Here’s what you need to know.

In one of his first actions as president, newly sworn President Joe Biden will ask the Education Department to extend the student loan forbearance to Sept. 30, 2021. This extension replaces the previous Jan. 31 expiration date for student loan forbearance enacted by Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.  The original [...]

By |2021-01-20T14:10:16-06:00December 7, 2020|Economy, Education, Story|

5 ways to shop smarter this holiday season

The holidays are here, which means you’re already getting holiday catalogs in the mail and seeing holiday sale commercials on TV. It’s tempting to pull out that department store credit card to make the magic happen at the holidays, but is the debt worth it?   Reckon video producer Kavolshaia Howze talked to Callie Jowers, a certified [...]

By |2021-01-08T15:28:01-06:00November 30, 2020|Economy, Life & Culture, Story|

How to build wealth from basically nothing

If you’ve been following the Money Talks series, you know it addressed some of the ways wealth is unequally distribution in America.  Now, we want to share some advice from financial experts about how to build your wealth.  Buy life insurance outside of your job  Millions of Americans lost their [...]

By |2021-01-08T15:29:31-06:00November 12, 2020|Economy, Story|

Mississippi’s medical marijuana law: What you need to know

Mississippi voters chose to create a medical marijuana program. Now that the initiative has received the voters’ seal of approval, what happens next?   The now-approved Initiative 65 outlines the conditions for which marijuana can be prescribed as a treatment, sets possession limits, tax rates and establishes the Mississippi Department of Public Health [...]

By |2021-01-14T15:51:18-06:00November 9, 2020|Economy, Story|

How this Alabama couple bought a house for $8,000 cash

During the first walkthrough of their new home, Eddie and Katie Burkhalter looked around at piles of garbage, drug paraphernalia and graffiti-scrawled walls noting the previous tenants’ drug of choice.   Calling the house, which the Burkhalters bought with $8,000 cash, a fixer-upper would be an understatement. But with some work and a lot of saving, they turned [...]

By |2020-11-09T14:42:51-06:00November 9, 2020|Economy, Story|

The Gender Wealth Gap

The women’s wealth gap is not the same as the women’s wage gap, but it may be a better measure of the financial health of women in America.  You’ve likely heard of the women’s wage gap. Women are paid 82 cents for every $1 a white man is paid.  Women [...]

By |2021-01-08T15:31:00-06:00November 2, 2020|Economy, Story|

Under 45 and running for high office in the South

Millennial participation in politics is growing. The Millennial Action Project, which tracks millennial participation in politics, estimates from 2018 to 2020, there has been a 266% increase in millennials running for office. The group reports that there are 236 candidates under the age of 45 running for Congress in 2020. [...]

By |2020-10-29T16:00:47-05:00October 29, 2020|Politics, Story|

Reefer Madness: Mississippi has two medical marijuana questions on the ballot. How are they different?

Mississippi voters face two choices to legalize medical marijuana for certain patients this November. Officially, these measures — both of which will appear on ballots — are called Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A. How medical marijuana ended up on Mississippi’s ballot Just 26 states have the option of allowing ballot [...]

By |2020-11-04T07:08:55-06:00October 23, 2020|Politics, Story|
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