Wayne Curtis, Author at Shelby County Reporter

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Remember to give thanks for our freedom

As we celebrate this season, we pause to give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy in this great nation. As we do this, we should ... Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 11:46 am

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Individual financial security tied to economy

Whether you realize it or not, a strong relationship exists between your personal financial situation and the well-being of the nation’s economy. Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Monday, November 21, 2011 11:17 am

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Social Security and Medicare will rise

For the past two years, 55 million Social Security recipients have not received any increase in benefits. But this is about to change. Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Thursday, November 3, 2011 2:06 pm

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Will the U.S. Postal Service be privatized?

The dire financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) — it barely avoided default at the end of September — has revived a long-standing ... Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:27 am

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Business plan important for small businesses

Small businesses are the driving force — the engine of growth — of the American economy. They are responsible for the majority of new jobs ... Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Monday, October 3, 2011 12:59 pm

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Security precautions for your smartphone

Smartphones are spreading like a raging wildfire. By the end of this year, estimates are that half of the American people will be using them ... Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:28 am

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Manage your mortgage like an investment

Like many Americans, your home represents your largest investment. And, like most of them, you probably have a home mortgage. Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Friday, September 2, 2011 9:12 am

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Current fiscal crisis demands leadership

Our nation’s fiscal crisis begs for leadership. This brings to mind the sterling example of Amadeo Peter Giannini during the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Thursday, August 18, 2011 9:44 am

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Proposed change in measure of inflation

Most of us understand that reducing the budget deficit and paying down the national debt are crucially important to the nation’s future. Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Tuesday, August 9, 2011 3:56 pm

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Beware perils of borrowing from 401(k)

As the economy struggles to recover, you — like many other borrowers — may have found it difficult to get a loan. And this has ... Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Friday, July 29, 2011 5:01 pm

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‘Remote capture deposits’ a useful tool

For one reason or another, you may not feel like going to the bank to deposit your checks. But depositing through the mail causes too ... Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Tuesday, July 19, 2011 2:44 pm

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Making your home more secure

While we may not realize it, many of us make our homes easy targets for criminals. This may come as a surprise to you, but ... Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Monday, July 18, 2011 11:05 am

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Financial preparation for natural disasters

The recent flurry of devastating tornadoes that swept across Alabama and other parts of the nation illustrates that natural disasters are always a threat. And ... Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:47 am

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Driving principles of market economy still true

The Jamestown colony was floundering, hovering on the brink of disaster with staggering financial and human losses. Only a miracle could save it. Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 4:01 pm

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Financial literacy is crucial in today’s economy

Despite the economic recovery currently under way, many Alabamians still face a monumental financial crisis. Consumer indebtedness in the state — on a per capita ... Read more

by Wayne Curtis, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 4:58 pm

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