Summer Money Series: Establishing Credit

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Graduation season is upon us, which means thousands of Mississippi young people are preparing to strike out on their own. With that in mind, I thought it might be a good time to walk through some of the basics of financial wellness. So, over the next month, I’ll be focusing on a few topics many young people struggle with. Up … Read More

Take a Vacation from Inflation

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Summertime is here and that means (hopefully) some summer travel as well! Do you have any getaways on the horizon? While many are planning some kind of summer vacation, most remain heartily concerned about inflation’s impact. Gas is going to cost more. Flights are going to cost more. Eating out is going to cost more. In short, inflation hasn’t exactly … Read More

Help Kids Learn Finances this Summer!

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It’s hard to believe, but summer is here already! For many, it’s the beginning of a jam-packed schedule (from beach trips to summer camps to T-ball practice). But even as parents are sent running around, it seems like the kids themselves are in frequent need of activities to beat the summer boredom. Well, I have a few fun ideas for … Read More

Cruel Summer

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President Biden’s economic policies will wreak havoc on Mississippi families once again this summer. Consider this: since the President took office, prices have increased by nearly 20%, according to the Senate Banking Committee. Grocery costs have increased. Gas prices have jumped. Even electricity bills have skyrocketed. In fact, the Wall Street Journal reports electricity prices have gone up 13 times … Read More

Standing Against Hate and Antisemitism

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The last few weeks have brought chaos and uncertainty for Israel, and Israel’s supporters. Antisemitic protests have broken out on elite college campuses across the country. Turkey shut down trade with Israel. And President Biden threatened to withhold critical weapons from Israel. Simply put, the Middle East’s only democracy is under an economic, public relations, and military assault right now. … Read More

MPACT Enrollment Closing May 31

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Tis the season for spring concerts and science fairs, end-of-year projects and graduation party prep. Yes, summer break is looming for many (and our kids can’t wait!) With the end of each school year, however, comes the end of the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) open enrollment period. On May 31, MPACT enrollment will conclude for the season. And … Read More

McRae Announces 2024 Art Contest Winners, $7,000+ in Scholarships

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JACKSON, Miss. – David McRae this week announced the 2024 College Savings Mississippi Art Contest winners with a reception at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Twelve students and one teacher took home more than $7,000 worth of scholarships during the event. “I love getting to see students’ imaginations and dreams run wild in their artwork,” said Treasurer McRae. “I hope that … Read More

Continuing to Stand with Israel

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The October 7 Hamas attack on Israel was just one episode in a series of murderous events that led to the current war in Gaza. Hamas, Hezbollah, Houthis, and Iran have long placed a target on Israel’s back (not only because Israel is a Jewish state, but because it is a democracy and an ally of the United States). It … Read More

Financial Wellness Inventory

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The team at your State Treasury is focused on financial wellness, not just for the state’s finances, but for yours as well. As Financial Literacy Month draws to a close, it’s a good time to take a financial wellness inventory of your own journey. Whether you’re in your golden years or just starting to find financial independence, there are a … Read More

Protect Trump-Era Tax Cuts!

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I won’t be wishing anyone a “Happy Tax Day” in this column because let’s face it – there’s nothing happy about Tax Day. Yes, some will be getting a refund, but most understand it’s a refund of YOUR money – money you overpaid to the government that they’re now returning with no interest attached. It’s frustrating to say the least. … Read More