finance

Financial Uncertainty

Apr 23, 2015

 How do you react to uncertain financial situations?  Certified Financial Planner Byron Moore says generally a person will freeze and not take action.  A better approach is found in preparing for those adverse times.


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Louisiana residents are not very good at managing money, according to a new report by the Washington, D.C.-based finance website WalletHub.

Data compiled by the website on shopping and saving habits across the country show that Louisiana ranks 48th in the country for overall financial literacy — among the bottom of the pack.

  You live on a limited income, paycheck to paycheck. Now your next paycheck is in jeopardy, because your car won’t start. What to do?

There’s that payday lending store around the corner, so you go take out a loan and buy a new battery for your car. You give the lender a post-dated check for the amount of the loan, plus interest and fees. The lender cashes your check after you get paid. Done deal, right?

Not always, according to David Gray with the Louisiana Budget Project.

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Financial consultant Andy Anderson on whether the Bulls will continue to run on Wall Street.   


The authority that oversees the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will be able to save at least $6 million in interest costs on its outstanding bonds based on action taken by the State Bond Commission.

The Times-Picayune reports the commission on Thursday approved without objection the issuance of $75 million in refunding bonds for the Convention Center.

BATON ROUGE — H&E Equipment Services Inc., a Baton Rouge-based construction machinery provider, plans to sell $480 million in debt to investors.

The company says H&E will use the proceeds to retire existing debt and pay a special, one-time cash dividend of $246 million, or roughly $7 per share.

The Advocate reports the company's board of directors must approve the dividend, its amount and the date it will be paid.

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon predicted this would happen: The bank "plans to reclaim millions of dollars in stock from executives at the center of the trading blunder that shocked Wall Street," The Wall Street Journal reports