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Advocacy 101: Federal Decision Makers

Advocacy 101: Federal Decision Makers

By Kathryn Hazelett Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about the legislative process on the state, federal, and local levels, and what you can do to help create and influence policy as a citizen. Entries from the rest of the series are linked...

Advocacy 101: State Decision Makers in Mississippi

Advocacy 101: State Decision Makers in Mississippi

By Kathryn Hazelett Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of blog posts about the legislative process on the state, federal, and local levels, and what you can do to help create and influence policy as a citizen. Entries from the rest of the series are linked...

Every Budget Needs a Blueprint

Every Budget Needs a Blueprint

They say the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one. This time last year, I was in complete denial about having a spending problem. That is until my financial advisor, Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO Darrin Williams told me to start tracking all of my...

Advocacy 101: State Decision Makers in Arkansas

Advocacy 101: State Decision Makers in Arkansas

By Kathryn Hazelett Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of blog posts about the legislative process on the state, federal, and local levels, and what you can do to help create and influence policy as a citizen. Entries for the rest of the series are linked...

Advocacy 101: Ideas to Implementation

Advocacy 101: Ideas to Implementation

By Kathryn Hazelett Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of blog posts about the legislative process on the state, federal, and local levels, and what you can do to help create and influence policy as a citizen. Entries for the rest of the series are linked at...

It’s Time for Less Spending and More Wealth Building

It’s Time for Less Spending and More Wealth Building

I’ve often been told not to refer to myself as “broke”. Understandable, since the definition of the word is to be penniless, poverty-stricken and completely out of money. Yet, it can certainly feel that way when you can’t really afford the lifestyle you want. Hi! My...

Tax Time is Now Savings Time in Arkansas!

Tax Time is Now Savings Time in Arkansas!

Back in October, we wrote about the need to save, specifically at tax time. Why? Because that’s the time that most Americans receive their largest lump sum all year. Combined with research that shows savings habits are stronger when money is immediately placed into a separate savings account, and the idea for “Add-A-Line” was born.

Yes, YOU can be a Super Saver!

Yes, YOU can be a Super Saver!

Yes, YOU can be a Super Saver! Hello, world! My name is Rebekah. I’m a banker at Southern Bancorp, a wife to a Pastor, and a mom to two boys. But few people know that I have another, secret identity. I’m a Super Saver. Over the years, I’ve come up with a lot of crazy...