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Open Forum: Why I am running for president

I am a candidate for president of the United States. I’m running to bring the promise of America to all Americans. That promise is simple: If you work hard, it should lead to doing better for yourself and dreaming bigger for your kids. That promise was fulfilled for me, the …

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Americans Are More Unprepared for Retirement Than They Realize

The average American is vastly underestimating what they will need in retirement, but they don’t know it, according to a new survey. Natixis Investment Managers surveyed 1,000 American workers with access to a company-sponsored defined contribution plan. The research spanned three generations: Baby Boomers, Gen X, and millennials. The survey …

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The precarious, often predatory, world of credit in antebellum Virginia

Amanda Gibson is researching the role of free and enslaved African Americans in the unregulated and informal financial world of antebellum Virginia. She will serve a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and receive her Ph.D. from William Mary in 2020. (WYDaily/Courtesy Stephen …

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Revisiting H.L. Mencken in The Age of Trump

Ninety-seven years ago next Wednesday—on July 26 1920 to be specific—cultural critic and journalist, H.L. Mencken, wrote a column that appeared in The Baltimore Sun. Entitled “Bayard and Lionheart,” that piece included this oft-quoted sentence: “On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of this land will reach their …

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Financial concerns for elderly parents

To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity. Chuck Bentley Dear Chuck, I don’t know how my parents are going to afford living their projected lifespan. If they are concerned, they sure …

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