VOL. 40 | NO. 19 | Friday, May 06, 2016
Can financial literacy courses for children turn that around?
Tennessee has a model program for financial literacy in its public schools. All high school students must pass a personal finance course to graduate, and even kindergartners are learning about money under a new initiative to extend the curriculum to primary school.
Tennessee led the nation in bankruptcy filings last year with 36,052 filings – more than twice the national average. Several factors contribute to the state’s high filing rate.
Think the rich are different from you and me? Not when it comes to declaring bankruptcy. Over-leveraged people are pretty much the same when the creditor comes calling.
RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK
In 1967, Stephen Stills wrote a song titled “For What It’s Worth” although those words do not appear anywhere in the song.
Top residential real estate sales, first quarter 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, following the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise its benchmark interest rate.
SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL
The 109th General Assembly is done – almost – for the year. Here’s a look at the winners and losers.
Those who wondered how Raumesh Akbari would do in following legendary Memphis legislator Lois DeBerry now have a much clearer picture.
DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
In the 2014 NFL draft, Tennessee defensive lineman Daniel McCullers was picked in the sixth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS
There have been players who have dropped before in the NFL Draft. But Laremy Tunsil’s free fall might be the first-ever to be born of social media.
Baker Donelson has elected 15 new shareholders across the firm, including three attorneys in its Nashville: Julie A. Boswell, Claire Cowart Haltom and Austin Shaver.
BEHIND THE WHEEL
It’s not flashy, but the Subaru Forester has the second-lowest price for a compact SUV with traction-improving all-wheel drive. This year, it adds new safety and entertainment features that connect drivers with emergency services and link more easily to mobile apps.
Correctly analyzed, data can be a catalyst for predictable, incremental growth and transformative change in your organization.
Job seekers often spend quite a lot of time perfecting their resumes. From tiny details such as the font to the experience and education sections, a resume can be mulled for days, weeks or months.
Counsel: “Have you razed many houses since you’ve worked for the city?”
NEW YORK (AP) — Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, the man who came forward this week as bitcoin's founder, is backtracking. He wrote in a blog post that he does not "have the courage" to publish additional proof, as promised, that he is the elusive creator of the Internet currency.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks ended the day nearly flat as indexes stabilized after two days of losses.
NEW YORK (AP) — If government regulators get their way, it's going to become a lot easier to sue your bank.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules announced Thursday have the potential to upend the multibillion-dollar electronic cigarette industry just as it is attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning.