Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
When it comes to finances, there's one topic on everyone's mind: the pending fiscal cliff.
While the impact of the nation's possible financial plunge can't be underestimated, local experts say there are better things to turn your attention to.
"You hear a lot about the fiscal cliff and the end of the world is coming. Forget about all that. That is out of your control," said certified financial analyst Fred Dent. "Think about what you can control: savings, reducing debt, moving forward. The world is not going to end; you're going to be ok. Get your ship in order."
If you are getting close to your own personal fiscal cliff, Dent says your New Year's resolution should start with your pocketbook.
"What I would propose is to resolve today, before the ball drops at Times Square, today that you will get out of debt in 2013 if you do have debt, and restart if you stopped your savings plan."
Savings can be as simple as setting aside some of your paycheck each month, or investing in your 401k.
"Number one you get a tax deduction for everything that you put in, and number two; many employers will match the money that you put in your 401k, which means you get an added bonus and a super charging your savings," said Dent.
However, experts say before you move into a new financial year, you must tackle your debt by setting up and sticking with a budget, or by teaming up with an agency designed to reduce debt.
"Debt is corrosive. It's like carbon monoxide. It's colorless, it's odorless, it will eat you alive, it will kill you," said Dent.
So, while Washington continues to cruise towards the fiscal cliff, you can take control of your personal financial future.
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