Editorial Results (free)
1. Bridging the Gap
- Friday, December 1, 2017
Ray’s Take: After years of working, planning and saving, many retirees are well-prepared financially to stop going to work in order to earn a living. But many are less prepared for how to fill the space previously filled by work.
2. The Magic Numbers
- Friday, October 13, 2017
Ray’s Take: Saving for retirement doesn’t just happen by accident. It takes meaningful thought, discipline, and action to create and execute a plan that will sustain you in your golden years. Yet, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 18 percent of U.S. workers say they are very confident of having enough money to live comfortably during their retirement years. There seems to be a big disconnect going on between knowledge and execution.
3. Realistic Returns
- Friday, September 29, 2017
Ray’s Take: It’s common among investors to fall into the “short-term mindset” with investments. The financial media tends to make things worse. If you do not see the returns you want on cue, you decide to move your funds around to the ones that are showing higher short-term returns.
4. Retirement Worries to Tackle Ahead of Time
- Friday, September 1, 2017
Ray’s Take: A long, happy retirement is one of the great American dreams.
Maybe you’ve watched as friends and family have stepped into that long awaited golden time. Watched as they traded in the daily grind of working for a more leisurely lifestyle on their terms. At least, that’s what it looks like on the outside.
5. CBU Honors Salinas As Distinguished Young Alumna
- Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Gabriela “Gabby” Salinas has been named Christian Brothers University’s 2016 Distinguished Young Alumna. Salinas, who was among the honorees at the Bell Tower Gala on Saturday, Nov. 12, graduated from CBU’s biochemistry program in 2011 and went on to earn a microbiology degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She currently is a pursuing a Ph.D. in immunology and biochemistry at the University of Kentucky.
In addition to her studies and managing her job at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Salinas travels the country advocating the work of St. Jude. She’s also a three-time bone cancer survivor who founded Danny’s Dream Team, a fundraising team of pediatric cancer survivors who now participate in the St. Jude Half Marathon.
6. Rules Change Once You Retire
- Friday, August 12, 2016
Ray’s Take: Retirement is a time when a lot of the old financial rules get flipped on their head. Most people who retire don’t want to go back to work, and even if they did, they may not be afforded the opportunity. Wal-Mart needs only so many greeters. At this point there’s no turning back, and what money you’ve saved will be the lion’s share of what you will need to live off of.
7. Grizzlies Reeling with Desperate Bulls in Town Tuesday Night
- Monday, April 4, 2016
Guard Bryce Cotton became the 28th player to take the court for the Memphis Grizzlies this season. And if you didn’t know much about Cotton, yet another 10-day contract signee, you’re in good company.
8. Randolph gets first triple-double in a stunning win over Clippers
- Monday, March 21, 2016
Mike Conley and his sore Achilles were in street clothes on the bench. Zach Randolph, after missing seven straight games with a sore knee, was back in uniform and playing. And playing so well that late in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies 113-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, March 19 at FedExForum, Conley had a secret to share.
9. Are You Part of a Sandwich?
- Friday, January 15, 2016
Ray’s Take Being a member of the sandwich generation – adults who simultaneously care for children and aging parents – is becoming an increasingly familiar challenge.
It’s tough trying to make financial decisions to take care of loved ones today that may have a negative impact on your own future.
10. Back to Basics: Investing 101
- Friday, January 8, 2016
Ray’s Take Learning how to invest your money is one of life’s more important lessons. You don’t need to be Warren Buffet to start investing. But you do need to have a basic understanding of investment and investment terms along with the confidence to make a plan.
11. Preseason Analysis: Vols Will Defeat Oklahoma, Finish 8-4
- Saturday, August 8, 2015
Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.
The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.
12. Grizzlies’ Carter, Lee Confident Long-Range Shots Will Fall
- Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies take and make fewer 3-point shots than any team in the NBA not named the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Yet in the early days of this season, when seemingly everything the Grizzlies did went right, guard Courtney Lee was at the top of the league’s 3-point shooting list and point guard Mike Conley wasn’t far behind.
13. In-State Emphasis Paying Off for Vols Swim Program
- Saturday, March 28, 2015
You don’t need to search the Allan Jones Aquatic Center for a reminder of Tennessee’s glory years in men’s swimming under legendary coach Ray Bussard.
Hanging from the rafters are 10 SEC championship banners and the 1978 NCAA championship banner. Bussard coached eight SEC championship teams – the first in 1969 and seven consecutive from 1972-78 – and the NCAA title team.
14. Dobbs the Latest in Line of Dual-Threat UT Quarterbacks
- Saturday, November 29, 2014
If the University of Tennessee’s football team gains bowl eligibility with a victory Saturday at Vanderbilt, it can look back to a quarterback change Oct. 25 against Alabama as a pivotal point in the season.
15. Just When We Started to Feel Good About UT Football
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
KNOXVILLE – All seemed so right for the University of Tennessee’s football team for 36 hours or so after last Saturday’s 50-16 victory over Kentucky at Neyland Stadium.
UT (5-5, 2-4 SEC) won its second straight conference game and moved within one victory of gaining bowl eligibility for the first time since 2010.
16. SEC West Race Opens Up to Possibilities
- Tuesday, November 18, 2014
“One of the greatest drives in Alabama history, probably.”
Those were coach Nick Saban’s words after quarterback Blake Sims led the Crimson Tide on a 15-play, 76-yard put-away drive against Mississippi State. Before the drive, the lead was 19-13 Alabama. After it, 25-13. Though the Bulldogs would score a touchdown near game’s end and try an onside kick – Alabama won 25-20 – it was that drive that could be the defining memory when the College Football Playoff Selection Committee actually selects and seeds the final four.
17. Grizzlies Find Respect Hard to Come By
- Friday, October 24, 2014
Perhaps it was a just coincidence. On the day that the results of the annual NBA General Managers’ survey were announced, ESPN was in Memphis for its only scheduled visit of the season.
Or perhaps this was no coincidence at all.
18. Cooper Young Art Invitational to be Held Thursday
- Monday, September 8, 2014
The Cooper Young Festival Art Invitational will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 S. Cooper St.
19. Attendance Woes to Bring Changes at AutoZone Park
- Friday, August 29, 2014
As the Memphis Redbirds closed out their regular-season home schedule at AutoZone Park this past week, pitcher Tim Cooney set a franchise record with his 14th win and the Redbirds widened their lead over second-place Nashville in the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division.
20. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
21. Over 50 – Should You ‘Catch Up’?
- Thursday, August 14, 2014
Ray’s Take: If you’re age 50 or older, you can make extra “catch-up” contributions to certain types of tax-favored retirement accounts.
Is this something you should take advantage of? On the surface, it seems like a positive for your retirement account. But take a long honest look at why you are going to make those catch-up contributions and check your plan to make sure you qualify. There is a lot of information out there regarding these types of contributions, and you need to separate the good from the not so good.
22. How Much Should I Save for Retirement?
- Thursday, August 7, 2014
Ray’s take: Saving for retirement. It’s something we are all aware of and working on regularly. But how much do you need to save for retirement?
That is the quintessential question everyone asks. And the answer is not so clear. It depends. Truly.
23. A Wise Sports Fan Appreciates the Journey
- Friday, July 4, 2014
So what does Team USA’s soccer experience and the Memphis Grizzlies experience have in common?
You know, besides the obvious – playing against a bunch of floppers/whiners, be they from Portugal or Lob City?
24. University of Memphis Players Garner Conference Honors
- Monday, December 16, 2013
University of Memphis senior punter Tom Hornsey won the 2013 Ray Guy Award Thursday, Dec. 12, during The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by ESPN.
Hornsey also was named a member of the Walter Camp All-America second team. Hornsey is just the second Tiger to be a Walter Camp All-American. Running back DeAngelo Williams made the team in 2005. Hornsey also was named to USA Today All-America first team.
25. Should You Delay Drawing Social Security?
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
Ray’s Take Persistent high unemployment and more than a decade of volatile stock markets have many people anxious to draw Social Security as early as possible even if they are shy of full retirement age. Some are so anxious about the system they want to get what they can before it goes bust. No one has a crystal ball, but more often than not, this is not the best plan.
26. TVA Considering Fuel Made From Nuclear Weapons
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing an environmental impact statement on the use of fuel made from surplus nuclear weapons to power its nuclear plants.
27. Declare Your Independence from Debt Now
- Thursday, June 30, 2011
Ray’s Take: Where American patriots fought for independence, today’s Americans are often indentured servants to the tyranny of crippling debt for most of their lives. Don’t think it’s too late for you to make a change. Make a stand for your freedom starting today and make a plan to throw off the shackles of debt forever.
28. Architectural Stories
- Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The houses on this year’s Central Gardens Home and Garden Tour chronicle a century of architectural styling.
They begin with traditional designs that borrow from past times and end with a 1967 residence built for the modern age. The 34th annual tour, which features six homes, will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
29. Finding a Different Lease on Life
- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Ray’s Take: Renting has a bad rap. I often surprise my clients if I recommend they rent. Most people associate renting with being a student and flushing money down the toilet monthly.
Not so. Renting can be a financially smart move, especially now, when so many home sellers are desperate to rent.
30. Out of Bounds
- Monday, November 16, 2009
The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.
31. After Sales, Will Shoppers Pay Full Price Again?
- Thursday, January 8, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers are getting used to those 75 percent off sale signs, and that's bad news for merchants who worry they will also have to quickly slash prices on spring goods to attract customers.
32. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Carlisle Earns Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Gene Carlisle was presented the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Retail and Consumer Products Award. Carlisle is chairman and chief executive officer of Carlisle Corp. Kathryn Kont...
33. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, April 20, 2001
By: JENNIFER MURLEY Going Dutch By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Local painter Veda Reed earned the distinction this year of producing her second Memphis in May poster honoring the Netherlands. Her 1982 poster saluting the Netherlands sold out. Ree...