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Do you have a wish list? If not, I suggest you get one and keep it up to date. We are living in an age where thrift is valued little, where gratification is rarely delayed and where consumers are bombarded with messages of why we need everything now . For this reason, I am often telling folks to slow down, get their financial lives in order and then think before they spend . It’s about being intentional and balanced. In days gone by, they called this “thrift.” Unfortunately, some have...

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For 13 years, the Louisiana Cancer Foundation has financially supported breast cancer research at the University of Louisiana Monroe with donations totaling $117,500. Tuesday, Dr. Paul Sylvester, Associate Dean of Research in the ULM College of Pharmacy, accepted a $10,000 donation from LCF Executive Director James Adams.

A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his guilty plea to charges of defrauding investors out of up to $1.5 million.

The U.S. Attorney's office said Wednesday that 71-year-old Ralph Savoie of Mandeville was also ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution to his victims.

U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick also ordered Savoie to serve three years of supervised release when he finishes the prison term.

A Eunice-based crawfish company says it has plans for a $3 million expansion in the state that will create 10 jobs and at least 30 seasonal positions.

Riceland Crawfish and state officials said at a news conference Tuesday the company is spending $2 million for a new facility in Eunice and $1 million on equipment to process crawfish and alligator meat.

Riceland President Dexter Guillory says the addiction to the company's facility will allow it to package, freeze and sell crawfish all year.

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy called Wednesday on Louisiana's health secretary to resign after an audit said her agency may have spent as much as $85 million on Medicaid coverage for people who weren't eligible since Gov. John Bel Edwards expanded the government-financed program.

Pennsylvania-based Ilera Holistic Healthcare is the new operator of Southern University's medical marijuana program, news outlets reported.

Authorities say a DNA test has confirmed that skeletal remains found in Alabama decades ago belong to a missing Louisiana woman believed to have been killed.

Louisiana's health department may have spent as much as $85 million over 20 months for people enrolled in the Medicaid expansion program who didn't qualify for the government-financed coverage, according to an audit released Tuesday. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office found problems with the agency's infrequent use of wage data from the state labor department to determine eligibility.

Light snow fell in Mississippi as lingering precipitation mixed with cold temperatures to send the Deep South into the freezer.

After days of heavy rain and storms along a cold front, flurries left a thin layer of snow atop vehicles in western Mississippi early Wednesday.

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Do you have a wish list?

If not, I suggest you get one and keep it up to date.

We are living in an age where thrift is valued little, where gratification is rarely delayed and where consumers are bombarded with messages of why we need everything now. For this reason, I am often telling folks to slow down, get their financial lives in order and then think before they spend. It’s about being intentional and balanced.

In days gone by, they called this “thrift.”

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