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Brad Rhodes: He won the Nobel Prize, how about quantum annuities?

By Brad Rhodes Albert Einstein was ahead of his time. He revolutionized physics thinking, and his theory beginning ...

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Editorial — Reflections on Leandro

By Mary Ann Wolf On Saturday morning, my 17-year-old son asked me how it felt to wake up ...

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Brad Rhodes: Guess what is coming to a bank near you?

By Brad Rhodes What appears foreign will become commonplace, and you might as well prepare for it. Cryptocurrencies ...

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Brad Rhodes: A fresh look at whole life insurance

By Brad Rhodes Whole life has a simple objective, to ensure your “whole” life, in other words, it ...

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Jim Buice column: New town manager finds treasure picking up trash

You might say that James Ayers “hit the ground running” even before officially becoming the new town manager ...

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Brad Rhodes: Trick or treat — the market is on wobbly legs

October has always been a devilish month for Wall Street. Black Tuesday was Oct. 29, 1929. Black Monday was ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: 90% by 2025

School board member and current chair Deanna Kaplan, who is facing a highly competitive campaign for re-election, made ...

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Brad Rhodes: In death, the details become essential

By Brad Rhodes In my line of work, I have the unfortunate job of dealing with the passing ...

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Brad Rhodes: A life insurance policy is an asset you can sell

By Brad Rhodes Did you know that you have a valuable asset that is often overlooked and may ...

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Brad Rhodes: Financial tips to reduce stress

Use these tips to reduce stress: Get serious about your retirement: If your employer matches your 401(k) contributions, ...

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Tim Istock: Animal lemons

By Tim Istock So I was out strolling down my driveway yesterday morning past a large, stately oak ...

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Buice column — Young farmer continues to produce

When you check out the Clemmons Farmers Market, you’ll see a little bit of everything. I always enjoy ...

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Brad Rhodes: Time the stock market to make huge profit

Can you time the stock market? Over the years, many systems and many experts have tried to do ...

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Brad Rhodes: Corn farmer analogy

By Brad Rhodes Pretend you are a corn farmer, and it is time to sow your seeds.It’s spring, ...

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Brad Rhodes: What if you had a crystal ball?

Can you use a crystal ball to look forward? Ever wonder how different your life might be if ...

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Brad Rhodes: Who gets money from your annuity if you die?

If you buy an annuity and die, the insurance company keeps your money. We have all seen and ...

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Brad Rhodes: Which to choose — asset protection or speculation?

By Brad Rhodes A broad definition of “safe money” is money you can’t afford to lose. Safe money ...

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Buice column: Horsing around on a trip to Kentucky

In Kentucky, it’s all about the horse, of course.If you’re a certain advanced age, you might remember those ...

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Pruitt column: Reflections on Sept. 1

I wasn’t too sure how I would feel when Sept. 1 rolled around this year.Probably somewhat nervous as ...

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Brad Rhodes: What exactly is an annuity?

By Brad Rhodes I get asked this question a lot. “What is an annuity?” Most people I talk ...

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Tim Istock column: Bombing Out

By Tim Istock So, I’ve seen a number of news stories recently involving bomb threats, and while in ...

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Titan Tips: How to get the best out of West

Editor’s note: Janie Peterson graduated from West Forsyth in June and is now a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill. ...

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Brad Rhodes: Are you prepared if you’re forced to retire early?

“Since the pandemic was first declared, over 2 million older workers have exited the workforce for good. But, ...

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Jim Buice column: Knee therapy includes unexpected twist

In a quest to explore all avenues before considering knee replacement, I found one that appeared to be ...

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Brad Rhodes: Do you and Babe Ruth have something in common?

“If you’re worried about running out of money when you retire, then you and the 1920s baseball star ...

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Brad Rhodes: Eight important facts about retirement planning

By Brad Rhodes Retirement can mean many different things to many people. For some, it will be a ...

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Brad Rhodes: Some reasons why women should consider annuities for retirement

Below are some reasons why women should consider using annuities to create more prosperous, less stressful retirements. If ...

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