TSD Memphis


Certification: The MMBC Continuum

In the local market, various diversity certifications are offered by several entities, including The Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum, where Erica Powell is director of Member Registration.

Carlee McCullough, Esq.: Mrs. Powell thanks for taking the time to share your experiences and knowledge with us. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you became interested in expanding and promoting economic opportunities for minorities and women in business?

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FDIC bank closures: Is your money safe?

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently closed nine banks in one day. The closings boosted the number of failed U.S. banks this year to 115. Given that, and the recent turmoil at CIT Group, you might be worried about the safety of your money in financial services and investment companies.

What advice do financial planners have for Americans who are worried about the money they have in banks and brokerage accounts? Here's what FPA member Sam Hull, CFP®, CPCC, a partner with Whitewater Transitions, had to say:

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What’s Happening Myron?: 12/12/2012

Trey Songz, Miguel and Elle Varner are coming to Memphis. Not sure if this is your thing, but your kids probably already knows this. If you only recognize one name out of the three, you can ask them who the other two people are, because they know. You can also ask them if they would like to see them in concert. They'll say yes. In other words, they really want to go.

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Holiday parties, yes; pity parties, No!

Dear Lucy: This Christmas season is so hard for me. I lost my mother this year and I just cannot imagine this Christmas without her. I have sisters and brothers who feel the same. What can I do or say to break this awful depression that we are all in? We have tried everything and we are so tired and sad. Thanks.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 12/11/2012

For movies opening Dec. 14, 2012


"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (PG-13 for epic battle scenes and scary images) Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) directed this adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel about a human-like creature with furry feet (Martin Freeman) who is prompted by a wizard (Ian McKellen) to embark on an epic with 13 dwarfs to wrest control of a lost kingdom from the clutches of a fearsome dragon. With Richard Armitage, Ken Stott and Graham McTavish.

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