- Jim Bailey: Wages were much less back then, but so were prices If you have any questions about what economists mean by inflation, just look at yesterday’s buying power. Those old western movies talked about wages of $1 a day. That wouldn’t even buy a burger at a fast food joint today by the time sales tax is added in.
- 'Big Joe' Clark: Understanding the risks within fixed income investments Many retirees associate the concept of taking “risk” with the equity markets. However, as 2013 demonstrated, there is also principal risk in the fixed income arena if an untimely liquidation requires you to sell bonds and generate income.
- Verna Davis: Seeking the grown-up version of an Easter basket I'm still enough of a kid to like Easter baskets. I like to fill them and I like to receive them. But this year, I think I want a different kind of Easter basket. A grown-up Easter basket.
- Jim Bailey: It’s a rough life when you’re six years old going on adulthood My granddaughter Gracie turns 7 in a couple of months. Two of her mother’s sisters, Becky and Sarah, can forewarn her on what she’ll face when Gracie’s age gets into double digits.
- Kelly Dickey: Ghost hunting leads to more skepticism and a fun story The thought of spirits terrified me as a kid, intrigued me as a teen and added to the various questions I have about life as an adult. But mainly they’ve been entertaining.
Bill Stanczykiewicz: Untreated mental illness among top concerns for Hoosier youth
Terre Haute native Tommy John posted 288 victories as a major league baseball pitcher, but one opponent was too strong to overcome. His son's mental illness, which remains a prevalent challenge for Indiana youth.
Scott Underwood: The end of crosswords cross words
You have spoken loud and clear, and we are listening.
- Maureen Hayden: Want better teacher ratings? Ask the kids The state may be back where it started, encumbered with a flawed teacher grading system, a year after implementing what were meant to be tough new standards.
- Jesse Wilkerson: Perseverance prevails I was playing someone in chess. It's a game I picked up in middle school.
Kelly Hawes: Nation’s schools need shared set of standards
Barack Obama and Mitch Daniels don’t agree on a lot, but they agree on this: The United States needs a common set of academic standards to define what every student ought to know.
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