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Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

The Most Precious Possession

If someone should ask you, “What is the most precious asset you own?” What would your answer be?  No doubt you might say one of the following:  My home, my…

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Sanctuary city bill, Judge Coleman and Dutchman’s Curve

Ordinance 739, nicknamed “the sanctuary cities bill,” dominated discussion at John A’s usually low-key July breakfast.  Looming large was the Thurs., July 6 final Metro Council’s vote. Opponents took John…

Horace Johns

Soft skills for success at work

Do you ever wonder why some people go to the top in business, politics, education, or any other endeavor? Is there something special about a business CEO, a university president,…

Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

Putting the “Spin” on Your Financial Future

Are you bothered by inertia? Inertia is what makes spinning a raw egg on its top or bottom impossible. Why? The yoke is not attached to the shell and creates…

Friend of Belmont Al Nisley strums one of the guitars on display at Belmont's Gallery of Iconic Guitars.  ---photo by Kate Mosley

Iconic Guitars, China Lights and Les Kerr

Iconic Guitars: Steven Kern Shaw was the grandson of Jerome Kern who composed such classics as “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight” and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”…

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Going Green

Is the summer heat heavily impacting your utility bills? Are you constantly asking yourself how you can use less energy to save more money every month? Living green and staying…

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Home Projects That Add Instant Value

In today’s bustling housing market, buyers don’t have much time to think about their home purchase. Many houses are on the market for a mere 24 hours, pressuring buyers to…

Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

The Volatile Nature Of Tax Audits

As I drove to the office today, I heard an advertisement on the radio that I would brand as dubious.  The announcer was talking about how “most people” live in…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Memorial Day Speech

The following is part of a Memorial Day speech that I gave several years ago at the state veterans cemetery on McCrory Lane.  I think these words bear repeating as…

Hillsboro High School Coach Maurice Fitzgerald greeted Green Hills Rotarian Becky Sharpe.

New Hillsboro High School Coach seeks to instill values in youth

Meet Coach Fitzgerald:  New Hillsboro Coach Maurice Fitzgerald instills more than football moves in young men.  He instills values such a how to be a good father, a good son…