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Wed
28
Jan
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Improving Life’s Accomplishment

As we grow older, we begin to think about what we have accomplished during our time here on earth. As Christ’s followers, we know that our time on earth is limited, and it is just a very small segment of our life. Yet, the time that we have here on earth and what we do with it is very, very important. How can we make the most of our earthly journey? We must not focus on self. We must not be self-centered. Instead, we must focus on Christ and His plan for us. Our primary goal should be to do what Christ would have us to do. Our motto should be, not my will but Christ’s will be done in my life. We must deny self, take up our cross, and follow Christ day by day.

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Wed
28
Jan
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Peel Back the Onion

by Stephen Waguespack

Unless Congress acts, this will be the year the threats of Obamacare become reality for American employers. This is especially true for small business. Five years after becoming law, the Affordable Care Act continues to confound and confuse by defying common sense. Navigating its complex rules and regulations is like peeling an onion, stinging the eyes of business owners as every burdensome layer is revealed.

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Wed
21
Jan
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Happy anniversary LABI.

By Stephen Waguespack
 
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), an organization I have been privileged to lead as president since 2013. For decades LABI has been Louisiana’s leading business advocacy organization. Today, we proudly represent over 2,300 businesses across the state, working tirelessly to foster a climate for economic growth bychampioning the principles of  the free enterprise system.
 

 

Wed
14
Jan
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GUESTEDITORIAL

Conventional wisdom cantake many forms.It can give you a blueprint forsuccess or serve as an excuse forfailure. It is regularly cited butoften ignored. It becomes thenorm by proving itself over timebut can be shattered in an instant.

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Wed
07
Jan
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New Contribution Limits Make 401(k) Plans Even More Attractive

If you are interested in saving for retirement, here’s some good news: For 2015, the IRS has raised the maximum contribution limits for 401(k) plans from $17,500 to $18,000. And if you’re 50 or older, you can put in an extra $6,000, up from $5,500 in 
 
Tue
30
Dec
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GUEST EDITORIAL

Merry Christmas to everyone. 'Tis the season to take a breath from our daily grind and focus on what matters most to each of us. The beauty of celebrating this time of year in the greatest country on earth is that we all enjoy the individual freedom to make that personal decision about our values.
 
Tue
30
Dec
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Consider These New Year’s Financial Resolutions

Now that 2015 is upon us, you may be thinking about making some New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ll decide to take up a musical instrument, or hit the gym  ore often, or even learn a new language. All these are
worthy goals, of course — but you could also gain some key benefits by working to achieve some financial resolutions
 
Wed
24
Dec
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GUEST EDITORIAL

The message was clear. Only a few short days after the conclusion of an election cycle where voters across the country supported candidates that stood in opposition to  liberal policies pushed by the Obama administration, the leader of the Louisiana Democratic Party issued a press release to explain the cause of this tidal wave of events
 
Wed
17
Dec
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GUEST EDITORIAL

“What do we do now?” This question was the final line in the 1972 classic, “The Candidate.” In the movie, Robert Redford plays a young candidate thrown into the race against a popular incumbent without any real chance of winning. Late in the campaign, Redford’s candidate connects with the electorate and rallies for a dramatic upset victory 
 
Wed
10
Dec
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GUEST EDITORIAL

The holiday season is off and running. Before we have even consumed the final piece of leftover Thanksgiving turkey, the Christmas season is officially upon us. Radio stations are blasting Christmas music 24/7, retailers of all sizes are making their pitch to shoppers, and networks have already started to abandon their regular lineup for holiday-themed specials that will play out for the entire month of December   
 

 

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