July 23, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The plan was for Greg Goodman to sell his auto supply store and retire about the time he turned 60. Then Plan B came along — his son Chandler decided to join and eventually take over the family business instead of becoming an architect.

Goodman, now 54, is focusing on…

Social Security, Workers Comp not reliable protections

July 23, 2018

In my previous column I discussed how disability income protection is the cornerstone of a working American’s financial plan.

Without it, you do not have a financial security plan. That is until you have adequate savings to fully retire. Could you take a three-to-six month vacation? How about…

Toyota dealership celebrates new facility

July 22, 2018

Rocky Mount Toyota celebrated the redesign of its facility at 943 North Wesleyan Blvd. with a private Grand Opening event.

Representatives from Southeast Toyota Distributors presented Rocky Mount Toyota with the highly regarded Katana Sword — a coveted samurai blade and award that in Japanese…

Farmers fret as US-China trade war escalates

July 20, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — Many anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas.

The longer the Trump administration’s tariffs remain in place, the more China’s…