February 1 is ‘National Unclaimed Property Day’

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By Derek Kreifels Several years ago, I had the honor of serving as the Assistant State Treasurer of Kansas. It was my first experience working for a government...

Talking about Money with Kids

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By Mississippi Treasurer David McRae Throughout April, as part of Financial Education Month, I have been writing about ways families can improve their financial literacy and savings skills....

Three Ways to Cook with Canned Pumpkin on National Pumpkin Day

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By Amber Pankonin Monday, October 26, is National Pumpkin Day! In addition to pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin bread, there are so many other ways to enjoy pumpkin...

Remembering 9/11: Peg Creonte Shares About “The Innate Goodness of People”

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By Peg Creonte On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was home with our two young boys, just 4 and 5 years old and days away from...

6 Ways to Pay Tribute to Lost Loved Ones on Valentine’s Day

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By SWSM Contributor Editors Note: In the spirit of giving to others on Valentine's anonymously, our writer wishes to remain anonymous. My mom’s mother passed away on February...

UNCLAIMED PROPERTY: $10 Million Back To Mississippi

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By Mississippi State Treasurer David McRae My great-grandfather grew up on a farm in rural Rankin County. He opened his first department store in Jackson, Mississippi, at the...

A Mothers Day Perspective: You are a Better Mother When You are a Better...

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By Jillean Battle Every time I leave the house, I consider purchasing some unnecessary gift for my children. A small knick-knack, an adorable t-shirt, or several Starbuck Cake...

My Identity Theft Story: Six Lessons from my SIM Port Hacking Experience

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By Catherine Martinez At the beginning of this year, I was a victim of SIM port hacking, a sophisticated form of identity theft. In SIM port hacking, a...

Dine at Home, Save Money and Support Local on Valentine’s Day

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By Amber Pankonin Each year I look forward to dining out on Valentine’s Day. However, with concerns about Covid-19 and dining out, I know many of us are...

Fatherly Advice: Find Your Passion in Your Work

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Do what you love. Choose something that gets you revved up and don’t worry about whether you can make money at it or not. What would you...
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