Canary in a Coal Mine

By Darrin Williams, Southern Bancorp, Inc. CEO As appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Sunday, February 24, 2019 The last week of February is a big week for savings in America and in Arkansas. It’s America Saves Week, and thanks to a recent proclamation from...

It’s Not Too Late to Make a Resolution to Save

By Kathryn Hazelett Resolution (/ˌrezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/), noun: a firm decision to do or not to do something. Ah, New Year’s resolutions. Most of us make them and very few of us keep them. By this point in the year, we’ve probably all abandoned at least one. How can we...
How We Define Savings

How We Define Savings

By Kathryn Hazelett I’ve been thinking a lot about savings over the past few months as I’ve worked on this blog and on other papers for Southern. I realized that I generally divide savings into three categories. We save for college (ours, our student loans, and our...