Money

  Side hustles on the rise, ride-sharing now on the list for Pine Belt

In Mississippi, the median household annual income is just over $40,000. It’s right at $16,000 less than the median income across the country, and it’s growing more and more common for people to pick up a side hustle to stay ahead.

  USM hosts Economic Outlook Forum

State Auditor: Former city clerk stole $300K from Bay Springs

Wells Fargo nationwide outage affecting debit cards, online banking due to smoke at one of the bank’s facilities

  WDAM Investigates: Expensive taxpayer-bought equipment sits around

  Tax experts encourage filing before Feb. 15 in case of another shutdown

  New tax law creates changes during tax season

Continued Coverage

  USM’s Small Business Development Center sees growth

  WDAM Investigates: Scoring coaching supplements

Sunbelt Federal Credit Union offers assistance during government shutdown

  Feeding the Gulf Coast steps up during government shutdown

  Recovering financially from holiday spending

  WDAM Investigates: Unclaimed cash in Pine Belt

Mississippi community learning centers receive $16.2 million in federal funds

Mississippi community learning centers receive $16.2 million in federal funds

  Credit card interest rates are rising sharply

Credit card interest rates are rising sharply and you can blame the fed’s recent interest rate hikes, according to a new review.

Tax forfeited properties in Laurel, Jones Co. to go up for sale

At Tuesday night‘s Laurel City Council meeting, Mayor Johnny McGee made an announcement that during the month of October, the Secretary of State’s Office will be holding a property sale for land located in the city as well as the county.

Hattiesburg council to consider tax abatements

City Council is expected to vote on tax abatements before month's end.

  Downtown Laurel attracts visitors from across the U.S.

  New Report: The high cost of being uninsured in MS

Casinos get glimpse at MS sports book gamble

  Convenience stores prepare for lottery’s impact

Sports betting underway at Bok Homa Casino

Sports betting books open at Bok Homa Casino

4 ways to get a sale price when there isn't a sale

Before you pay full price for something, try these tactics

Chairman of Finance Committee breaks down lottery bill money

The State House passed a lottery bill on a close vote, 58 to 54.

Taxes could be increasing in Laurel

Laurel's City Clerk Finance Director Mary Ann Hess said the city will start its new fiscal year in a good position. However, to cover some of the city's needs, she said a millage increase is needed.

Hattiesburg council votes to appeal ruling in lawsuit filed by Kohler

The Hattiesburg City Council voted to appeal a Forrest County Circuit Court ruling by special-appointed Judge Larry Roberts regarding a lawsuit filed by small engine manufacturer Kohler against Forrest County and the city of Hattiesburg.

Hattiesburg Tourism Commission files complaint against its insurance company

The Hattiesburg Tourism Commission is taking steps to recover taxpayer dollars by filing a complaint against its insurance company and Shad White, the State Auditor of Mississippi.

State auditor calls for transparency

State Auditor Shad White emphasizes the need for transparency when it comes to spending tax dollars.

MS auditor claims some Hub City tourism commissioners misused taxpayer money

In August, the Office of the Mississippi State Auditor released a report on money owed to the state, and the amount in the Pine Belt is in the millions.

MS auditor releases report on money owed to state

The Office of State Auditor Shad White released a report detailing funds owed to the state by county and the amount in the Pine Belt is in the millions.

USM to hold forum on economic security March 4

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi will hold a community forum focusing on economic security on Friday, March 4 from noon - 2 p.m. at The Trent Lott National Center for Excellence