Immigration Problem

Immigration Problem

911Immigration is such a broad topic that more than one blog is needed to address it. Immigration and the reform of it are both a political and a social issue. Political because all the candidates, in both parties, are using it for their own purposes. It is a social issue because we have about 12-15M illegal aliens in this country & not a very good process to ensure we can deal with all of them in a rational way. Read more

Finances

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Retire

Since I always liked numbers and I graduated with an MBA in Finance, I was always in charge of the finances in our household. I ensured all the bills were paid, balanced the checkbook, managed the savings, and invested for the future. My wife and I always discussed the options but agreed on a course of action which I then put into effect.  Read more

Retirement

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Brainard Marsh, Marion, MA

For me, retirement means been able to do the things I want to do. Activities such as: a part time job, pursuing a passion, picking-up a hobby, exercising, hiking/walking, spending time at the library, traveling to exotic locations, figuring what to do next, volunteering, and giving back to the community. Read more

Retirement Planning

Retirement Planning
© David Hartley | Evemaranth

If you are one of the current “Baby Boomers” living in the USA (79.6M according to the 2000 census) you are at some stage of your retirement years.  If you are like most people (75% of Americans) you have saved $30K or less for your retirement. This gives $1,200 a year in income at 4% return ($100/mo.). Not enough to pay for your food each month. Saving enough to live on after retirement requires hard savings while you are working during your adult years.  Read more