All Work, No Play Makes for a Long Day

One of the great things about the United States is that your level of success is largely in your hands. Hard work and the right decisions can go a long way in ensuring your prosperity. However, when chasing the American dream, some forget that it’s …Read More

How to Handle Finances with Class

Going back to college as a grown adult is a big decision. In the long run, the skills and knowledge acquired from additional education can help land a high-paying job.  The question is if the temporary costs and the time constraints of paying for classes …Read More

Difference in Stagnant Market Could be Startups

The jobs report from January 2016 revealed gains in some industries and declines in others, with the net result putting the unemployment rate at 4.9 percent, roughly the same as the month before.  Areas on the rise included retail, food and beverage, health care and …Read More

Pondering Retirement Relocation?

There often are two schools of thought among new retirees: (1) Stay put, or (2) “Get out of Dodge.” For those interested in moving, there’s a proliferation of questions to address.  For example, where would you go? Do you have a favorite vacation spot where …Read More

It’s Never Too Early to Plan Your Retirement

Even when you’ve determined an exact date you want to retire, it’s hard to know how many years your retirement will last. So it stands to reason that planning for an early retirement could be a challenge.  However, there are ways. We can take a …Read More

Health Care Approach Evolving at Personal, Corporate Levels

An unexpected illness is something to think about when planning for retirement, as it could be costly.  More fail-safes are now embedded in health insurance plans, allowing more people with pre-existing conditions to receive coverage with reasonable premiums, but financial risks may still await.  For …Read More

Strides in Pay Equality a Step in Right Direction

Lilly Ledbetter was hired in 1979 as a supervisor at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and worked there for the next 20+ years. When she retired in 1998, she sued the company for paying her significantly less than her male counterparts. Initially, her pay was …Read More

Spare Time

We all have spare time. However, it’s possible to be so busy, to have such a long list of things to do, that you actually feel guilty taking a bit of time to flake out in front of the television set, read a not-so-literary book …Read More

Few Benefit Financially from College’s Big Money Sport

As entertaining as college football is, the truth is it’s a multimillion-dollar business. In some high-profile programs, coaches make seven-figure salaries rivaled only by university administrators at the nation’s most elite schools. All the money flowing to officials at the top has to come from …Read More