All of us face challenges in our efforts to achieve our long-term financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement. But if you're a woman, the unfortunate truth is that you may have more hurdles to overcome than a man. However, knowledge is power, and as long as you are aware of what you are up against, you can take steps to boost your chances for success.
In the financial world, stocks tend to get most of the attention. But if you're going to make progress toward all your long-term goals, you need to be aware of all types of investments - and bonds can be an important part of your portfolio.
"Two-bedroom, two-bath ranch in quiet, integrated neighborhood. Perfect for empty nesters wanting to scale down a bit. Brick exterior, hardwood floors, new carpet. City park within walking distance and several churches nearby."
First, let me go on record as saying, I could be wrong. But, I have looked through business license lists, went through a mental list and have talked to everybody I can think of that would know. After doing all that, I think I can announce the first franchise to be born in Richmond Hill.
For most of your working years, your investment strategies, by and large, will probably revolve around achieving sufficient growth to help you meet your long-term goals, such as college for your kids and a comfortable retirement. But once you are retired, you can't just sit back and put your investment portfolio on "autopilot."
The Fourth Annual Business and Consumer Expo for Richmond Hill and Bryan County will be a similar venue as in previous years – with some new additions and a new name.
After all the construction, lane closures, equipment and talk, the new Kroger is scheduled to open March 20 at 7 a.m. According to store manager Linda Hurst, this is a proud moment for everyone, especially her.
While serving in the Navy, I had the opportunity of completing a tour as an Electronics Instructor. Although mastery of the subject matter was critical, the hardest part was effectively communicating the ideas to new sailors. Most students did not have a technical background and many were fresh out of high school. In order to hone my verbal communication skills, I joined a local Toastmasters club.
Identity theft is big business. In fact, each year, billions of dollars - that's billions, with a "b" - is lost to identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
There has been a great deal of rumblings lately about the conference center planned for J.F. Gregory Park. I didn't know a lot about it since I have never been to a city council meeting and I don't spend a lot of time reviewing SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) allocation. Both are things I need to rectify.
Your 401(k) plan can be a major source of your retirement savings. As you know, your 401(k) offers several different investment options and the chance to accumulate tax-deferred earnings.
I had the wonderful experience of attending the 2nd annual BlogSavannah UnConference on Friday. Topics ranged from Blogging 101 to Working Mommy Bloggers.
While driving down Daniel Siding last week, I came across a young man in the ditch. He was not alone - his car was with him. As I drove by, I noticed that he was just standing there. I expected to see him on a cell phone calling for help. What if he didn't have a phone? The road leading to Waterford Landing is not the most traveled road in town during the ...
Whenever you see people enjoying a comfortable retirement - traveling, volunteering, pursuing hobbies, taking up a new career - you can be pretty sure it all didn't happen by accident. In fact, success at retirement is similar to success in just about any endeavor - you have to plan for it.
As you are no doubt aware, 2008 is a presidential election year. As a citizen, you may well have a great deal of interest in the election. But how about as an investor? How does an election year affect the investment climate? And - again from the perspective of an investor - does it matter who wins?
Ameris Bank launched its fourth annual "Helping Fight Hunger" initiative during October. The Richmond Hill branch collected more than 115 non-perishable food items, and more than 500,000 non-perishable food items collected companywide.
A Korean-owned logistics company says it will employ up to 50 people in a distribution center it is establishing near Midway.
SAVANNAH - United Way of the Coastal Empire recently announced it selected Savannah Technical College as a strategic-initiative partner for economic independence with a grant for $290,000.
Jaclyn Gilbert, a new associate at Harvey and Hendrix P.C. of Richmond Hill, recently passed the Georgia Bar Exam.
The following real estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Nov. 1-7:
As construction equipment kicked up dust in the background, Caesarstone USA broke ground on its first North American manufacturing facility in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the Belfast Commerce Centre in Richmond Hill.
The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Taste of Richmond Hill Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center.
It appears utilities management company OMI isn't leaving Richmond Hill without at least a public attempt to strike a deal.
I prefer fact-based decisions. Results of decisions based on facts seem to have less unintended consequences than those based on emotion, faulty logic or what a revered ancestor did.
Georgia's business climate has been named No. 1 in the nation by Site Selection magazine, an economic-development trade publication.
November is Long-term Care Awareness Month. And when it comes to long-term care - such as a stay in a nursing home or the services provided by a home health aide - you'll want to plan for the potential costs involved.
The following real estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Oct. 25-29:
SAVANNAH - The U.S. Small Business Administration recently ranked The Coastal Bank in the top 20 SBA 7(a) lenders in Georgia.
Halloween is upon us. Of course, whether you're navigating the dark corridors of a "haunted house" or just dealing with the "creepy" characters coming to your door demanding candy, you're probably not too fearful of the sights of the season. But as you go through life, you'll want to avoid some things that really are scary - such as these investment moves:
An Army Career and Alumni Program career fair will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7 in building 705, 100 W. 15th St. on Fort Stewart. To register, go to fortstewartacapcareerfair.eventbrite.com. For more information, go to facebook.com/stewartacap or call 912-767-6797.