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?
People used to know how things worked. I have been up on my soapbox a few times railing about how Americans have lost touch with the land and do not know where their food comes from and what it takes to bring it to them. I have tried to sound a warning about where this disconnected thinking is leading, at least as much as political correctness will allow.
The following real estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 24-30:
The Development Authority of Bryan County looked far and wide for a successor to Josh Fenn, who resigned in June to take over the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce.
North Carolina-based Agri Supply will soon begin construction on a 30,000-square-foot distribution center on 10 acres in Interstate Centre off I-16 in Black Creek.
Curves recently announced that in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Richmond Hill residents can purchase a $10 punch card for 10 workouts, with proceeds going to American Cancer Society.
The Georgia Department of Labor will host a job-readiness kickoff 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road in Savannah.
Georgia Skinny Wrap team leader Jessica Mittia recently marked the opening of company's operation in Richmond Hill. With her are Richmond Hill CVB executive director Chris Sheppard, left, Mayor Harold Fowler, and Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce board member Sheila Page-Doney. For more information about the body-firming Skinny Wrap by It Works!, send an email to email@example.com or call 239-248-2776.
Mungo Homes recently celebrated the grand opening of the Buckhead East subdivision in South Bryan County near the County Administrative Complex off Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive. Buckhead East features new homes ranging from the $180,000s to the mid $300,000s and boast between 1,675 to 4,400 square feet. Two designer models are open daily. For more information, visit www.mungo.com.
McDonald's of Savannah is helping some of its employees pursue opportunities in higher education.
The following real estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 17-20:
ATLANTA - The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area and Coastal Georgia region dropped in August.
You probably have thought about what you'd like to do during your retirement years. But all your plans probably depend, to at least some extent, on your financial situation. What happens if you reach the age at which you wish to retire and you just don't have the money you thought you'd have?
SAVANNAH - Kroger customers and associates throughout the Savannah area donated more than $19,200 to the Second Harvest Coastal Georgia Food Bank to help replenish their pantry after the collapse of its freezer roof over Labor Day weekend.
The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for It Works! and the Georgia Skinny Wrap at 10 a.m. Thursday at RHBC Chamber office at 2591 Highway 17, suite 100 in Richmond Hill.
I had a call this summer about a jasmine bed dying in a big circle about 20 feet in diameter. No, it was not alien spacecraft engines burning the jasmine and not raccoons making crop circles.