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Why $1 Million May Not be Enough for Retirement

Posted in Around the Web,Community,Financial News
June 27th, 2013 at 9:41 am by Ally

One million dollars may sound like a nice chunk of change, but a recent article in the New York Times suggests it may not be enough when it comes to your retirement nest egg. How can $1 million be insufficient, you ask? The paper notes that if a 65-year-old couple with $1 million in tax-free municipal bonds… read more

Summer Trips to Enrich Your New Graduate

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June 17th, 2013 at 10:21 am by Ally

For both high school and college graduates, the summer after graduation is a special one. Some parents choose to reward their child with a vacation that allows them to finally relax after years of hard work. But other families may decide that a volunteer vacation – one that mixes the pleasures of travel with philanthropy… read more

Fox Business Looks at Retirement Saving and Low Interest Rates

Posted in Around the Web,Community
May 28th, 2013 at 9:34 am by Ally

A recent article at Fox Business looks at the effects of low interest rates on retirement savings. As it points out, back in the day, an interest rate of 5 or 6 percent on a CD would generate $50,000 or $60,000 on $1 million in savings annually. However, Fox notes, some CD rates are currently… read more

For Your Library: Two New Books to Sharpen Your Personal Finance Skills

Posted in Around the Web,Community,What's New
May 22nd, 2013 at 9:00 am by Ally

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to put together a reading list of books for an afternoon on the beach or a flight to Europe. So why not take this opportunity to read up on personal finance? The New York Times recently profiled two books aimed at helping you make smart financial decisions.… read more

How Technology Is Changing The Way We Live and Think

Posted in Around the Web,Community,What's New
May 14th, 2013 at 9:00 am by Ally

Whether you like it or not, the digital revolution is here. And if you need some convincing, consider these stats compiled by NowSourcing and published on Mashable: As of 2012, there are approximately 2,405,518,376 Internet users in the world, which represents a 566.4 percent increase since 2000.   72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube… read more

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