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Consider Many Factors When Choosing Retirement Plans and Options Consider Many Factors When Choosing Retirement Plans and Options
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Times certainly have changed with regard to building a secure retirement. Private company pensions are only available at 4 percent of companies, down from 60 percent in the early 1980s [Read More]
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Consider Many Factors When Choosing Retirement Plans and Options Consider Many Factors When Choosing Retirement Plans and Options
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Times certainly have changed with regard to building a secure retirement. Private company pensions are only available at 4 percent of companies, down from 60 percent in the early 1980s [Read More]

Heading into the Season with a Plan Heading into the Season with a Plan
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Our favorite season in Happy Valley is quickly approaching – football season. While social media and the news are flooded with Vegas odds and Heisman candidates, I thought this would be a good time to touch on your financial game plan. [Read More]

Did Technology Kill Inflation? Did Technology Kill Inflation?
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
The good news for retirees is that the world is in a low inflationary environment. The main drivers for the continuing low inflation are commodity oversupply and technology. [Read More]

Savings Habits Across Generations Savings Habits Across Generations
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
In a time when most Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, it is crucial to have a financial plan in place no matter what generation you fall into. [Read More]

Welcome, Mary Jane Welcome, Mary Jane
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Marijuana is big business, as economists expect Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana markets to be worth $150 million in the first year, and the state has already made money on the applications. [Read More]

A Teen’s First Job A Teen’s First Job
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Be sure to educate your teens about spending and savings. I know this is easier said than done. Just as I was educated about what my savings could help with in the future, I hope that my sister will also learn from my experiences and save some cash instead of spending it on trivial things that she d [Read More]

Always a Trade-Off Always a Trade-Off
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Investing and life are a series of trade-offs. Every day we are faced with a series of decisions on how to spend our resources, including time and money. [Read More]

Investing in Your Child’s Future Investing in Your Child’s Future
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
It’s no surprise that college tuition rates are increasing. Tuition hikes have outpaced inflation by a large margin. The key to being prepared for these expenses, like any other financial goal, is early planning. [Read More]

The Economy of Dogs The Economy of Dogs
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
The cost of owning a pet is high and so is the time that is needed. The cost of dog breeds varies by size, type and desires, but a recent study estimates the average lifetime cost of raising a dog is $23,410. [Read More]

My House Is a Time Machine My House Is a Time Machine
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Dan Nestlerode
I have reluctantly arrived at the downsizing phase of life, and I am amazed by the timeline of technological development that my collection embodies. Technologies arrive and are supplanted with better, faster and cheaper methods which are then supplanted by even better technology. [Read More]

The Persistence of Change The Persistence of Change
20 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Change keeps coming at home and abroad — governmentally, economically and technologically. [Read More]

The Bannon Lesson in Consequences The Bannon Lesson in Consequences
22 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Dan Nestlerode
Michael Bender, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, recently wrote a piece on the Bannon family and some of the experiences that galvanized their economic thinking and that may well be shaping current national economic policies. [Read More]

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