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(BPT) - Men and women are not the same when it comes to retirement planning. Consider this: A husband and a wife of the same age, earning the same salary and looking to retire during the same year need to account for different factors in retirement planning. This is true even if they share a household, hold joint responsibility for their finances and equally contribute to the amount of incoming funds.
(BPT) - While many people focus on personal health goals in the new year, the beginning of the year is also a great time to check your financial fitness. So how can you whip your finances into shape?
(BPT) - Small business owners can easily get caught up in the December rush. But once the holiday sparkle fades, business owners and entrepreneurs will need to refocus and make decisions likely to impact their business in 2015.
(NewsUSA) - Congratulations, guys, on being so in love that you can save yourself at least one big headache this holiday season.
(BPT) - In early January 2014, 21 percent of American workers said they planned to change jobs within the next 12 months, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Introspection is common at the turn of the year, and people who plodded along in less-than-fulfilling jobs for the preceding 11 months begin thinking about what they can do differently in the new year. Many will turn to their education options to help improve their job prospects.
House members demanded Thursday to know why senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs who were implicated in recent scandals at the agency have not been fired, months after the agency got that authority.
(BPT) - So you put together a stellar resume, wrote a winning cover letter and landed an interview for your dream job. The hard work’s done, right? Wrong. Don’t think you can just rely on your dazzling personality to win over your interviewer. There’s no substitute for being prepared, and with some expert tips, you’ll ace the interview and be one step closer to a job offer.
(BPT) - From sports teams and extracurricular clubs to first jobs and first cars, high school students learn new lessons every day, many away from the classroom. But when it comes to balancing their obligations, many students learn some tough lessons for the first time as they dip their feet into adult life, particularly with their finances.
Arizona voters on Tuesday soundly rejected Proposition 304, which would have given Arizona lawmakers their first pay raise in 16 years.
(BPT) - Active Reservist Lisa De Leon had a tough decision to make a year ago when the government temporarily shut down. The 40-year-old single mother of sons ages 16, 15 and 13 considered uprooting her family from San Antonio, Texas for a nationwide job search. However, she had an incomplete college degree in an extremely tight labor market.
Shannon Goodsell looked all over the state this spring for teachers to fill vacancies at Casa Grande Union High School District, where he is superintendent, but still came up short.
(Family Features) Savings account? Check. Retirement account? Check. Debt managed responsibly? Check. Life insurance? Wait a minute ...
(BPT) - If you’re within 10 years of retirement and haven’t done any appreciable planning, you’re not alone.
(BPT) - About 16 million Americans work from home – a number that Global Workplace Analytics expects will increase by 63 percent over the next five years. In fact, every 12 seconds someone starts a new home-based business in the United States, according to Business for Home. Access to new technology, increased job flexibility and a higher earning potential are just some of the reasons many entrepreneurs consider a home-based business more rewarding than the typical corporate cubical.
Shared Services Center Tucson, a provider of business office support services and an affiliate of Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital, plans to create 200 new jobs in the Tucson region.
(BPT) - Between networking, polishing your resume, applying and interviewing, finding a job is time consuming. Once the offer comes in, all your hard work is done, right? Not necessarily. Now is the time for negotiating – a process few people are comfortable with. Skipping it, however, can mean that you miss out on better benefits or a higher salary.
(BPT) - If you have children and grandchildren, you have no doubt made it your goal to provide guidance, pass on your personal knowledge and build a foundation that ensures their comfort and security. You probably started by teaching your children early on how they could save money, shop wisely and make sound financial decisions. You won’t always be around to offer new lessons, but there is a way you can ensure that your family will be protected.
In her recent monthly column for The Explorer, District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller asserts that Pima County lacks the leadership to solve the county’s road maintenance problem. Supervisor Miller’s comments are very disappointing – as well as inaccurate.
Before I lived in one, I always thought that neighborhoods with Homeowner’s Associations were better than those without. I imagined manicured lawns and pride of ownership and major curb appeal—all great things when it comes to resale value. I’m here to tell you that I was wrong. Now that I own a home and am subject to CC&R’s, I get to see the good, the bad and the oh so very ugly.
(BPT) - It’s impossible to anticipate what life will throw your way. But still many families spend countless hours considering life’s many “what ifs.” What if we have kids? What if they are not healthy? What if we build a life that requires two salaries to make ends meet? What if we haven’t saved enough for the future? What if something happens to one of us?
For more than 14 years, it has been my pleasure to serve as the Chief of Police for the town of Oro Valley. I consider myself fortunate to work for an amazing community and to stand beside the honorable men and women of the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD). Throughout my 36-year career, community policing principles have been the foundation of my role as a police officer, supervisor, manager and leader.
(BPT) - Are you ready to be on vacation for 20 or 30 years?
New-to-Arizona teachers can be taken aback if they’re expecting a seamless transition when transferring their licenses to start a new professional chapter here.
I was stunned to read the letter last week that extolled the wonderful accomplishments of the three council members up for re-election and the mayor. The writer must have been out of town a great deal.