Climbing the stairs was too difficult. “Maybe I’m just a little out of shape” she thought.
Her doctor said, “the EKG doesn’t look good” and ordered another round of tests. He scheduled her for an echocardiogram, ultra-sound and more. When the nurses had her all hooked up, they told her to sit down.
“We’ll be right back” they said.
When the nurses returned, they told Suzanne they weren’t going to go through with the tests. They had seen something that bothered them, and called her doctor. He wanted her to see a cardiologist immediately.
Blunders include Not Updating Wills and Beneficiaries, Messing up 401(k)s
Yonkers, NY – A widowed mother of two nearly lost out on $100,000 because her husband failed to update the beneficiary designations on his retirement plan after they married.
Not updating wills and beneficiaries is one of the “7 money stumbles to avoid” featured in the February issue of Consumer Reports. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay State University’s Dr. Linda Sitton retires after 14 years of leading Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance
Clarksville, TN – On a rainy Friday afternoon last week, a steady collection of umbrellas appeared outside one of the ballrooms of theMorgan University Center. Inside, a few soaking wet individuals gathered around tables of food, and one woman entered the room to announce that small, penny-sized pieces of hail were at that moment pelting the sidewalks.
The bad weather, however, didn’t stop the friends and colleagues of Dr. Linda Sitton from trekking across campus to attend a reception commemorating her retirement from APSU after 14 years as director of the school’s Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance.
IRA contribution limits
Clarksville, TN - The maximum amount you can contribute to a traditional IRA or Roth IRA in 2012 remains at $5,000 (or 100% of your earned income, if less), unchanged from 2011.
The maximum catch-up contribution for those age 50 or older remains at $1,000. (You can contribute to both a traditional and Roth IRA in 2012, but your total contributions can’t exceed this annual limit.) «Read the rest of this article»
What do to when retirement plans go awry
Yonkers, NY – No matter how carefully you’ve prepared for your retirement, some unforeseen events—such as losing a spouse or not being able to sell your home—could derail your plans. This is a special concern if you’re just a couple of years from retirement, when you don’t have a lot of time to recover from negative setbacks.
Many soon-to-be retirees learned this the hard way during the recession and are struggling with hardships including lost health insurance, trouble paying the mortgage or rent, and having used up all their savings. «Read the rest of this article»
Make no mistake, Clarksville Tennessee is blessed to have the greatest fighting force on the planet right in our backyard; Fort Campbell Kentucky the home of the “Screaming Eagles.” Not only do they help protect the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, but they also provide a much needed economic stimulus to the local economy.
When I run into soldiers while I am out and about, it is something I’m grateful for. It gives me a chance to tell them thank you, and to find out more about their lives. As a talk show host, I”m always curious to hear what others think of our community,
I met a soldier at the car wash the other day and we struck up a conversation about Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – There was a retirement/promotion ceremony at Police Headquarters, 135 Commerce Street, Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 8:30am. The Police Department said good-bye to Sgt Daryl Brewer who is leaving law enforcement after over 30 years of service. The Department also celebrated the promotion of Officer Coz Minetos to the rank of Sergeant.
The word “entitlement” means, in the legal sense, “a guarantee of access to benefits because of rights or by agreement through law.” The Social Security Act was signed into law under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1935. Originally established as a safeguard after the Great Depression, Social Security is currently estimated to keep roughly 40% of all Americans age 65 or older out of poverty.
After some changes in the original law, Social Security now covers benefits for retirement, disability, survivorship, and death, which are the four main benefits provided by traditional private-sector pension plans. «Read the rest of this article»
February Issue offers 15 ways to never run our of money
Yonkers, N.Y – For many consumers the economic recovery isn’t so much crawling as stalling, but now is a good time to begin planning a future that’s secure. It may also mean creating a lifestyle that doesn’t place money at its core, says Consumer Reports in the February issue.
When the Consumer Reports National Research Center recently surveyed 24,270 online subscribers age 55 and up about their finances and satisfaction with their lives, it found some common keys to peace of mind that had little to do with big salaries or high living. While 75 percent of retirees who had $1 million were highly satisfied in retirement, satisfaction didn’t change much more as net worth rose beyond that. And half of those with less than $250,000 in net worth were highly satisfied in retirement. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – After 30-plus years of distinguished service in law enforcement, Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Mike Walker today announced plans to retire as commander effective September 2nd, 2010. A career which spanned over three decades, Walker felt it was time to step down and spend more time with his family.
“Colonel Walker has done an extraordinary job restoring the integrity and credibility of the Tennessee Highway Patrol,” said Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell. “Under his leadership, the highest standards of professionalism were expected and transparency in dealing with disciplinary issues was ensured. The Colonel has gained the trust and admiration of the department and his legacy will be one of tremendous respect as a State Trooper and leader of the THP.”
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