Marion Syversen was in for Finance is Fun telling us about the 6 stages of retirement.
Retirement is a time that many plan for but like many seasons of life, we don’t know what awaits us until we get there. In your planning here are the six stages that might be part of your retirement years.
Marion Syversen was on the Noon Show for this week’s Finance is Fun to give tips for tackling your debt before the holiday season begins.
There is no ideal time to get a grip on your finances, though there will be a wonderful freedom when it is tackled. It seems that there is always some need, some reason to keep going in the using credit direction. But if you are fed up, if you committed, NOW is a great time to turn a new leaf.
Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact, speaking to Joy about choosing a rental property, and things to look for to make sure you aren’t being scammed.
Deb Neuman talks about some upcoming business workshops.
Eastern Maine Development Corporation
Series: Marketing Pathways for Business Success
Marketing tips to grow your business!
October 16 – 5:30 – 7:30
~Digital Marketing: Nov 13th
~Creating an Extraordinary Brand: Dec 11
~Pulling it all Together: Jan 14
Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community
James Macomber from Maine Stream Finance, was in to talk about some new programs and classes that can help you if you are thinking about or just starting a new business.
Deb Neuman was here for Biz Tips talking about September being Disaster Preparedness Month and what that means for your business.
Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact, speaking to Joy about choosing the right electricity provider, and things to look for to make sure you are making the right decision.
Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun talking about teaching teens about money.
The Federal Reserve is an excellent source of free or low cost information for kids and adults. The information here is from a small portion of their material available through www.federalreserveeducation.org
Marion Syversen was here for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk about credit reports, and what key things you should know about them.
Credit report - A credit report is a history of you and your money. It contains your name, address, work history and Social Security number. It also has a history of ‘public information’ such as bankruptcies, liens and ‘wage attachments.’ There are three agencies which publish credit reports and they sometimes differ in what is included in each one. They may have mistakes and errors. This is why reviewing credit reports is important.
Ever had an idea for a business and didn’t know how to bring it to reality?
Deb Neuman talks about StartUp weekend coming to Bangor where ideas will become reality!
Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun explaining what someone’s money personality is.
Everyone has emotions that are usually bound up in their money. It tends to be a mix between what we learned as kids and our proclivities, our personality quirks and traits. No one is perfectly balanced so the goal is to be a sane as possible inside our unique composition.
David Leach of the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection was in the studio with Russ Van Arsdale on Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact segment. They were speaking to Joy about a new anti-scam guide being released by the bureau. The guide is called “Gone Phishing” and it gives tips on avoiding all manner of scams and protecting your credit.
Marion Syversen was on the Noon news for this week’s Finance is Fun with some tips about family and money.
Whether you are helping an adult child, or standing in the gap when someone you love has a sudden financial difficulty, lending money to family or friends can change things between you. Here are some ideas for ways to maneuver these tricky waters.
Time flies and as another school year approaches Deb Neuman doesn’t want any more time to go by if you are thinking about starting or growing a business.
Here are a few classes and events you should know about.
Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun talking about estate planning.
Please plan - Making a plan for your family for how to pass on your earthly possessions after death is a pretty intense topic. People avoid it. If you won’t face things and make a plan you leave your grieving family to sort things out, to argue over sentimental items as it reminds them of you and time spent with you, to cause such discord that relationships may be permanently altered. All because you couldn’t face this task. You have spent your life loving you family. So I know I can count on you make thorough preparations for this most difficult time and not leave them without your loving guidance.
Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio on Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact. This time, he spoke to Joy about the precautionary measures you can take when looking at used cars, especially due to all of the recent flash flooding.
Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk about back to school shopping.
Everyone is facing the same joy and dread of back to school and all the joys and hassles that accompany this time of transition. Here are some strategies for your family.
Pre-tax contributions – Most retirement plans are funded with what are termed ‘pre-tax contribution.’ Taxes are NOT removed from that contribution now but will be owed later, when the money is removed from the tax-deferred protection of the particular account. So if you are twenty years old and begin to save, the money contributed to the account is pre-tax, and if you didn’t begin removing it until age seventy for example, the money grows protected from tax, or tax are deferred, until you remove any or all of it. Each amount withdrawn prompt the taxes due.
Deb Neuman wants to know: Are you ready to quit your “day job” to start a business?
1. Distracted at work – thinking about your business
2. You’ve market tested the idea
3. You’ve got a business “plan”
4. You’ve got a contingency plan
5. You’ve banked some money
6. You’ve got support (spouse/family/friends)
7. You never want to say “if only?”