Russ Van Arsdale was in on Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact. Russ was speaking with Joy about how different charities can actually be more harm than they are helpful.
Marion Syverson, was her for this week’s Finance is Fun, to give us the answer to the question “Why don’t we save when we KNOW that we should?”
Wonky budgets - So we HAVE a budget, but it doesn’t ever really get spent as planned. Things unexpectedly go wrong and need fixing and after facing those challenges a few time, we simply give up and spend as we like. And like a garden once tilled and tidy, once left to nature, the weeds grow worse that other parts of the yard. Meaning we tend to be crazier after we tried to budget than we were at first.
Deb Neuman talks about turning your ART into a business!
1. Hit up family and friends first!
2. Try a few art/craft shows this Summer!
3. Consider on-line sales – etsy.com
Marion Syverson was in for this week’s Finance is Fun, talking about the finances of togetherness.
Legalities- no way for joint property to be separated should YOU get separated without a document of some kind. Either own things individually, get married or invest in a domestic partnership agreement so you aren’t financially ruined. Not romantic? I think strong fences make good neighbors. Being financially ruined is also not romantic.
Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio on Monday speaking with Wayne about the ways you can be ready for natural disasters hitting Maine.
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Based on news reports about large-scale security breaches one might think that identity theft happens to everyone and we are doomed to have it happen to us. In fact according to a news article, identity theft affects only about three percent (3%) of the population.
Marion Syverson, recently read the results of a couple of surveys and thought you would like to hear what others are doing.
Apathy – Twenty-five percent of high net-worth investors, those with more than one-hundred thousand dollars to invest, do not have a financial plan and many of them don’t plan on getting one. The reason? Apathy. They think retirement is far away and that they can worry about it at some far-into-the-future time when they are old.
Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio on Monday speaking with Wayne about the effects of advertising on children in this week’s Consumer Contact segment. He says it is important to monitor the kind of advertising your child is exposed to, to ensure they are not receiving negative influences.
Many new grads are now out looking for jobs — if you’re a new grad or anyone else seeking a new job – we’ve got some tips to help you craft a resume that will improve your chances of getting the job you want!”
James Macomber, a Microenterprise Consultant for MaineStream Finance was in to tell us about the 2014 Summer Start Your Business Series.
Every Tuesday a new session of videos and materials will be posted on the site. This online business course if for people that are thinking about starting a business or already have one.
We often hear people say things like, 50 is the new 40. But does that impact retirement planning? Let’s see!
Have you saved enough? – Surveys show that the majority of those near traditional retirement ages are not very close to their retirement savings goals. For whatever reasons, be they repeated job losses, or unwise spending or not having a great budget, but in some studies up to forty percent of respondents have so little saved they say they will need to ‘work until they drop.’
Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio again on Monday for another segment of Consumer Contact. This time, he spoke with Joy about keeping an eye out on scammers when looking to find some home improvement workers.
Marion Syverson was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk about financial tips for graduates.
You’ve spent years getting this shiny, new degree but now you have completed the thing towards which you have striven. Congratulations! Planning is not done, though, because now you are getting to start your beautiful adult life. We all want it to go well for you. Here are some tips to make your finances beautiful.
Marion Syverson was in for this week’s Finance is Fun talking about seven possible sources of Retirement income.
Though for many Social Security is the central source of retirement income, there are other possible places from which some income for your future might be obtained. The goal in retirement is to fashion together income streams that all together provide you with some dependable income. Here are some ideas.
Russ Van Arsdale stopped by the studio on Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact segment. This week he was talking to Joy about several products that he says claim to offer treatment or prevention for Autism, however, more often than not, the products simply do not live up to their descriptions.
Joanna Russel, Executive Director of the Tri-County stopped in today to tell us about EPIC Maine, an event taking place Thursday, April 24th at Eastern Maine Community College.
Coming events for businesses!
Hancock County Biz Conference/Trade Show
THIS Thurs. April 24
Ellsworth Elementary Middle School
Theme: Why marketing?
TRADE DAY coming to Bangor!
Maine International Trade Center
Cross Insurance Center
Theme: Expanding trade partnerships
For this week’s Finance is Fun, Marion Syverson was in to talk about saving money for your child or grandchild’s college fund.
Here are Marion’s suggestions for how you can save for their funds.