Business & Finance

Finance is Fun: Back to School Shopping

Updated 3 months ago

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.

Read more on Finance is Fun: Back to School Shopping…


So Many Retirement Plans. What do all the Letters and Numbers Mean?

Updated 3 months ago

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 Each amount withdrawn prompt the taxes due.

Read more on So Many Retirement Plans. What do all the Letters and Numbers Mean?…


Biz Tips: Are you Ready to Quit Your “Day Job” to Start a Business?

Updated 3 months ago

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?”

Read more on Biz Tips: Are you Ready to Quit Your “Day Job” to Start a Business?…


Consumer Contact: Pass It On

Updated 3 months ago

 

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact. This week, Russ was speaking with Wayne about strives from the Federal Trade Commission to not only inform those looking on ways to detect and protect from scams, but also to pass that information on to everyone they can.

Read more on Consumer Contact: Pass It On…


Finance is Fun: Retirement By The Numbers

Updated 3 months ago

Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk about retirement and how are people getting ready for retirement, or already in retirement, how are they liking the decisions they made?

Read more on Finance is Fun: Retirement By The Numbers…


Biz Tips: Tips for Job Seekers

Updated 3 months ago

It’s summer time and many new grads are out looking for work!
If that’s you – or you’re already working and thinking about making a change … Deb  Neuman shares tips to help you find that new job!

Read more on Biz Tips: Tips for Job Seekers…


Finance is Fun: Riskiest Businesses to Start

Updated 3 months ago

Marion Syverson was here for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk about what businesses are the riskiest to start.

Food - Grocery stores, in an already competitive filed there is a lot of pressure on prices is shops of this type. Margins, the profit above costs, are typically very small and could be as low as 1% Restaurants and bars are also risky businesses. Often owners are surprised by the high costs of equipment and building requirement for code compliance, licensing and wages.

Read more on Finance is Fun: Riskiest Businesses to Start…


Penquis Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Updated 3 months ago

If you’re thinking of buying your first home know there is help available to get you there.

Certified housing counselor Heather Massow has tips for first time homebuyers.

Call 973-3500 or log on to penquis.org for more information

Read more on Penquis Tips for First Time Homebuyers…


Finance is Fun: Top Strategies When You Provide For Others

Updated 4 months ago

Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk to us about the top strategies for you when you’re providing for others.

‘Responsibility requires action’ – This quote is both succinct and insightful. The responsibility of dependents requires you to act on their behalf, to both protect them now and in the event you cannot take care of them. Let’s give this some thought.

Read more on Finance is Fun: Top Strategies When You Provide For Others…


Biz Tips: Summer Means Kids in Business!

Updated 4 months ago

Summer means kids in business!

Deb Neuman has some tips to help your kids have a summer business:

1. Let them pick the business!

2. Help them make a business “plan”

Read more on Biz Tips: Summer Means Kids in Business!…


Finance is Fun: Investing, Men Vs Women

Updated 4 months ago

Marion Syverson was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to tell us about how, research has shown that in general there are gender differences in how men and women behave in investing. Marion examined some of them so we can learn our strengths – and weaknesses.

Read more on Finance is Fun: Investing, Men Vs Women…


Consumer Contact

Updated 4 months ago

 

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.

Read more on Consumer Contact…


Finance is Fun: Top 5 Reasons We Don’t Save

Updated 4 months ago

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.

Read more on Finance is Fun: Top 5 Reasons We Don’t Save…


Biz Tips: Turning Your ART into a Business!

Updated 4 months ago

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

Read more on Biz Tips: Turning Your ART into a Business!…


Finance is Fun: Going to the Chapel-The Finances of Togetherness

Updated 4 months ago

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.

Read more on Finance is Fun: Going to the Chapel-The Finances of Togetherness…


Consumer Contact: Summer Storms

Updated 4 months ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio on Monday speaking with Wayne about the ways you can be ready for natural disasters hitting Maine.

 

For more information, visit:

Read more on Consumer Contact: Summer Storms…


Finance is Fun June 17, 2014

Updated 5 months ago

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.

Read more on Finance is Fun June 17, 2014…


Finance is Fun: And The Survey Says…

Updated 5 months ago

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.

Read more on Finance is Fun: And The Survey Says……


Consumer Contact: Children and Advertising

Updated 5 months ago

 

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.

Read more on Consumer Contact: Children and Advertising…


Biz Tips: How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Updated 5 months ago

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!”

Read more on Biz Tips: How to Make Your Resume Stand Out…


MENU