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.
Russ Van Arsdale stopped by the studio on Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact segment. This week he was talking to Joy about scammers that take advantage of the income tax season to gain personal information from you.
Because of the myriad of investment options, instruments and information, understanding yourself, knowing your risk tolerance creates a starting point to many of your investment decisions.
What is risk profile? – Your risk profile is a measure of one portion of determining investment suitability. Do you feel comfortable with small company investments in Emerging Markets? Do you prefer large firms based in the U.S.? Do you like money in gold or CD’s at the bank? How do you feel about stock market fluctuations and volatility? Do you feel comfortable with the level of risk that you may need to take to meet your goals? Risk profile analysis helps identify your comfort level in investing.
Deb Neuman talks about how to perfect your business “Pitch”.
BIG GIG and perfecting your “PITCH”
BIG GIG FINALE: April 8 – 5:30 at UMaine
See www.biggig.org and Facebook
I’ve had a few folks in my office recently discussing their budgets and one of the common problems is debt, being overwhelmed about it, not knowing how to tackle it. Here are some tips if you are facing a similar thing.
Like many of us, I wish I had learned this or that when I was a kid. And often our sentiment is, ‘I wish I had learned more about money.’
Deb Neuman talks about 5 things about CSA’s/Farm shares.
(Community Supported Agriculture)
1. You can purchase a farm share (eat healthy!)
2. You can “work off” your share
3. Your business can be a drop off site
4. Your business can buy shares for employees
5. You’re supporting a local business!
You can’t know for sure what your federal taxes will be or if you are entitled to a refund, without actually filing your taxes. But if you are looking for a estimate here are a few calculators that may help.
We’ve got tips.
Many of my clients and friends are business owners and I have a cozy place in my heart for those willing to take the risk and go forward with their vision to change their futures by stepping out in business. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration, 99.7 percent of US firms are small ones and they are responsible for 64 percent of all hiring. In times of changing employment markets, many folks begin their own business and make their dreams a reality.