7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Estas son 7 noticias insólitas e impactantes de la semana. ¿Crees que falta alguna? Comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. ¿El Reino (des) Unido?: Los escoceses acudieron el jueves a las urnas para emitir su voto en el referéndum de independencia del Reino Unido donde se enfrentó a una clara respuesta de sí/no a la pregunta: ¿Debería Escocia ser un país independiente? El tramo final del escrutinio tras el referéndum daba una cómoda victoria al “No” a la independencia. La libra y los …

When Utility Companies Want to Raise Your Rates …

Meet Shirlee C. of South Minneapolis. As a senior on a fixed income, she takes a financial hit every time her utility rate increases. She can’t afford for her bill to keep going up, but her utility company, Xcel Energy, is asking for another $123 a year by 2016. If approved, this would be the seventh rate increase for Minnesotans in just 10 years! Shirlee, and all Americans, should have to pay only what is reasonable for reliable service — and …

A Tale of Two Americas

Today’s sobering statistic: Almost 20 percent of people ages 55 to 64 have no retirement savings. And even among those who have saved, millions are facing a retirement “deficit” – meaning they will outlive their retirement savings by $57,000 on average per household. Why does that matter to the rest of us? Because if millions of older adults haven’t saved enough to be self-sufficient in retirement, they will end up turning to government safety net services – a costly proposition …

New Retirement Savings Plan Is Win-Win for Workers, Businesses

Last week, I sat down with Adrienne Mitchell of MarketWatch to talk about what 57 million American workers lack: a way to save for retirement at work – leaving them with little opportunity to secure their financial future. Just think about this for a minute: For workers who do have access to a retirement savings plan in the workplace, such as a 401(k), this increases their savings rate by 1300%. And, no, that’s not a typo. So, how can we …

A Secure Retirement: American Dream or Pipe Dream?

I often hear from friends and family members that they’re afraid they don’t have enough saved for retirement, and the truth is, many Americans are not prepared for the future. As recently highlighted by the New York Times, the reason many are not financially prepared is because they don’t have the right tools at work to help them save for their future. In fact, when individuals have a way to save through their workplace, their rate of savings goes up …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Estas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Si no es así­ comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. El dinosaurio más grande del planeta en Argentina: Un grupo de paleontólogos del Museo Egidio Feruglio de la provincia de Chubut, en La Patagonia, anunciaron esta semana el descubrimiento bajo suelo argentino del “dinosaurio más grande nunca antes descubierto”, con unas medidas de 130 pies de largo y 65 pies de alto (40 metros de largo y 20 metros de …