Generation X Experiencing High Anxiety Around Retirement

Like Billy Joel, I frequently find myself in “A New York State of Mind.” I am a New Yorker — born, raised and educated in the Empire State. Though I no longer live there, I still call it home — which is why I was concerned by the findings of a new AARP survey released last week. The reality is, the New York state of mind is experiencing high anxiety when it comes to saving for retirement — especially Generation …

Thank You, Nurses, for ALL You Do

As National Nurses Week concludes, I want to take a moment and thank all nurses — past, present, and future — for all that you do. I know firsthand the importance of nurses not only to patients, but to their families. During the 15 years I cared for my parents, nurses made a huge difference in our lives. There’s no doubt, caregiving takes a team, and so often nurses were a part of my family’s team. I also know that …

Zorro Lunch Box or Retirement Account, How Are You Saving for Your Future?

Growing up, I could tell  when my Pop was coming home from work by hearing the jingling of change in his pockets. And, every night before he sat down for family dinner, Pop would go to the basement and empty the contents of his pockets into a Zorro lunch box for safekeeping. Mom and Pop were devoted savers — Pop in his lunch box and Mom in her Christmas Club account at the bank. One day Pop announced, “It’s time …

Conoce los estados que ofrecen mejores oportunidades a las mujeres

Las mujeres del estado de Maryland están mejor económicamente que sus contrapartes en cualquier otro estado, según un informe que busca evaluar el acceso a oportunidades y seguridad económica de las mujeres en Estados Unidos. Fotos: 25 mujeres que dominan al mundo. Se trata del segundo de una serie de siete informes del “Status of Women in the States” (Situación de la Mujer en los Estados) (en inglés), realizado por el Instituto de Investigación de Políticas de la Mujer, que …

Could You Retire From Your Job in Debt?

Think about retiring from your job with no savings — not even a little bit — just debt. Unfortunately this is the case for one in five Utahans, according to a new study released recently by Notalys LLC. This news is troubling, to say the least. To make matters worse, with 45 percent of working-age households having nothing — zero dollars — saved toward retirement, what’s playing out in Utah could have significance nationwide. That’s why Utah and other states around …

5 ciudades para unas vacaciones con presupuesto limitado

¿Sin presupuesto para unas vacaciones pero con ganas de darte una escapada? Quizá te interés estos 5 lugares llenos de actividades gratuitas o muy económicas. Descúbrelos. Filadelfia, Pensilvania ¿Qué tal un recorrido por la médula de la historia de Estados Unidos? Con exposiciones interactivas en los cimientos donde estuviera la casa de los expresidentes de este país, George Washington y John Adams: The President’s House, ubicada en el distrito histórico de esa ciudad donde niños y grandes pasan momentos aprendiendo …