Money blunders that can make you poorer
January 26, 2015 How are your money habits? Are you getting ahead financially, or does it feel like you are running in place? It may come down to behavior. more »»
AMT holiday shows kick off
November 29, 2014 The American Mountain Theater in Elkins is premiering its annual Christmas Spectacular this weekend. This year’s schedule includes 22 performances of the holiday favorite, including matinees at 2 p. more »»
Financial reminders for the fall
November 3, 2014 As every calendar year ends, the window slowly closes on a set of financial opportunities. Here are several you might want to explore before 2015 arrives. Don’t forget that IRA RM. more »»
Should you buy the dips?
October 27, 2014 When stocks retreat, should you pick up some shares? If you like to buy and hold, it may turn out to be a great move. more »»
That first RMD from your IRA
September 29, 2014 When you reach age 70½, the IRS instructs you to start making withdrawals from your Traditional IRA(s). These IRA withdrawals are also called Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs. more »»
Gauging financial well-being
September 22, 2014 How well off do you think you are financially? If your career or life takes an unexpected turn, would your finances hold up? What do you think will become of the money you’ve made and saved when you... more »»
How can LTC insurance help?
September 8, 2014 How will you pay for long term care? The sad fact is that most people don’t know the answer to that question. But a solution is availabl. more »»
Uneven Playing Field
September 6, 2014 DAVIS — While most in the winter recreation industry say the state fosters a friendly business atmosphere, officials with one local resort say they get the cold shoulder. more »»
Adjusting to Retirement
September 2, 2014 If you have saved and invested consistently for retirement, you may find yourself ready to leave work on your terms — with abundant free time, new opportunities, and wonderful adventures ahead of... more »»
Taking taxes into account
August 25, 2014 How many of us save and invest with an eye on tax implications? Not that many of us, according to a recent survey from Russell Investments (the global asset manager overseeing the Russell 2000). more »»
Beneficiaries need to have knowledge
August 18, 2014 If your loved ones have invested, saved or insured themselves to any degree, you may be named as a beneficiary to one or more of their accounts, policies or assets in the event of their deaths. more »»
Playing the retirement mindgame
August 11, 2014 What kind of retirement do you think you’ll have? An outstanding one? A depressing one? What if it all starts with your outlook? Qualitatively speaking, what if the success or failure of your... more »»
Retire at age 65 ... or not?
August 4, 2014 Isn’t 65 the traditional retirement age? Perhaps, but baby boomers are modifying the definition of a traditional retirement (if not redefining it altogether). more »»
Couples retiring on the same page
July 28, 2014 What does a good retirement look like to you? Does it resemble the retirement that your spouse or partner has in mind? It is at least roughly similar? The Social Security Commission currently... more »»
Do investments match your risk tolerance?
July 21, 2014 When turbulence hits Wall Street, are you stressed out? If you have taken on too much risk in your portfolio — which can happen through intention or inattention — stock market volatility may make yo... more »»
E-READER CLASS March 4, 2015
E-READER CLASS: An e-reader class will take place from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 and 18 in the meeting room at Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. The free classes are open to anyone with an e-reader: a Nook, Kindle, IPhone, notebook, or other. more »