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Officers work overtime, come out of retirement to fill Asheville police staffing gaps

 The pandemic has impacted the entire country when it comes to the job shortage. It's no surprise emergency service departments across the nation are face this. Officers work overtime, come out of retirement to fill Asheville police staffing gaps Asheville is not immune—Empty chairs fill the Asheville Police Department (APD) headquarters right now. "Our staff [...]

March 16th, 2022|

Surprising Parts of the Body You Need to Exercise Regularly

A few years ago, I had a pain in my right thigh. I assumed I had pulled a muscle and soldiered on. Until, that is, it interfered with my playing the bass drum on my drum kit. That’s when I finally saw a physical therapist. Turns out, the pain wasn’t coming from my thigh. It [...]

March 16th, 2022|

How to Cope if Inflation Is Wrecking Your Retirement Budget

It's no secret that these days, the general cost of living is way up. Consumers are paying more for everything from gas to groceries to utilities, and unfortunately, we could get stuck in this holding pattern of rampant inflation for many more months until things start to ease. In December, the Consumer Price Index rose [...]

January 26th, 2022|

Surprising Parts of the Body You Need to Exercise Regularly

A few years ago, I had a pain in my right thigh. I assumed I had pulled a muscle and soldiered on. Until, that is, it interfered with my playing the bass drum on my drum kit. That’s when I finally saw a physical therapist. Turns out, the pain wasn’t coming from my thigh. It [...]

January 26th, 2022|

3 Unexpected Sources of Extra Retirement Income

We try our best to save for retirement, but sometimes our account balance just doesn't reflect our hard work. This can be frustrating and stressful, especially to those rapidly approaching retirement age. But the situation may not be as dire as it seems. There are other ways to fund retirement besides your personal savings and [...]

January 24th, 2022|

Money Wisdom: Successful retirement takes more than money

Retiring today is tricky business. The financial challenges associated with a 21st century retirement are far more complicated than those our parents and grandparents faced. Think about the current conditions that exist — the stock market is at an all-time high, interest rates are near all-time lows, and inflation is on the rise. We’re also [...]

January 20th, 2022|

4 Reasons to Keep Working in Retirement

The very concept of retirement is changing before our eyes. Large swaths of people -- members of the FIRE movement or otherwise -- have redefined what it means to be a worker in a distributed workforce. The great news is that retirement no longer needs to be a period of complete idleness following 40 years of work; [...]

January 20th, 2022|

Annuities: How to Turn Retirement Savings into Retirement Income

Will you have enough income for retirement?  Is enough of it guaranteed for life so you don’t need to worry about running out of money if you live to a ripe old age? Social Security payments equal only about 40% of the average wage earner's pre-retirement income. If, like most people, you don’t have a [...]

January 19th, 2022|

Here’s How to 3X Your Retirement Savings

Once you reach retirement, you may end up needing more income than expected. That's because some of your costs, like healthcare, could rise as you age, while others may not drop the way you expect them to. It's for this reason that saving independently for retirement is so important. If you rely too heavily on Social [...]

January 19th, 2022|
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