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  • 6 habits of highly successful savers

    first_img 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With the utmost respect and honor to Stephen Covey for my very similar title (Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is on my recommended reading list), I’d like to talk about habits. Specifically, good saving habits that could put you in a position to retire on your schedule — early, if that’s what you want to do, or whenever you’re ready to exit the workaday world.1. Pay yourself firstHighly successful savers maximize their retirement plan at work, or they create one if they’re self-employed. Some self-employed people manage to put away more than $50,000 a year in a Solo 401(k). They also frequently enable and fund spousal IRAs, Roth IRAs and/or non-deductible traditional IRAs that convert to Roth IRAs.2. Practice frugalityMany successful savers grew up in households that clipped coupons, bought things only when on sale or used, and practiced group discount behavior (multiple families sharing things). They continued these practices as adults, mirroring their parents or even taking things to a higher level. continue reading »last_img read more

  • Ghanaian asylum seekers granted a year stay in Brazil

    first_imgThe over 200 Ghanaian supporters applied for asylum in Brazil under the reported pretext of a religious conflict in the West African state after Ghana’s first round exit from the World Cup.Ghana’s Sports Ministry is yet to get a response from the findings expected to be made through investigations to be carried out by the Ghanaian embassy in Brazil.But the asylum seekers have however been granted an initial one-year permit by Brazilian authorities to stay and work in their country.“We have received our papers and some of us have already started working. Some of us work in industries and others work in the construction sector.“Some have however left into neighboring Argentina, Ecuador and the likes. Others are also traveling by road to the USA”.“We didn’t tell Brazilian authorities that there was conflict in Ghana and for that they should grant us asylum,” one of the granted asylum seekers Hamidu Ahmed told Asempa FM. “Each and every one of us came here with his own reason which is definitely not a conflict situation.”last_img read more

  • Purple & Bold: Kobe inspired, encouraged and made ’em think

    first_img“He’s like, ‘Good luck with in the playoffs, you’re gonna do your thing.’ And then at the end he’s like, ‘When the symphony plays and the maestro comes in and the lights shine and they point at you, it’s your time to come in and solo. And you’ll know it because you prepared for this moment.’“Only Kobe would say and describe it in that way.”Steve Nash, himself a cerebral basketball mind, said on the TNT broadcast that he loved the way his adversary-turned-teammate put things. Because it always made him think.“I remember after we beat him in the ’06 in the playoffs, we were at a Nike shoot together and he came to me and he said, ‘How do you trust your teammates?’ ” Nash recalled. “And inside, I thought, first of all, that’s a sign of respect. And I thought to myself, with a smile, ‘Well, I have to trust my teammates, ’cause I ain’t anywhere near the player you are…’“But when I walked away from the conversation, I have to admit I went, ‘Was he Jedi mind-tricking me?’ Or was he telling me, ‘Just so we’re clear on the ledger, you had a better team.’“I love this about the Kobe Bryant. I love this about Kobe Bryant!”So many memories.“One of my favorite moments is All-Star weekend, his last All-Star,” said Dwyane Wade, a superstar opponent and good friend of Bryant’s, on TNT. “My son is on a court rebounding for us and Kobe says, ‘Zaire, come down here.’ And Zaire looks at me and he’s nervous like, ‘Should I go?’“And I say, ‘You better go get your Kobe moment!’ ”— Mirjam SwansonEditor’s note: Thanks for reading the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.All SCNG’s extensive Kobe coverageAll of the Southern California News Group’s extensive Kobecoverage – For links to photos, news stories, columns, features and more, start here.Remembering Kobe – In lieu of a game, there was a wake at Staples Center.Photos – You have to see the fresh murals Kobe inspired. You gotta love L.A.From the jump – Jim Alexander writes about Kobe’s rare drive and determination.A unique story – Kevin Modesti on Kobe’s triumphs and tragedy.‘Don’t need no boy for that!’ – Kobe championed Gianna and the women’s game.Thebest of – The greatest legends and tall tales about Kobe.Cheering for Kobe – A ticket to SoCal life for many Asian Americans.At Mamba Academy – Players, coaches learned of the helicopter tragedy together.‘Never fly on a helicopter together’ – Kobe and Vanessa Bryant had a deal. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Editor’s note: This is the Wednesday, Jan. 29 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.So many memories. Such great impact.Derek Fisher, pushing bravely forward, as Kobe Bryant would expect, took a few minutes Tuesday to call and talk about about his longtime Laker teammate, touching on what he learned during their time together, lessons thatFisher tries to implement now as head coach of the L.A. Sparks.It was a gift, Fisher said, “having been able to see what an athlete is capable of when they really dedicate and commit themselves to their craft, to being the greatest player and the best version of themselves that’s humanly possible. I saw it on a daily basis and so there’s no excuse for the rest of us to act like it’s not possible: I’ve seen a human being do it.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“There will be moments and opportunities to reflect even more on what he accomplished and what his legacy represents when we reconvene for camp this year,” he promised.Jordin Canada, the former UCLA star and WNBA champion for the Seattle Storm, grew up in L.A., one of the legions of young players inspired not just by Bryant’s skills, but by the work behind them.“As a kid, maybe about 5 or 6 years old, I used to sit on the couch with my dad and watch all the Lakers games,” she said Tuesday in a phone conversation. “And I remember, as I got older and got into the sport, watching his game and being in awe of him. He inspired me, he inspired me to want to be better. He motivated me to work harder. Just his mentality and the way he carried himself on the court, how he took the game and his craft so seriously, and how he continuously worked — his work ethic is something I’ll never forget.”All that work was preparation to be able to perform, beautifully, when the moment was right.“In ’08, we made the playoffs and I was in practice and I get out and I have this crazy voicemail,” said Sparks star Candace Parker during TNT’s emotional “Remembering Kobe” special that happened Tuesday night inside Staples Center as fans continued to gather to mourn outside.last_img read more

  • Wellington City Council forum: Kelly Green

    first_img2. What is the main reason why you are running for Wellington City Council?Green:Wellington has been an awesome small town to raise my children and operate a small business within.  I have a strong desire to see it continue to be so.  I have the experience, time and motivation to serve on the city council and do my part to make Wellington an even better community to work and live.3. Losing businesses is an ongoing concern to the community of Wellington. What do you as a city council member believe you can do to stop the exodus and enhance business growth?Green: I would be very receptive to providing incentive programs to businesses, new or current, that would like to expand or improve.  I would encourage a working relationship between the city council, Economic Development, and the Chamber of Commerce.4. The current Wellington City Council is studying ways to supply water to oil companies. What is your position on the matter?Green: If the city’s water supply is strong, and able to meet our needs, then I think we should work with the oil companies to provide the water they need for their business.  Doing so creates an opportunity for utility revenue while also promoting area business.5. Staying with water, because of the current drought, the water level is low at the Wellington City Lake. Do you favor other alternative water sourcing, or do you believe we should remain status quo on our water resources? Also, will you ever be in favor of water rationing?Green: I would be open to considering any alternative water source.  At present, water is pulled from the Chikaskia River, Wellington Lake and various wells.  If at a time the water supply is deemed dangerously low, I would fully support a water rationing program.6. The total assessed valuation in Wellington went down in 2012, but may remain constant or improve with the inclusion of Wal-Mart on the tax roll in 2013. However, this may not be the case in the next four years. If Wellington has a lower assessed value as the previous year, how would you as a council member respond to the lack of tax revenue for the municipality?Green: It’s imperative that any business operate within it’s given budget.  The city is no exception.  If tax revenues are lowered, then it’s time to cut back on spending.  I believe every budget has room for cutbacks and would encourage, and expect, every department to focus on meeting any new, lower budget requirements if tax revenue dictated a need.7. Many believe Wellington has trouble promoting itself to outsiders. Do you believe as a tax entity, the city should initiate various promotional programs and if so what would you think they should be?Green: Absolutely.  The city should promote its positives through every means possible.  There should be a working, cooperative relationship between the city, the Chamber and Economic Development.  I believe a city can be promoted in various ways, including advertising on radio, television or print media.8. Do you believe in tax incentives to lure in private business? If so or not, please explain.Green: Yes, I believe in tax incentives.  New businesses, private or public, are imperative to Wellington’s growth.  A short-term expense, like a tax abatement, is a good trade-off for a long-term gain.  Not just through across-the-board incentives, but also through a selective process.9. The Wellington utility rates continue to be a concern to many citizens, especially the fuel adjustment rates. Do you believe they are reasonable and in line with other communities? Should the city make a change in the way it handles utilities? Green: I am concerned with rising utility costs.  I do not have enough information, at this time, to make comparisons with other communities.  If elected, I would definitely look into how our utilities are delivered and the costs associated with these methods.  Sometimes, continuing to do something just because ‘it’s always been that way’ stops being feasible and change is a necessity.10. What would you say is Wellington’s biggest concern over the next four years?Green: I think this last questions was the toughest of the ten questions posed by Mr. McCue.  Many concerns come to mind, ranging from business growth to utility costs to street and property conditions.  My biggest concern over the next four years?  Cooperation.I believe that to tackle any or all of these concerns, we need a city council and staff that is willing to cooperate with citizens and businesses, whether current or potential.  We need to have a ’what can I do for YOU’ attitude, not a ’we can’t let you do that’ attitude.  I believe the city council was put into place to speak for the people, not to create red tape and regulations that only serves to limit a citizen’s rights and ability to live and thrive in Wellington. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Kelly Green is a Wellington City Council challenger running for one of six “at large” positions on the newly restructured board.Registered voters within the Wellington city limits can vote in this race which will have 15 candidates on the ballot. The top three vote-getters will receive four-year terms. The second three will receive two-year terms.Voters can vote for up to six candidates. They can vote for one candidate, two candidates, three, four, five or six – but nothing more.The city/school election will be held on Tuesday, April 2. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. at the Raymond Frye Complex. People can also advance vote at the Sumner County Clerk’s office.The following is a list of questions submitted to Green.1. Tell us about yourself.Green: I’ve spent the last 15 years working in real estate.  I have flipped houses and have purchased and managed rental property.  Early last year I started a home staging and remodeling business called Essential Home Details which serves South Central Kansas. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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