Fellow Americans: What’s the state of your finances?

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr After watching President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech and his “four big questions that we as a country need to answer,” it seemed a good time to ask another, more personal question: What is the state of your personal finances in 2016?I’ll tell you what some recent surveys and stats seem to answer. And I’ll recommend an excellent new online tool plus a fine, new (small!) book on personal finances that can help you see how you’re doing and take steps to do even better this year.Don’t look for much help from Washington. Unlike his previous State of the Union speeches, Obama’s 2016 version was short on new proposals and even skimpier on specifics. That stands to reason. As he said: “Because it’s an election season, expectations for what we’ll achieve this year are low.” continue reading »last_img read more

All Non-critical PBC Businesses, Parks, Golf Courses Closed; DeSantis Issues Executive Orders

first_imgPalm Beach County officials announced during a news conference Wednesday afternoon that all non-critical businesses, parks and golf courses (both public and private) in the county are closed as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, “except to the extent necessary to perform minimum basic operations.”County Mayor Dave Kerner explained, “We believe that all the businesses operating in Palm Beach County are essential, but the county administrator and the Executive Policy Group decided to take restrictions one step further and define what is critical and non-critical at this time.”Kerner also addressing executive orders. He said that Gov. Ron DeDantis has issued two executive orders, the first of which limits social gatherings of 10 or more and requests Floridians to work from home or telecommute if possible. The second order is that people over the age of 65 need to stay home in order to limit their chances of exposure to coronavirus.“You need to take responsibility for the future of your health,” Kerner added.Kerner also announced that all non-critical businesses, parks and golf courses (both public and private) in the county will close, beginning Wednesday at 4 p.m.last_img read more

Patriots Down Mariners

first_img Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts admin DEER ISLE — A three-run homer by Brett Bradford and four hits, including a solo home run, by Jon Johnson led the Bangor Christian Patriots over the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners 11-5 on Monday at Deer Isle.Jon Lymburner had three singles, Eben Powers singled twice and drove in a run and Deven Haskell had an RBI single for the Mariners. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img