In a 2012 survey, 50 percent of current retirees said they retired earlier than they had planned, up from 45 percent in 2011.
Many retirees reported reasons that were beyond their control, such as health problems or disability, company downsizing or closure, changes in the skills required for their jobs, or having to care for a spouse or family member. Yet some said they retired early by choice – because they could afford to or because they wanted to do something different.
If you're nearing the end of your working years, you probably have a retirement timetable in mind. It may be as specific as a particular date or as general as a range of years. Regardless of your timetable, circumstances could change – as the experience of current retirees demonstrates – and retirement might come sooner than you think.
(BlackNews.com) – Internships are a gateway for students that lead to careers. There are thousands of internship opportunities each year across the country, and some of these programs are specifically for minorities and African Americans. Here are just five of such programs:
#1 – Explore Microsoft Internship Program For Women and Minorities : This program is for current college undergraduate minority students pursuing a degree in computer science or software engineering. Students may apply in their freshman or sophomore year of college. Learn more at: www.findinternships.com/2013/04/Explore-Microsoft-Internship-Program.html.
NEW YORK – Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is using his colorful language again, this time to raise funds for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Ortiz famously told Boston fans "This is our f---ing city!" during a ceremony at Fenway Park on April 20, which was being broadcast on live television.
Rather than spark controversy, his choice of language was widely praised, bringing cheers from the crowd and statements of support even from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who called his choice of words "outstanding."
I, John Doe, take you Jane Marie, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.
For those in business, divorce can be devastating, especially when we have to be at the top of our game daily. It can affect job performance and the delivery of goods and services.
When we are in love, birds seem to sing louder and even when it is raining it seems like the sun is shining bright. Our mates can do no wrong and we are their biggest cheerleaders. We overlook their flaws and make excuses for their shortcomings.
Wells Fargo recently named Michelle Thornhill, senior vice president, as strategy and integration manager reporting directly to the head of Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion.
For the last five years, Thornhill served as the African-American segment manager, leading the development and execution of the enterprise marketing and engagement strategy for African-American consumers and communities.
Thornhill is now responsible for providing strategic leadership consultation in support of Wells Fargo's diversity and inclusion business goals and objectives. She will focus on developing the enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion implementation strategy.
Despite the uncertainties of the job market, today's workers stay in a job for an average of only 4.4 years. Job-hopping is even more prevalent among younger workers: about nine out of 10 millennials (born between 1977 and 1997) expect to stay in a job for less than three years.
The impact of moving from job to job on a worker's career depends on individual circumstances. However, any time you leave a job – whether you've been there for three years or 30 years – you could be faced with a decision about what to do with the savings in your employer-sponsored retirement plan. There are typically four options.
(BlackNews.com) – The Explore Microsoft Internship Program is a 12-week summer internship program that is specifically designed for college underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) and offers the opportunity to experience working at Microsoft.
The program is designed to expose students to the field of software development and encourage students to pursue degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or related technical disciplines through hands-on training and group project experience.