- Created on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 22:13
This Monday, Jan. 21, is MLK Day. What does that mean to you? Well, it should mean much more than just an extra day at the house or seeing an overabundance of commercials that feature the likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The day should be much more than just hearing the phrase, "I Have a Dream," played over and over again on television. It should even mean more than just the commemoration of Dr. King's birthday.
- Created on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 17:17
It's not a good sign when people raid their retirement plans to pay bills, college tuition, or auto repairs, but more workers have been borrowing from their accounts or taking hardship withdrawals in the past few years.
At the end of 2010, 28 percent of active 401(k) participants had outstanding account loans, and another 7 percent took early withdrawals. In 2011, retirement savings account loans rose by 20 percent across all demographics.
- Created on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 08:28
Dear Lucy: I really want this to be my best year ever. You have been writing about planning for the new year. Is there just one favorite piece of advice that you have?
– Queen of 2013
Dear Queen: Thanks and I am having a lot of fun with my own planning. I also plan to be a Queen in 2013! I have a long list of stuff that I am doing this year that I have never done.
- Created on Monday, 14 January 2013 09:37
Gaining weight around the girth is like being pregnant. We often hear, "How did this happen!" If we really think about those expanded girths, a lot of men would look pregnant due to an over abundance of belly fat, which causes some men's stomachs to look like those of gestating women.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has become a national threat to society. One out of every three adults is obese. That is a whopping (excuse the pun) 35.7 percent. In a 2008 report, 42 percent of the U.S. population will be obese by the year 2030.