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Are you a member of the “Sandwich Generation?” This designation — which applies to people caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children — may be applicable to you if you’re either a younger baby boomer, born in the late 1950s or early 1960s, or an older member of “Generation X,” born in the mid-1960s. But any way you slice it, being in the “Sandwich” group is probably going to present you with some challenges, particularly of the financial kind — so you’ll need to make the right moves.
Once again, the sun is shining on the housing market in Phoenix. Arizona is attractive once again to buyers with retirement, and a warmer climate, on the horizon. In 2012, domestic migration climbed high as it had been in the past five years as Arizona welcomed 26,000 migrants from other states. Across the state, as mortgage rates are decreasing and home values rising, the housing market is enjoying an influx as baby boomers choose our sunny skies. Even local retirees are opting to downsize, placing their current homes up for sale in favor of less maintenance.
The Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC) is in full swing with its ARC Support Our Troops Program and Thanksgiving Food Drive throughout November.
Don Kennedy obviously subscribes to the theory, say the same thing over and over and some people will begin to believe it .
“Keep Kyrene Strong.” You’ve seen the bright yellow signs on prominent corners in the Kyrene corridor, but what does that mean, exactly?
America’s middle class used to be the proud backbone of our economy. They made things, things of value that other people would pay for. Not only did the middle class prosper, they were the driver of America’s emergence as the world’s economic superpower.
Washing clothes in the bedroom. Sending email from the laundry room.
You probably have thought about what you’d like to do during your retirement years. But all your plans probably depend, to at least some extent, on your financial situation. What happens if you reach the age at which you wish to retire and you just don’t have the money you thought you’d have?
In the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama claimed Detroit as evidence of his successful policies: “We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt. We bet on American workers and American ingenuity and, three years later, that is paying off in a big way.”
We write to applaud hundreds in Ahwatukee united to stop a Southern California developer from destroying nature and undercutting homes at the heart of our community.
Low mortgage rates have made buying a home more affordable and turned rentals into an attractive option for investors.
Despite the soaring stock market of the past few years, some Americans are nervous about their ability to retire comfortably — or even retire at all.
The lucrative pensions that taxpayers now provide for state and local elected officials could soon be on the way out.
Every morning and afternoon bus driver Gary Jackson takes in the beauty of Ahwatukee Foothills' scenic Pecos Road on the way to his first stop from Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary.
When people hear the words “estate planning,” they often assume it’s an activity only for retirees or near-retirees. But if you have a family, it’s never too soon to create your estate plan.
With cacti and strip malls obstructing the views at times, visitors could easily write Phoenix off as a place where water and culture are scarce. But this metropolis — which includes upscale Scottsdale and college town Tempe — is a nature lover’s oasis with pristine peaks and the vast Sonoran desert.
The Ahwatukee Retirement Center Support the Troops volunteers were at it again. The ARC retirees prepared 108 care boxes filled with snacks, socks, cards, candy canes, and other items for the U.S. servicemen and servicewomen stationed in the Middle East this holiday season. In the four years since this programs inception, 900 care boxes have successfully been shipped to our servicemen as part of the ARC Support Our Troops program.
Nancy Pelosi once famously advised some questioners to not bother being too curious about Obamacare, then under discussion: “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it,” she told them.
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For the past month at Pecos Community Center, a handful of retirees have taken to a growing sport in the area: Pickleball.
When you retire, you may well have accomplished some important financial goals, such as sending your children through college and paying off your mortgage. Still, you can’t relax just yet because your retirement could easily last two or three decades. That means you’ll need at least two or three decades’ worth of income — which, in turn, means you’ll need the proper savings and investment strategies in place. And, just as importantly, you’ll also need to be aware of the types of risk that could threaten these strategies.
Phoenix-based company SolarCity is coming to the Ahwatukee Community Center on Thursday, offering information on solar energy tools for residents.
Oct. 21-27 is National Save for Retirement Week, established by Congress to remind Americans of the importance of — you guessed it — saving for retirement. So why not mark the occasion by considering ways in which you can boost your own financial resources for those years in which you’re officially a “retiree”?
City of Phoenix staff took final public comments on pension reform Monday and Tuesday before presenting their final report to the City Council on Sept. 25.
When Democrats accuse Republicans of wanting to “end Medicare as we know it,” they are right. But Democrats do too. “Medicare as we know it” is no longer an option.