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Can You Make Your Investments Less 'Taxing'?

Still, you may want to look for ways to reduce those taxes associated with your investments, leaving you more money available to meet your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement.

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While Paying Off Student Loans, Don’t Forget About Retirement

The sooner you begin saving and investing for retirement, the more time you’ll have for your money to grow. Plus, your early start will help you avoid having to play “catch up” later.

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Which IRA Is Better for Younger Workers?

Essentially, you can choose between a “traditional” IRA and a Roth IRA. (Other types of IRAs are available if you’re self-employed.)

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Is Your 'Financial Umbrella' in Place?

While ranking high on the list of truly obscure celebrations, this “Month” can still teach us a few things – especially if we think about “umbrellas” that can help us protect our financial goals.

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Women May Need Extra Steps on the Road to Financial Security

First of all, be aware of the potential obstacles facing women: lower earnings than men, longer lifespans than men and more time out of the workforce than men.

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Should You Retire in 'Stages'?

As its name suggests, retiring in stages typically involves reducing one’s work hours from full-time to part-time, and then, eventually, to complete retirement.

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North Adams Librarian to Retire After 30 Years

Longtime library employee Robin Martin intends to retire in early May, and library officials say they'll feel her absence keenly. Not only are they losing an experienced employee of 30 years, but her departure as adult reference services librarian may lead to a cascade of staffing issues.

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Retirees Need 'Longevity Strategy'

In fact, you could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement – which means you need a “longevity strategy.”

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New Adams Library Director to Be Selected in Spring

"Hopefully, we can get another director who be with us for a long period of time." — Tony Mazzucco

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Get Your Affairs in Order for an Orderly Estate

However, once you do retire, you’ll need to “shift gears” somewhat to focus on your legacy.

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When Investing, Put Time On Your Side

When used well, in fact, time can be your greatest gift in many walks of life – and that’s certainly true when you invest.

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Will You Be Ready for Retirement?

About a third of working adults have no retirement savings or pension, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve.

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Act Soon to Close Your Insurance Gap

To help determine if a “gap” exists between the amount of insurance you have from your employer and the amount you need, your first step is to identify all those expenses that your family would face alone if you were gone.

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Peter Fohlin: He Worked for Williamstown

"I'm all about tomorrow. Celebrations — or at least recognition — is not so much about tomorrow. It's about the past." — Peter Fohlin

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Retiring Clark Art Director Leaves Lasting Impression

"There are a lot of things in what people call the 'bucket list' of things that I haven't been able to do, which I'm going to be doing." — Michael Conforti

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Cheshire Barracks Commander Honored at Retirement

Blackmer had led the Cheshire Barracks since 2008, capping 31 years with the state police. He retired at the end of June.

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Williamstown Honors Retiring Town Manager With Podium

"Think of it this way. It isn't for you. It's for everyone else." — Chairwoman Jane Patton

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MCLA Wishes Campus Safety Director Happy Retirement

"He keeps us all going and keeps us in the right direction." — Fire Director Steve Meranti

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Lanesborough Considering Additional Kindergarten Class

"I'm really concerned with the kindergarten at 25." — Ellen Boshe

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Sorrell Takes Over As Lanesborough's Acting Police Chief

"The day-to-day operations will be in the hands of Tim Sorrell." — Paul Sieloff

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Williamstown Town Manager to Return on Interim Basis

"It's obvious to everyone that under Peter's stewardship an already beautiful town became even better." — Ronald Turbin

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Conforti Retiring From Clark Art Institute

Under Conforti’s direction, the Clark has grown in both size and stature and has established an international reputation as a leader in the generation of new ideas and critical thinking in the field.

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Adams Hires New Waste-Water Superintendent, Sets Budget Meetings

"There exists within the municipal budget a structural deficit whereby increases in annual revenues are not growing fast enough." — Tony Mazzucco

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Williamstown Town Manager Fohlin Announces April Retirement

"I feel a little shaky, but I want to congratulate Peter on giving himself a well-deserved break." — Chairman Ronald Turbin

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Designing Your Retirement: The New Reality

The regular checkups with your financial adviser that were part of your working years should continue during retirement — and may even be more important.

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