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Be Aware of Challenges to Managing Retirement Income

So, all in all, it’s a good idea to think about ways to boost your retirement savings now, before you’re retired. And once you do retire, you’ll need to be adept at managing your income.

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Don’t Keep Family in the Dark About Your Plans

Specifically, you need to inform your spouse and your grown children what you have in mind for the future – because the more they know, the fewer the surprises that await them down the road.

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North Adams Superintendent Gets Video Send Off

Mayor Richard Alcombright thanked Montepare for helping so many families in the city, including his own. "You've been a tremendous friend not only to me but to everyone who's come in contact with you," he said. "You always find the right thing to do and the right way to do it." Montepare, who retired a few months ago but stayed on as a part-time interim was attending his final School Committee meeting. His replacement, Barbara Malkas, begins on July 1.

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Mister Tire Closing After 38 Years in North Adams

One sure sign that winter is coming has been for decades the spiraling line of vehicles leading to the doors of Mister Tire No more. After more than 40 years, Larry Davis is cleaning his hands of the tire business. Davis confirmed on Tuesday that Mister Tire will be closing its doors on June 4

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Here’s How to Keep Your Portfolio Healthy

Of course, while nurses and doctors can help you in many ways, you can do a lot of good for yourself by adopting healthy living habits, such as eating right, exercising frequently, and so on. But you can also do much to help your financial health.

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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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