Retirement

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Navigating Public Sector Challenges

June 14, 2011 - Al - 0 comments

Pressure on local governments isn’t fading and most likely is heating up. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article: “For many local governments – the 89,000 cities, counties and school districts that provide the most visible government services – more pain is... Continue reading »

Squash the Excuses for Not Saving

March 31, 2011 - Laura - 0 comments

We are three months into the new year. Are your 2011 savings goals on track? You, like many others, have most likely set at least one financial resolution or goal you hope to achieve this year. And like many others, you might have excuses for why you haven’t begun working on... Continue reading »

Public Sector Challenges & You

January 25, 2011 - Al - 1 comment

Turn on the tv, radio or Internet on any given day and you’ll see no shortage of news about the fiscal challenges facing many state and local governments. thedreambigsite.org was designed to help public sector workers realize their financial dreams and serve as a platform... Continue reading »

What’s So Sexy About Retirement?

January 20, 2011 - Laura - 0 comments

How often do you hear the words “retire” and “sexy” in the same breath? This is rare, if ever, because most of us associate retirement with old people and sex appeal — and sometimes fun and excitement in general — with young people.   Many of us have been even further... Continue reading »

Borrowing From Your Retirement Plan: Taking a Loan From Your Future

December 2, 2010 - Kristin - 1 comment

Your retirement plan is a nest egg for your future, a way to avoid becoming a burden on your family in your old age, and a strategy to reduce your tax bill.   But should it also be an easy source for a loan?   You may not have known, but some retirement plans allow... Continue reading »

Thrifty Savings: Shopping on a Shoestring Budget

November 25, 2010 - Jeffrey - 2 comments

When my wife and I go shopping for our 17-month-old daughter, we don't go to major department stores first. Heavens no! We head to the thrift store for the best bargains around. Now before you turn up your nose, read on.   On average, a baby’s or newborn’s shoes can cost... Continue reading »

DWTS (Don’t Withdraw Too Soon!)

October 12, 2010 - Laura - 0 comments

If you're up on your reality tv shows, then you probably know that DWTS is short for "Dancing with the Stars," the reality show that showcases primarily used-to-be and would-be celebrities vying for the #1 dance spot. Dance aficionados are probably tuned-in every week.... Continue reading »

Is It Possible to Retire Young?

April 23, 2010 - Laura - 19 comments

For some workers in the public sector, the answer might be “most definitely,” you can retire young.   People who work in local and county government tend to retire at an earlier age than most other workers. Why? Well, they are our police officers, firefighters, and public... Continue reading »