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Don’t Save All Your Vacationing For Retirement

Retirement is the time to start checking off items on your bucket list, like taking a trip overseas or picking up a new hobby, but many of those checkmarks might require some additional savings. It can be difficult to budget money for leisure activities until you know exactly how you might like to fill your retirement days. That’s why it’s important to take time before you retire to explore your interests. By doing this, you can plan and allot resources for the activities that bring you the most pleasure.

How Philadelphia Businesses are Preparing for the DNC, Protests

Based on what was experienced at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia expects 50,000 visitors, jam-packed hotels and many political protests during this year’s DNC. Major events like the Olympics or a national political convention like this promise heightened excitement for the host city—from increased visitation to guaranteed media attention. However, uncertainty arises when considering the economic impacts of the convention from its start on Monday to its end on Thursday.

Op/Ed: Mixed Messages From Federal Reserve Chair in Philadelphia

On June 6, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave a speech to the Worlds Affairs Council of Philadelphia about the status of the national economy. During the luncheon, Yellen and I were seated at the same table. Not only did I have the pleasure of dining with her, but I also spoke directly with her.

How to Retire Like the Rich (Even if You’re Not)

Imagine retiring to a high-rise apartment where a doorman greets you and a concierge arranges for tickets to the latest show along with complimentary transportation. Or perhaps you’d rather spend your retirement enjoying European river cruises or golfing at the best courses in the country.

What’s Next for the Online Education Revolution

Touted repeatedly by parents and educators alike, the “traditional college experience” is something every warm-blooded American should have a chance to encounter. 8 a.m. classes, jam-packed lecture halls and communal bathrooms are all included in this classic adventure—the pros and cons making for an unforgettable time. But with the steady rise of online education, is this quintessential process losing its luster, turning what was once a tradition into passé?

Getting Over “Cold Feet” Before Retirement

The retirement process is unnerving to most—it’s a major shift in daily living and is what you’ve worked towards your entire career. The stress involved may lead to a severe case of cold feet, so how do you break through that mental barrier preventing you from taking the plunge?

The State of Small Business: Pennsylvania

As part of our yearlong project “The State of Small Business,” Business News Daily plans to report on the small business environment in every state in America. In this installment, we asked a few of Pennsylvania’s roughly 1 million small business owners about the challenges and opportunities of operating in their state. Here’s what they had to say.

Retirement Planning for Singles Can Be Extra Tough

The number of married Americans has been declining steadily in recent decades — a trend that’s been described as one of the largest unnamed societal shifts of the last 60 years. While the driving forces behind this trend are complex, one thing’s for sure: It matters for your retirement.

3 Simple Ideas For A Successful Retirement Strategy

The process of retiring is a major life event that affects everyone differently—there is no lone path to follow in order to be satisfied with your new retirement lifestyle. For many, this milestone will evoke a mixture of emotions that fall somewhere between anticipation and trepidation.

The Plan That Could End Your 401(k) As Your Know It

There is a new retirement proposal in the mix that could potentially turn our current nationwide system on its head. If this proposal gains momentum, it could mean huge implications for the future of the retirement system. Hamilton “Tony” James, president of private equity giant Blackstone Group, and liberal leaning economist Teresa Ghilarducci have recently proposed a new plan for retirement savings, and it completely abandons the current 401(k) layout that has affected the lives of millions of Americans across the country.