10 Life events that require financial planning

first_imgEven positive experiences might necessitate some professional helpSometimes, even the best events in life – a birth, new job or dream relocation – require a financial plan. They might necessitate the need for more insurance coverage, a new budget or guidance from a financial advisor. Here are 10 positive events that should inspire you to do some financial planning:1. The opportunity to buy a vacation home.Summer rental homes can represent bliss; a great escape you’ve had every year. Then, the landlord offers a sweet insider price you can’t refuse. Summer homes are often bought as emotions rise at the end of the season. But purchasing a vacation home – especially one that requires rental income to finance – can be a complicated long-term commitment. A financial planner, not a real estate agent, can tell you what to consider.2. You got that big raise you’ve been counting on for years.Pay raises are typically small and incremental if they come at all, so getting a big raise is cause for celebration. They also mean it’s time to do some planning to determine how much you should be saving for the future, too. It might be time to bump up your retirement savings. continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Key admits blunder over euthanasia comments

first_imgKey admits blunder over euthanasia commentsONE News 27 Aug 2012Prime Minister John Key has backed away from his comments about euthanasia, saying his language on the sensitive issue was “a bit sloppy”. Key last week said “there is a lot of euthanasia that effectively happens in our hospitals”. The comment angered doctors who said euthanasia was never practised as it was the deliberate ending of life, and was illegal and unethical. The suggestion could seriously damage the trust people had in hospital care of the terminally ill, doctors said. Capital & Coast District Health Board head of palliative care Jonathan Adler said switching off a life support machine and allowing someone to die of natural causes was not euthanasia. Key today said his comments were made on talk back radio. “It was in the context of a wider discussion about a scenario where I think I am saying the same thing as those doctors,” he told Radio Live. “They use specific and arguably accurate legal or medical definitions and I was using a bit of a general term.” The Prime Minister said he was not suggesting doctors were doing anything illegal.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/key-admits-blunder-over-euthanasia-comments-5047150last_img read more

Ming’s podium pushes Pabst to USF2000 title

first_imgA third place finish in the USF2000 series sponsored by Cooper tires ensured that Calvin Ming helped Pabst to the constructor’s title.Ming finished third yesterday as the event continued in Watkins Glenn.With his performance, the Guyanese has successfully assisted his Pabst team to the USF2000 title with Oliver Askew winning the individual over the weekend.The weekend started well, with Ming managing to lead the pack with the fastest lap times during the Friday free practice sessions.However, he only managed to qualify in P6 on Saturday morning, while his teammate Rinus Veekay qualified in P2, and Oliver Askew in P1.Starting from P6, Calvin Ming quickly charged into P3, by the exit of the first corner with Askew in the lead and Veekay only briefly ahead of him.By the end of lap #1, Rinus overtook Oliver and never looked back.Ming hounded down Oliver for the entire 30 minutes race which ran for 17 laps around the world famous Watkins Glen, 0 .75 miles long circuit with 11 turns and several elevation changes.The Pabst racing team comprises Lucas Kohl from Brazil, Rinus Veekay from Holland, and Ming from Guyana.last_img read more

Greek PM meets with the Euro basketball champions

first_imgThe Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis met with the Greek mens Under 20 basketball team at Maximou Mansion last week in honour of their winning the European Championships in Rhodes. The Greek Prime Minister was introduced to the members of the squad with whom he exchanged friendly banter. To demonstrate his love of basketball he exchanged several passes with leading Greek player, George Bogris. One of the people present at the ceremony commented that “The Greek Prime Minister’s pass was good but needed to be more powerful.” Karamanlis was given an oversized basketball top signed by all of the players. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more