Day: February 22, 2016

“How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide” by Jane Bryant Quinn

“How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide” by Jane Bryant Quinn c.2016, Simon & Schuster $28.00 / $37.00 Canada 366 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your No-Plan plan stretches for miles. You’ve no plans for alarm clocks, suit-and-tie combos, rush-hour commutes, cubicles, or boring meetings. You’re ready to retire and leave them all behind – but can you afford to avoid those things forever?  With “How to Make Your Money Last” by Jane Bryant Quinn, you’ve got a working chance of it. What will you do when you can finally do what you want? That’s an important question, says Quinn. The routine you followed for 20, 30, even 40 years probably won’t be the same after retirement, and you may need some direction. You might be happy about not looking at a calendar all the time, but you won’t “want to look at a… calendar that’s blank.” The key to making the most of your retirement is to make the most of your money. You’ll particularly want to know how to “prudently parcel your money out” so you don’t take too much or too little of the funds available to you for the duration. There are also things to consider: tax issues, investment tools, tricks for bringing more to your bank account, and ways to protect your spouse. On that latter point, says Quinn, “talk,...

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Ebbs nabs district title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Brayden Ebbs was crowned the 138-pound Greater Valley Conference wrestling champion at the regional tournament Feb. 12 and 13. Ebbs, a sophomore, is one of four Celtic wrestlers who will represent the school at the state tournament next week. It was the second consecutive year that Ebbs reached the regional finals match. He was determined to come out on top this time around. “The first thing that came to mind was I didn’t want it to end up like last year, going all the way to the finals and losing because I wasn’t thinking straight and making a mistake,” Ebbs said. The district title came down to a match between Ebbs and a longtime friend, Landon Davis of Sprague High School. “Landon and I have been friends since we were little and we know a lot about each other when it comes to the ways we wrestle. I knew it would be a tough match,” Ebbs said. Ebbs won in a 12-2 major decision. Ebbs placed sixth at the state tournament as a freshman and thinks he’s got a better-than-average shot at improving on that finish. As a team, McNary placed third overall. Celts Jon Phelps, Wyatt Kesler and Isaiah Putnam will join Ebbs at the state tournament after finishing third in their respective weight classes. Phelps, a 132-pound...

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