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When can you start tapping into retirement income?

When you retire, it would be convenient if all your expenses were to "retire" as well. But they won't. In fact, you'll likely need between 80 percent and 100 percent of your pre-retirement income to maintain your standard of living in retirement. And you may even need more, depending on what you plan to do during your retirement years. So, well before you retire, ask yourself a couple of key questions: Where will the money come from? And when can I get at it?

February 21, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Credit Union gets new name, logo

Fort Stewart Georgia Federal Credit Union celebrated its 43rd birthday in 2007 and entered its 44th year with several changes.

February 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


5 questions to ask yourself as you approach retirement

Whenever you see people enjoying a comfortable retirement - traveling, volunteering, pursuing hobbies, taking up a new career - you can be pretty sure it all didn't happen by accident. In fact, success at retirement is similar to success in just about any endeavor - you have to plan for it.

February 14, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Coastal Georgia Center to hold QuickBooks seminar

A series of three workshops entitled "Automating Your Bookkeeping with QuickBooks" will be held during the month of February. They will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The first part of the series will be on Feb. 5, the second part of the series will be on Feb. 12 and the last part of the series will be on Feb. 19.

February 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Local searches now on business.gov

WASHINGTON - Business.gov, the official business link to the U.S. government, has launched new search features and expanded content that make it easier for small business owners to find essential information they need to run their operations, including forms, licenses, permits and regulatory information from federal, state and local governments.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Will presidential election year affect investors?

As you are no doubt aware, 2008 is a presidential election year. As a citizen, you may well have a great deal of interest in the election. But how about as an investor? How does an election year affect the investment climate? And - again from the perspective of an investor - does it matter who wins?

February 07, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


SBA teams up to help small business with credit management

WASHINGTON - Small business owners now have a new small business resource to help improve their chances for profitability by understanding the importance and use of business credit. The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a series of training resources designed to help small business owners manage their business credit.

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Cornwell takes over for Rivera at MedCare

On Jan. 4 in a gathering at MedCare at Goshen Road, the Effingham Hospital's administration, accompanied by many friends and associates, bade a fond farewell to Dr. Maria E. Rivera.

February 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Jack in the Box opens

February 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Ambrose named a team leader for Tastefully Simple

Amy Ambrose, a Rincon resident and independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., is now a team leader with the national direct seller of gourmet foods.

February 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Take advantage of employee financial education opportunities

In the old days, if you worked for a company, your retirement income would likely have been in the form of a pension, with the amount based on your income level and years of service. Apart from those factors, you had little control over the size of your pension benefits. That pension model is still around, but it's not as prevalent as it once was.

January 31, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


GSU to hold business leadership course

Georgia Southern University is offering a non-credit business leadership course at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBDC to hold workshops on starting a business

Two workshops entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held during the month of January from 6-8:30 p.m.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


CCCS unveils new Web site

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Savannah announces the unveiling of its new Web site. It is more user friendly than the previous Web site.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Making and sticking to some financial resolutions

If you make a New Year's resolution, and you don't follow through on it, what are the consequences? It all depends. If you vow to learn French, but you never get past "Oui, mademoiselle," your life will probably go on pretty much as before (unless, of course, you're now living in France). But if you make some financial resolutions, and you abandon them, you could fall short of your long-term goals - such as a comfortable retirement.

January 24, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


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State jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent for December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.4 percent.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports end year with growth across the board

The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Study: Hospital contributes to economic health

Financial difficulties have forced a number of hospitals in Georgia to close in recent years, and some health care experts predict another dozen or more could close this year.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Effingham County Extension sets 2015 production meetings

Effingham County Extension will offer production meetings to all crop producers in the county.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State welcomes Mercedes-Benz HQ

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz USA will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, creating at least 800 jobs and investing approximately $74 million.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Murphy completes Leadership GHA

Marie W. Murphy, manager at ECB Occupational Medicine, a department of Effingham Health System, recently graduated from Leadership GHA, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


City approves final site plan for new Kroger

Final approvals still need to be obtained from other agencies, but the Rincon City Council has given its go-ahead for a planned new, larger Kroger.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA to join forces with other groups on big projects

Effingham County is joining forces with three neighboring counties to land industrial prospects looking to set up shop along I-16.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Metro jobless rate dips to 6.1 percent

ATLANTA-Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for November was 6.1 percent, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in October, the Georgia Department of Labor announced. The rate in November of last year was also 6.7 percent.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Young Farmers reap awards

The Effingham County Young Farmers organization recognized several local producers and supporters at its annual awards banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Victim Witness gets a hand from realtors

In Effingham County, some of Santa's elves have day jobs as real estate agents.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


G-P Bucket Brigade fills a need

Effingham Fire Rescue doesn't have to look far back to find an example that a defibrillator can save a life.

December 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Kroger planning bigger store for Rincon

Kroger has submitted plans for a substantially larger store that will be built next to Lowe's in Rincon.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Marshall to direct two films for Studioplex City

The chief executive officer of Moon River Studios announced Thursday a two-picture deal with renowned director Penny Marshall.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 5.9 percent

Effingham County's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent for October, according to the state Department of Labor.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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