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Dr. James W. Russell, author of Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis is an authority on retirement policy. He led one the first employee movements to successfully challenge the dominant trend to replace traditional pension plans with 401(k)-like plans. He argues the new retirement plans are essentially scams that mainly benefit the financial services industry through the various fees that are charged.
American Automobile Association Travel predicts that 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend. This is the highest volume since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013. Almost 90 percent of travelers will drive and will enjoy the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices in five years. Read more »
By many measures, Boston is a city on the move. Restaurants, luxury condos and new developments are popping up across the city. For many, life is good, but it may be surprising to learn that according to Family Assets Count, 17% of Boston households live in poverty and 46% don’t have 3 months of savings to live above the poverty level.
Local organizations such as the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Jewish Vocational Services have partnered with the city to combat poverty and find ways to empower the financially vulnerable in our community.
See the links below to learn more about these organizations and to discover library resources, city demographic data, reading lists and reports on this important topic. Read more »
The Sharing Economy is a system in which people and organizations share resources. It includes the creation, production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services. The goals of the Sharing Economy include reducing waste, increasing access to goods and services, and building trust and collaboration. Read more »