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  • City's Poverty Task Force Falls Short Of Members

    sheltoncityCommunity Development Director Steve Goins asked the City Commission to reconsider requirements for potential task force members. Goins requested Resolution 1065-0414 be modified to reduce the wording from ‘seven members’ to ‘five to seven members’ to get the task force moving.

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  • Blue Angels Return

    blueangelsAs the Blue Angels return to Seattle for Seafair, so do Interstate 90 bridge closures. The state Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that the I-90 bridge over Lake Washington will be closed as the Blue Angels practice twice on Thursday… Read More +

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  • Lynch's Absence Means Opportunities In Seattle

    seahawks blueThe absence of Marshawn Lynch from Seattle Seahawks training camp means opportunity for Robert Turbin and Christine Michael. Turbin and Michael were already going to get the bulk of the work during the preseason with Lynch being prepped for the grind of the regular season. But with Lynch holding out, Turbin and Michael are getting a greater opportunity to show they can handle the load.

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Top CEO Rails Against 401(k) Programs

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_28cd228107.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- More than 50 million Americans have 401(k) retirement plans. That's the good news, according to Charles Schwab Chief Executive Walter Bettinger. The bad news is that the median 401(k) balance is barely over $40,000, hardly enough to retire on. Bettinger told the National Press Club Monday that he's angry with the 401(k) system making it too expensive for Americans to save money for their golden years.

 

Not only should overall fees be lowered to make building a 401(k) plan more affordable, but Bettinger says that 401(k) programs should also go the extra mile and provide people with a money manager.

The CEO explained, "Research we've done on plans at Schwab show that employees working with an independent professional double their savings rates and set up a far superior investment allocation."

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