Governor Deval Patrick joined Education Secretary Matthew Malone, Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland, UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley and 100 students to announce the Commonwealth’s new High-Demand scholarships, awarded to students pursuing careers for which the state has an urgent need for skilled talent. The Commonwealth’s knowledge-based economy relies on a high-knowledge, well-skilled workforce for continued growth, and these scholarships will help ensure that Massachusetts has the talent needed to remain competitive in the 21st century.
In my last article, I wrote about ways to keep your New Year’s financial resolutions. But unfortunately, three weeks or so into the New Year, many of you have probably already broken them. Well, Happy Lunar New Year! Here is your second chance to make and stick with some new New Year’s Resolutions.
Here are my top 5 Financial Resolutions for the Lunar New Year:
Happy New Year! This is the time of New Year’s Eve parties, watching the ball drop, buying new 2012 wall calendars and of course New Year Resolutions. One of the most common resolutions to make is to go to the gym regularly. Of course most of us know how long that resolution lasts: about two weeks.
In 2010 the adjusted gross income limits for conversions to ROTH IRA’s was permanently repealed. So all taxpayers, regardless of income can now convert to Roth IRAs.
I recently got a new job with a decent salary and I will have some more discretionary income. However, I still have quite a bit of credit card debt. I need to decide whether or not to contribute to the company’s 401k plan or pay off the credit cards?
Kevin D, Boston, MA