Waynedale Business

Sue Lewis, a resident of Leesburg, Indiana and an employee of Zimmer Corporation in Warsaw, Indiana, recently donated a used rear engine driven Snapper riding lawn mower to Portage Creek Camp Association. PCCA, a not-for-profit organization, is the sponsoring organization of Boy Scout Troop 44 and owner of the Waynedale Scout Cabin at the corner of Lower Huntington Road and Ardmore Avenue.

The lawn mower was repaired, tuned-up, and delivered by Michael McCune, also an employee of Zimmer...

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Throughout your working years, you save and invest so that you can create a comfortable lifestyle in retirement. After you're retired, though, you still need financial planning if you're going to maintain that lifestyle.

 

To keep your retirement plans on track, you can take a number of steps. Here are a few of the most important ones:

• Determine your income level. Before you retired, you knew where your money was coming from — your paychecks. But in retirement, you may have multiple...

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If you own just one or two investments, you probably spend a lot of time hoping fervently that they'll prosper. When they don't, it will be readily apparent to you — and to your portfolio's bottom line. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to pick investments that will always perform well. And that's why you need to diversify.

 

By diversifying, you'll help yourself in several key ways. Here are a few to consider:

• You can help diminish the effects of "bad news." When you distribute your...

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Some investors have one eye on the news of the day to see how it may affect their stocks, bonds and other holdings. And many events do influence the performance of investments — in the short term. But if you're going to invest successfully over time, then it's important to look beyond today's headlines.

Part of the problem with making investment decisions based on news events is that the market reacts to such a wide variety of occurrences — earnings shortfalls, increases in inflation...

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During this Mother's Day season, we think fondly of the many wonderful things that our own mothers, and the other ones we know, have done for all of us.

As we reflect, it's important to keep in mind the sacrifices that all mothers have made. For example, women are still far more likely than men to make career concessions in order to raise their families. Furthermore, even women who work full-time still earn less than men, on average. While we have made some strides toward achieving fairness in...

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Investing in the 1990s was fun, wasn't it? All those double-digit gains in the stock market, year after year, were certainly nice. But they weren't typical — and that's important to remember as you invest today.

Unfortunately, some investors may still be burdened with unrealistic expectations, thanks to the "go-go'' decade that's now gone. That's too bad, because if you always expect returns of 16 percent a year, you'll never be satisfied with the 7 percent or 8 percent that have historically...

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