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Be careful about cashing out

Be careful about cashing out
Since the recession, Americans have been keeping their jobs longer. In 2012, the average tenure for U.S. workers was 4.6 years, up from 3.7 years in 2002. Even so, there’s a good chance you may move on to a new job in the not-too-distant future, and when you do you could face a decision about how to handle any funds you have accumulated in your employer-sponsored retirement plan.
 
Typically, you have four choices, depending on the situation:

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African Americans, a ‘Fourth Quarter People’

 African Americans, a ‘Fourth Quarter People’
The winner of the U. S. Minority Business Development Agency's (MBDA) Lifetime Achievement Award says the economic fate of America's African-American community "hangs in the balance" because "we are a fourth quarter people".
 
Michael Grant, president of the National Bankers Association and its foundation, says, "Unlike our Hispanic and Asian brothers and sisters, we had to spend the first three quarters just getting in the game...So you see, all things being equal, our ethnic counterparts came to the game with a different mindset, a different set of circumstances, a different self-image, and already with some capital from back home."

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UTHSC’S growing presence on the pharmaceutical stage

UTHSC’S growing presence on the pharmaceutical stage
With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center preparing to build a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility on campus it’s easy to see why the university’s executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer has such an abiding interest in pharmaceutical safety.
 
Dr. Ken Brown took that interest to New York City recently where he talked to the World Korean Medical Organization about pharmaceutical supply chain safety. His role as guest speaker at the international health care convention reflects UTHSC’s growing presence on the national and international pharmaceutical stage.

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Fall and winter businesses

Fall and winter businesses
The time for summer vacations, parties and lounging by the pool is coming to a close.  As the kids begin school, seasonal summer businesses of lawns and pool cleaning will soon come to an end.  But have no fear, fall and winter bring additional opportunities for entrepreneurs to earn income.
 
There are a number of seasonal fall and winter businesses that have a low cost of entry.  These businesses do not necessarily require major startup capital or years of training to pursue.
 

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What investment risks should I know about?

What investment risks should I know about?
Taken by itself, the word "risk" sounds negative. But broken down into what it really stands for in terms of investing, it begins to be a little more manageable. By understanding the different types of risk and keeping an eye on your investments, you may be able to manage your money more effectively. Remember, strategic investing doesn’t mean "taking chances" so much as "making decisions." Long-term investing and diversification may be some of the most effective strategies you can use to help manage investment risk; however, neither guarantees against investment loss.

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Made In Rural America

Made In Rural America
“Only the Serious Need Attend” could have been the slogan for the Made In Rural America forum held at Southwest Tennessee Community College – Macon Cove Campus last week (July 17th).
 
In a small amount of time a tremendous amount of information was shared with those serious enough to consider doing business outside of their perceived comfort zone. The context was this: While most businesses focus on a local market and a few become national, there are some that have their business so together that they can pursue business on an international level.

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Naturals in the City Hair & Wellness Expo – Year III

Naturals in the City Hair & Wellness Expo – Year III
 
There is an empowering ring to the thought that natural beauty has an inside presence just waiting for the embrace of women, men and children. In that sense, TaKeisha Berry-Brooks is an empowering person.
 
 
The founder of the Naturals in the City Hair & Wellness Expo, Berry-Brooks was an organizer in motion this past weekend as the third annual event unfolded, drawing a lively crowd to Minglewood Hall on Saturday.

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