Top Ten DVD List for April 15, 2014
"Double Indemnity – 70th Anniversary Limited Edition"
"The Trials of Muhammad Ali"
The road to a comfortable retirement is full of risks, and they don't end when you stop working. As an investor, you are probably aware of market risk. You might also have considered longevity risk – the risk that you could outlive your retirement assets.
Here are four additional risks that may be worth considering, whether you are in the accumulation phase of your retirement journey or are already spending down your savings.
Inflation. The inflation rate has been relatively low over the last five years, averaging about 2.25 percent per year. But even that level can eat into the purchasing power of your savings. And long-term inflation trends have been higher, averaging 2.85 percent annually over the last 30 years. Although you may want to tilt your portfolio toward more conservative investments after you retire, you still might allocate some assets to stocks and other investments that have the potential to outpace inflation. Of course, all investments are subject to market fluctuation, risk, and loss of principal. When sold, they may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Woman calls cops to report bad weed
The Associated Press reports that police in East Texas placed a woman under arrest after she dialed them up to complain about the poor quality marijuana sold to her by a dealer.
Just a day after his speech reflecting on the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – which he credited with paving the way for his historic presidency – President Obama told modern-day civil rights activists that the gains of the last 50 years are at risk of being dismantled by Republican efforts to limit access to the ballot.
"The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago," he said in remarks at the annual convention of the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network in New York City.
Obama cited recent restrictive voting legislation requiring additional identification, closing polls on Sunday, and creating hurdles for overseas soldiers and married women who have changed their last names. These Republican-led changes – which, he reminded the audience, have often by inspired by explicitly partisan aims – "harm the entire country," he said.
"Out Of Africa" – billed as an emergency of works from contemporary Africa – will begin nearly a monthlong run with an opening night reception on April 25th.
Presented by ANF Architects in conjunction with the Art Village Gallery, the show features the artwork of Ephraim Urevbu and Zeinu Mudeser.
The opening night reception will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at ANF Architects, 1500 Union Ave. The show runs through May 22nd.
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