“You can retire sooner or with less savings if you are willing to significantly cut your expenses. One way to quickly lower your retirement costs is to move to a place with a low cost of living.
Reducing your housing costs can add to your retirement savings and make your ongoing bills more affordable. “Downsizing to a less expensive, more manageable house has numerous benefits,” says Paul Staib, a certified financial planner for Staib Financial Planning in Aurora, Colorado. “You could use the proceeds from the sale of your current home to add to your retirement savings, thereby providing a bigger source of retirement income, while significantly potentially cutting other housing-related costs, including property taxes, insurance, utilities and ongoing maintenance and management costs.”
“The next Silicon Valley” may seem like the name of a reality television series. In all seriousness, the competition to claim the title of America’s Next Big Tech Hub is just as fierce as anything you might see on The Bachelor. As many startups promote themselves as “the Uber of” or “the Airbnb of” their respective industries, many cities around the U.S. aim to align with the hotbed of tech and startup activity that defines Silicon Valley.”
The list of the ” 12 Best Restaurants in Durham,” penned by the same travel writer and geared to Millennials (including where to take a “hot Tinder date”), is divided into categories such as “best power brunch” and “best outdoor dining.”
The report is based on responses from 18,000 small business owners across the U.S. to Thumbtack’s Small Business Friendliness Survey. Questions covered such areas as friendliness of local tax laws, licensing rules, the regulatory environment and opportunities for training and networking.”
The rankings are based on multiple metrics on quality of life – including unemployment rate, income, crime rates, dining and entertainment venues per 10,000 residents – and game-day experience. For game-day experience – including team wins, attendance and stadium amenities – Durham is No. 3.”
“The city of Durham will earn $1.6 million from the Durham Performance Arts Center this year. The city, which owns DPAC, says unaudited financial statements for the 2014-2015 season’s financial results show the theater generated a net income of $5.3 million. The city gets a share of that under DPAC’s operating agreement.”
On a recent Sunday, chatter from people waiting on the sidewalk for tables at Dame’s Chicken and Waffles wafted on a fall breeze across a tree-lined plaza where several people sat, read and sipped coffee. Across the street, a group celebrating their friends’ anniversary wandered into the barroom of Pizzeria Toro to drink cocktails and eat Neapolitan-style slices.
In the past decade or so, downtown Durham has become a destination for diners, carousers and art lovers after years as a business district that was mostly lifeless on nights and weekends. The influx of trendy establishments has helped Durham shed its former image as the grittier sibling to North Carolina’s capital city Raleigh or the bucolic college town Chapel Hill in a tri-city region known as the Triangle.
“Adwerx is thrilled to be a finalist for two NC Tech Awards; “Best Place to Work” and “Top 10 Startups to Watch”
A review committee, comprised of economic development, education, media, non-profit and technology leaders across the state, selected the finalists and winners for the 20th Annual NC Tech Awards. Winners will be announced at the NC Tech Awards Gala, held on November 12.”