Nervous investors have faced many challenges over the last few years searching for safe havens. That's one reason many turn to annuities to ensure a steady stream of retirement income. But with so many types of annuities offered – and complex rules, fees and restrictions – it's not uncommon for investors to buy products not ideally suited to their needs.
When you invest, you take some risks. While you can't totally avoid these risks, you can take steps to help reduce their impact and increase your comfort level. And the more comfortable you are with your investments, the easier it will be to follow a long-term strategy that can help you meet your goals.
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler recently said that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 8.7 percent in May, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.5 percent in April.
As a business leader and involved citizen in the Hinesville area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Lynn Bennett of the Bennett Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2011. Bennett's office in Jesup also was honored.
ATLANTA - The Southeast Division of McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently announced its selection as construction manager by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District for the Winn Army Community Hospital renovation project on Fort Stewart.
The Regional Transportation Roundtable Executive Committee gathered Wednesday to develop a constrained list of infrastructure projects that could be placed on next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation is launching a three-year private road maintenance contract for Interstate 95 along the coast.
WASHINGTON - In an effort to address military spouses' employment challenges, the Defense Department today launched a program to expand career opportunities for military spouses worldwide, and to recognize the skills and talents they bring to the employment table.
In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Liberty County Development Authority adopted its $5,883,839 budget for fiscal year 2012. This coming year's budget was trimmed $3,471,313 from this past year's $9,355,152 general fund operations budget. LCDA's fiscal year is from July 1-June 30.
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area increased to 8.9 percent in May, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in April. The jobless rate in the Coastal Georgia area in May a year ago was also 8.8 percent.
WaterWays Township, a 2,300-acre gated, planned community in south Bryan County, recently announced "Catch the Current," a series of previews to introduce its coastal lifestyle to the area.
SAVANNAH - Vision Airlines is dropping its service to Savannah three months after the charter carrier added the coastal Georgia city to its schedule.
SAVANNAH - Alec Poitevint has been elected to serve a second year as board chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority.
Members of the Joint Management Board, which oversees operations on the civilian side of MidCoast Regional Airport, finalized a fiscal year 2012 budget proposal of $527,795 on Friday.
Those looking to sell and those curious about the value of their antique items had an opportunity to consult with buyers when the Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery visited Hinesville this week.
ATLANTA - Georgia Power has issued a renewed warning for customers of criminal scam artists attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone.
Pembroke welcomed a new business to the historic downtown last week as Shops on Main opened it's doors to customers on April 11.
Liberty County residents used to have to leave town to go to Dick's Sporting Goods or TJ Maxx.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 7 for Aqua Brill Pet Store, 318A Welborn Street in Hinesville.
Dryden Enterprises, Inc. broke ground Thursday at its new location along South Main Street between the Heritage Bank drive-thru and Brinkley Floor Covering.
Ulta Beauty will open its Hinesville store on the Oglethorpe Square on April 21.
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