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Retirement Plan Is Key to Confidence, Survey Finds

Retirement confidence is highest among workers who say they or their spouse have a retirement plan, such as a work-sponsored plan or an individual retirement account (IRA), reports the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). In its 2015 Retirement Confidence Survey, EBRI found that 28% of those with a retirement plan said they were "very confident" about their ability to afford retirement, compared with just 12% of those without a plan.

In addition, 34% of workers who said they or their spouse have a retirement plan had saved at least $100,000 for retirement, while 64% of those without a plan say they had saved less than $1,000.

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Western New York loves Abby


BUFFALO, NY – Hundreds of Western New Yorkers converged on Mes Que, the popular soccer bar on Hertel Avenue, to cheer on the US National Team -- especially Rochester's Abby Wambach -- as the team beat Japan 5 to 2 to win the Women's World Cup championship.

Fans we spoke with were both thrilled and surprised that the U.S. National Team took control in such a high-scoring game.

Dog Ears Bookstore Offering Parent-child Play Group

Dog Ears Bookstore Offering Parent-child Play Group

 

Parents are invited to bring their child between the ages of 18 and 30 months to Dog Ears Bookstore for the new parent-child play group facilitated by Maureen McDonnell, a New York State-licensed speech language pathologist.

The group encourages and fosters social play and interaction, language learning through books and songs, communication skills, exposure to early literacy skills and spending special time with a parent. Each visit will include small group play, stories and circle time with music, songs and a snack.

Notifying USCIS of a Change of Address

Notifying USCIS of a Change of Address

 

Nearly every alien holding status in the U.S is required to inform USCIS of a change of address to a new non-temporary residence. Specifically, aliens residing in the U.S. are required to report this change within 10 days of relocating within the U.S. The only individuals who are exempt from this rule include diplomats, official government representatives to an international organization, and certain nonimmigrants who do not possess a visa and who are physically present in the U.S. for fewer than 30 days. 

If you fall within one of the following categories, you are legally obligated to comply with the requirements below:

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Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, Friends of Reinstein Woods and the Buffalo Audubon Society are pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Garlic Mustard Challenge, a competition designed to improve habitats in three Western New York nature preserves. 

 

Annual South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 19

Annual South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Set for July 19

 

South Buffalo Alive’s 15th annual Garden Tour, showcasing approximately 50 beautiful properties throughout South Buffalo and the Old First Ward neighborhood, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19. 

The Garden Tour includes a wide variety of homes and businesses showcasing amazing gardens, landscaping and other outdoor features. There are several first-time stops on this year’s self-guided tour, according to South Buffalo Alive’s Marge Ryan. 

Explore Buffalo Launches New Bus Tours

Explore Buffalo Launches New Bus Tours

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced a schedule of specialty bus tours.

Buffalo Highlights by Bus: Historic Treasures

July 10 & 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tickets: $25, students and season pass holders $20