Money en Financial Planning Post-Recession <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Almost everyone was financially affected by the 'Great Recession.' If you're looking at your retirement and thinking, 'what next,' we're here to help. We have invited two of Charlotte's financial advisors to evaluate the current market, where it's headed and how to plan for it. Whether you're just starting out in your career, planning for your kid's college, playing the market or saving for retirement, joining us will certainly be a wise investment.</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 40733 at Financial Planning Post-Recession Bessemer City Will Form Its Own Police Force <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bessemer City council members were divided Monday night in Gaston County over whether to form its own police department, separate from the county. Mayor Becky Smith broke the tie on Monday night by voting in favor of a local police department. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:29:27 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 20368 at Bessemer City Will Form Its Own Police Force Toxic Charity <p>America is a giving nation. We are constantly approached and asked to give and Americans generally rise to the occasion. But are all charities run with the same focus and commitment to using the donations to empower those in need? Are recipients of charitable giving really made better for it or are they sometimes made too reliant on a helping hand? The question of whether charity can be toxic has been explored by our guest, author and activist Robert Lupton, for four decades. We'll seek answers with Mr. Lupton and the heads of two local charities who balance this issue every day. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 15828 at Toxic Charity