Worried about relying on the State Pension? I’d invest in FTSE 100 stocks today

first_imgWorried about relying on the State Pension? I’d invest in FTSE 100 stocks today While the State Pension provides a useful income in retirement, it is unlikely to be adequate for most people to live on comfortably in older age. At the present time, for example, it amounts to just £8,767 per year. That’s around a third of the average annual salary in the UK, and suggests that most people will be unable to enjoy financial freedom in older age without a second income.As such, now could be the right time to buy a range of FTSE 100 shares. They could deliver an impressive income return, as well as long-term growth potential. They could reduce your reliance on the State Pension and improve your financial situation in retirement.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Growth potentialThe FTSE 100 may not be viewed as an index that offers strong growth credentials by many investors, but its track record suggests otherwise. The notion that larger companies do not generally offer improving earnings and share price growth is not reflected in the FTSE 100’s performance since it was formed in 1984.Since then, it has recorded an annualised capital growth rate of almost 6%. When its dividend returns are also included, its total returns per annum are around 9%. As such, investors who have a number of years left until they are likely to retire may wish to invest in a diverse range of FTSE 100 shares to gain an impressive return that could lead to a generous nest egg in older age.Furthermore, with the index currently containing a number of stocks that appear to trade on low valuations, its future returns could be relatively impressive. With risks such as the coronavirus and political uncertainty in the US and Europe causing investor sentiment to weaken in recent months, now could be the right time to buy large-cap shares while they are undervalued.Income prospectsAs well as its growth potential, the index also offers an impressive income return. It currently yields around 4.4%, but many of its members have higher income returns. In fact, it may be possible for an investor to build a portfolio of FTSE 100 shares that together have an annual income return above and beyond that of the index. In doing so, they could generate a high passive income from their capital compared to other income-producing assets such as cash and bonds.Looking ahead, the FTSE 100’s income prospects look set to improve. The index’s broad geographic exposure means that it could benefit from the strong growth outlooks for emerging economies, while it could provide diversity at a time when the prospects for the UK economy are relatively uncertain.As such, for investors who are concerned about being reliant on a disappointing State Pension in older age, the FTSE 100 could offer significant appeal – especially while it seems to offer good value for money. 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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Street solicitation works for Concern

first_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Street solicitation works for Concern Howard Lake | 15 June 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Individual giving Ireland Research / statistics Despite the criticism of face-to-face, or direct dialogue as Concern calls it, the results have been spectacular for the charity.In 2000 Concern had 13,000 donors who gave on a regular basis. Within two years that figure had risen to 155,000. Almost two thirds of that increase resulted directly from on-street efforts. The Dublin team have raised ‚€1.5 million alone. Concern’s direct dialogue teams operate in Belfast, London and Glasgow. Advertisementlast_img read more

Vilsack Urges Rural Americans to Change Their Mindset

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Vilsack Urges Rural Americans to Change Their Mindset Source: NAFB News Service Vilsack outlined a few priorities and opportunities that are growth driven – including a focus on more promotion of local and regional food systems to help small producers and help repopulate some rural communities. Unless rural Americans change their perspective and respond and react to the challenges they face – Vilsack says the capacity or rural America and its power and its reach will continue to decline SHARE Facebook Twitter Ag Secretary Vilsack asked the 2012 Farm Journal Forum attendees why the U.S. doesn’t have a farm bill. He attributes it not just to differences of policy – but the fact that Rural America is becoming less relevant to the politics of this country with its shrinking population. Vilsack says rural Americans need to recognize that and begin to reverse it – his point being rural residents are the ones who have written off the future of rural areas because many have adopted a preservation mindset – not a growth mindset. By Gary Truitt – Dec 28, 2012 Vilsack Urges Rural Americans to Change Their Mindset SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Watch Morning Comment with Gary Wilhelmi 12/28/2012Next articleIndiana’s Hog Inventory Unchanged, US Down Slightly Gary Truittlast_img read more

Win cinema tickets

first_imgFILM REVIEW – Zombieland 2: Double Tap FILM REVIEW: Ad Astra Film makers attending ‘Land Without God’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Twitter Email Previous articleLimerick nail gun attack case sent to Special Criminal CourtNext articleFormer Munster rugby star avoids jail term over assault Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Win more than €1,000 wedding prize for one lucky couple with Strand Hotel and Matthew Stephens Jewellers NewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – October 28, 2016 625 center_img Linkedin Print Facebook ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Tuesday, November 1.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who directed ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’?A. John CarpenterB. Sam RaimiC. Mike Flanagan FILM REVIEW: Joker WhatsApp FILM REVIEW: 1917 TAGScompetitionOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickOuijaOuija: Origin of Evil last_img read more

Virus-muffled Mardi Gras hits New Orleans’ party-loving soul

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 13, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleWhich GOP senators are seen as possible votes against Trump?Next articleHumphries in contention midway through monobob title race Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook Twittercenter_img People walk past parts of Mardi Gras floats past and present, at Mardi Gras World, where Kern Studios creates and stores some of their floats, in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. New Orleans’ annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Parades canceled. Bars closed. Crowds suppressed. Mardi Gras joy is muted this year in New Orleans as authorities seek to stifle the coronavirus’s spread. And it’s a blow to the tradition-bound city’s party-loving soul. Facebook Virus-muffled Mardi Gras hits New Orleans’ party-loving soul TAGS  Pinterest Local NewsBusinessPeopleLifestyleUS Newslast_img read more

Fishermen welcome first step in scrapping of transferable fishing quotas

first_img Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Previous article£800,000 worth of herbal cannabis seized in DerryNext articleLetterkenny Council answers questions on traffic congestion, parking and litering News Highland Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Donegal fishermen have welcomed an agreement by the Council of Ministers in Europe to scrap the issuing of transferable fishing quotas.There are fears the move would have meant the privatisation of the Irish Fishing Industry, with the possibility of Irish Quotas being sold off to other European States to the highest bidder.This is only the first step however as the EU Parliament has the final say on the European Commission proposal.Most feel the introduction of transferable quotas would be the death knell for coastal communities in Donegal.Sean O’Donoghue of the Killybegs Fishermens Organisation says its crucial the EU Parliament back the Council of Ministers:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/seano1pmFISH.mp3[/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Fishermen welcome first step in scrapping of transferable fishing quotas Google+ Newsx Adverts Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – May 15, 2012 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Roadworks to begin on Pearse Road from tomorrow

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Roadworks to begin on Pearse Road from tomorrow Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleStatus orange rain warning in place for DonegalNext article‘No minister for huge part of the country’ – O’Connell News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – June 28, 2020 Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, are carrying out upgrade works to the existing Road Surface on Pearse Road.This is part of the Letterkenny sewerage scheme upgrade works carried out.The works are programmed to last for 8 days commencing tomorrow, Monday 29th June.Work will take place Monday to Friday, outside normal business working hours from 6:30pm to 7:30am. Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Peanut Drop adds alternative for New Year’s Eve

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 10:32 pm Thursday, December 25, 2014 Peanut Drop adds alternative for New Year’s Eve By Blood Sugar Blaster Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “The first year, we had an encouraging crowd of people show up,” Rich said. “Last year, we had a good crowd and, this year, we hope to crowd the street for the Peanut Drop and the countdown to the Year 2015.”The New Year’s Eve party will get underway at 7:30 p.m. with Brent Holmes in concert at studio 116.“Brent is a hometown singer and songwriter,” Rich said.“He is based in Nashville but travels all around the country entertaining crowds with his down-home humor. Brent is a talented musician as well. He writes songs about the things he knows. So, he be singing about things were know about, too.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration When the countdown to the New Year begins in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve, about 100 million Americans will chime in from parties and homes all across the nation.But, many Pike Countians will not be among them.They will be counting down their own time ball in the third annual Peanut Drop on South Main Street in downtown Brundidge. Chris Rich and his wife, Sara Dismukes, owners and directors of studio 116, had the idea of the time ball drop as a way of bringing fun and excitement to a small Alabama town on New Year’s Eve. But, the ball had to have some significance or the drop would be meaningless.Rich had attended the annual Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge for several years and he knew something of the history of the peanut butter mills in the town. And, he also knew that peanuts have a storied history in the local economy. So, why not a peanut drop?Rich and his wife are talented artists so they designed a three-foot, mirrored peanut and Rich constructed the time ball that was perfect for a town with a proud history in the peanut butter industry. Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Print Article Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Holmes writes about home and the locals who attend his concert just might recognize the some of the people and places in his songs. In a previous concert at studio 116, some people were surprised to recognize themselves in Holmes’ songs.Following Holmes’ concert, everyone will be invited to the Disco Peanut Dance Party at studio 116.There is no admission charge, however, donations to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital will be appreciated.The Peanut Drop will count down to the New Year. Horns will blast, bells will ring and cheers will fill the town as Old Father Time gives way to 2015.“We invite everyone to make plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Brundidge,” Rich said. “It’s not New York but it’s a great way to celebrate the coming of the New Year with friends and neighbors. You Might Like Churches host services tonight If Google is to be believed, then the number of people who attend Christmas Eve or Christmas Day religious services… read more By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Vandalism at Minnesota mosque being investigated as hate crime, police say

first_imgGoogle Maps Street View(ST. PAUL, Minn.) — Minnesota police are investigating vandalism that occurred at a mosque as a hate crime.A member of Darul Iman Masjid in St. Paul interrupted an attempted burglary in progress when he walked into the mosque Saturday around 7 a.m., Steve Linders, public information officer for the St. Paul Police Department, told ABC News.The suspect was in the process of trying to steal a laptop and other computers but fled without taking anything, Linders said.He caused “significant damage” to the property after rummaging through an office and left some “rambling writings” on a whiteboard, Linders added.The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations described the writings as “apparent hate messages” that included the phrase “Merry Xmas” and references to Jesus and God, according to a release from the organization.“Because of the religious references in the graffiti and the damage done to the mosque, we urge law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for this incident,” CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein said in a statement. “These types of incidents serve to increase safety concerns for the Minnesota Muslim community.”The suspect caused up to $7,000 in damages, according to CAIR. A trail of broken glass was also found inside the building.Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime due to the writings and because it occurred at a mosque, Linders said. The police department has increased patrol for mosques in the area.No arrests have been made at this time. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UK starts construction of Successor nuclear submarines

first_img The United Kingdom is starting construction work on the next-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines.UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon revealed this as he announced nearly £1.3 billion of funding was awarded to BAE Systems to start the ‘Delivery Phase 1’ of the Successor program.At a ceremonial event at the BAE Systems yard next week, Fallon will begin the work with a ‘steel cut’. Several hundreds of suppliers are expected to be involved in the programme at its peak, almost 85 per cent of those based across the UK.‘Delivery Phase 1’ will involve structural steel work for the ‘auxiliary machine space’ of the first submarine: this contains switchboards and control panels for the reactor.According to the MoD, the money will also be spent furthering the design of the submarine, purchasing materials and long lead items, and investing in facilities at the BAE Systems yard in Barrow-in-Furness where the submarines will be built.The Successor program will deliver four new submarines for the Royal Navy and will replace the current Vanguard class, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s.“Comparable in size to the Vanguard class submarines, the next generation of nuclear deterrent submarine is widely considered to be one of the world’s most complex engineering challenges,” BAE Systems said. “Technological advances, threat changes, new methods of design and production mean the new submarines will be a completely new design.”Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: “Britain’s ballistic missile submarines are the ultimate guarantee of our nation’s safety – we use them every day to deter the most extreme threats. We cannot know what new dangers we might face in the 2030s, 2040s and 2050s so we are acting now to replace them.” October 2, 2016 Share this article View post tag: Successor View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: SSBNcenter_img UK starts construction of Successor nuclear submarines View post tag: BAe Systems Back to overview,Home naval-today UK starts construction of Successor nuclear submarines Authoritieslast_img read more