Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Money Matters 2013
The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities along with AARP Pennsylvania invite area residents to "Money Matters 2013" on April 30th beginning at 6 p.m. Learn about building personal wealth, developing and maintaining your retirement nest egg, and avoiding financial fraud. Money Matters is a free, educational event but registration is required. Location is the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township. Washington Post syndicated columnist and personal finance expert Michelle Singletary is the keynote speaker. Money Matters, now in its 10th year, is open to the general public. Consumers of all ages and all levels of financial knowledge are encouraged to attend. Complimentary refreshments and appetizers will be provided throughout the evening. This is not a sales event. Reserve your seat for this free event online at www.dobs.state.pa.us or call 1-800-PA-BANKS (1-800-722-2657). Check-in starts at 5:30 p.m.
Some on the 15 member Allegheny County Council say they need an increase in their 3-thousand dollar expense account. County Council members are each allotted 9-thousand dollars in annual stipends plus up to 3-thousand dollars in expenses to cover mileage, equipment and supplies. Now according to the county home-rule charter these amounts can be increased every five years by up to 5-percent. There has been no change since the year 2000.
Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is?