retirement

March 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Most Accomplished Police Chief in America’: Manger Gets High Praise at Public Safety Awards

At the 45th Annual Public Safety Awards earlier this month, Chief Tom Manger was awarded the Public Service Award of Excellence. Steve Robins, the chair of the awards offered Manger high praise when he presented Manger with the award on behalf of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. “Tom routinely and graciously thanks me and […]

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March 1, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

5 Steps to Retire in Your 40s

In this video, I outline the five main steps that FIRE advocates take in order to retire early. FIRE stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. I also share my personal thoughts about their approach. Enjoy!  

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February 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

After 45 Years with Good Counsel, Pat Bates Announces Retirement

Good Counsel Athletic Director Pat Bates will retire at the end of the school year, according to a press release. Bates has worked at Good Counsel for 45 years and is also an alumnus. Paul Barker, the school’s president, said that Bates’s life has been devoted to serving the Good Counsel community. “Pat Bates has devoted […]

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January 30, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Chief Tom Manger Announces Retirement from Montgomery Police

Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger announced Wednesday that he will retire in April after 15 years with the county and 42 years as a police officer. In a statement released by the county, County Executive Marc Elrich said: “This is a bittersweet day for Montgomery County. Chief Manger has set the bar high for […]

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January 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Marriott Headquarters in North Bethesda Will Be Converted Into Retirement Community

Marriott International Inc.’s Headquarters in North Bethesda has been acquired by Erickson Living. Erickson Living is a Baltimore-based developer of retirement communities. With this acquisition, Marriott’s headquarters in Bethesda will be converted into a senior living community. The specifics of the senior living community are unclear in terms of how many units and care facilities the community will […]

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October 19, 2018 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Choosing a Retirement Destination

With health care, housing, food, and transportation costs increasing every year, many retirees on fixed incomes wonder how they can stretch their dollars even further. One solution is to move to another state where income taxes are lower than the one in which they currently reside. But some retirees may be in for a surprise. […]

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September 12, 2018 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Got a New Job? 4 Tips to Maximize Your Situation

Did you just start a new job? Congratulations! I hope you’ll get along with your new boss. With your higher salary and new benefits, here are four questions you might be thinking about, and tips on how to approach them. 1) What should I do with my higher salary? This is a great time to examine […]

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January 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Issues Proclamation for Longtime Council Administrator

The Montgomery County Council issued a proclamation Tuesday to honor Steve Farber, the longtime council administrator, who is retiring. Farber, 75, of Chevy Chase, officially retires Wednesday. He joined the council staff in 1991. Since then, he has served seven councils. A graduate of Harvard and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, Farber serves as […]

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January 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Pfanstiehl Announces Retirement from Strathmore

Eliot Pfanstiehl, who founded Strathmore and has served as its CEO since its inception, will retire Aug. 31. A release announcing his retirement included this quote from Pfanstiehl: “While retirement will leap to the minds of many, redeployment of my skills and assets is a more apt description, as I survey the many opportunities and […]

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November 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Sheila Hixson Announces She Won’t Seek Re-Election

Sheila Hixon, the 43-year member of the House of Delegates, announced Tuesday night she would not be seeking re-election in the 2018 races. The politics blog Maryland Matters said Hixson announced her decision at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park campus. From the blog, written by Josh Kurtz: Hixson, 84, who represents a Silver Spring-Takoma Park district, […]

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