Alabama pension funds continue investment in CNHI newspapers 1/8/19

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

What was announced last week as the sale of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. to the Retirement Systems of Alabama was really an acquisition of the small percentage RSA didn't already own, according to RSA CEO David Bronner.

"We already owned 87 percent of it," Bronner said.

RSA is made up of several state employee pension funds. Its holdings include golf courses, office towers and, until now, Raycom Media, of which CNHI was a part. But Raycom was sold to Gray Media, while CNHI will remain based in Montgomery with RSA.

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Annuities and retirement planning 8/4/15

Developed by Broadridge, and made available to SNPA members by Erik Lawser of Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

You may have heard that IRAs and employer-sponsored plans (e.g., 401(k)s) are the best ways to invest for retirement. That's true for many people, but what if you've maxed out your contributions to those accounts and want to save more? An annuity may be a good investment to look into.

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In setting major financial goals, what questions should I ask? 6/8/15

Developed by Broadridge, and made available to SNPA members by Erik Lawser of Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Before you actually invest your money, you should spend some time considering and setting your personal financial goals. For example, do you hope to be able to retire, either soon or eventually? Would you like to start your own business? Do you need to pay for your children's college education? Would you like to buy or build a new house? Are you planning a large purchase in the near future?

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What are some tips for staying on track with my retirement investments? 6/8/15

Developed by Broadridge, and made available to SNPA members by Erik Lawser of Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Investing for your retirement isn't about getting rich quick. More often, it's about having a game plan that you can live with over a long time. You wouldn't expect to be able to play the piano without learning the basics and practicing. Investing for your retirement over the long term also takes a little knowledge and discipline. Though there can be no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful and all investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal, there are ways to help yourself build your retirement nest egg.

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