Reference librarians are nothing if not precise, and Kevin Davey plotted his exit from the Chicago Public Library system with all the exactitude of a veteran fact-finder. His last day was Sept. 30 — just 48 hours after his 55th birthday and first day of retirement eligibility.
With his wife still working and the couple’s finances under control, Davey figures that he has the ideal plan in place. All that remains is to land a part-time job with another library to put the icing on the cake. But after submitting close to 20 resumes, Davey hasn’t fielded a single interview.
When Carol Meerschaert of Paoli, Pennsylvania divorced 10 years ago, she experienced first-hand how starting over as a single mom also means managing the money without any help.
Her kids were 7, 10 and 14, and even though she had income as a dietician, “it certainly was very challenging,” Meerschaert recalls. She moved into a smaller home, paid her own mortgage and, in time, funded college tuition for her eldest daughter.
NEW YORK, Oct 11 (Reuters) – When rock stars die, any
trinket connected to their history soars in value. And
certainly, Steve Jobs was the tech equivalent of a John Lennon
or Jimi Hendrix.
But the death of the Apple co-founder last week
had no such effect on Apple collectibles, from still-working
1980s computers to floppy disc sets (seefor more info).
Gates these days is almost as well known for the ongoing good work of the Gates Foundation as he is his private sector success. Jobs, by contrast, kept gates of secrecy around whatever philanthropic impulses he possessed. His giving track record remains shrouded after his passing from pancreatic cancer on Oct. 5, and while his will could shed some light on that, there’s yet no public knowledge of who has the will, when it will be disclosed, and whether charities will get anything.
NEW YORK, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Not everything Steve Jobs
touched, as it turns out, turned to iGold.
With 12 minutes to go, an eBay (EBAY.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) auction ticked
down, down, down Thursday afternoon for a trinket of Apple
(AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) history dubbed “COLLECTIBLE-RARE”: A set of demo
floppy discs released between 1980 and 1983 for Apple III