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Expert Shows How Implementing a 403(b) Plan is Easy

By: Nora Bethman, CEBS, QKA, ERPA President, National Employee Benefit Services, Inc. Okay, now that we’ve described all the wonderful features and benefits of participating in your organization’s 403(b) plan, how do you join one? The first step is to check with the administrator, human resources department, director, or other person or committee responsible for […]

Ronald McDonald House Provides a Home away from Home for Families on the next “Community with Marie Lazzara”

  It can be a frightening and worrying time for children who enter hospitals for treatment. The families, who provide the best source of comfort, might not have a place to stay to be by their children’s bedsides. That is where Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana comes into to provide comfort […]

Group ‘furnishes’ hope to low-income families on the next “Community with Marie Lazzara”

  Do you have some furniture that you’re not using? Marie Lazzara might have the answer as she will interview a representative from Sharing Connections in Downers Grove. Sharing Connections provides furniture and household items to low-income families helping them transform a bare apartment or house into a home. Most of the families that this […]

Chicago organization provides office services to nonprofits is the next topic on “Community with Marie Lazzara”

It’s a new year and Marie has guests lined up for 2014. On this edition, Marie will interview David McConnell, Board Chair and Chief Financial Officer for the Back Office Cooperative. The Back Office Cooperative (BOC) is a Chicago-based, not-for-profit organization that seeks to improve the performance of the human services sector by leveraging scale […]

Writer Remembers Delicious Christmas Memories

My father Marco recently reminded me to share my stories with my kids during cold, wintry days like the ones we’ve been experiencing now. He has a point because passing down stories and traditions is what keeps family memories alive when our loved ones die. So, when I visited the Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Market in […]

Planning Expert Discusses A Few Options to Taking Money from a 403(b) Plan

By  Nora Bethman, CEBS, QKA, ERPA President, National Employee Benefit Services, Inc. Retirement plans of all types, whether they are 403(b) plans, 401(k) plans, IRAs, or traditional pension plans, are meant to provide money to live on in retirement.  But let’s be honest – sometimes life gets in the way of that goal, and saving […]

Mutual Ground and Local Molly Maid Business Help Victims Escape Domestic Violence—“Community”

  Join Marie Lazzara and her guest co-host Tim Padgett for the last show in 2013 as theyl interview Michelle Meyer, Executive Director of Mutual Ground, a nonprofit that provides a safety net of services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault while on their journeys toward becoming survivors. Also joining Michelle is Ray […]

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