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Millennials vs. Boomers: How Wide Is the Gap?

Can you tell the difference between the attitudes of baby boomers and millennials when it comes to finances? Take this quiz and see.

Texting versus email (or even snail mail). Angry Birds versus Monopoly. "The Theory of Everything" versus "The Sound of Music." "Dancing with the Stars" versus "American Bandstand."

It's no secret that there are a lot of differences between baby boomers, born between 1946-1964, and millennials, who were generally born after 1980 (though there is disagreement over the precise time frame for millennials). But when it comes to finances, there may not be as much difference in some areas as you might expect. See if you can guess which generation is more likely to have made the following statements.

Boomer or millennial?

1) I have enough money to lead the life I want, or believe I will in the future.

2) My high school degree has increased my potential earning power.

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The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

 

The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. But celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking. Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst, is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver! 

“The Fourth of July festivities can be so much fun,” said Farrar. “People make plans for the partying, but too many drivers don’t plan ahead to get home safely.” 

Berardi Immigration Law Names Gabriella Agostinelli Associate Attorney

Berardi Immigration Law Names Gabriella Agostinelli Associate Attorney

 

Berardi Immigration Law is pleased to announce that Gabriella Agostinelli has been promoted to the position of Associate Attorney.

Agostinelli joined Berardi Immigration Law as a Law Clerk in 2014. She received her Juris Doctor from the SUNY Buffalo Law School in 2014 and Bachelor’s Degrees in International Business and International Relations from Canisius College in 2011. 

Planned Charitable Giving

Today more than ever, charitable institutions stand to benefit as the first wave of baby boomers reach the stage where they're able to make significant charitable gifts. If you're like many Americans, you too may have considered donating to charity. And though writing a check at year-end is one of the most common ways to give to charity, planned giving may be even more effective.

What is planned giving?

Planned giving is the process of thinking strategically about charitable giving to maximize the personal, financial, and tax benefits of your gifts. For example, you may need to receive income in exchange for the assets you donate, or you may want to be involved in deciding how your gift is spent--things that typically can't be done with standard checkbook giving.

Questions to consider

To help you start thinking about your charitable plan, consider these questions:

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Annunciation Raffle to Feature Handcrafted Items Created by St. Joseph Workers

Annunciation Raffle to Feature Handcrafted Items Created by St. Joseph Workers

 

The Church of the Annunciation’s annual summer picnic has always been a highly anticipated event for those living in and around the Elma area, but this year’s event features some new attractions that already have people talking!

Three handcrafted items built by the parish’s dedicated volunteers called the St. Joseph Workers will be featured in a special raffle to be managed by the parish’s Ladies Sodality. The wooden items include a beautiful rocking horse, glider and wall cabinet.

It's Complicated: Money and Happiness

Does more wealth lead to more happiness? Researchers have tackled this question for decades, and although the results have differed, one fact is certain: The relationship between money and happiness--or "well-being," as many researchers put it--is complicated.

Think before you spend

In their book, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending, Professors Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton summarize their own and others' research. What they found is that it's not necessarily how much you make that matters to overall happiness (although that certainly contributes), but what you do with your money. They boiled down the findings to five "key principles of happy money."

Troopers come up empty on escaped prisoner lead


AMHERST, NY - Acting on a lead, New York State Police entered a home on Grover Cleveland Highway in Amherst Thursday night searching for escaped prisoners David Sweat and Richard Matt. The search came up empty, however.

A spokesperson told 2 On Your Side police were acting on a tip which proved to be unfounded, not on a confirmed sighting. He said the multi-agency response was was based on an abundance of caution for the safety of the public and police officers.