Monthly Archives: March 2015

Catching Up

Steve Hulett / March 23, 2015

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401(k) enrollment time again, so here’s your new motivator: According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the average retirement savings for households nearing retirement — those with head of households aged 55-64—is about $110,000. That means more than half of today’s households won’t have enough retirement income to maintain their pre-retirement standard…

Free Money!

Steve Hulett / March 18, 2015

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The bidding war for movies and television work continues. UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today unveiled improved incentives for the film, TV and videogame business as he delivered his final budget before the country’s general election May 7. The government has increased the rate of film tax relief to 25% for all qualifying…

Changes To Target Date Funds (TAG 401K)

Steve Hulett / March 6, 2015

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The Vanguard Target Date Funds, which most Animation Guild 401(k) participants are using, will be changing their investment lineups in coming months. Right now, the Target Date Funds stock allocations are invested 70% in Total U.S. Stock Market and 30% in International Stocks. By the end of 2015, that will change to 60% U.S. stocks…

Gordon Kent, RIP

Steve Hulett / March 5, 2015

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One of the really hard workers in animation, and really good guys, passed away early this morning. Gordon Kent succumbed in the fight for his life at 2:00 A.M., after a long, heroic struggle. He was surrounded by his loving wife and soulmate, Donna, his sister Vickie, and her husband Jim. Gordon jumped into animation…