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Shumlin names Beth Pearce to fill Treasurer’s post

first_imgGovernor-elect Peter Shumlin announced today that Beth Pearce will be Vermont’s next State Treasurer. Beth is currently Vermont’s Deputy Treasurer and will assume the role of State Treasurer in January when Jeb Spaulding becomes the Secretary of Administration.‘No one in Vermont is more qualified than Beth Pearce to succeed Jeb Spaulding as our state’s Treasurer,’ said Shumlin. “Beth’s many years of experience in the Treasurer’s office, her enthusiasm for the job, and her passion for the state’s fiscal stability will serve Vermonters well.’Beth joined the Office of the Vermont State Treasurer on June 30, 2003, as Deputy Treasurer. In this capacity, she has been responsible for a full range of operations including retirement administration of three state-wide systems (State, Teacher and Municipal), unclaimed property, accounting, budget, debt and capital financing, cash management, investment of short term funds in State custody and risk management.Beth has more than 30 years of experience in government finance at both state and local levels. She served as Deputy Treasurer for Cash Management at the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office from 1999-2003. Prior to that, Beth served as Deputy Comptroller for the Town of Greenburgh, New York, and as the Accounting Manager and Financial Operations Manager for the Town of West Hartford, Connecticut. Previously, she served as a fiscal officer with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and as a project director for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services.Beth has a BA from the University of New Hampshire. She has prepared financial reports that have received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. She resides in Barre, Vermont.Shumlin also announced today that Michael Clasen will serve as the Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Administration.Clasen is a seventeen- year veteran of Vermont State Government currently working as the Director of Retirement Operations in the State Treasurer’s Office. He has been with the Treasurer’s office for the past six years and previously served as the Deputy State Auditor, a budget analyst with the Department of Finance and Management, and a program supervisor with the Department of Aging and Disabilities.Prior to moving to Vermont, Clasen served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Federated States of Micronesia teaching English as a second language and promoting basic health and sanitation practices. He also lived in Arizona where he managed federally funded grants and contracts that provided home and community based services to senior citizens. Originally from Iowa, Clasen attended the University of Iowa where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Theater Arts. Clasen resides in Montpelier with his wife, Theresa-Murray Clasen, and daughters Madeline and Emma.Source: Shumlin’s office. 12.20.2010last_img read more

How to make your money last when you don’t have a lot of extra cash

first_img 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details When you’re working hard and not bringing a lot home, it may seem as though you’ll never make ends meet. But, fear not! Below are three ways to stretch your hard-earned cash when money woes have got you down.Set realistic goalsAre you working to save money up or trying hard to stick to a budget? Whatever your financial goal may be, don’t aspire to achieve something that just isn’t attainable. Doing so will only make you more depressed about your lack of dough. Instead, sit down and plan exactly how far your money will take you. Even if it means saving a very small amount or waiting longer to take a vacation, you’ll be glad you’re being realistic and smart about your money matters.Be careful with credit cardsIt sure can be tempting to open credit cards to help pay for things when you don’t have cash readily available. But constant charging can really get you into financial trouble, and quickly. Instead of building bad debt, look for other ways to earn extra cash. Sell clothing or goods you no longer use or check out any one of these interesting ways to make money on the side.Abide by your budgetWhen money is tight, busting the budget you’ve set for yourself is a big deal. Unlike those who make more and have some financial wiggle room, you’ll have to work extra hard to abide by your budget. One great option to consider is the 50/30/20 rule, which allocates half of your income to necessities; 30% to the “extras” or “wants” (such as entertainment or dining out); and 20% to those not-so-fun (but important) items like retirement, emergency funds, or savings. Although this is a good option, it’s important that you’re flexible with your budget to ensure that you formulate a plan that’s right for your situation.last_img read more

Liverpool boost! Atletico Madrid pull out of Gonzalo Higuain chase

first_imgLiverpool have been given a boost in their pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain after Atletico Madrid revealed they are not in the race to sign him.The striker is being linked with a move away from Napoli this summer after scoring a record breaking 36 goals in Serie A last season.Liverpool have scouted the Argentina international, but Atletico Madrid were thought to be after him too.However the Spanish club’s sporting director, Andrea Berta, has now rubbished that talk and insisted he is not working on a deal for Higuain.“At Napoli they can be calm, he will not come to Atletico,” Berta told CRC. 1 Higuain scored a record breaking 36 Serie A goals last season last_img read more