City gets brighter, rest of streetlights on in November

The city is nearly halfway finished turning on all arterial streetlights, and plans to have all of them turned on by mid-November. Colorado Springs government turned off about 8,000 streetlights in 2009 as a cost-cutting measure. All residential streetlights were turned back on in 2010. All remaining arterial lights – about 2,150 at last count […]

More Americans plan to increase savings in 2012

More Americans want to save money in 2012, according to a survey by Fidelity Investments. The average annual target is $2,400, double what people said they wanted to save in 2011 – $1,200. For the third year, the top two resolutions for Fidelity customers include saving more and spending less. Paying off debt jumped into […]

Savings levels dwindle, job anxiety mounts

Almost one quarter of U.S. homeowners do not have savings to cover their living expenses should they lose their income, according to a quarterly survey from Wells Fargo. At the same time, anxiety over job stability was up from 21 percent during fourth quarter 2008 to 29 percent during first quarter 2009. Respondents also showed […]