Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
JEH JEH LIVE - February is Black History Month. In celebration, Jeh Jeh catches up with some choirs this month for special music. Today he joined us from Talladega College. The renowned Talladega College Choir was formed in 1877 – ten years after the College was founded. The Choir, under the direction of Mr. William S. Mitchell, has traveled to various states and area churches during the past three years. Their performances have earned outstanding accolades for the College, the Director, and the students who make up the diverse 100-member ensemble. Choir members from various countries in Africa, Europe, and the Dominican Republic, give currency to the idea that music is a universal language and that every choir member is a global ambassador for the institution and the Department of Music.
ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Rachel Gulley from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Great Horned Owl and Woo at the Zoo. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
RETIREMENT #1 - Janice talked with Chris Hogan, Financial Expert and #1 Best-Selling Author with Ramsey Solution, about how to determine and reach your financial number. He says
Retirement isn't an age, it's a financial number
- Financial number = how much money you need to retire.
- Don't get stuck on 65 as the end all, be all retirement age.
Determine what retirement looks like for you
- Do you want to travel, spend time with family or volunteer?
- Talk with your spouse about their retirement dreams.
- Whether you're 25 or 55, you have an idea of what retirement looks like.
Assess where you are vs. where you want to be
- Consider: current debt load, amount of retirement savings and years until you retire
- Use the R: IQ assessment at www.chrishogan360.com
- R: IQ is a free tool that helps you assess the amount of money you'll need in retirement and the steps you need to take to get there.
Make a realistic plan to close the gap
- Determine how much you need to save each month.
- Make sacrifices to reach the goal.
- Start now – it's never too early or too late.