Another year, around spring with our state universities facing what could become devastating budget cuts. It’s seemingly become par for the course for universities here in Louisiana.
And as our state legislators try to find a way out of a financial quagmire, they have to consider the elephant in the room — does Louisiana have too many universities for a state its size?
Louisiana has 14 publicly funded four-year schools. Florida has 12, despite have a 75 percent higher population. Only four of our universities in Louisiana have at least 10,000 students. Four have fewer than 5,000.
As you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies? People often think and plan for these costs. Yet, too often, many of us overlook what potentially could be a major expense during our retirement years: health care. By preparing for these costs, you can help yourself enjoy the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned.