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Take Greater Control of Your 401(k)

By Edward Jones Edward Jones is a licensed insurance producer in all states and Washington, D.C., through Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. and in California, New Mexico and Massachusetts through Edward Jones Insurance Agency of California, L.L.C.; Edward Jones Insurance Agency of New Mexico, L.L.C.; and Edward Jones Insurance Agency of Massachusetts, L.L.C. If your employer offers a 401(k) or similar plan, you’ve got a powerful retirement- savings tool at your disposal. And yet, how well you do with your 401(k) depends greatly on your choices and actions. What steps can you take to maximize the benefits of your plan? For starters, be aware that your 401(k) may come with what might be called “standard” features, which you should review to determine their applicability to your situation. These features include the following: • Default deferral rate – When you take a job, your employer may automatically enroll you in the company’s 401(k) plan and assign a “default” contribution rate – the percentage of your salary you will put in to your 401(k). Many companies choose a default rate of 3 percent, although, in recent years, there has been a move toward higher rates, even up to 6 percent. Unfortunately, too many people don’t question their default rate, which could be a problem, especially if it’s at the lower end. If you want your 401(k) to ultimately provide you...

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Beatriz Llamas, Blanca Rodriguez and the Las Tesoros de San Antonio

Treasured as Tejano music icons—celebrated their recognition as 2019 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellows after a successful nomination by Graciela Sanchez, Director of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. Before their celebratory performance, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-San Antonio) gave a speech in their honor, reflecting on the power of their art: “We cannot recognize the height of your achievement without also acknowledging the steep uphill climb that you faced,” said Rep. Doggett. “Now, we must continue to brighten all the spotlights we can find and train them on your stage, because these honors are long past due.” After celebrating this accomplishment in San Antonio, Las Tesoros traveled to Washington, D.C. for their national award ceremony. Eddie Alderete Receives SAMFCO’s 2019 Amistad Award...

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Top Executives Join San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Trade Mission to Mexico City By Geremy Landin Christopher Landau, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico joined the Trade Mission in Mexico City and  welcome his first trade delegation to Mexico from the United States since his appointment on August 1, 2019.   Accompanying the Trade Mission, the Texas Secretary of State, Ruth Hughs, “It’s no surprise that Texas is the best state in the nation to do business.  As the Lone Star State’s largest trade partner, it is imperative that we continue to have robust trade ties with Mexico. I look forward to participating in this trade mission alongside key...

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Lynda Carter

By Leonard Rodriguez This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and women have positively influenced the face of United States society. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics. Lynda Carter Crowned Miss World USA in 1970, Lynda Cordoba Carter was born in Phoenix, Ariz., July 24, 1951, to a Mexican mother and English father. She ventured to Hollywood where her first acting break won her the star role of the TV series “Wonder Woman.” Billed as the strongest woman in the world, her role led her to the front of the entertainment...

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National Coming Out Day

San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce Will Celebrate this Weekend By Melissa Ochoa LGBT History Month, recognized throughout the month of October, has blossomed into a nationally coordinated effort to highlight exemplary role models within the LGBT community. To commemorate this month, the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce has prepared the 5th annual celebration for National Coming Out Day’s 31st anniversary. National Coming Out Day was created in 1988 in recognition of the importance of "coming out". The day champions the idea that homophobia thrives in silence, and that the act of making one’s sexual orientation or gender...

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