Millennials saving for extensive retirement funds

The latest studies say Millennials looking to retire someday will need anywhere from $1.8 million to $2.5 million saved to maintain a standard of living, and the nation’s largest generation is taking notice.

As the price of retirement skyrockets, Millennials have adapted their financial habits to account for this growth.

Peduto discusses Pittsburgh’s uneven development

Mayor Bill Peduto was in the hot seat Wednesday afternoon talking about economic and racial disparities in the city. The mayor, who does a monthly spot at noon on WESA’s Essential Pittsburgh, focused on Pittsburgh’s affordable housing issue, racial bias on the police force and Flint’s water crisis, among other topics. Peduto acknowledged that although Pittsburgh is a city growing economically and technologically, a large portion of its residents aren’t feeling the positive effects of those developments. Peduto said the Penn Plaza debacle — where residents, the city and developers are still in talks about relocating displaced low-income families — is an example of the city stepping in to offset gentrification. “Think about the history of this city.

State-funded resources for single parents

TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is meant to help single mothers and other low-income families find and maintain employment. SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits can be used at grocery stores, convenience stores and some farmer’s markets and co-ops. PA WORKWEAR: For those on TANF, it provides professional attire for job interviews, employment and training. KEYS: The Keystone Education Yields Success program helps TANF and SNAP recipients attend community college. To sign up, visit