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Op-ed: Retirees need to make these financial moves before Dec. 31

Finance
PeopleImages | E+ | Getty ImagesBack in March, a couple who had recently sold their business called me to express concerns about their decision to sell and retire. With Covid-19 raging, the stock market quickly dropped in value and their retirement savings were in decline. They asked a straightforward question: Did they need to worry or worse, consider going back to work?To address their concerns, we conducted a financial "stress test."It's a simulation of scenarios to evaluate if their financial plan and investments could withstand the chaos in the stock market. Even though their investments had declined more than 10%, the test assured them their portfolio was well positioned to withstand further volatility. With this information in hand, the couple quickly dropped any thought of returni...

Van Dijk Chelsea claim, Pickford VAR official back for Liverpool game, football fans could return to stadiums before Christmas, Fury vs Joshua still on for 2021 – sports news LIVE

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Listen to talkSPORT for all the latest sports news, gossip and expert views on the biggest talking points. And follow our live blog below for all the top stories throughout the day…   HEADLINES David Coote appointed VAR official for Liverpool vs Leicester for first time since failing to punish Jordan Pickford for horror tackle […] talkSPORT
‘Mutant coronavirus’ seen before on mink farms, say scientists

‘Mutant coronavirus’ seen before on mink farms, say scientists

Science
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They lived paycheck to paycheck before the pandemic. Then their worst nightmare came true

Finance
A man fills out paperwork while waiting for his number to be called at an unemployment event in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 15, 2020.Nick Oxford for The Washington Post | Getty ImagesVicki Honeycutt lost her job in March, one of millions laid off in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. To make matters worse, Honeycutt, an executive assistant at a bank, had no savings.Biweekly paychecks of around $ 1,600, after taxes, were devoted almost entirely to bills, including $ 1,100 in rent and medical expenses for her daughter, who has a rare autoimmune disorder. Honeycutt's husband, James, is a veteran with a disability that makes it difficult for him to work."I was always finagling, and we didn't have anything left over," Honeycutt, 53, said.Over the last few months, she's applied to more th...
Indians start buying physical gold before Diwali despite high prices

Indians start buying physical gold before Diwali despite high prices

Finance
Despite high prices, Indian consumers have been undeterred as they bought gold this Dussehra, setting the tone for buoyed demand later during Diwali in the midst of the economic uncertainty created by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Gold, being a non-essential item in the times of pandemic, had taken a backseat in consumer preference since Covid-19 outbreak. But as the economy opened up in a phased manner, consumers slowly started to take interest in gold as the yellow metal has given more than 25% return this year and the outlook on gold continues to remain bullish in one of the top gold-consuming nations of the world. Jewellers said that Dussehra demand has perked them up and they are expecting a much better Diwali. They said the pent up demand is already showing and even the fear of the ...