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Clients’ health-care spending gets closer look from advisors as costs squeeze budgets

Clients’ health-care spending gets closer look from advisors as costs squeeze budgets

Finance
Find yourself struggling to manage your health-care costs in retirement? You're not alone.As the cost of health care continues climbing faster than the rate of inflation and an aging population is living longer, many financial advisors are focused on the line item in their retired clients' budgets more than ever."It's a cost we see that's ever-present and it's gone way up over time," said certified financial planner Kelly Wright, director of financial planning for Columbia, Maryland-based Pinnacle Advisory Group. Pinnacle ranked No. 80 on the CNBC FA 100 list of top advisor firms for 2019.The ability to pay for health-care needs is one of the most critical issues of retirement.Hero Images | Getty ImagesThe U.S. spent about $ 3.5 trillion on health care in 2017, or about $ 11,000 per person...
Watch: ‘Mariah Carey is Christmas!’ documentary gets trailer

Watch: ‘Mariah Carey is Christmas!’ documentary gets trailer

Entertainment
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey is Christmas!, a new mini-documentary, is coming to Amazon in December. Amazon Music shared a trailer Wednesday for the new special, which explores singer Mariah Carey's hit song "All I Want for Christmas is You." The preview shows music producer Randy Jackson, Variety music editor Shirley Halperin, Billboard charts director Gary Trust and Carey's backup singer Trey Lorenz reflect on how "All I Want for Christmas is You" became a surprise hit. "It's just so catchy. The harmonies; the way the music was done," Lorenz says. The trailer also features an interview with Carey, 49. "I just remember where I was coming from, wanting it to feel like a classic," the singer says. "It was an accomplishment for me that I was really proud of." Carey released "All I Want for...
European Space Agency gets more funds, also for Moon mission

European Space Agency gets more funds, also for Moon mission

Technology
The 22 member states of the European Space agency have pledged to boost their funding to support more missions and research projects, including a new generation of satellites to monitor climate changeByThe Associated PressNovember 28, 2019, 4:14 PM2 min read The 22 member states of the European Space agency pledged Thursday to boost their funding to support more missions and research projects, including a new generation of satellites to monitor climate change. The agency’s director-general, Jan Woerner, said at the conclusion two-day ministerial meeting in Seville, Spain, that member states pledged a record three-year budget of 12.5 billion euros ($ 13.7 million) plus an additional 1.9 billion euros to cover operational costs and basic research in years four and five. “14.4 billion euros.

Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth

Technology
The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: ArrokothBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterNovember 12, 2019, 9:13 PM1 min read The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth. NASA said Tuesday that means "sky" in the language of the Native American Powhatan people. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped Arrokoth on New Year's Day, 3 ½ years after exploring Pluto. At the time, this small icy world 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto was nicknamed Ultima Thule given its vast distance from us. Lead scientist Alan Stern says the new name "reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies." The Powhatan and New Horizons have regional ties. The spacecraft is operated fr
Shakespeare gets a digital make-over for Instagram generation

Shakespeare gets a digital make-over for Instagram generation

Entertainment
Shakespeare has been given a digital makeover, in an effort to inspire the Instagram generation to connect with arguably the world's greatest playwright.New research from the digital technology company, Adobe, has revealed 77% of 11-18 years olds struggle to understand William Shakespeare's plays because of the "challenging" language used. Image: A painting of William Shakespeare from The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust 42% do not understand how studying his work will help them get a job in the future - while 29% said modern day interpretations of his plays would help them understand them.As a result of the poll, The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has teamed up with Adobe to try to encourage more young people to engage with the Bard's...