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Retired and looking to work part-time? Here are 6 fields that may be a great fit

Retired and looking to work part-time? Here are 6 fields that may be a great fit

Finance
Part-time consulting is a great way to leverage your hard-won institutional knowledge and expertise after retirement. Firms may be looking to fill their full-time rank-and-file with lower-paid new college graduates, but there's a lot to be said for decades of experience. If you're offering your skill set on a part-time, independent basis, your former employer, or a competitor in the same field, might be quite willing to avail themselves of your services. More from Fixed Income Strategies: How to play rising bond rates without losing your shirtWhy investors near retirement should fear the big yield curve inversionMany Americans dream of retirement but lack a real game plan ...
Here are 5 ways to control your stress during a volatile market

Here are 5 ways to control your stress during a volatile market

Finance
While I can't give you any investment advice or help you ignore the current market conditions, I can teach you how to manage stress so that "volatile" describes the market and not your mindset. Emotions can help influence decision-making, but when it comes to considering investment decisions in a volatile market, getting stressed out may point your investments in the wrong direction. The high level of stress in today's financial market is not only threatening retirement accounts and portfolios, it's depleting an investor's greatest resource: brain power. ...
Here are the colleges doing away with student loans, by state

Here are the colleges doing away with student loans, by state

Finance
Americans leave college today with more debt than ever before. Some schools are trying to reverse the trend by instituting a no-loans policy. Most recently, Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, announced he would give $ 1.8 billion to his alma mater, John Hopkins University, so that the college can substitute loans for scholarship grants. "It will ease the burden of debt for many graduates," Bloomberg wrote in an Op-Ed for the New York Times. Student debt burdens Americans more than auto or credit card debt. The average graduate leaves school $ 30,000 in the red, up from $ 10,000 in the early 1990s. ...
Here Are the Symptoms of E. Coli—and Everything Else You Need to Know About the Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

Here Are the Symptoms of E. Coli—and Everything Else You Need to Know About the Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

Health
You've probably heard about the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak that's taken hold across the country, whether you're a regular salad eater or not. Since mid-March, 53 people in 16 states have been infected with this bacteria, which has been traced back to contaminated romaine lettuce. So far, 31 people have been hospitalized. While no deaths have been reported, five people have developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). RELATED: These 6 Dinner Salads Are Anything but Boring The CDC has issued an advisory about the outbreak, warning consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce unl...
Flu season is here: What you need to know about the flu vaccine

Flu season is here: What you need to know about the flu vaccine

Health
It’s the start of fall, which means flu season is here. Last year, flu hospitalizations were the highest they’ve ever been; 106 out of every 100,000 people were hospitalized for the flu in the 2017-18 season, with people over age 65 accounting for 58 percent of those hospitalizations and 180 pediatric deaths. Flu and the common cold can both make you feel crummy, but they are caused by different viruses. Colds are usually milder and do not result in serious health problems associated with the flu, like pneumonia or hospitalizations. Right now, being prepared is the best thing you can do before the season hits. Here’s what you need to know. Flu season may start as early as October in North America, but generally, it begins sometime in the fall and ends in March. Th...