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With so many people living longer, advisors help to make sure the fear of outliving money doesn’t become a reality

Finance
sturti | E+ | Getty ImagesAlfred Abraham has had colon cancer, prostate cancer, open heart surgery and his left eye removed.Yet at 100, he's still alive and well. Every day, he and his partner Brian eat fruit and salad and go for walks. He and his family were planning a big party to celebrate his becoming a centenarian this past April, but the pandemic wouldn't allow for it. "At the present time, I'm doing very nicely despite what's going on," said Abraham, a former CPA and bank executive who lives in New York. One big part of why he's doing so well is his financial advisor, he says.More from Advisor Insight:Target-date funds are getting more personalEight costly retirement mistakes to avoidPreparing heirs for the $ 68 trillion 'great wealth transfer'"He's doing a very good job ...
Scientists move to create single, comprehensive list of Earth’s living species

Scientists move to create single, comprehensive list of Earth’s living species

Science
July 7 (UPI) -- An international group of scientists hope to convince biologists, taxonomists, conservationists and policy makers the world over to use a single, comprehensive list of the world's species -- from mammals and birds to plants, fungi and microbes. On Tuesday, the team of scientists, organized by the International Union of Biological Sciences, published a series of principles in the journal PLOS One that they hope will serve as a roadmap for compiling such a list. Advertisement It's not the first time scientists have called for a big list of all the planet's living things. "There have been attempts to do this, and even quite good ones, such as the Catalogue of Life," IUBN team member Frank Zachos told UPI. "But it is a relatively small group of people that decide which specie...
Risk for MS 30% higher for those living in cities, study finds

Risk for MS 30% higher for those living in cities, study finds

Health
May 22 (UPI) -- City-dwellers are nearly 30 percent more likely to be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis than those living in more rural areas, a study presented Friday at the European Academy of Neurology Virtual Congress has found. Based on the results, which will also be published in European Journal of Neurology, air pollution could be a risk factor for the development of the disease, according to the authors, who conducted their research in Italy. "It is well recognized that immune diseases such as MS are associated with multiple factors, both genetic and environmental," co-author Dr. Roberto Bergamaschi, of the IRCCS Mondino Foundation in Pavia, Italy, said in a statement. "We believe that air pollution interacts through several mechanisms in the development of MS and the results of...
‘I’m living on cards’: The firms waiting for emergency loans

‘I’m living on cards’: The firms waiting for emergency loans

Business
Businesses are still struggling to access government-backed loans from their banks. Hina Solanki says she has had a nightmare trying to get support from her bank for her tattoo business to get through the lockdown."I can't pay anything. I'm living on cards. It's extremely stressful", she says. For the last fortnight she has been trying to apply for a £50,000 Bounce Back Loan from her bank."But I just get error messages," she says. "They seem to have a technical fault."She's not alone, even though it is nearly two weeks since the launch of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) to prop up stricken small businesses.Hundreds of thousands of applications have been approved, but BBC News has seen a string of complaints about leading banks...
Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres join lineup for Sunday’s Living Room Concert

Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres join lineup for Sunday’s Living Room Concert

Entertainment
March 29 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres and Melissa McCarthy have joined Sunday's Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America. Elton John is hosting the benefit concert, which will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Camila Cabello, Dave Grohl, Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, Tim McGraw and H.E.R. The artists will all be singing in remote locations in keeping with social-distancing practices intended to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 30,000 people worldwide. The special pays tribute to healthcare workers, and will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com