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News From the Control Tower - 2/25/2021

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week's reads include: (1) The Jobs the Pandemic May Devastate, (2) Zoom Shirts Are Out. Zoom Fashion Is In, (3) 'Spy pixels in emails have become endemic', (4) Hipgnosis Is Buying Music Libraries — and Plans to Spend $1 Billion More, (5) Farmers fight back: making animal feed from a locust plague, and a bonus article, Scientists Just Changed the Rules of What You Can Do While You Sleep.

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News From the Control Tower - 2/18/2021

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week's reads include: (1) Real unemployment rate closer to 10 percent, says Fed Chair Jerome Powell, (2) America’s billionaire philanthropists gave away more during the pandemic. But there’s a catch, (3) How the Fossil Fuel Industry Convinced Americans to Love Gas Stoves, (4) Borrowing Binge Reaches Riskiest Companies, (5) Citibank Loses Bid to Recall $500 Million in Mistaken Repayment of Revlon Loan, and a bonus article, Stories of Slavery, From Those Who Survived It.

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News From the Control Tower - 2/11/2021

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week's reads include: (1) Thieves Nationwide Are Slithering Under Cars, Swiping Catalytic Converters, (2) It’s Not Every Day We Get a New Blue, (3) How the Covid-19 pandemic broke Nextdoor, (4) Cuba Is Opening Up Its Economy. But Don't Call It a Shift to Capitalism Just Yet, (5) Jeff Immelt Oversaw the Downfall of G.E. Now He’d Like You to Read His Book, and a bonus article, The missing continent it took 375 years to find.

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News From the Control Tower - 2/4/2021

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week's reads include: (1) Life after Jeff: Can Amazon’s next boss fill Jeff Bezos’s supersized boots?, (2) Ford forced to cut profitable F-150 pickup truck production due to semiconductor chip shortage, (3) Google’s next big Chrome update will rewrite the rules of the web, (4) Businesses Launch Legal Fight to Prevent USPS Price Hikes, (5) The bond market gets optimistic, and a bonus article, Listen to a random forest.

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Traditional Retirement Savings: Why Tax-Deferred Accounts like 401(k)s May Be the Wrong Choice for Some Taxpayers

Did you know that the concept of saving for retirement has only been around for two generations? In 1940, the average life expectancy for men was 60.8 years. Women fared a bit better with an average life expectancy of 65.8. Historically, people typically worked until they died or physically couldn’t work any longer. In 1935, when the Social Security Act was signed into law, citizens had to be 65 years old to receive Social Security, which meant a small percentage of people ever received payment. Today, the average life expectancy for men and women is over 78 years, and non-disabled citizens can receive Social Security payments as early as age 62. On top of that, the desire to retire “early” is growing like wildfire. When considering the length of our lives and the cost of living compared with 1940, it’s no wonder we are having trouble keeping up with our retirement needs.

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News From the Control Tower - 1/28/2021

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week's reads include: (1) What the Hell Is Going On With GameStop’s Stock?, (2) China is rehearsing for when it overtakes America, (3) ‘Hundreds of billions’ needs to move to firms combating carbon emissions, Standard Chartered CEO says, (4) Walgreens taps Starbucks operating chief Roz Brewer as its next CEO, (5) When SPACs Attack! A New Force Is Invading Wall Street.

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News From the Control Tower - 1/21/2021

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week's reads include: (1) Why $15 minimum wage is pretty safe, (2) Four things that could pop the 'rational bubble' in equities: Mohamed El-Erian, (3) France, Once a Vaccine Pioneer, Is Top Skeptic in Covid-19 Pandemic, (4) Technology That Delivered, (5) Bill Gates: America’s Top Farmland Owner, and Bonus article - Michigan designates Wednesday [January 20] as 'What's Going On' Day as Marvin Gaye single marks 50 years.

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News From the Control Tower - 1/13/2021

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week's reads include: (1) China CCP to Nationalize Jack Ma's Alibaba and Ant Group, (2)Google Workers Speak Out About Why They Formed A Union: 'To Protect Ourselves', (3) The ‘Small-Cap Effect’ Isn’t Dead, After All, (4) Sustainable Equity Funds Outperform Traditional Peers in 2020, (5) The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. All of them were held by women, and Bonus article - Our own Amanda Vaught quoted in the New York Times on her post-pandemic plans.

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News From the Control Tower - 12/23/2020

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week's reads include: (1) Domino's to pay frontline workers nearly $10M in holiday bonuses in effort to 'put people first', (2) How Amazon Wins: By Steamrolling Rivals and Partners, (3) NASS ready to begin last phase of Ag Resource Management Survey, (4) How Bad Was Virus Aid Fraud? One Banker Was ‘Frustrated With Humanity’ - The New York Times, (5) Ski Towns and the Ski Bums Who Staff Them, Ponder Their Survival, and Bonus article - Covid-19 Christmas sweater that ensures social distancing – it flashes and sounds alarm when people get too close.

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News From the Control Tower - 12/16/2020

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances. This week's reads include: (1) Why are mRNA vaccines so exciting?, (2) Skin in the Game: Wall Street’s answer to the student-debt crisis, (3) Getting Covid Vaccines to People Will Cost States Billions They Don’t Have, (4) A Netflix doc wants to fix our food system with capitalism. 'Gather' argues that’s how it broke, (5) Toyota's game-changing solid-state battery en route for 2021 debut, and Bonus article - Trees are more social than us these days.

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