Friday January 11, 2019 01:15 AM As federal shutdown drags on, tips on how workers can try to cope without pay Written by By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, AP Personal Finance Writer There's no end in sight to the partial federal shutdown and, more distressing to federal workers, no paycheck in sight either. The shutdown has furloughed 380,000 federal workers and forced an additional 420,000 to work without pay. President Donald Trump has said he is willing to keep the government closed for months or even years to get his demands met. But even if an agreement is reached and the government reopens, it could be some time before anyone earns a fresh paycheck or gets potential back pay. It's a burden that few American households can bear without strain. Some experts weigh in with tips on how to cope: PRIORITIZE YOUR BILLS Sit down and take a good look at what bills are due, or will be due soon. Rank your obligations by importance in case you cannot meet them all. Mortgage and utility … [Read more...] about How you (and your finances) can survive the federal shutdown
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The start of a new year is more than just an opportunity to pop some bubbly. It also serves as a fresh slate; a time to set new goals and create a game plan to execute them. But there’s one aspect of your life you should prioritize before everything else, according to Kevin O’Leary, star of ABC’s “Shark Tank.” “The No. 1 resolution you should make on New Year’s Eve, and this is No. 1, is to pay down your debt,” O’Leary tells CNBC Make It. “That is the most important thing you can do for your future. “Of course you want health and happiness, and everybody wants everybody to have that,” he adds. “But in terms of taking care of your family and you, paying down your debt is No. 1.” “If you want to find financial freedom, you need to retire all debt — and yes that includes your mortgage,” the personal finance author previously told CNBC Make It. To demolish your debt … [Read more...] about Shark Tank Star Kevin O’Leary Says Paying Off Debt Is Your Best New Year’s Resolution
LIFE 04/13/2018 05:30 pm ET Updated Apr 13, 2018 "The key is to have them work for you, not for you to work for them. You’re the boss." By Brittany Wong 680 Sugar babies are having a moment. Sugar dating via sites like Seeking Arrangement is talked about more openly and honestly than ever, with some daters growing a following by sharing their experiences on YouTube and social media. For the unfamiliar, typically in these situations, successful sugar daddies or sugar mamas pay for dates (and often sex) with younger women or men known as sugar babies. Sugaring, as it’s called, has become so mainstream that there’s even an annual summit where current and former sugar babies speak on a range of topics, including sexuality, relationship advice and entrepreneurship. To learn more about what it’s like to be a sugar baby, we talked to two people who currently do it: Kaeden Harveland, an 18-year-old from Seattle, Washington, … [Read more...] about We’re Sugar Babies. This Is What It’s Like.
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