US News & World Report released its 2019 ranking of the best places to retire in America, and housing affordability was one of the primary determinants. We filtered US News’ ranking to narrow down the list to the cities where a typical home costs less than $US250,000. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, came out on top and four other cities in the state appear in the top 20. Turns out, Pennsylvania is a fabulous – and affordable – place to retire. That’s according to US News & World Report’s 2019 ranking of the best places to retire in America. To determine its overall ranking, US News evaluated the 100 largest US metros on six metrics: housing affordability, happiness, desirability, retiree taxes, job market, and healthcare quality. You can read the detailed methodology here. We filtered the US News list to find the cities where retirees can buy a home for under $US250,000 and find a rental under $US1,600 a month – that’s slightly below … [Read more...] about The 19 best places to retire in America where you can buy a house for under $250,000
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When you think of hermits, you probably envision someone living in solitude for religious reasons. And while some hermits do live in seclusion from society for this reason, there are other people around the world who live in isolation for different reasons. From former nuns to people who just prefer to live a life of minimalism, here is an inside look into the lives of some modern-day hermits. From a former nun in the English countryside to an elderly man living naked and alone on an island in Japan, there is no one picture of what a hermit looks like. Sister Rachel Denton, a former nun and teacher, has been living in solitude in a small English town since 2006. She has pledged to live as a hermit for the rest of her life, though she communicates with the outside world through social media. Another hermit, Masafumi Nagasaki, took a more extreme approach to the solitary lifestyle. The 82-year-old was the only known resident of a small island off the coast of Japan until he left … [Read more...] about Intimate photos show what it’s really like to be a modern-day hermit
As the year winds down, and our beach umbrellas come out, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) has given us the scoop on this year’s finance must-reads for 2019. “Wherever you’re headed this summer, prioritising yourself by indulging in a great read may give you the boost you’re looking for to start 2019 off with a bang,” said a CA ANZ spokesperson. “Whether you’re an accountant, you know an accountant, or you’re just looking to whip your finances into shape, we have taken the stress out of what you should be reading – or gifting as a read – this summer. “We’ve built a list that we that we know will keep your mind active, even if you’re not, over the break.” Whether purchasing as a stocking filler for that accountant or financial planner, or to simply catch up on the latest in finance with a decent cocktail in hand, keep your mind active over the Christmas break with these top six … [Read more...] about 6 books to buy the accountant in your life
Elon Musk‘s rocket company, SpaceX, is raising another $US500 million in investments, the Wall Street Journal reported. That means SpaceX could end 2018 with $US1.257 billion in new funds, since the company already raised $US507 million investment in April and got a $US250 million loan in November. SpaceX will likely use the money to fund two ambitious projects: a global network of internet-providing satellites, called Starlink, and a giant launch vehicle for exploring and settling Mars, called Big Falcon Rocket. SpaceX may raise another $US500 million in new funding before the New Year. That’s according to a story published Tuesday by the Wall Street Journal. If Elon Musk’s rocket company does raise the money, the new funding would get added to a $US250 million loan that SpaceX secured in November, according to the Journal, as well as $US507 million in investments that SpaceX started selling in April. Totaled up, that means SpaceX may close 2018 with a total … [Read more...] about Elon Musk may raise nearly $1.3 billion for SpaceX before 2018 is over. He’ll likely spend that money on 2 epic projects.
In 2016, Madison and Kyler Fisher hit rock bottom. After a business venture gone bust, the Los Angeles-based couple was left penniless, with twin infant girls. Today their 2-year-old daughters, Taytum and Oakley, have 2.2 million followers on Instagram, and command five-figure sums for a single branded photo. They’ve been in national commercials, a feature film, and had a repeat role on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Their parents, both actors, are now producing their own movies and running a family YouTube channel, which has 2.7 million subscribers. Both parents are influencers in their own right, getting branded deals from the likes of Olay and Hyundai on their personal Instagram pages. It’s the kind of rags-to-riches story that could only happen in the social media age, which has turned pranksters, fashionistas, and personalities into bona fide internet celebrities. The influencer marketing industry is on track to be worth $5 billion to $10 billion by 2020, and … [Read more...] about The 2-year-old Instagram influencers who make more than you