Top perk? Paying rent to yourself and paying down loan By Beth Buczynski, Nerdwallet Published 4:03 pm CST, Saturday, February 2, 2019 FILE- In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo people walk by a real estate office in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. Even if it?s a stretch now, buying your first home by age 35 can mean more wealth in retirement. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) less FILE- In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo people walk by a real estate office in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. Even if it?s a stretch now, buying your first home by age 35 can mean more wealth in ... more Photo: Keith Srakocic Photo: Keith Srakocic Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo people walk by a real estate office in Pittsburgh's … [Read more...] about Investment by 35 worth it now, and later
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Billionaire Reid Hoffman quietly became a major force in Democratic politics over the last two years, but his groups’ clashes within the party and involvement in controversial campaign tactics are causing some Democrats to question whether partnering with him on a $35 million-plus overhaul of the party's data infrastructure would be a mistake. Democratic operatives and groups that have worked with Hoffman say his spending in 2017 and 2018 put him in the league of top party givers such as Tom Steyer and Donald Sussman. But some Democrats told POLITICO they believe the LinkedIn co-founder and his allies — intent on taking risks with his money and breaking with the status quo — failed to properly vet their partners and made avoidable mistakes as they rapidly expanded their political work.Story Continued Below During the 2017 gubernatorial and state legislature races in Virginia, party leaders and a Hoffman-funded group fought bitterly over strategy and access to voter … [Read more...] about Tech billionaire, Democrats clash over campaign tactics and data
Google’s nonprofit division Google.org has long committed to donating 1% of the company’s total equity and profits to charity. Based on the $1 billion pledge it made in October 2017, the company has focused on causes like education, economic opportunity, and inclusion. Some groups receiving funding just so happen to also make the online world more accessible, informative, and safe for users. This week, Google extended its humanitarian efforts with Google Fellowships, a program that allows its own employees to embed for up to six months at nonprofits with special projects that need the help of experts in computer engineering, data analysis, and artificial intelligence. Its first formal collaboration will be with workplace development organization Goodwill Industries International. Starting January 15, seven Google employees will spend three months at Goodwill offices in different cities. Those workers represent the first of between five and 10 fellowship classes or … [Read more...] about Google’s new employee perk: paid sabbaticals to work for nonprofits
For adolescents blessed with willowy good looks, the fashion world offers the prospect of glamour, celebrity, and wealth. But this, for many, is what the beginning of a modeling career can actually look like: On her first test shoot as a 15-year-old, Dasha Alexander said, a photographer held a camera in one hand and digitally penetrated her with his other — a move, he explained, that would make the pictures more “raw” and “sensual.”When Coco Rocha refused to get naked on set as a 16-year-old, she said, the photographer replaced her with a girl who was younger and more obedient. Months later, a famous photographer simulated an orgasm as he took Rocha’s picture.By the time Lenka Chubuklieva was 17, she said, an agent had repeatedly groped her, a photographer had thrown her on a bed and kissed her, and another photographer had masturbated in front of her and threatened to ruin her family in Ukraine if she told anyone.“If people really understood … [Read more...] about The fashion world promises glamour and wealth. Instead, many find harassment and assault.
Nonprofit health plans that control a large chunk of Minnesota’s insurance market are ready to offer better deals to hang onto their customers, consultants say, now that they have new competition from for-profit carriers. Minnetonka-based UnitedHealthcare and Connecticut-based Aetna are making a push for more health insurance business in the state following a 2017 law that opened the market to more competition from investor-owned insurance companies. However, while employers say they are happy for more options, the changes are not swift and they remain frustrated by the broader trend of escalating health care costs without obvious signs that waste is being wrung out of the system. “We still have this huge affordability issue,” said Deb Krause of the Minnesota Health Action Group, a Bloomington-based coalition of large employers that offer health plans. “We need the new competitive landscape to focus on health care innovation in terms of more efficient resource … [Read more...] about Health plan competition heats up as nonprofit insurers take on for-profit giants in Minnesota