Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A partnership has claimed the $1.34 billion Mega Millions lottery prize jackpot of July 29, 2022, the Illinois Lottery announced Wednesday, September 21. The winners opted to remain anonymous (Illinois is a state that permits lottery-winner anonymity for those who win prizes of $250,000 or more ) and chose to take the lump-sum pre-tax payment of $780.5 million instead of annual payments over 30 years, according to the Illinois Lottery. As I mentioned in my previous lottery story , the winners had faced a deadline of 60 calendar days (in this case, Sept. 27) to decide if they wanted the cash option as opposed to the long-term payout, according to the Illinois Lottery Winners’ Handbook . Just for fun, let’s assume you were one of the winners. You Won $780.5 Million Pre-Tax: Now What? For any winner of a large lottery, there is the big question: How do you find the right kind of expertise to manage … [Read more...] about Are You The July 2022 Mega Millions Lottery Winner?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Charlie Morton won’t be retiring after all. The veteran right-handed starter has signed a new, $20 million contract to remain in the rotation of the Atlanta Braves for 2023 and perhaps 2024 – if a club option, worth another $20 million, is exercised. There is no buyout included. The deal, announced before the start of the crucial Mets-Braves weekend series Friday, was a surprise. Morton, 38, has had an erratic season and had openly flirted with retirement. In fact, the front office had reportedly been considering how to re-invest his $20 million in getting a potential rotation replacement – preferably someone younger. Although he is a two-time All-Star, Morton has struggled this season, posting an uncharacteristic 4.29 earned run average in 167 2/3 innings heading into his last start Sunday. He has a 9-6 record but 200+ strikeouts – joining with rookie Spencer Strider to become the first Braves tandem at that … [Read more...] about Charlie Morton Re-Ups With Braves, Inking $20 Million Deal For 2023
Forbes found several yachts owned by sanctioned Russian and Russian-born billionaires that reclassified themselves houseboats and “reflagged,” or changed their registration, from British tax havens to more Russian-friendly spots. Written by Giacomo Tognini I t’s been seven months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine spurred Western authorities to hit Russian oligarchs with sanctions, taking aim at their luxury superyachts. The actions have ranged from outright seizure to deregistering the vessels , making it difficult—if not impossible—for the floating palaces to obtain insurance and sail legally. But several sanctioned Russian and Russian-born billionaires are now registering their yachts in countries that haven’t imposed sanctions on Russia—possibly because they could no longer obtain insurance accepted in the territories where they were registered, or as an attempt to allow them to sail legally if sanctions are ever removed. Forbes found six yachts owned by … [Read more...] about How Sanctioned Russian Billionaires Are Trying To Loosen Europe’s Grip On Their Superyachts
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin By Rosie Wolf Williams, Next Avenue My mother told me many times over the years that she had a will, and I believed her. When she passed away, we discovered that her will was 40 years old — and completely useless. To start, she had never signed the copy we found, and the man named to be executor had died a decade before she did. Grandchildren born after she wrote the will were not mentioned, and items left to some people had long ago been passed on to others. Such problems are not uncommon, because many older adults and their children don't want to talk about death. Of course, you could simply ask your parents or others about their wishes, but how do you make sure the transition after they have died is smooth, without sounding harsh or greedy? Who Needs a Will? "The question in so many minds is, what happens if my parent dies without a will? The short answer is, it depends," says Rebecca Goldfarb, … [Read more...] about Mom, Do You Have A Will?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Acting your wage is the next viral trend emanating from TikTok after quiet quitting . According to the TikTokers, if your boss is only paying you minimum wage, that means you should just do the bare minimum amount of work. It’s about setting boundaries. The ethos is that if the company and managers fail to offer empathy, encouragement, the compensation you deserve and psychological safety to do your job without the fear of being yelled at or abused, there is no reason to overextend yourself working and let it affect your quality of life. Your efforts should directly match the rate of pay. According to proponents of this work style, there's no reason to work after 5 p.m. or on weekends. While white-collar quiet quitters are just biding time, blue-collar “act your wagers” are only doing precisely what they are paid to do and nothing more. Variations Of Quiet Quitting And Acting Your Wage Have Been Around … [Read more...] about ‘Acting Your Wage’ Is Detrimental To Long-Term Career Success
https://youtu.be/gy1BViiL7U8 Whacky laws you didn’t even know were a thing; we’re here to show you what you should keep this in mind when travelling around Thailand. We will warn you; these are a bit ‘out-there’ but don’t mistake these for strange laws for jokes. They’re serious and could land you in jail! 1. Do Not Go Commando 10 strange laws in Thailand!s One of the strangest laws in the land is that it is illegal to go out in public without wearing underwear. There aren’t any stories of tourists or locals being arrested for this offence, but make sure you have enough underwear for your trip. ‘How would they know, though?’ We hear ya! Well, they wouldn’t know. Just make sure it’s not a windy day and you’re wearing a floaty skirt or wide-leg shorts, that would be a dead giveaway. 2. Wear a Shirt While Driving 10 strange laws in Thailand! Thailand’s temperature can be hot, humid, and dry, which means many tourists … [Read more...] about Thailand’s strange laws – 10 strange laws in Thailand
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin British comedian Al Murray’s “Pub Landlord” character is known for a long-running joke that involved asking members of his audience what they did for a living. As each person comes up with precise job descriptions ranging from PA and office manager to document controller, Murray simply responds: “Secretary.” This causes great amusement, not least from his victims. But, as with all good comedy, at the root of the joke is a serious point. So it is difficult not to think about Murray and his attempts at cutting through some of the hard-to-grasp job titles that have sprung up in recent years when reading recent research from JobSage , an employer review site. Among the highlights of a survey published earlier this month are that nearly half of hiring managers said job titles were less reliable indicators of skills than they used to be. Moreover, 40% of them said they had had trouble finding the right people for roles because … [Read more...] about Why Modern Job Titles Create Confusion And Frustration
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There is no one-size-fits-all approach for bringing employees back to the office. Employers will need to figure out what works best for their employees, culture, and business needs. The biggest mistake companies make is forcing employees back to the office without first finding out what their workers want. This leads to increased resignations and unhappy employees. New research from Microsoft found that 50% of leaders will require employees to return to in-person work full-time in the next year. This same research revealed that 52% of employees are considering changing to a full-time remote or hybrid job. The reality is that employees have been working from home for more than two years now. They’ve built out a personalized and comfortable office environment, and created a routine around working from home. Employees will undoubtedly be reluctant to return to the office. In fact, most of their teams are more spread out than … [Read more...] about 3 Things To Consider When Trying To Bring Your Employees Back In-Office
(Image Courtesy: LG) LG has launched its easy-to-move, customizable and movable display the LG One: Quick Flex in India. The display comes with a movable stand, that allows you to lug it wherever you want. The bezel-less 43-inch 4K UHD display can be swiveled to fit in both landscape and portrait orientations and has U-IPS panel with 350 nits brightness, 72% NTSC color gamut, 10-bit color reproduction and a 9ms response time. This is meant for both personal and commercial use, and can serve as a handy tool for classes, meetings and can also be used as digital signage. It runs Microsoft's Windows 10T Enterprise Edition, and comes with features like screen capture, file sharing, split views, support for stylus pens, launcher bar and support for apps. "Our lives are an endless succession of contact and communication with one another. May it be family, friends, co-workers, or business partners, we are constantly interacting with people no matter where we are," said LG's … [Read more...] about LG has launched the LG One:Quick Flex in India; check price, specs