Despite a decrease in workplace giving last year, leaders of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga announced Thursday that they exceeded a lofty $11.5 million campaign goal in 2018. In a room full of business leaders and community representatives, United Way's 2018 campaign chair Michael Mathis said at the agency's annual meeting that numbers were still rolling in from last year, but that as of Wednesday afternoon, the nonprofit had raised $11,506,420 — the highest in the local agency's 96-year history, he said. "I had the privilege and the challenge of leading this campaign in a year of renovation, laying groundwork for our new community impact approach, which has been more about listening and going into the community to better understand the needs," said Mathis, market president of Regions Bank in Chattanooga. Mathis now officially steps down as campaign chair, but United Way officials said a new one has not yet been selected. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and Hamilton County … [Read more...] about Chattanooga United Way raises most amount of money in its 96-year history
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Kelli Pate, provided by Published 2:12 pm CST, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Michael Dwyer/AP New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has said he hasn't spent a dime of the six-year, $54 million contract he signed in 2012. The four-time All-Pro said he lives off his endorsement earnings. Among other things, Gronkowski has suggested buying a car instead of leasing one. It's no secret that professional athletes make bank. This week, an NFL representative confirmed to INSIDER that Los Angeles Rams players each took home a cool $59,000 for playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday — and they didn't even win. Meanwhile, New England Patriots players each took home $118,000. Among those winning players is tight end Rob Gronkowski. But getting paid like a rock star doesn't mean Gronkowski lives like one. He most likely earned an $8 million base salary in 2018 alone, but Gronkowski has said he hasn't spent a penny of his NFL career salary or signing bonuses, choosing … [Read more...] about Patriots player Rob Gronkowski said he hasn’t spent a dime of his $54 million NFL contract. Here are 5 money-saving tips you can learn from him.
It’s no secret professional athletes make bank. Just this week, an NFL representative confirmed to INSIDER that the Los Angeles Rams players each took home a cool $US59,000 for playing in the Super Bowl – and they didn’t even win. Meanwhile, The New England Patriots’ players each took home $US118,000. Among those winning players is tight end Rob Gronkowski. But getting paid like a rock star doesn’t mean he lives like one. Even though CNBC reported that he earned an $US8 million base salary in 2018 alone, Gronkowski said he hasn’t spent a penny of his NFL career salary or signing bonuses, choosing instead to live off his endorsement deals, which he has made with brands like Dunkin’ Doughnuts. Gronkowski made the surprising revelations about his spending in his 2015 book, “It’s Good to Be Gronk.” “To this day, I still haven’t touched one dime of my signing bonus or NFL contract money,” he wrote. “I live … [Read more...] about Patriots player Rob Gronkowski said he hasn’t spent a dime of his $54 million NFL contract. Here are 4 money-saving tips that you can learn from him.
“We started this project 25 years ago with a mission of how we were going to present feminism,” says Bust founder and editor-in-chief Debbie Stoller. “Now I have a strong sense that the culture has finally caught up with us. That’s the most surprising feeling to me.” Since 1993, Bust—along with the likes of Bitch, which also started as a zine—has offered women an alternative to the pages of mainstream glossies like Glamour and Cosmopolitan. According to Stoller, those magazines made the women she knew “feel terrible about themselves” and made little to no mention of feminism. “We wanted to make a magazine that women could actually feel good about reading,” Stoller says. “If Playboy is—or was—entertainment for men, then this would be like entertainment for feminists, to present pop culture from a feminist perspective and give feminism some better PR.” But unlike other indie publications … [Read more...] about Bust magazine’s two decades of being unapologetically feminist
Analysts say the $9.99 a month unlimited mobile plan is unlikely to continue under the Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison merger. They say TPG’s aggressive discounting for new customers in the mobile market is likely to end. Also under question is the future of Australia’s fourth mobile network being built by TPG. The merger of TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison could be the end of the foreshadowed $9.99 unlimited mobile plan and a separate fourth mobile network in Australia. When TPG announced plans to built its own mobile network, it had plans to offer a $9.99 a month plan, the first six months free, with 1Gbps of high speed data each day, reducing to 1Mbps after that. Analysts are now questioning whether this will ever happen because the merged entity would be effectively be competing against itself. Billionaire David Teoh, questioned in an analyst briefing about whether the $9.99 a month plan would continue, said: “Who knows?” He then speculated that the … [Read more...] about The TPG-Vodafone merger could be the end of the $9.99 unlimited mobile plan