Amrita Jayakumar, NerdWallet Published 11:51 am CST, Friday, March 1, 2019 This article was first published on NerdWallet.com. Let’s be real: For millennials, having an emergency fund is way down on the financial worry list, behind student loan debt, medical bills or saving for a down payment. Some weeks, it can feel like you barely have enough money to get by, let alone put some away for a rainy day. But that cash stash can be crucial in preventing a debt spiral or keeping you afloat if you lose your job. Regardless of income, building your emergency fund doesn’t have to be intimidating. Start small, build a habit First, pick an amount you can put away on a regular basis, no matter how small. Then, commit to it. “It can be as little as $10 a week into a separate savings account,” says Lara Lamb, a certified financial planner at Abacus Wealth Partners in Los Angeles. Making a small contribution every week is less painful than shooting for an … [Read more...] about Don’t Freak Out About an Emergency Fund — Just Start One
Updated 12:59 pm CDT, Saturday, September 22, 2018 Now Playing: A shooting at a Maryland warehouse claimed four lives Thursday, including a female suspect who shot herself in the head, authorities said. Several other people were wounded. (Sept. 20) Media: Associated Press ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Maryland warehouse that killed four people and wounded three others (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A 21-year-old woman who was killed when a shooter opened fire at a Maryland warehouse had just started working there two days before the shooting. The Baltimore Sun reports that Hayleen Reyes had moved to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic five months ago. She had just started a new job at the Rite Aid distribution center in Harford County. Police said Snochia Moseley, a temporary worker at the facility, fatally shot three people and injured three others before killing herself Thursday. Ambulance leave the industrial park where … [Read more...] about The Latest: Warehouse shooting victim had just started job
SYDNEY — The Turkish lira plunged further at the start of trade in Asia on Monday, after a meltdown on Friday that rattled global markets. The fall in the lira is a risk to Turkish banks, with around one-third of their debt held in foreign currency. European banking stocks fell heavily on Friday and the nervousness spread to the US, where the S&P500 finished lost 0.7%. “Investors are clearly concerned that Turkey’s government won’t act (or allow the central bank to act) to shore up the currency, and fears are mounting that this could result in a crisis in Turkey’s banking sector,” wrote William Jackson, chief emerging markets economist for Capital Economics, in a client note. “After all, over a third of domestic lending is in foreign currencies, and banks have substantial short-term external debt.” After losing around 18% against the US dollar on Friday the lira plunged another 10% as Asian currency markets opened on Monday at 7am … [Read more...] about Turkey’s sinking currency has been rattling global markets and it just started the week with another meltdown
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Here's the bad news: Amazon Prime Day just kicked off, but the website appears to be down. Here's the good news: The error page features photos of adorable dogs. (Well, most of them are adorable.) The apparent outage on the retail giant's website appears to have begun around 3:05 p.m. ET, according to DownDetector.com. That's roughly five minutes after the start of Prime Day, the company's summer edition of Cyber Monday and one of the marquee retail events of the year. The company has said it will offer more than a million deals during the sales extravaganza — assuming you can get the site to load, of course. It was not immediately clear if the glitch affected shoppers nationwide or just in select parts of the United States. … [Read more...] about Prime Day just started but Amazon’s site is down. Gulp.
Travis Clark, provided by Published 5:02 pm PDT, Monday, July 9, 2018 Marvel Studios Warning: Spoilers for "Avengers: Infinity War" ahead. The Thanos subreddit r/ThanosDidNothingWrong banned half of its members on Monday — a tribute to Thanos wiping out half of all life in the universe in "Avengers: Infinity War." That meant hundreds of thousands of Reddit accounts banned, all in one moment, as a tribute to the villanous Thanos himself. Members of the community loved it. The "Infinity War" directors tweeted about it, and Thanos actor Josh Brolin made a video of himself snapping for the occasion. Like the "Avengers: Infinity War" villain himself, the Thanos subreddit r/ThanosDidNothingWrong sought perfect balance among its more than 700,000 members, up from the 200,000 subscribers it had last week. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Facebook is Killing Off These Social Apps, One Popular With Teens Buzz 60 Ex-CIA Director … [Read more...] about A major Thanos community just started banning hundreds of thousands of people at random, one by one — and they love it