Representative image The rupee on November 26 plunged by 37 paise against the US dollar as investors turned cautious in view of massive selloffs in domestic equities and worries over a new variant of COVID-19. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened at 74.60 and witnessed an intra-day high of 74.58 and a low of 74.92 against the US dollar in day trade. The local unit settled at 74.89 a dollar, down 37 paise over its previous close of 74.52. The dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, was trading 0.34 percent down at 96.44. "Rupee erased all the gains of the month following risk-off moods after worries over a new variant of COVID-19 surges. Month-end dollar demand and unwinding of carry trade in global forex markets also weighed on rupee," Dilip Parmar, Research Analyst, HDFC Securities. Close COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions View more How does a vaccine … [Read more...] about Rupee plunges by 37 paise against dollar on new COVID-19 variant worries
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Sen. Mitt Romney wants to stop President Joe Biden from canceling student loans. Here’s what you need to know — and what it means for your student loan debt . Student Loans Romney (R-UT) and four Republican senators introduced the Student Loan Accountability Act, which would: prohibit the Biden administration from enacting wide-scale student loan cancellation to forgive all, or some, student loans for borrowers; and include exemptions for existing targeted federal student loan forgiveness, student loan cancellation or student loan repayment programs such as public service loan forgiveness and teacher loan forgiveness. “It makes no sense for the Biden Administration to cancel nearly $2 trillion in student loan debt,” Romney said. “This decision would not only be unfair to those who already repaid their loans or decided to pursue alternative education paths, but it would be wildly inflationary at … [Read more...] about Mitt Romney Proposes Bill To Stop Biden From Canceling Student Loans
Focusing on outcomes is definitely more meaningful than simply showing up and going through the motions of a job. But oftentimes, being too “results oriented” can just as easily get in the way of our work—particularly if expectations are high, or if we don’t feel like the results are in our control, the work can feel overwhelming. It’s a stressful experience. When it comes to creative work or problem solving, it can also be counterproductive—there’s no easier way to clog up the creative process or to start a creative block . advertisement advertisement Here are three ways to get through analysis paralysis or a fixation with results, and to let go of stress to actually do the work well (excerpted from my book, Creative Doing ): Relax expectations With vision comes expectations. We believe this project will be the one that enables us to break through. It would be weird if we didn’t—there might be less of a point in … [Read more...] about 3 ways to manage the stress of being ‘results oriented’
As the Great Resignation moves millions of workers from one job to another, you have a different goal in mind: moving up within your current company. But how do you get that promotion —and get it fast? Here’s your pull-out-all-the-stops guide to help you advance in record time. advertisement advertisement Start with your goal The first step to making your career goal happen is to clearly define what you want and why you want it, says Lise Stransky, founder of career-coaching firm Careers That Work for You. And then think about the underlying “why?” Are you looking for career growth or simply more money? What is the need or want that is driving you to pursue these goals? Breaking out your “why” helps you in two ways. First, it can help keep you motivated to pursue your goal. In addition, it can help you understand whether there is some other way this goal could be fulfilled, Stransky says. For example, if you’re looking for more … [Read more...] about 16 simple things to do now to get a promotion this year
Self-doubt is common among entrepreneurs. When business owners are overcome with these doubts, it can hold them back from achieving their goals and reaching their full potential. Thankfully, there are ways to work through these limiting beliefs and develop a more secure mindset -- and it often begins with learning from other entrepreneurs who have endured those same struggles. To help reframe your current way of thinking, a group of leaders discussed some limiting beliefs many entrepreneurs have and how you can overcome them. 'Success should come easy.' Many entrepreneurs get discouraged when their efforts aren't immediately yielding results because they somehow believe success should be easier to achieve. "Logically, we know that success rarely comes easy -- and yet, it's so easy for entrepreneurs to expect immediate visible success," says Ismael Wrixen, executive chairman of FE International . "In truth, for an entrepreneur to achieve their goals, … [Read more...] about 8 Limiting Beliefs That May Be Holding Your Business Back
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin 2022 has given us plenty of reasons to fear for our financial health—inflation, rising interest rates, and a global conflict are the big three that have sent stock and bond markets into one of the more volatile stretches we’ve seen, at least since the initial shock of pandemic shutdowns roiled markets in 2020. However, as we look at each of these legitimate fears, there is some helpful context and even a bit of good news that puts it all in perspective: 1. The Russian Invasion of Ukraine The Russian invasion of Ukraine is brazened, unprovoked, and abhorrent—period. Yet the fear that it was intended to strike in the hearts of Ukrainians seems to have manifested more as resolute courage. Meanwhile, the remainder of the developed world seeks to wage financial war on the Russian state in order to punish it for its unjustifiable hostility and, above all, stop the fighting. The fear that the conflict could cause … [Read more...] about Facing Financial Fears In 2022
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin It’s nothing new when your stubborn aging parent refuses help. Maybe they have been generally stubborn for as long as you can remember. But with aging, you see them less and less able to do things, and you worry. Aging takes its toll on independence with everyday things like shopping, driving, cooking, and laundry. It can make even bathing and walking risky. When you notice these things and speak up, you get immediately rebuffed. Sometimes a fall or other injury gets your attention again and you try again to talk them into getting help. You suggest hiring someone or even moving to assisted living. Nothing doing, they say. “I’m fine”. But you know they’re not. How far can you take this? Can you make them come to a good decision? The Roots of Stubbornness Often, the emotion behind the refusal of help is fear. Most of us do have fear of losing control over our lives. Logic has little to do with this, as fear … [Read more...] about Should You Push Your Stubborn Parents Who Refuse Elder Care?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Alaska has long since been on the top of many a family’s bucket list. People dream of seeing the area’s big five— grizzly bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and gray wolves—as well as the incredible scenery, including miles of wilderness, untouched forests and expansive glaciers. The most popular way to see Alaska is via a cruise—the Inside Passage allows passengers to unpack once while getting a taste of many different topographies and landscapes. Covid halted many cruise lines and fear of large crowds has worried some perspective travelers. But after being cooped up for two years, many people are ready to venture out again and the wilderness of the last frontier is calling. “Covid changed the travel landscape and rather than resisting change we stepped into it,” says Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO, of Uncruise Adventures . “It has been restructuring from the inside out. We are more nimble and data-driven in everything we … [Read more...] about A Different Approach To A Bucket List Trip
There are two truths to New Year's resolutions : Many people make them, and many people break them. Research suggests that nearly one in four Americans make resolutions, but in general, those resolutions don't stick. Studies show that as the days tick by in January and February, visits to the gym drop and visits to fast-food restaurants rise. January 1 inspires so much attention and encouragement--new year, new you! But before long, the energy we feel around the novelty of a new habit wears off. New year, same you. I've been studying happiness and good habits for years, and in my observation, many people have abandoned their New Year's resolutions by February 28--a day we could call Discouragement Day, though I've seen harsher terms such as Quitter's Day or Fall Off the Wagon Day used to describe the day of stopping. Consider the person who resolved to go for a daily run before breakfast. On January 1, and for a few weeks, this habit seemed new and rewarding. … [Read more...] about Why You Should Make Resolutions Even When You Know You’ll Fail
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Crypto markets are notoriously volatile, but even so, the recent activity has been unsettling. Whether you are a buy and hold investor or an active trader with high frequency moves, it is nerve-wracking, and it may not be over yet. For some, it can be downright devastating, particularly if you had put all your nest eggs in Terra UST UST or Luna LUNA . But even those may bounce back, as luna has shocked some by staging a surprise rally . In the meantime, the turmoil may make plenty of crypto investors, as well as people in various crypto and crypto-related businesses less enthusiastic than they were when prices seemed ever to be climbing. But can some tax losses help? As your dollars shake out in the digital world, is there any lemonade you can make by claiming your losses on your taxes to share the pain with the IRS? First, ask what happened from a tax viewpoint. If you‘ve been trading and triggering big taxable … [Read more...] about Do Crypto Losses Trigger Tax Losses With IRS?