10 retirement savings tips for 20-somethings

first_imgby. Emily BrandonStart saving early.Beginning to save for retirement in your 20s is one of the best financial decisions you can make. You can benefit from decades of compounded growth, capture valuable employer contributions and save money on your tax bill all at the same time.Get a 401(k) match.Getting an employer contribution is one of the fastest ways to grow your nest egg. The most common 401(k) match is 50 cents for each dollar saved up to 6 percent of pay. For someone earning $40,000 per year, this 401(k) match could be worth as much as $1,200.Set up automatic withholding.A major perk of 401(k) accounts is that the money is withheld from your paycheck, and you never get a chance to spend it. If you don’t have access to a 401(k) at work, consider setting up a direct deposit to an individual retirement account or taxable account to make saving for retirement effortless. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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ITC and CDB announce scaled-up partnership

first_img Oct 12, 2020 Aug 25, 2020 30 July, 2018, Bridgetown/Geneva (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release)  – The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have announced that they are scaling up their partnership to strengthen support for businesses across the Caribbean region. The announcement was made by CDB President, Dr.  and ITC Executive Director, Arancha González during a meeting at CDB’s headquarters in Bridgetown, Barbados on July 27. During the meeting, Smith and González signed a partnership agreement, which confirms ITC as one of CDB’s key partners for the implementation of trade-led development projects in the Caribbean Region. While having collaborated on a number of projects for several years, it is the first time that the two organisations have formalised a partnership agreement. “This agreement represents the ITC and CDB’s shared vision for sustainable economic development in the Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries. Through this framework, we look forward to working collaboratively with ITC to implement innovative projects that will boost competitiveness and productivity, especially for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises,” said Dr. Smith. Aug 31, 2020 Belize economy contracts by 23.3% – CARICOM Business… LIAT to Resume Operations in November? – CARICOM… You may be interested in…center_img Chairman of CDB’s Board of Governors, PM Keith Mitchell, pays official visit to Bank’s HeadquartersJune 23, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Dr. The Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), on Friday urged the institution to continue playing a role in accelerating the implementation of the development agenda for the Caribbean.  “Together,…June 25, 2017In “Barbados”CDB President announces up to US$800M for disaster recovery, amid strong Bank performance in 2017February 7, 2018, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, today announced that the institution is making USD700 to 800 million (mn) available to help Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) recover from the impact of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The funding, which the Bank is…February 7, 2018In “CARICOM”International Trade Centre: A Remarkable Jamaican AchievementJamaican nationals have recorded a remarkable achievement at the International Trade Centre (ITC) located in Geneva, Switzerland.  The United Nations (UN) Secretary General, António Guterres, last week announced that he had appointed Jamaican national, Mrs. Pamela Coke Hamilton, ITC Executive Director. Her appointment will be initially for 3 years. What…July 29, 2020In “Indepth”Share this on WhatsApp Cruise Ships Banned Until 2021- CARICOM Business News Aug 17, 2020 Guyana Waives Banking Fees for Rest of 2020 – CARICOM… ITC Executive Director, Arancha González said: “CDB has a track record of investing in projects that have an impact on people and businesses across the Caribbean. With this agreement ITC and CDB will be able to ensure that more micro, small and medium-sized enterprises are empowered to realise their potential and tap into regional and global value chains.” As a first step in the new partnership, the two organisations will explore and identify priority sectors and priority countries for interventions. Previous collaboration between ITC and CDB has resulted in successful projects in several countries and has covered areas including agriculture. One such example is the creation of a Trade Information Portal for The Bahamas, which has enabled exporters to better take advantage of opportunities in foreign markets. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

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Building buys a pint… for East

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

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Carlo Ancelotti dismisses rumours he is set to quit as Chelsea boss

first_imgChelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed rumours he is set to quit the club after the team’s string of poor performances.The West London club have lost three of their last four Premier League matches, including their worst home defeat since 2002 and have not suffered consecutive defeats since the 2005-06 season.Ancelotti even admitted after the Birmingham match he was not in complete control of the club. In a press conference on Monday however, he rubbished suggestions he is going to quit the side.He said, “I don’t know if it’s enough to clarify my position to close these rumours and speculation. These rumours are totally untrue. I don’t know why they came out.”The Italian also quashed reports he had contacted the League Managers’ Association [LMA] about resigning.“I didn’t speak with the LMA,” he added. “They called me [on Sunday night] when I was at home, quiet, to find out what was happening. “These rumours are totally untrue. I have my contract until 2012, here, in this club. I’ve said a lot of times that I’d like to stay here.”During the club’s run of poor form, assistant coach Ray Wilkins, who Ancelotti had praised glowingly in his autobiography, was sacked. Many senior players decried the situation and there were implication a civil war was raging at Stamford Bridge.Ancelotti has rejected these suggestions. He said: “I love not just this club, but these players. I have a lot of confidence in these players, in this squad, so there’s no reason to change my ideas.”The 51-year-old admitted the losses were hurting the team, but he believes this is merely the lot of a coach.“I think that when the team don’t reach the right results, obviously the coach is under pressure,” he added. “Obviously I am under pressure because I’d like Chelsea to win every game, but just this. “I am the coach and I have to train my players to maintain the team, the club, at the best level. Now, this moment is not so good on the pitch and we have to do better there.“Obviously I understand very well because I had a lot of occasions like this in my career. The coach is in trouble when the team doesn’t produce results, but this is my life. I like my life.“I’m not disappointed about this. I’m disappointed because Chelsea have lost three in four games, and this is not good: for me, the players, the club, for my job. We want to do better there.”last_img read more

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Disney to release ‘Mulan’ on streaming service, for a price

first_imgThis image released by Disney shows Yifei Liu in the title role of “Mulan.” The film is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4. Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of the monthly subscription to rent “Mulan.” (Disney Enterprises, Inc. via AP)“Mulan” is no longer headed for a major theatrical release. The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on its subscription streaming service, Disney+, on Sept. 4.But this is no “Hamilton”: Customers will have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of the monthly subscription to rent “Mulan.” The company plans to release it in theaters in areas where Disney+ is not available.“In order to meet the needs of consumers during this unpredictable period, we thought it was important to find alternative ways to bring this exceptional family-friendly film to them in a timely manner,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek said on the company’s earnings call. “We see this as an opportunity to bring this incredible film to a broad audience currently unable to go to movie theaters.”The live-action remake of the animated film was one of the first major films to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Originally set for a March 27 release, “Mulan” moved to late July, then late August and was then pulled from the calendar all together as COVID-19 cases spiked through the U.S.Along with Warner Bros.’ “Tenet,” “Mulan” was going to be one of the first major movies to open in theaters since the shutdown. Exhibitors, most of which have been closed for over four months, have been desperate for new films that would help draw wary audiences back to theaters.But while Warner Bros. is moving forward with a theatrical release plan, which involves opening “Tenet” internationally first and then in select U.S. theaters a week later, on Sept. 3, Disney decided to pivot and direct consumers to its streaming service.It is not unprecedented for a major studio to offer a premium video on demand release during the pandemic. Universal Pictures debuted “Trolls World Tour” on streaming in April while most theaters were shuttered. Although it caused a major rift at the time, it has since led to an historic compromise between the nation’s largest theater chain and Universal to shrink its theatrical window to 17 days.But few expected “Mulan,” a $200 million production, to go this route, even Disney. In late June, when announcing its delay to August, Disney executives Alan Horn and Alan Bergman wrote in a joint statement that “Mulan” was, “Everything the cinematic experience should be, and that’s where we believe it belongs—on the world stage and the big screen for audiences around the globe to enjoy together.”last_img read more

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Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in gameweek 10

first_img 12 Out: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) – £7.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – A few weeks ago Christian Benteke looked to be in good form as he scored three goals in four games. Since then Benteke has failed to keep up his form and now, as Palace are about to hit a tricky set of fixtures, it might well be wise to trade him in. Out: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £10.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Due to a combination of poor form and problems with injury, Kevin De Bruyne has not picked up any significant Fantasy Premier League points in over a month. Now is not the time to have this £10.7m midfielder in your team. Out: Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – £9.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Vardy hasn’t scored in the league since being gifted a goal by Lucas Leiva at Anfield on September 10. If you do still have him in your team, it’s time to give him up! In: Adam Smith (Bournemouth) – £4.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Bournemouth showed strong defensive resolve in their 0-0 draw with Spurs last week. Their next three fixtures see them face ‘Boro (A), Sunderland (H) and Stoke (A). Three decent clean sheet opportunities for a £4.7m defender there. 12 12 Out: James Collins (West Ham) – £4.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – James Collins has only played in one of West Ham’s last four games. You can’t afford to have a man who frequently drops out of his team in your fantasy side. 12 Out: Eric Bailly (Manchester United) – £5.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Eric Bailly picked up a knee injury at Chelsea last week and will be out for around two months. Out: Michail Antonio (West Ham) – £7.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Four games, zero goals, zero assists and we have zero patience left with Michail Antonio. West Ham have a tough set of fixtures coming up in the not-too-distant future too, so get rid. 12 12 12 12 In: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke) – £6.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Signing Xherdan Shaqiri to your fantasy team this week would undoubtedly be a risk. The Swiss midfielder’s two goals last week were his first since the first game of the season and he seems to lack consistency. But if you take this risk now and Shaqiri does hit upon a purple patch, you’ll be rolling in the points. 12 In: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – £9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Sadio Mane recorded a goal and an assist during Liverpool’s win over West Brom last week. As the Reds face Palace (A), Watford (H), Southampton (A) and Sunderland (H) in their next four matches, the Senegalese man will be given a good chance to build on this tally. In: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) – £6.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With a price tag of £6.6m, Hector Bellerin is certainly a luxury asset. But, if you can afford Arsenal’s attack-minded right-back, he might be a wise investment, as this Spaniard has three clean sheets and two assists in his last four games. Nine weeks down, but there are still 29 more to go. If you needed a reminder that this Fantasy Premier League title race is far from over, then there it is.It’s normally around this point in the season some people who have seem to have been cut adrift at the bottom of their mini-leagues give up the chase, while those at the top can become complacent.If you are one of those near the bottom, DON’T BE A QUITTER! The season is long and there will still be plenty of opportunities for you to catch back up.And, on the other hand, if you’ve already established a decent lead at the top, DON’T BE STUPID ENOUGH TO GET COMPLACENT! You’ve won nothing yet!Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… 12 12 12 In: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – £9.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – In contrast, a man who has been able to keep up his form so far this season is Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has scored six goals and picked up two assists in his last six league matches. In: Diego Costa (Chelsea) – £10.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – In a league currently filled with inconsistent strikers, Diego Costa is a safe bet at the moment if you’re looking for someone who’ll score regularly. He is currently the top scorer with seven goals.last_img read more

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