What retirees need to know about qualified charitable distributions

What retirees need to know about qualified charitable distributions

David Jakle | Image Source | Getty Images If you’re retired and giving to charity this holiday season, experts say there’s a way to trim your 2022 tax bill while supporting your favorite cause. Despite economic uncertainty, the majority of American adults plan to donate similar amounts this year as they did last year, a … Read more

Biden Signs Up for Climate Reparations

Biden Signs Up for Climate Reparations

Frans Timmermans fist bumps John Kerry in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Nov. 17. Photo: Nariman El-Mofty/Associated Press The use of climate policy to soak Americans keeps getting worse, and the United Nation’s climate conference in Egypt ended this weekend with agreement on a new fund to pay reparations to poor countries. Welcome to the latest climate … Read more

Israeli Pilgrims’ Attack on Palestinians Draws Condemnation

Israeli Pilgrims’ Attack on Palestinians Draws Condemnation

On Sunday, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides called the riot abhorrent and urged rapid de-escalation of the situation. Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid called the events, in which one Israeli soldier was injured, a “national disgrace.” Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz condemned the attacks on Palestinians and Israeli forces and said those responsible … Read more

Deaths of Children at Iran Protests Stir Anger Among Demonstrators

Deaths of Children at Iran Protests Stir Anger Among Demonstrators

Mourners gathered Friday for the funeral of a 9-year-old Iranian boy shot during one of the protests that have shaken the country, chanting for the death of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as anger grows over the deaths of dozens of children involved in the demonstrations. In a protest movement that is overwhelmingly made up … Read more

60% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck heading into 2022 holiday

60% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck heading into 2022 holiday

Just as the holiday shopping season gets into full swing, families are finding less slack in their budgets than before. As of October, 60% of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck, according to a recent LendingClub report. A year ago, the number of adults who felt stretched too thin was closer to 56%. related investing … Read more

Candace Cameron Bure response to traditional marriage backlash

Candace Cameron Bure response to traditional marriage backlash

Candace Cameron BurePhoto: Tommaso Boddi (Getty Images) Candace Cameron Bure’s comments on centering “traditional marriage” on her Christian movie network have faced swift, strong backlash. Given that she left the Hallmark channel to make more religious-based content while Hallmark is making more diverse (and less heterosexual) content seems to make it clear where she stands. … Read more

Beware the ‘Storification’ of the Internet

Beware the ‘Storification’ of the Internet

Recently, during an ad break in the episode of Frasier I was watching, two commercials played back to back. The first, for United, wanted to tell me “the story of an airline,” which the commercial characterized as sci-fi, romance, and adventure, starring 80,000 “hero characters” otherwise known as employees. The second ad, for ESPN, argued … Read more

Last Chance U: Basketball: Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix – Netflix

Last Chance U: Basketball: Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix – Netflix

Last Chance U: Basketball: Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix  Netflix

FBI is ‘extremely concerned’ about China’s influence through TikTok

FBI is ‘extremely concerned’ about China’s influence through TikTok

FBI Director Christopher Wray looks on as he testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. August 4, 2022.  Jim Bourg | Reuters Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers Tuesday that he is “extremely concerned” about TikTok’s operations in … Read more

New Medicare enrollment rules ending coverage gaps take effect in 2023

New Medicare enrollment rules ending coverage gaps take effect in 2023

Marcos Elihu Castillo Ramirez | iStock | Getty Images For some individuals, signing up for Medicare hasn’t translated into coverage starting right away. That’s poised to change: Beginning next year, current months-long delays in certain Medicare enrollment situations will be eliminated. Additionally, would-be beneficiaries who missed signing up when they were supposed to due to … Read more