22 money moves you need to make this month

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Good morning, Brief Updates readers!

I’ve got a good one for you guys today…

On this date back in 1940, a famous cartoon was created for the very first time.

What was it?

Need a hint? The theme to the cartoon was called Knock, Knock. 

Scroll to the bottom of this email to check your answer!

Now onto the news!


A firetruck racing to a call

Image Source: ABC News

An 11-year-old boy has been arrested after allegedly setting multiple fires at a home in his neighborhood. There were people located inside the house at the time of the incident.

The Chattanooga Fire Department received a call regarding several fires outside a home with a possible vehicle and dumpster fire. Once authorities arrived, they discovered a car on fire in the driveway and an additional fire in a trash can that was up against the residence. A third fire was located on the porch, in a cooler.

The child reportedly lives in the area but not at the home where the fires were located. The child’s motives are currently unknown. His relationship with the people at the residence is also unknown.

The fires were successfully extinguished.


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Nick Giambruno, of Casey Research, just got his hands on a leaked plan from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi… And it’s downright scary.If you’ve got over $5,000 in a U.S. bank, credit union, or in a retirement account… You are at risk.

The idea behind Pelosi’s plan has the backing of Bill Gates, the Clinton Foundation, Visa, J.P. Morgan… Even the Fed is getting ready for “the “switch.”

All evidence suggests it will get under way January 1, 2021.
Watch urgent update on “the Switch” here…


This morning Dow futures dipped slightly after beating a big milestone yesterday. The average cracked 30,000 for the first time, with over 400 points in gains, yesterday, tracking for its biggest monthly increase since 1987.

“The Dow passing 30,000 represents the achievement of an arbitrarily-set milestone, but it also captures the sentiment of the moment for investors,” CUNA Mutual Group’s Chief Market Strategist, Scott Knapp, said.

The gains reflect investor positivity around the potential vaccines, as well as increased clarity in the political realm.

This morning though,  Dow futures were down .2%, while the S&P 500 decreased .1%. Nasdaq futures, on the other hand, gained slightly. 


How to retire earlier than your friends on the same salary

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You’ll be pretty hard-pressed to find someone out there who doesn’t want to retire early. And the good news is that there are books and blogs and entire channels devoted to the idea of getting far enough ahead that you can quit working while you’re young enough to still have fun.

But if you don’t have a traditional job that provides a pension, the do-it-yourself self-funding approach may seem like an uphill battle you’d rather tap out on. But before you do – we want you to realize that it can be done.

The key to succeeding is understanding that the decisions you make are at least as important as the money you make.

So, if you want to retire early (or retire at all) then it’ll pay off to keep the following suggestions in mind.

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When it comes to productivity, there are a lot of things that affect it. For one thing, your time management skills affect how productive you are.

Another is the obligations you have to others. Those obligations could be both at work and home.

But there is another influence that you may not be willing to admit impacts your work efficiency. Your hard-to-kick bad habits are making you unproductive.

Whether it be your failure to plan ahead or neglecting to settle into a routine, your habits are killing your productivity.

Read on to discover how to change those habits and be more efficient with your work!

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A new twist on the Mediterranean diet might make it healtheir

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The Mediterranean diet is known for being one of the healthiest eating plans in the world. A new twist on the diet recently emerged that has made it even healthier.

A new “green” version of the popular Mediterranean diet has nutritionists and health experts excited about the health benefits it provides. The green version of the diet removes the minimal red meat the typical Mediterranean plan allows and replaces it with plant-based protein.

This swap results in a number of health benefits, including reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol, helping promote weight loss, and more. What else do you need to know about the benefits of the green Mediterranean diet? 

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Stay Informed,


Rex Jackson

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Rex Jackson
Writer & Editor of Brief Updates