The best ways to spread Christmas cheer this year

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Donald Trump

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Yesterday, President Donald Trump vetoed the 4,517-page defense bill that allocates $740 billion in funding.

“Unfortunately, the Act fails to include critical national security measures,” Trump wrote. “Includes provisions that fail to respect our veterans and our military’s history, and contradicts efforts by my administration to put America first in our national security and foreign policy actions. It is a ‘gift’ to China and Russia.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said lawmakers will hold a vote next Tuesday to see if they can override the president’s veto.

Trump had said earlier in December that he would not sign the National Defense Authorization Act if lawmakers did not remove a section that protected Big Tech. 

“[Section] 230 has nothing to do with the military,” said James Inhofe, who is the Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman. “I agree with his sentiments, we ought to do away with 230 –but you can’t do it in this bill.”


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And his No. 1 stock picks have been phenomenal.

In 2016, Paul’s No. 1 pick — Tableau Software — shot up 199%.
In 2017, Paul’s No. 1 pick — Foundation Medicine — shot up 524%.
In 2018, Paul’s No. 1 pick — Roku — shot up 393%.
In 2019, Paul’s No. 1 pick — MTech Acquisitions — shot up 332%.

But Paul believes his No. 1 stock pick for 2021 could go even higher.

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Last-minute shoppers are running out of time to get gifts delivered by Christmas. All hope may not be lost for last-minute buyers.

Many small and medium-sized businesses are hoping to capture late holiday shoppers by offering delivery services powered by apps like Postmates, Roadie, and DoorDash. These apps are known for delivering goods within a few hours, or at the latest the next day.

Neighborhood retailers have been slow to offer these types of services in the past. However, the pandemic pushed many stores to expand their delivery options.

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I can’t tell you how many emails I get from readers who complain that they are on fixed incomes and can’t afford to invest. And while I 100% understand why they feel like that is the truth, the reality is that it’s a bold-faced lie.

Even fixed-income investors can generate returns. And beat inflation. Without starving to death in the process!

Before you write that off as too good to be true, I don’t blame you. But the reality is that if you’re willing to explore options that veer off of Main Street, you can make it happen.

And register better-than-average returns while you’re at it…


As we make our last-minute preparations for Christmas day, we must take a moment to make sure we don’t miss out on the spirit of the holiday.

With all the gift buying, cooking, and traveling that comes with Christmas, it’s easy to forget to take a step back and take in the big picture.

We give gifts to show our love and appreciation for others, to spread joy and happiness that hopefully lasts beyond the holiday season, and we slow down to recognize the blessings we’ve all received. Even though this year has been challenging for us all, let’s be sure to have the best Christmas we can!


The holidays are the best time to job search - this is why

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The holidays are upon us, and if you’re looking for a job, you just might be in luck – this is actually the best time of year for a job search.

With most people having time off for the holidays, it gives you a good opportunity to get a jump start on a job search. This year due to the pandemic, with many holiday gatherings and travel plans on hold, that leaves even more time to focus on landing a new job. So, what do you need to do to maximize the time you have over the holidays to start searching for a new job?

For starters, make sure you refresh your resume and your LinkedIn account. If you’re not on LinkedIn, you need to be, as virtual networking is more important than ever for a successful job search. It’s also important to still network in person, so be sure to start reaching out to your contacts and meeting new people in your desired field. What else can you do to jumpstart your job search over the holidays? 

Stay Informed,


Rex Jackson

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