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The holidays are just around the corner and small businesses may suffer even more. For this week’s small business Saturday, take a look at this list of 42 incredible stocking stuffers you can get from shops you probably haven’t heard of.


Why this “Wipe Out” contestant is now dead

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Fans of the reality television show “Wipeout” will be sad to learn that a contestant who was competing on the show has died. This news has been confirmed by the Fox News network.

“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time,” said the show’s production company, Endemoi Shine North America. These sentiments were given as they were confirming earlier rumors.

“We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.”

Here’s what we know so far about what went wrong.


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Perfect Stock Caught Trading Under Secret NameThis is just bizarre…

We have just uncovered perhaps the most unusual stock we’ve ever seen.

It’s expected to see massive revenue in 2020 – $100 billion.

The company holds over 29,000 patents in the U.S.

It pays an enormous dividend.

And yet…

It’s ultra-cheap – less than $3.


When it comes to planning for the future, one of the best ways to give yourself a leg up is to get your spending under control. But we all know that that’s a lot easier said than done.

One way to do yourself a fast favor is to stop thinking of a budget as some kind of ball and chain. The reality is that budgeting is actually a vehicle that carries you to financial independence. It puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to the decisions that influence your spending and your saving.

If you’re just starting out, you might want to look into the Envelope Budget. But, if you’ve already tried that and think it’s just a little too simple, there’s a more detailed budget method you can use.

And they’ve made it even easier by basically automating everything for you. You just plug and play.

While it takes a little more work to put this method into play, it’s perfect for those of you who want to dive down deeper into your finances in ways the Envelope Budget just won’t allow.

Here’s everything you need to know…

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As the virus worsens, and economic lockdowns follow, the impact will likely be felt in the holiday shopping arena, one Wall Street analyst said.

“Roughly around 30% of the jobs in the American workforce can be effectively done at home. Seventy percent of them can’t,” Jame Bianco, president of Bianco Research, said. “Think surgeon to waitress. They can’t do that at home.”

Initial jobless claims increased in the latest report, showing 742,000 filings versus 710,000.

“Maybe another stimulus package would give them a little bit more incentive to spend,” he said. “But right now, we’ve been waiting for that next stimulus package since Aug. 1, and it doesn’t look like we’re going to get anything probably until after Jan. 20, at the earliest.”


Our goals change as we grow older, so it can be difficult to adjust as we move from one stage of life to the next. Our wants and needs mature as we build our careers, have families, and prepare for retirement.

That’s why we must reevaluate our goals regularly, whether that be monthly or yearly. That way, we can shift our mindset as circumstances change around us.

For example, people fresh out of college aren’t going to be concerned with buying a house or where they should retire. Likewise, married couples with children are no longer concerned with backpacking across Europe or what classes they should take.

Your goals should be realistic and reflect your current stage in life. Check out this link to see how to set goals for your circumstances!

Stay Informed,


Rex Jackson

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