BREAKING NEWS BRIEF
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A man was taken into custody after he climbed onto the wing of an Alaska Airlines plane. Flight 1367 from Las Vegas to Portland was preparing for takeoff from McCarran International Airport when the pilot noticed a person coming towards the aircraft.
The man had hopped a perimeter fence and was observed by airport staff around 1:40. The man climbed onto the wing of the plane. Passengers on the aircraft have shared video footage of the man sitting and walking on the wing.
As police officers approached the man, he fell to the tarmac below. After the man was taken into custody, he was taken to a medical facility.
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ARE YOU READY FOR THIS BIG SWITCH?
YOUR MORNING MARKET UPDATE
The Dow Jones Industrial Average appeared set for an increase of 225 points this morning as the vaccine is distributed, and stimulus talks move forward. Futures were up 0.8%, while S&P 500 futures climbed 0.7%, and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.5%.
When it comes to stimulus, lawmakers are looking at splitting up their $908 billion bill so that it has greater odds of actually getting approved. This could be introduced today.
And, after the FDA and the CDC stamped their approval on Pfizer’s vaccine for people who are 16 years of age or older, the drug is being shipped “to hundreds of distribution centers across the country.”
It couldn’t come any sooner, as the U.S. continues to tally staggering infection rates and deaths from the virus. On Friday, 3,300 people lost their lives.
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MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY
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If you’re looking for something to help with the winter blues or improve your mental health, do it yourself (DIY) gifts just might be the answer.
DIY gifts surprisingly have several mental health benefits attached to them. Mental Health experts contend that crafting and making homemade goods can have therapeutic effects. Baking homemade treats is one of the activities that can improve your mindset and mental health. Studies show that culinary activities help with both grief and depression.
Painting is another DIY activity with therapeutic benefits. Studies show that people who paint have a greater sense of well-being and independence. Painting is also a well-known coping mechanism for people who struggle with change. What are some other DIY projects that can improve your mental health?
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LIFE HACKS ANYONE CAN USE
Calendars are so straight forward. We use them to track just about anything we a visual reminder of. But did you know that a calendar can help you with managing your budget?
A budget calendar is one of the most overlooked financial tools, even though it’s effortless to set up and track. As every bill and paycheck comes up, you’ll have an ongoing tally over every penny that goes in and out of your account. And the fact that a budget calendar is a piece of paper makes it harder to ignore than an app.
But if you insist on going digital, you can easily create a budget calendar in an app like Google Calendar or use a simple Excel spreadsheet that you keep in the cloud. Your options are nearly limitless.
If you’re ready to start being serious about your budget, take a few minutes to set up a budget calendar now!
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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
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Well, folks, we’ve (almost) survived 2020. And that’s one heck of an accomplishment.
But as this crazy year comes to a close, it’s not just time to breathe a sigh of relief. It’s also time to start looking ahead and planning for a healthier and wealthier future.
On a positive note, hopefully Pfizer and friends will help us take care of the healthier part with the roll-out of the vaccine.
So that means you need to take the lead when it comes to planning for a wealthier future.
And all of us can get moving in the right direction by making a few high-impact retirement investing resolutions for the coming year.
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