When is it time to take down the Christmas tree?

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The Nashville bomber died in the explosion

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The suspect behind the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville has been identified. Anthony Quinn owned the RV that exploded in downtown Nashville on early Friday morning. Following further investigation, police determined that Quinn died in the blast.

The motive for the bombing remains unknown. Officials are looking to speak with anyone familiar with Warner’s ideologies. Nashville police stress that Nashville is “considered safe” and that there are “no known threats against the city.” A curfew will be in place in the area of the blast while the investigation continues.

Investigators continued to piece together how this individual could have assembled a bomb and over what time frame.


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Wall Street Confessions from an Ex-Floor Trader Turned MultimillionaireEven as 22 million Americans lost their jobs… 97,000 small businesses closed for good… and riots spread through every major American city…

Wall Street continued to rake in money:

  • Goldman Sachs brought in $10.748 billion so far.
  • JPMorgan brought in $29.94 billion.
  • Morgan Stanley brought in $11.7 billion.

Now, how have these firms done so well when the entire world is paralyzed by a pandemic?
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NOT by playing fair, I’ll tell you that much.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t level the playing field…

And use Wall Street for your own financial gain.
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You see, one former floor trader made himself a millionaire by beating Wall Street at its own game.

He discovered an obscure 18-digit “code” that let him see when the hedge funds and investment banks were making incredibly lucrative trades. The kinds of trades that almost certainly had the benefit of inside information.
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As investors enter the final trading week of the year, the stock market is poised for gains. Futures this morning indicated increases across all major averages after President Donald Trump signed off on the $900 billion stimulus relief package.

Last week, he had signaled that Americans should receive $2,000 checks versus $600 checks before he would approve the bill.

“I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution, and much more,” he said.

Is there still a chance larger checks could be on the way?


When is it time to take down the Christmas tree?

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The joy of the holiday season and the beauty of the decorations can make it difficult to take down your Christmas tree after the holidays have passed. Yet, no one wants to be the person that keeps their tree up well past Valentine’s Day. But do you have to take everything down right after Christmas day?

Actually, many people keep their trees and decorations up many days after Christmas day. The old tradition of the twelve days of Christmas begins on December 25th and lasts until January 6th. So if you desperately want a few more days of holiday cheer, you’re in luck. Just remember that a natural tree only lasts for about four weeks.

Of course, you could be like the Queen of England and keep your holiday decorations up until February. Keep reading to find out why!


As another holiday approaches on the heels of Christmas, it should be noted that this time of year comes with its own set of mental health challenges. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to help overcome them.

One tip is to adopt a healthy diet. Eating foods that are packed with vitamins and nutrients not only helps your physical health, but it helps your mental health as well. The right diet is a critical part of your overall well-being and can help improve your mood and outlook.

Perhaps one of the best tips is to spend more time in the sun. Increasing your vitamin D levels are proven to help improve mental health, so make sure you spend a little extra time outdoors when it’s bright and sunny. What else can you do to work through the mental health challenges that accompany the holidays? 


How to retire in five easy steps

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In America, we worry about our retirement a lot. We wonder when we should retire, how much money we should have saved and the smartest ways to spend it without breaking the bank.

And in the middle of all of that wondering and worry, we have a strange tendency to make things a lot more difficult and complicated than they have to be.

Today would be a great day to simplify things once again.

And it doesn’t get much simpler than five simple steps, does it?

Stay Informed,


Rex Jackson

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