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Are You Doomed To Work Forever? What You Can Do If Your Social Security Isn’t Enough

Making wise financial plans for retirement is essential if you want to enjoy your golden years without having to worry about making ends meet. This is especially true if you will be relying heavily on Social Security and don’t have much in retirement savings to fall back on. Fortunately, there are ways to live cheaply and stretch your dollars now so that you can eventually leave the workforce.

Whether you’re close to retirement age or have a while to go, these are things you can do now to be financially successful in the future.

Last updated: Sept. 25, 2020

Spend Less Than You Earn

Although there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for financial success, there is one universal rule everyone should live by, said J.D. Roth, founder of Get Rich Slowly, a financial website.

“It’s hard to say that there’s one thing that everyone should do,” he said. “I believe that

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Moscow asks elderly to stay home amid new surge

MOSCOW — Moscow authorities have issued a recommendation for the elderly to stay at home and for employers to allow as many people as possible to work remotely, following a rapid growth of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital.

On Friday, health officials reported 7,212 new cases, the highest daily surge since June. In Moscow, the number of new daily infections started to grow last week and was up to over 1,500 on Friday from under 700 two weeks ago.

“None of us want to return to severe restrictions (that were in place) this spring. I hope we can avoid that,” Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote in his blog.

Sobyanin urged people over 65 years old and those suffering from chronic illnesses to stay at home starting from Monday, limit their contacts with others and leave their residence only when necessary. Employers are recommended to allow as many people as

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Why Little Mix insisted on aftercare for the contestants on their talent show

Little Mix on the set of their talent show, The Search (L-R): Jade Thirlswall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson
Little Mix on the set of their talent show, The Search (L-R): Jade Thirlswall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson

Little Mix say they insisted on aftercare for contestants on their reality show, after seeing how the music industry treats young artists.

“We didn’t have that, really, on the show that we came from,” says Leigh-Anne Pinnock, referring to the band’s experiences on The X Factor.

“We want to make sure that they’re looked after properly and support them,” adds Jade Thirlwall.

The band have been open about the effects of fame on their mental health.

Nelson authored an award-winning documentary last year, explaining how cyber-bullies who criticised her weight and appearance chipped away at her self-confidence, leading to a failed suicide attempt.

Pinnock recently opened up about her personal experiences of racism within the music industry, while Perrie Edwards has revealed she struggled with anxiety and panic attacks.

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New cases in India stay below 90K for 5th day

NEW DELHI — India has reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding daily infections this week.

The Health Ministry raised the nation’s confirmed total to more than 5.8 million on Friday. The ministry said 1,141 more people died in the past 24 hours, for a total of 92,290.

India is expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States, where more than 6.9 million people have been infected.

The ministry said India’s recovery rate has crossed 81.55%. This includes five worst-hit states — Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, which account for more than 60% of the confirmed cases.

The new daily cases have remained below the 90,000 mark for five straight days after hitting a record number of 97,894 on Sept. 16.

Though there was a 12% dip in testing for five days,

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Puma North America’s CEO Champions E-commerce, Middle America

Sometimes calamity leads to opportunity.

While the global impact of the pandemic has cast a shadow on millions of businesses, Puma North America’s president and chief executive officer Bob Philion said the spike in e-commerce sales and increasing interest among consumers in middle America have helped the athletic label gain traction.

Philion delivered “The Big Brand Perspective” Thursday afternoon as part of the Sports and Fitness Industry Association’s virtual conference, “Back on Track: Insights and Strategies.”

He said, “The biggest shift has been the e-commerce platform. In the past, as we were meeting with retailers, there was this side conversation about what would go on the e-commerce platform. That was between 5 and 15 percent of a lot of people’s business. Some were a little bit higher, maybe 10 [percent] was the average. Of course [there was] that spike and it hasn’t come down that much.”

During the COVID-19 crisis,

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Did You Know You Can Be Allergic to Tattoo Ink? Yep, That’s A Thing

From Seventeen

Getting your first tattoo is both terrifying and exciting, and you probably have a million questions already. How bad will it hurt? How do you know if a parlor is safe? How much will it cost? Before you get anything permanently placed on your body, you should make sure every single one of these questions (and many more) are answered 100%.

Even though I have nine tattoos and counting, I’m still nowhere near an expert on tattoo care. So I enlisted the best professionals in the biz (a celeb tattoo artist and two dermatologists) to spill all that tattoo-related tea – removals, reactions, pricing and more. Along with their expert medical advice, I also shared a few things I’ve learned from when I’ve personally gone under the needle – both the good and very, VERY bad. Read on for all of the things you NEED to know before

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Pac-12 football returns; Cuomo says New York will review vaccines approved by feds; fears of a second wave in Europe

New York state officials will conduct a review of any coronavirus vaccines approved by the federal government before recommending them to New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

Cuomo said he feared President Donald Trump would strongarm the Food and Drug Administration into using insufficiently rigorous standards to approve vaccines. 

“We are going to put together our own review committee that will advise me, so i can look at the camera and I can say, ‘It is safe to take,'” Cuomo said.

In Houston, a new study indicates the coronavirus, which has infected almost 7 million people in the U.S. alone, may have mutated to a strain that’s more contagious, though not more deadly.

In Britain, the government is considering a plan to intentionally infect healthy volunteers to expedite a determination on which vaccine candidates are effective.

In Missouri, the city of St. Charles has banned music in clubs after

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FDA asks TikTok to remove ‘Benadryl Challenge’ videos after reports link several deaths to the drug

Diphenhydramine is commonly found in allergy medications and sleep aids. <p class="copyright">Crystal Cox/Business Insider</p>
Diphenhydramine is commonly found in allergy medications and sleep aids.
  • The FDA issued a memo on Thursday warning against participation in the “Benadryl Challenge,” what reports have said is a social media challenge in which people overdose on Benadryl with the goal of hallucinating.

  • Three Texas teens were hospitalized in May after participating in the challenge, a news release from Cook Children’s Medical Center said.

  • A TikTok spokesperson told Insider that TikTok had not seen the content “actively trend” on the platform, but it “actively [removes] content that violates our guidelines.”

  • Insider could not find TikTok videos specifically related to the challenge, but the idea of tripping off of Benadryl has existed for years on the internet.

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In a memo published on Thursday, September 24, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against participation in the “Benadryl Challenge,” what’s some reports

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‘Our Message Today Is Hope’

Couple Overcomes COVID-19, Cancer, Chemotherapy in 46-Year Marriage

Robert and Janice Beecham were both diagnosed with COVID-19, but have recovered

After nearly 50 years of marriage, Robert and Janice Beecham have seen it all: cancer, strokes, chemotherapy and even coronavirus.

But the Texas couple have braved their obstacles with smiles on their faces and love in their hearts — and now, they want to share their resilient message with others.

“Sometimes you feel so bad that you feel like all the fight is gone,” Janice tells PEOPLE. “But my grandmother used to say, if you can stand the pull, he’ll pull you through…. Our message today is hope.”

Like many across the globe, Robert, 65, and Janice, 64, have had a difficult 2020, one that saw a recurrence of cancer for Janice and a COVID-19 diagnosis for both husband and wife that nearly left them separated on their anniversary.

But

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Cuomo says New York will review vaccines approved by feds; fears of a second wave in Europe

New York state officials will conduct a review of any coronavirus vaccines approved by the federal government before recommending them to New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

Cuomo said he feared President Donald Trump would strongarm the Food and Drug Administration into using insufficiently rigorous standards to approve vaccines. 

“We are going to put together our own review committee that will advise me, so i can look at the camera and I can say, ‘It is safe to take,'” Cuomo said.

In Houston, a new study indicates the coronavirus, which has infected almost 7 million people in the U.S. alone, may have mutated to a strain that’s more contagious, though not more deadly.

In Britain, the government is considering a plan to intentionally infect healthy volunteers to expedite a determination on which vaccine candidates are effective.

In Missouri, the city of St. Charles has banned music in clubs after

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