“Low risk” retirement portfolios are unlikely to keep up with the cost of living over a long retirement

I have friends in their 90s who literally live on the interest earned on CDs. I simply can't imagine doing that in such a low interest environment. The amount of capital needed to fund a retirement is so very much more than a quality portfolio of increasing dividend stocks. Moreover, the value of those CDs … Continue reading “Low risk” retirement portfolios are unlikely to keep up with the cost of living over a long retirement

What do owners DO with their Apple Watches? (My list has an entirely different order)

https://www.ubergizmo.com/2018/10/survey-shows-popular-apple-watch-activities/ Survey Shows The Most Popular Things Users Do With Their Apple Watch By Tyler Lee on 10/05/2018 02:44 PDT People get smartwatches like the Apple Watch for all kinds of reasons. Some buy it for fitness purposes, some buy it for smart features it offers, some buy it because it’s trendy, and the list goes on. … Continue reading What do owners DO with their Apple Watches? (My list has an entirely different order)

Wired’s take on Google making privacy controls easier to find

LILY HAY NEWMAN GEAR 10.24.18 07:00 AM GOOGLE IS PUTTING MORE PRIVACY CONTROLS DIRECTLY IN SEARCH ALAMY GOOGLE HAS FACED mounting criticism about how it manages your data and lets you control what Google holds. But a new tool that the company says it has been working on for months aims to make it easier for you to understand what … Continue reading Wired’s take on Google making privacy controls easier to find

Don’t skip rom-Com (romantic comedies) just because of the label

https://www.buzzfeed.com/elliewoodward/rom-coms-to-watch-if-you-dont-like-them 17 Rom-Coms That Are Actually Really, Really Good — Especially If You Don't Usually Like Them If you thought they're all the same, think again. Posted on October 6, 2018, at 7:06 a.m. Ellie Woodward BuzzFeed Staff We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community which rom-com they'd recommend to a person who doesn't usually like them. Here are the best … Continue reading Don’t skip rom-Com (romantic comedies) just because of the label

When are people going to realize that climate change is here now and must be addressed?

'Silenced': Leading reef research centre faces axe after funding miss By Peter Hannam 26 October 2018 — 1:56pm One of the world's premier coral reef research centres has failed to secure Australian Research Council funding, placing in doubt the science hub even as the Great Barrier Reef faces another bout of bleaching. The council confirmed in … Continue reading When are people going to realize that climate change is here now and must be addressed?

How to get into the depths of Netflix

These sorts of articles make me laugh. This is the golden age of TV (definitely) and not half bad for movies. Anybody who has seen everything they already wanted to see isn't human (maybe they have clones?) https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Secret-Netflix-codes-are-the-key-to-unlocking-13335661.php Secret Netflix codes are the key to unlocking movies galore By Marcy de Luna Updated 9:42 am CDT, Sunday, October … Continue reading How to get into the depths of Netflix

Higher paying jobs, but fewer of them — better than lots of jobs in the service economy?

https://www.wweek.com/news/2018/10/20/alcohol-and-cannabis-have-created-more-oregon-jobs-than-tech-in-the-past-decade/ Alcohol and Cannabis Have Created More Oregon Jobs Than Tech in the Past Decade State figures show technology jobs pay vastly more but there are fewer of them. GoodLife brewery in Bend, Ore. (Keely Damara) By Nigel Jaquiss | Published October 20 at 8:12 AM  Updated October 20 at 8:12 AM New figures from the Oregon … Continue reading Higher paying jobs, but fewer of them — better than lots of jobs in the service economy?