Maersk may cause entire shipping industry to accelerate changes to meet the climate crisis

https://qz.com/2112395/maersk-accelerated-its-net-zero-climate-goals-by-a-decade/ FULL STEAM AHEAD Maersk could push the entire shipping industry to move up its climate goals By Nicolás Rivero Tech ReporterPublished January 13, 2022 Maersk, the world’s second-largest shipping line, pledged on Jan. 12 to make its business carbon neutral by 2040 instead of its previously stated goal of 2050. The company also expanded its net-zero emissions pledge to … Continue reading Maersk may cause entire shipping industry to accelerate changes to meet the climate crisis

What elderly care facility caretakers deal with every day

I’m a Longtime Union Organizer. But I Had Never Seen Anything Like This. The RawlinCredit... By Vanessa Veselka Photographs by Clayton Cotterell Ms. Veselka is a writer and former union organizer. Jan. 14, 2022 Last winter, workers at a memory care facility in western Oregon decided they were done watching the residents suffer. Conditions at the Rawlin … Continue reading What elderly care facility caretakers deal with every day

Congress about to look at carbon footprint of making/using crypto

http://www.axios.com/congress-crypto-carbon-footprint-hearing-73ca88e4-7042-4b0d-83a1-895589af5ef0.html Jan 13, 2022 - Energy & Environment Congress to take a look at crypto's carbon footprint Ben Geman, author of Generate A powerful House committee next week will convene a hearing on the energy use of digital cryptocurrency mining. Why it matters: The Jan. 20 Energy and Commerce Committee hearing highlights growing concern about carbon emissions linked … Continue reading Congress about to look at carbon footprint of making/using crypto

“How I quit Prime and survived”

How I quit Prime and survived It turns out, one can live in America and not have an Amazon Prime account. Derek Abella By Shira Ovide I quit Prime. And it’s fine. As I noted in Wednesday’s newsletter, this makes me an oddball. Nearly 98 percent of Americans who are members of Amazon’s shopping club … Continue reading “How I quit Prime and survived”

Refunds apt to be delayed this year

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2022/01/10/treasury-irs-filing-season/ Treasury warns of ‘enormous challenges’ this tax-filing season that could delay refunds Officials predict a number of services could be delayed because of issues related to the pandemic and budget constraints. The tax filing deadline this year is April 18. By Jeff SteinToday at 12:00 p.m. EST|Updated today at 7:15 p.m. EST Treasury Department officials on Monday said … Continue reading Refunds apt to be delayed this year

Omicron may delay NYC recovery to 2025 after prior hits

NYC's recovery matters to the rest of the country as it's such a major driver to the economy.. https://www.thecity.nyc/economy/2022/1/5/22869184/omicron-afflicts-ailing-nyc-economy Omicron Afflicts Already Ailing NYC Economy, Pushing Projected Jobs Recovery Back to 2025 BY GREG DAVID  JAN 5, 2022, 6:44PM EST A Lower Manhattan gym tried to entice customers on Wednesday.  As the omicron variant swept New York … Continue reading Omicron may delay NYC recovery to 2025 after prior hits

Superb financial advice for your entire life from an economist

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/05/harvard-trained-economist-shares-money-rules-and-why-its-better-to-own-than-rent-a-home.html A Harvard-trained economist shares his top 21 money rules: ‘Own your home’ and ‘try to buy in cash’ Published Wed, Jan 5 2022 11:18 AM EST Updated 6:18PM EST Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Contributor@KOTLIKOFF We all want money — some of us dangerously so. Thankfully, there are simple and powerful ways to get rich without gambling your hard-earned … Continue reading Superb financial advice for your entire life from an economist

Newly effective laws affecting New Yorkers and those in NYC

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/s/i0vqu/new-nyc-laws-that-could-impact-you-in-2022? New NYC Laws That Could Impact You In 2022 From legal weed to a styrofoam ban to new protections for delivery workers, here are the city and state-level laws taking effect in 2022. Nick Garber andAlex Costello,Patch Staff Posted Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 10:58 am ETReplies (10) Scores of new laws that were passed in recent … Continue reading Newly effective laws affecting New Yorkers and those in NYC

Retirees aren’t spending enough of their nest eggs — here’s why

https://www.barrons.com/articles/nike-micron-blackberry-carmax-and-other-stocks-for-investors-to-watch-this-week-51639944183 Retirees Aren’t Spending Enough of Their Nest Eggs. Here’s Why. By Neal TemplinDec. 19, 2021 8:00 am ET Mosaymay/Dreamstime Linda Cooley of Florida has seen her nest egg grow dramatically since she retired more than five years ago as a lawyer. Cooley, 69, lives off pensions and Social Security and has yet to touch her … Continue reading Retirees aren’t spending enough of their nest eggs — here’s why

New life expectancy tables will reduce your IRA minimum required distributions beginning 1/1/2022

New IRS Life Expectancy Tables Will Impact Many Federal Employees and Retirees on Jan. 1, 2022 December 14, 2021 Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner A little over one year ago in November 2020, the IRS proposed new life expectancy tables for calculating required minimum distributions (RMDs) from IRA and employer -sponsored retirement plans including the … Continue reading New life expectancy tables will reduce your IRA minimum required distributions beginning 1/1/2022

NYT’s WireCutter staff say these are the best things they bought this year (need a gift idea anyone?)

This is such a fun list as it's not what people Think they'd like -- it's what they Know they liked. Moreover, since this is (after all) my blog, I love that several of these are items, or variations of items that I use regularly myself. But I can't help wondering how much these staffers … Continue reading NYT’s WireCutter staff say these are the best things they bought this year (need a gift idea anyone?)

More colleges using alternatives to putting their students in deep debt

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/12/11/colleges-remove-student-loans/ More colleges rethink student loans as debate over debt cancellation rages on By Danielle Douglas-GabrielDecember 11, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. EST Ohio State University and Smith College are the latest institutions to try to spare another generation of undergraduates from shouldering an all-too-common burden: student debt. Starting next fall, the schools will take loans out … Continue reading More colleges using alternatives to putting their students in deep debt