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  • 6 habits of highly successful savers

    first_img 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With the utmost respect and honor to Stephen Covey for my very similar title (Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is on my recommended reading list), I’d like to talk about habits. Specifically, good saving habits that could put you in a position to retire on your schedule — early, if that’s what you want to do, or whenever you’re ready to exit the workaday world.1. Pay yourself firstHighly successful savers maximize their retirement plan at work, or they create one if they’re self-employed. Some self-employed people manage to put away more than $50,000 a year in a Solo 401(k). They also frequently enable and fund spousal IRAs, Roth IRAs and/or non-deductible traditional IRAs that convert to Roth IRAs.2. Practice frugalityMany successful savers grew up in households that clipped coupons, bought things only when on sale or used, and practiced group discount behavior (multiple families sharing things). They continued these practices as adults, mirroring their parents or even taking things to a higher level. continue reading »last_img read more

  • Men’s basketball triumphs over Washington at Galen Center

    first_imgThe first 20 minutes of the game acted as an adjustment period for a USC offense missing star freshman forward Onyeka Okongwu, who was sidelined with a concussion. The Trojans went 9-33 from the field during the half and allowed the Huskies to gain a 5-point lead on the heels of a standout performance from freshman forward Jaden McDaniels. Stewart was guarded by Rakocevic, freshman forward Max Agbonkpolo and Mobley. Agbonkpolo, whose minutes have been limited by Okongwu’s dominant presence on the court, finished with a season-best six rebounds that contributed to a team total of 45.  USC finds itself tied at fifth place in the Pac-12 with a March Madness berth still up in the air. At halftime, USC alum and current San Antonio Spur DeMar DeRozan was honored by having his No. 10 jersey retired. The four-time NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist led the Trojans in the 2008-09 season to a Pac-10 title. DeRozan attended the game alongside his family and former teammates. But Rakocevic was the star of the second half turnaround. He poured in 14 points in the final 20 minutes, giving him a team-best 19 on the night to go along with nine rebounds in Okongwu’s absence.  The game represented a stark contrast to USC’s 72-40 blowout loss to Washington in January: USC limited the Huskies to a 35% shooting percentage Thursday.  USC’s shooting prowess eventually began to wear Washington down. After freshman guard Ethan Anderson went out with a hyperextended knee four minutes into the second half, senior guard Jonah Mathews got hot, sinking three 3-pointers and finishing the game with 16 points. By the end of the half, McDaniels had already bested his 12-point- per-game average with 14. The guard finished with a season-best 19 points.  “Great win for our team,” USC head coach Andy Enfield said after the game. “It was a good battle defensively … We had eight guys show up tonight and really compete.” The Trojans will take on Washington State at Galen Center Saturday. Tipoff is at 5 p.m.center_img The scoring explosion was coupled with a defensive surge that allowed USC to win the turnover battle, forcing Washington to cough the ball up 11 times. McDaniels didn’t see nearly as many easy buckets in the second half while teammate freshman forward Isaiah Stewart was limited to just 4 points in the paint. “It’s getting real, but you just have to stay focused,” Mathews said. “It’s all going to come together. We got to keep on winning.” USC returned to Galen Center Thursday and left with a 62-56 win against Pac-12 foe Washington. The victory broke the Trojans’ three game losing streak and improved their conference record to 7-5. The Huskies ran a tough zone defense, but it didn’t make the paint impenetrable. Once the Trojans got in the lane, it was just a matter of finishing their shots. Unfortunately for USC, their forwards proved unable to do so for much of the half. Senior forward Nick Rakocevic entered the break with only 6 points alongside freshman forward Isaiah Mobley’s 5. To keep their momentum going against Washington State this weekend, the Trojans will have to continue protecting the ball and rely on their defensive ability to shut opponents down. “These are the moments we should all be able to enjoy and express and feel the love and be with the ones you love and care about,” DeRozan told the audience before the banner reveal. “I appreciate everyone here, I appreciate USC for honoring me with this.” But the Trojans’ offensive energy dramatically improved in the second half. USC scored 9 unanswered points to start the half and reclaimed a 34-30 lead within just three minutes. Senior forward Nick Rakocevic nearly registered a double-double Thursday night with 19 points and 9 rebounds. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan)last_img read more

  • Hannah Dossett has ‘come out of nowhere’ to become Syracuse’s most consistent hitter

    first_imgFor as long as she can remember, Hannah Dossett has always been quiet. So when the senior catcher and infielder walked into head coach Shannon Doepking’s office in mid-February, Doepking’s ears perked up. “Coach,” Doepking remembered Dossett began to say.For the first two weeks of the season, Dossett played sparingly, coming off the bench in three games and not playing altogether in three more. “I’m willing to play any position this team needs,” Dossett told Doepking. “If it needs me to go behind the plate, I’ll go behind the plate. I just want to compete and have a chance.” “It threw me back,” Doepking said about the exchange later.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDoepking gave Dossett the chance she was looking for, and the senior has seized it by becoming one of the Orange’s (9-16, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) most aggressive and consistent hitters. Shortly after earning a regular spot in the lineup — primarily at third base — Dossett went on a seven-game hitting streak and now has the highest batting average (.315) on the team. “I think personally,” Dossett said, “I’m just feeling very comfortable at the plate, and I’m just seeing the ball really well, which I think helps more than anything.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorTo get comfortable at the plate, Dossett made small mechanical adjustments, she said. After hitting .173 last year, she moved her hand placement slightly on the bat and shifted her weight back before the pitcher delivers. Throughout the season, Doepking has been impressed with Dossett’s aggressive approach and said many of her teammates can learn from it. Doepking calls Dossett a “free swinger” — She often swings early in the count, fouling off tough pitches and taking balls off the plate. Though Doepking has brought many analytical strategies to the team, she knows some batters worry about information overloads. Dossett is one of them. “I’m not thinking a lot in the box,” she said.“Hannah doesn’t get short-changed,” Doepking said. “She’s going to hack.” In last Sunday’s game against Louisville, with the game knotted at 2-2 and a runner on second, Dossett left the first pitch down and away, then took a big cut at a fastball but missed. With a full count, she didn’t miss the same pitch she swung past twice earlier in the at-bat and drove the fastball over the plate down the left field line, putting the Orange on top for their first conference win. Dossett has played third, first and catcher in her career at Syracuse University. Last year, she played primarily first base, filling a position of need, she said. Dossett calls first base the most difficult of the three — picking off-target throws and defending slap-hitters, lefty hitters who start a run to first base before their swing, give Dossett trouble. “There’s so much responsibility you don’t think of,” Dossett said of playing first base, “and I feel like at lower levels, you’d kind of hide someone there if they weren’t that great in the field. But I think at this level, to play it well is very hard.” This year, with sophomore transfer Alex Acevedo at first base, Dossett returned to her more comfortable position on the opposite corner of the diamond, third base. Still, Dossett makes her biggest impact from in the batter’s box. Her .315 batting average is the best on the team, and her nine runs batted in are the fourth most on Syracuse, despite having roughly 20 fewer plate appearances than several of her teammates. After Dossett hit the go-ahead double in the eighth inning against Louisville, Toni Martin’s single scored her. As Dossett rounded third base and headed to home, she remained stoic, like when she entered Doepking’s office in mid-February to ask for an expanded role. As Dossett crossed home, she didn’t hoot or pump her fist, instead offering Acevedo, who was waiting for her, a soft high-five. “Hannah’s kind of come out of nowhere, to be honest,” Doepking said. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on March 18, 2019 at 11:31 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more

  • Sundowns duo Baffour and Abubakar to stay in PSL

    first_imgMamelodi Sundowns’ duo Emmanuel Baffour and Mumuni Abubakar will no longer move overseas and look set to join PSL clubs instead.The Ghanaian internationals were meant to head to Switzerland and Belgium-based outfits respectively but both deals fell through after all parties failed to agree on financial terms.“The biggest problem here is that the two players are earning of a lot of money at Sundowns that small European clubs are refusing to pay,” says a Sundowns official. “The players are refusing to take a pay cut and would rather stay at Sundowns.“At the same time Sundowns is sick and tired of subsidising salaries of players who are on loan at other clubs. For example, we are paying salaries who are not playing for us – we can’t afford to pay salaries of all PSL players. That is not how things work. But we will see what happens in the four days but it looks like Mumuni and Baffour might move to other PSL clubs.”Baffour and Abubakar will not be registered by Sundowns this season due to the League’s foreign quota.last_img read more

  • Alexander: Why do the NBA Finals feel like a warm-up act to free agency?

    first_imgFree agency? That’s the unspoken yet unmistakable subplot/distraction. Durant and Leonard are 1-A and 1-B on everyone’s free agent wish lists, and Clippers and Knicks fans will be watching this series with particular interest, just because.Lakers fans probably shouldn’t go down that road. As their team’s organizational dysfunction continues, with disgruntled rank-and-file employees following (and implicating) Earvin Johnson in blurting out damaging information, the chances become ever more remote that a megastar will show up to join LeBron James.And while the Warriors and Raptors players will try to focus on winning a championship the next two weeks, no one can assure that those around them will remain mum. Dennis Robertson, Kawhi’s uncle, already popped the lid on that theory in an interview with Yahoo Sports that was published Sunday. He didn’t speculate on the future but instead dredged up the past, the spat with San Antonio last year over the severity of Leonard’s calf injury that ultimately led to Kawhi being traded to Toronto.“They didn’t believe Kawhi couldn’t play and that caused a lack of trust in us and then us not believing in them,” Robertson told Yahoo’s Chris Haynes. “… They didn’t believe him, and after that, the relationship couldn’t recover and we decided we had to move on.”Related Articles Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City Clippers’ rhythm is missing but their spirits strong before playoff opener AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt is the consequence of an environment where what happens off the court has become more intriguing than what happens on it. These are the best players in the world, on display nightly, but even compelling basketball often takes a backseat to the drama and the personalities, who’s saying what about whom on social media and who might or might not have a burner Twitter account.(And we haven’t even gotten to the latest chapter of As The Lakers Turn yet.)The NBA is enjoying runaway popularity precisely because it is a personality-driven league, and because those personalities take on a larger-than-life aura, even with someone like Leonard who does as much as he can to eschew the spotlight while staking a claim as the game’s best player. But the flip side of that popularity comes when an entire season competes for attention with speculation about who’s going to be where next season.According to the interview transcripts supplied by the NBA, the media on hand for Wednesday’s pre-series interview sessions in Toronto limited their questions to the matchup at hand. That’s to their credit, because this best-of-seven series deserves to stand on its own.Then again, Kevin Durant was not listed among the interview subjects Wednesday. He is officially not playing in Game 1, Steve Kerr confirmed, and how soon he does play will be determined by how soon he’s able to practice. But no time at the podium means no questions to the notoriously sensitive Durant about his role or about the Warriors’ ability to win without him. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years When Kawhi and his people asked for a trade, his preference was said to be a return home to Southern California, though it was never explicitly stated. So, naturally, Gregg Popovich and R.C. Buford shipped him about as far from L.A. as you can get in the trade for DeMar DeRozan.All season, the question was whether Kawhi was happy enough in Toronto to entertain the thought of staying. And when he and the Raptors were at Staples in December for a game against the Clippers, I asked him if there were things about playing in Toronto that were maybe a little different or took some getting used to.“Not really,” he said. “It’s still two goals and a basketball. Just different teammates.”So true. Maybe, for the next two weeks, we’d all be better off tuning out the stay-or-go chatter and focusing on the basic elements.Two goals. One ball. And one trophy, which is the point of the whole exercise, isn’t [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Does anyone remember when the NBA Finals represented the league’s crown jewel event, the absolute crescendo of the season?No longer. Now, if you listen to the chatter surrounding the league, the championship round might as well be a way station, a stop on the way to June 30 and the new start of the free agency period, when the real action begins.When the Warriors and Raptors tip off Game 1 on Thursday night in Toronto, Canada’s euphoria over basketball and the Warriors’ bid for a three-peat will almost be side issues. The other storyline will involve Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant, where their next stops will be and whether the result of the Finals will influence their decisions.Gee, whatever happened to winning the Larry O’Brien Trophy for its own sake? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

  • Women’s World Cup 2019: Cameroon defeats New Zealand to reach round of 16

    first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings 6 – There have been six own goals scored at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, already as many as were scored in the whole of the previous tournament in 2015. Lapse. #FIFAWWC #CMRNZL pic.twitter.com/88cm6CfzKH— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2019Cameroon made their intentions clear from the off ⁠— Gabrielle Onguene curling wide before forcing a smart stop out of New Zealand goalkeeper Nayler.And after Onguene had squandered another chance, Cameroon had a deserved lead 12 minutes into the second half.Having returned to the field after she had been taken off on a stretcher due to cramp, Nchout excellently controlled Yvonne Leuko’s clipped pass before sending a neat finish into the bottom-right corner.Nayler proved New Zealand’s hero soon after, twice denying Onguene before keeping out Alexandra Takounda’s follow-up.Annette Ngo Ndom’s brilliant stop from Betsy Hassett’s header looked to have secured Cameroon’s passage, but their hopes seemed to have been dashed when Awona volleyed Katie Bowen’s cross into her own net. Erin Nayler had pulled off three superb saves in quick succession to keep New Zealand in with a chance and those stops paid dividends when Awona sliced into her own net in the 80th minute.But, in the final seconds of stoppage time, Nchout came up with a moment of magic, twisting her way into the area before slotting beyond Nayler and booking Cameroon’s place in the knockout stages with the last kick of the game. Related News Ajara Nchout scored a sensational last-minute goal to secure Cameroon’s progression to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 win over New Zealand.Both sides headed into Tuesday’s contest needing a win to stand any chance of progressing from Group E and though Nchout opened the scoring, Aurelle Awona’s calamitous own goal looked to be sending both teams out.center_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Canada’s Christine Sinclair makes history, but Netherlands finishes atop Group E But Nchout took matters into her own hands and, with just seconds remaining, she curled in a sublime strike at the culmination of a wonderful run to send Cameroon through as one of the best third-placed sides. Key Opta Facts- New Zealand remain winless at the World Cup (D3 L12), failing to advance from the group stage in each of their five appearances in the competition (1991, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019).- Their second-half equalizer was their first goal of the 2019 World Cup.- Nchout became the second Cameroon player to score in multiple World Cups (2015 and 2019), after team-mate Onguene.last_img read more

  • Simpson on target for Rio

    first_imgWestern Bureau:Three-time Olympian Sherone Simpson says she is on track to possibly run the fastest time she has in over a year, as she steps up preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Simpson, who was keynote speaker at the launch of this year’s Milo Western Relays Carnival yesterday at the Holy Trinity Church in Montego Bay, said she is fit and happy and is awaiting the national senior team trials, which is used to select athletes for major championships.”I think I am. I am healthy, and all aspects of my training have been improving, so I am very happy with that right now,” the Olympian told The Gleaner.”I am so confident, and my physical and mental readiness is there, so I am looking forward to what is ahead,” she said.Simpson, a multiple relay gold-medal winner as part of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay at the 2004 Games in Athens, Greece, and again at the World Championship in Beijing, China, in 2015, says that she is focusing on being technically sound.A fully fit and strong Simpson is in line to shatter the 10.95 seconds she won gold with at the Pan American Games last year in Toronto, Canada.RELAYS FAVOURITESimpson is expected to be part of coach Maurice Wilson’s Sprint Tech 4x100m relays team, as she set her sights on doing the double at Rio. As is now the norm, she will be using the Milo Western Relays as a launching pad for what is expected to be a very busy 2016.Excited at the prospects, Simpson acknowledged that if she qualifies for a fourth Olympics, it will be a pleasing achievement.”I would be so humbled. It would be unreal if I should make the Games, especially in the 100m and 200m,” she added.”So I am working hard towards that, and it will be such a blessing for me, and I would be so happy,” she stated.The 38th staging of the Milo Western Relays is set for the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay on Saturday, February 13.last_img read more

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