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4 questions to ask yourself before retiring

The retirement checklist The transition from career life to retirement can be awfully bumpy. Before you decide to proceed with such a major life change, it’s a good idea to ask yourself certain questions to confirm that you’re ready to leave the working world. Will I have enough income to support myself? You may be psychologically ready for retirement, but if you’re not financially ready, you’ll have a pretty miserable retired life. Before taking the final leap, review your retirement savings accounts, your Social Security statement, and any other sources ...

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Lawyers urge Texas homeowners to file Harvey claims before law change

Harvey spawns catastrophic flooding Attorneys and a Texas lawmaker are urging homeowners to try and file claims for property damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey before Friday, when a new insurance law goes into effect. The law will impact policyholders who file a lawsuit against their insurance company for failing to pay enough in claims or repaying claims too slowly. It requires plaintiffs’ attorneys to offer more detail when the give notice of intent to file a lawsuit. If insurance companies must pay damages, the law will reduce the amount of ...

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Owner wants meeting before Wiggins gets max

7:31 PM ET Associated Press MANKATO, Minn. — Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Monday that he is ready to commit nearly $ 150 million to Andrew Wiggins with a max-level extension of his rookie contract. Before he does so, Taylor wants to sit down face-to-face with Wiggins to hear the former No. 1 overall pick commit to the franchise in a similar fashion. Wiggins’ scoring numbers have improved in each of his first three seasons. He averaged 23.6 points per game and shot 35.6 percent from 3-point range last season, ...

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Other presidents paused to meet the press before going on vacation — not Trump

Acosta’s full exchange with Stephen Miller President Trump has let almost six months pass without holding a solo press conference. Now he’s heading off on a two-week vacation with no immediate plans to meet the press. The lack of question-and-answer sessions is yet another example of Trump’s disregard for the nation’s news media and the role it plays in keeping the public informed. It’s also a sharp break from past presidential tradition. Trump will reach the 200-day mark in his presidency on Monday. He has held just one solo press ...

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Players who will be traded before the deadline

10:42 AM ET Justin Verlander has been mentioned in trade talks, and it’s possible that market moons and stars will align and the future Hall of Famer switches teams. But any Verlander deal would be incredibly complicated for the Tigers to pull off in the short time frame that remains before the July 31 trade deadline, because of his salary, his stature in Detroit history and his ability to veto any proposed deal. But there are players whose trades are considered imminent by baseball officials. Here are the top players ...

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Tim Farron: I decided to quit before general election

Media playback is unsupported on your device Outgoing Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has revealed he decided to quit several weeks before the general election but did not announce his decision publicly. Mr Farron said he had put the decision “to bed” about two weeks into the campaign, and denied deceiving voters by continuing to fight the election. “I absolutely threw everything at it,” he said. He announced his departure six days after polling day, saying he was “torn” between the leadership and his faith. The Tim Farron story Farron ...

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Russian minister had 'long chat' with Bolshoi before ballet premiere pulled: TASS

Russia’s minister for culture had a long conversation with the Bolshoi Theatre before it announced it was postponing the world premiere of Nureyev, a ballet about the famous Russian dancer, the TASS news agency reported on Monday. The long awaited premiere of the ballet about Rudolf Nureyev, one of the first Soviet artists to defect to the West, was due to be held on July 11, but the Bolshoi said on its website late on Saturday it would not take place. Vladimir Urin, the theatre’s director general, told a news ...

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Please Read This Before Pitching Us Your Kickstarter

Dear folks pitching us crowdfunded hardware all day: There’s a good chance we won’t hear you. Here’s why. At ExtremeTech, we try to spend as little time as possible on Kickstarters. We think crowdfunding in general is a great idea for creative and art projects, as well as niche interests (music albums, books, painting, pet research projects). It’s somewhat less reliable for games, if still viable. But when it comes to putting together a supply chain and delivering quality products, hardware Kickstarters tend to have a lot more challenges ahead. ...

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UK to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks – EU sources

The UK has agreed to sort out its EU “divorce bill” and citizens’ residence rights before starting Brexit trade talks, EU sources have told the BBC. But the UK’s Brexit department has insisted a trade deal must be agreed at the same time. Brexit negotiations are due to start on Monday in Brussels but that will be the only day of talks next week. The talks are set to continue every month throughout the summer. Hammond: Brexit talks must prioritise jobs Brexit: What is at stake in EU-UK talks? The ...

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