Debt and our future well-being: How do we get to financial wellness?

first_imgStarting with the collapse of our economy in 2008 and over the last several years, I’ve noticed something, and having seen it, I felt morally obligated to do something about it. People are falling apart under the weight of their debts, and indicators are everywhere that this is making us a very unhealthy country. We’re a country deeply in debt. We have very little saved. We’re under tremendous financial stress. And all this is leading to chronic anxiety, crushing interest payments, not to mention a deep distrust of the financial industry. Financial wellness is beginning to gain traction in our national conversation, and it’s not a moment too soon because I am convinced that millions of us are financially broken and in need of real solutions. Our poor health, as related to our debt, is proving this fact. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img There is a significant opportunity to make financial wellness a real part of our lives — reversing the course of crippling financial stress while we rewrite our engagement with a flawed financial system designed to profit from our habits and dependence on debt. continue reading » Let’s look at the facts.last_img read more

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Schwein, Gottschalk repeat at RPM Speedway

first_imgBy Mike HughesHAYS, Kan. (April 23) – Jakob Schwein and Daniel Gottschalk both made it two in a row in their respective divisions in racing action at RPM Speedway Saturday evening.Schwein made it two in a row in the Cutting Edge Collision IMCA Sport Compact main event. Schwein led all 12 laps to make his way to the winner’s circle. Amber Bird finished in the runner-up spot, trailed by Brandon Wise, Toby Schwein and Billy Turner.Gottschalk made it two in a row in the Golden B Hydra Drilling IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Brenden Damon took the early lead and appeared to have the race well in hand, but car problems sent him to the infield on lap eight, handing over the lead to Blaine Walt.Walt’s lead was short-lived as Brian Davidson took the lead at the halfway mark of the 20-lap race. A caution on lap 15 put 11th starting Gottschalk behind Davidson on the restart and Gottschalk, who won Friday night at Oberlin, took advantage as he took the lead on the restart and held on for the win.Walt finished second, followed by 17th starting Tracy Holloway, Trenton Kleweno and Dakota Sproul.Bruce Plumisto took the lead from Austin Carter on lap nine of the Advantage Glass Plus IMCA Stock Car feature and held off a charge by Kyle Pfeifer, the Friday night feature winner at Oberlin, for the win.The NAPA Auto Parts/Gib’s Auto Supply IMCA Modified feature saw Clay Money make his way to the winner’s circle. Money took the lead from Mike Petersilie and drove on for the win.The 20-lap Golden Plains Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock feature saw Robert Leonard lead the entire distance in the caution-filled event.The evening’s races were dedicated to Cody Younger, lost but not forgotten.last_img read more

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Centuries galore as Everest, Police stamp authority on NBS 40-over cricket

first_imgLAST season’s finalists, Everest Cricket Club (ECC) and dominant side Police Sports Club (PSC) stamped their authority on the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) NBS 40-over opening round, with emphatic wins over Ace Warriors and Sophia respectively, yesterday at their home grounds. Four centuries were scored, two each by batsmen representing the respective winners in the one-sided games. Everest, who batted poorly against GCC in the final of the previous competition in April, showed that they had done their homework as they raced to a whopping 434 before they were bowled out in the 40th over.The home side then slaughtered Ace Warriors batsmen (only 10 played), leaving them all out for 42 in 14.4 overs. Victory achieved by a whopping 392 runs. Everest skipper Dwayne Adams and Amir Khan both blasted centuries, while Richie Looknauth added 88 runs. Kemol Savory (left) and Andrew Lyght Jr led Police with centuries.Opener Adams finished on a match-high 125 runs after he struck 15 fours and three sixes.  He and Khan destroyed the bowling early. Khan, who favoured the aerial route, struck ten fours and eight sixes in his score of 116. After both batsmen fell to off-spinner Rawl Enmore, former national U-19 cricketer Looknauth took on the bowling. He struck eight fours and four sixes in a score of 88.  Looknauth looked solid at the crease, but he charged down late in the innings to hit Enmore over the top and was stumped. Enmore finished with 5-72 from seven overs. Ace Warriors had no answers in the middle. Only Nkosi Whyte (10) reached double figures, as Shaheed Mohamed dismantled the top order.  Mohamed got wickets in each of his first three overs, then again in the fifth and seventh overs to end with 5-10 from seven overs. Raylex Payne finished with 2-25 from six overs. SAVORY AND LYGHT DOMINATEAt the Eve Leary ground the home team raced to 359-4 off their 40 overs. Kemol Savory and Andrew Lyght Jr added 224 for the second wicket, with the former hitting a well-calculated 138, while Lyght, who started with a six, finished with an aggressive 130 runs. Lyght slammed 10 sixes and six fours during his innings, while Savory hit 10 fours and seven sixes.The latter was forced to retire hurt after suffering from a niggling left thigh injury. Along with the two century-makers, Pernell London added 37 (3×4, 1×6) towards the end. In reply, Sophia were bundled out for 119 in 23.2 overs. London spun his way to 4-53 from eight overs.  His economy rate would have been better if teenager Alex Sital had not taken on his bowling. Sital, playing in his first game for Sophia, finished with 56 runs after he struck seven massive sixes and a four – three of his maximums were off consecutive balls from London. He also took on Hemchand Persaud in his lone over with back-to-back sixes. When Sital fell, bowled by pacer Samson as he attempted another big shot, Vishaul Jaigobind spun out the tail. He took two wickets in two balls to finish with 3-7 from 2.2 overs.last_img read more

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Koval sparks Syracuse with equalizing goal, energy off the bench in 1-1 tie against UConn

first_img Published on September 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm Contact Liam: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Moranz makes late save to preserve Syracuse’s tie with Connecticutcenter_img With about 10 minutes left in the first half of the game, Alexis Koval jogged in place on the sideline, waiting for a stoppage in play so she could enter Monday afternoon’s contest against Connecticut.A little over a minute after entering the game, Koval arced home a header off Taylor Haenlin’s throw-in into the top-left corner, tying the game in the process.Despite being outshot 19-14, Syracuse (1-1-2) played UConn (2-1-1) to a 1-1 double-overtime tie on Monday afternoon at SU Soccer Stadium. After replacing a tired Alex Lamontagne, Koval’s 37th-minute goal sparked the Orange back into the game and helped SU execute its high-tempo game plan.“The goal brought the energy back up, which is what we needed,” said Koval. “It was important to get that in before we started up the second half so we could start fresh.”SU head coach Phil Wheddon decided to ride some of Koval’s energy into the second half and she continued to create opportunities.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKoval led the team in total shots, three, two of which were shots on goal. Before the game, Wheddon said he told Koval to use her speed and athleticism to create danger in the 18-yard box.“She’s a pain in the backside to play against because she’s so active,” Wheddon said. “We told her to run at their back line and it worked.”The team is working on maintaining a high tempo. Koval was one of six players that Wheddon sent off the bench as he used the Orange’s depth to maintain his desired speed of play.As someone who typically plays every minute of every game and saw action for all 110 minutes on Monday, midfielder Jackie Firenze is especially appreciative of the boost Koval provides off the bench.“She is huge for us, to have someone come off the bench and be an impact player right away is awesome,” said Firenze. “It gives the team an interesting dynamic.”In Friday’s 5-1 win against Albany, Koval came off the bench and totaled four shots on goal and an assist.On a team half fullof freshmen and transfers, Koval also provides leadership from the bench, Wheddon said.Wheddon stresses that each and every player on his team is competing for playing time. Koval might be winning that competition though, especially if she continues to create and score.“Scoring goals helps playing time tremendously,” said Wheddon. “We need to be diligent defensively, but scoring goals is something we look for from all of our forwards as they battle for playing time.” Commentslast_img read more

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