39 Careless Ways Retirees Waste Money

You’ve worked hard all your life, so you deserve to enjoy yourself in retirement. However, when you live on a fixed income, it’s important to keep track of where every dollar is going and not spend money carelessly. I spoke to financial experts and business leaders to find out the most common ways retirees waste money — so you know what not to do and can make better decisions that enable your retirement savings to last well into your golden years.

Last updated: Sept. 3, 2020

Investment Fees

A financial advisor can be a great asset when it comes to retirement planning, but make sure you’re not paying them higher fees than you need to be.

“Investment fees can run 1-2% of your assets. For retirees with a million dollars invested that’s $10-20k a year,” said speaker, writer, teacher and financial coach Jillian Johnsrud. “If you’re only getting an hour

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Why Is Square (SQ) Up 11.1% Since Last Earnings Report?

It has been about a month since the last earnings report for Square (SQ). Shares have added about 11.1% in that time frame, outperforming the S&P 500.

Will the recent positive trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is Square due for a pullback? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let’s take a quick look at the most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important drivers.

Square Reports Q2 Earnings

Square reported second-quarter 2020 adjusted earnings of 18 cents per share, against the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 8 cents per share. Notably, the company had reported earnings of 21 cents in the year-ago quarter and a loss of 2 cents in the prior quarter.

Net revenues of $1.92 billion surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.14 billion. Further, the figure improved

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She was once told retail is dead. Her seventh and eighth Webster clothing stores just opened

The recently opened Webster at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles stands out because of its pink concrete architecture and list of buzzworthy brands. <span class="copyright">(Laurian Ghinitoiu / The Webster LA)</span>
The recently opened Webster at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles stands out because of its pink concrete architecture and list of buzzworthy brands. (Laurian Ghinitoiu / The Webster LA)

The retail landscape has been marred by the closures of well-known fashion stores as well as a high unemployment rate and the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet there are still bright spots when it comes to in-store shopping — such as L.A.’s the Webster, which has emerged as a sanctuary for style.

Magüis Sosa, a 32-year-old manager of online influencers, is one design-savvy fan who found refuge in the 11,000-square-foot store, anchoring a prime corner of the Beverly Center at Beverly and San Vicente boulevards in Los Angeles. The Webster opened at the start of the year before the pandemic hit California and has had to close twice because of COVID-19 safety restrictions and the unrest that swept L.A. this spring.

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Hoboken Adds 14 Coronavirus Cases After Lab Error Is Addressed

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It Doesn’t Matter Who Is Pushing for Masks, This GOP Governor’s Answer Is No

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt hasn’t been willing to order masks statewide in his conservative stronghold no matter who’s come calling. He hasn’t been willing to take further steps requiring face coverings as a public health measure even as local mayors have hoped to see more action from the governor. When the head of a House subcommittee charged with monitoring COVID response scolded him for his approach, he didn’t budge. Even after some Republican governors relented and ordered facial coverings as the coronavirus ravaged their states, Stitt hasn’t moved.  Not even reports from the White House Coronavirus Task Force that have recommended in recent weeks that the state implement a mask requirement has changed his mind. “I’m not going to mandate something statewide,” Stitt said during a press conference Tuesday, saying the decision should

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Twenty One Pilots’ Tyler Joseph Slammed for ‘Using My Platforms’ Joke: ‘Truly Sorry’

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Tyler Joseph faced criticism after some felt his joke about using his influential platform to raise awareness on social issues was in poor taste.

On Wednesday, the Twenty One Pilots frontman, 31, posted a tweet in which he wrote about “using his platforms,” instead meaning wearing a pair of all-white platform shoes adorned with starry designs.

“You guys keep asking me to use my platforms. Feels good to dust these bad boys off,” Joseph wrote alongside a pair of photos that showed himself posing in the elevated footwear.

After making the tweet, Joseph went on to open up about suicide prevention in a series of Twitter posts, including one in which he wrote about his “tools” for managing his mental health: “I use music, humor, being alone, breaks from social media, family, uncomfortable and honest conversations with friends, and sometimes crying.”

“I respect all the warriors

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13 products you’ll love for the school year

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Back to school shopping? Sorted.
Back to school shopping? Sorted.

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Going back to school this year looks very different for a lot of students but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t allowed to get excited to purchase school supplies.

According to survey results from RetailMeNot.ca, 22 per cent of Canadian parents are considering homeschooling as an option for their children this year, which means that their shopping habits are changing too.

ALSO SEE: The best back to school tech at any age, according to an expert

The survey also reports that 65 per cent of parents are prioritizing school supplies such

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Six Easy Ways to Go Above and Beyond for Your Houseguests

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One of the great joys of staying in a luxury hotel is, well, the luxury. The staff put together a collection of small surprises that are designed to make you feel spoiled (think plush robes and slippers, daily newspaper deliveries, and treats left on your pillow). You look forward to these small indulgences, so why not give your houseguests the same treatment when they come to stay? As event planner Lauren Grech, the CEO and co-founder of LLG Events, says, “If you’ve ever dreamed of running a bed and breakfast, having overnight guests is your chance to live out that dream without all the commitments of actually running an inn!”

Today, however, there is an element of safety to consider whenever you bring someone outside of your immediate circle into your home due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to making your guests feel welcome, it’s also

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‘Extraordinary work’ underway to rebuild electric, water, cell grid after Hurricane Laura

As Hurricane Laura recovery rolls into its second week, weary residents in Louisiana’s hardest hit areas find electricity, air-conditioning and clean, running water still in short supply.

“They’re not sure when exactly we can get electricity here,” said Cindy Holland Demaskey, who lives in Hayes in east Calcasieu parish. “They’re telling us it might be two weeks because of all the damage.”

“It’s just been rough,” she said Wednesday, her voice breaking. Another two weeks would make it three full weeks after Laura roared ashore with 150 mph winds about 25 miles south of her home.

Martha “Tootie” Welch, 66, ripped out carpet in her home on Wednesday in Hackberry, in Cameron Parish, moving slowly but surely.

Hurricane Laura's high winds wreaked havoc on these transmission towers and big kilovolt lines in Moss Point, Louisiana. The repairs to the area's power infrastructure will take week.
Hurricane Laura’s high winds wreaked havoc on these transmission towers and big kilovolt lines in Moss Point, Louisiana. The repairs to the area’s power infrastructure will take week.

She could be weeks without

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Best Labor Day 2020 Home & Mattress Sales

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With all the time we’ve been spending at home, chances are you might be a little bored of your decor. Or maybe you’ve finally had it with your old mattress. Or it’s time to upgrade your vacuum. Luckily there’s some fantastic home sales happening over the Labor Day long weekend!

We highly recommend picking up a new mattress from Casper, where you can get 15% off any order with a mattress and 10% off all sleep accessories! For a limited time at Dyson, you can save $150 off the Dyson v8 Absolute Pro! And at Wayfair, you can save up to 70% off in the Labor Day Clearance, including furniture, decor, kitchen goods and more!

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The Year’s Funniest Animated Comedy Bloomed from a Real-Life Friendship

“Dicktown” is a perfect title, even if without context you may never guess that the animated series it belongs to follows a pair of detectives investigating the mysteries of their chosen client base: North Carolina teenagers.

The title refers to a nickname for Richardsville, a Tar Heel State town that might be fictional in this telling, but is rooted in the combined experiences and fascinations of its two writers and creators: John Hodgman and David Rees.

In “Dicktown” (the featured Season 3 presentation of the brilliantly eccentric FXX anthology shorts collection “Cake”), John Hunchman (Hodgman) is the former precocious boy detective still puzzling out amateur-level jobs, while David Purefoy (Rees) is the former bully who’s now his partner in crime-solving.

“One of the mysteries that we never solved, and never bothered to even solve in writing, was why these guys became friends. They have this long history of antagonism. And

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