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Overspending Psychology, Moveable Wall, and Tax Money Savings

By November 14, 2023No Comments

Hey there, my wonderful American Centrist friends! I hope this afternoon finds you all feeling as fabulous as you look. If you’re feeling a little bit drained from the week, don’t worry – we’ll get through this together.

Joke of the Day: Why did the computer go to the dentist?

To get his Bluetooth checked.

Keeping up with America

Biden’s movable wall is criticized by environmentalists and those who want more border security: The Biden administration’s plan to build new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas calls for a “movable” design that frustrates both environmentalists and advocates of stronger border enforcement.

There’s another wildfire burning in Hawaii. This one is destroying irreplaceable rainforest on Oahu: No one was injured and no homes burned, but the flames wiped out irreplaceable native forestland that’s home to nearly two dozen fragile species.

Five US special operation troops killed after aircraft crashes in Mediterranean: US European command says cause of crash remained under investigation, but there was ‘no indications of hostile activity.’

‘No one can get out’ – Thousands trapped in Gaza hospital as Israelis advance: The area around Al Shifa Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip was slammed by heavy shelling Sunday as the fate of the thousands of patients, staff and civilians seeking shelter there grew more desperate by the hour.

Charity works to help military families whose relationships have been strained by service: When it comes to Special Forces, these soldiers have some of the highest divorce rates in the military and some of the highest injury and suicide rates.

Around the World

World Health Organization says Gaza’s main hospital no longer functioning: The World Health Organization has warned of a “dire and perilous” situation at Gaza’s main medical facility, Al-Shifa Hospital, which is experiencing a near-complete power outage and shortages of food and water.

Latvia’s president says West must arm Ukraine to keep Russia from future global adventures: Latvia’s president says Russia is planning for a long war in Ukraine and he has a message for countries wavering on continuing military support to Kyiv – Keep supplying arms or the Ukrainians will lose and Russia will have a green light for threatening others in the future.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

Investigation Finds AI Tool Does Not Improve Adoptions: Thea Ramirez created an artificial intelligence (AI) tool to help social service agencies find the best parents for children in foster care.

Farm-free food: Greener farming alternative? University of California researchers discovered we could produce food without farms. Is it possible, and what could be its potential effects.

Why Teslas Price Cuts Threaten Business Success: Tesla, the renowned electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, has recently implemented a significant price reduction of approximately 25% for its EV models.

Richer, Wiser, Happier

How to save money on taxes – steps to take before the end of the year: Take some time to check this list of things to do before Dec. 31 to save on your taxes, experts say.

Inside the Psychology of Overspending and How to Stop | Jessica Walrack, US News. Overspending has become a common problem for Americans – about six in 10 currently live paycheck to paycheck, according to a May 2023 Lending Club report. But what’s causing the majority to live beyond their means? Experts say it’s about more than a person’s budgeting skills.

10 Useless Purchases That Drain Your Savings: Money is tight enough these days that we don’t need to spend it on products or features that deliver no value to the consumer.

Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans

Warriors’ Curry becomes oldest NBA player to achieve rare scoring feat: Steph Curry continues to make NBA history, even at the age of 35 | NFL Week 10 overreactions, reality checks: Lions biggest threat in NFC to Eagles? Texans win AFC South?

The CEO behind Indonesia’s biggest movie ever wants to make your next foreign film hit: ‘I see ourselves as South Korea 15 years ago’ | AMC Entertainment Will Lean Into Concert Films After ‘Eras Tour’ Success; “Our Phone Has Been Ringing Off The Hook,” Says CEO

Tom Hiddleston Teases the Possible Return of Marvel Characters Who Have Died: “Death Is Up for Grabs” | VetsAid 2023 lineup, livestream info: How to watch Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, War on Drugs

 Life Hacks to Hack Your Life

16 Ugly Christmas Sweaters That’ll Steal the Show at Any Holiday Party

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice – Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Recipe

50 Easy Snacks to Make at Home (That Aren’t Cheese and Crackers for the Millionth Time)

Quick & Easy DIY Kanda Bhajia Recipe For Those Tea Time Hunger Pangs

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