7 money lessons from the super rich

first_img 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Contrary to popular belief, many of today’s multi-millionaires were not born into wealth. The recent U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth® survey discovered that 77% of those with investable assets of $3 million or greater grew up with average wealth at best (middle-class or below). A surprising 19% grew up in poor households.If they weren’t born into it, what is it about the wealthy that allows them to achieve and maintain that status? The survey highlighted common habits, including the seven important characteristics listed below.1. Investing for the Long-Term – The large majority of the multi-millionaires surveyed followed conservative investment strategies. Rather than try to time markets or engage in high-risk investments, they build wealth over time through buy-and-hold strategies and steady gains. This dovetails with a disciplined savings approach that inherently minimizes risk. You don’t achieve high net worth by blowing money with undisciplined spending. continue reading »last_img read more

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LeBron James welcomes Anthony Davis by giving him No. 23, report says

first_imgDavis, 26, has worn the number during his entire seven-year career, all with the Pelicans.James, 34, donned 23 while with the Cavaliers and in his first season with the Lakers, but wore No. 6 during his time with the Heat. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Pelicans may be willing to give Al Horford a ‘lucrative deal’ NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Celtics among teams interested in Enes Kanter ⁶🙏🏾— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 28, 2019James’ gift to Davis comes right after the news that the Lakers traded Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones, along with their 2022 second-round pick, to the Wizards as part of the Davis deal to clear cap space.On top of that, Davis declined his $4 million trade kicker, leaving $32 million in cap space and giving the Lakers an opportunity to sign another player to a max deal.The Pelicans traded Davis to the Lakers on June 15 in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, but the deal isn’t official until July 6. NBA free agency rumors: Lakers rooting for Kyrie Irving to sign with Nets James appeared to confirm the report Thursday and hinted he’ll wear No. 6 in 2018-19.  LeBron James has worn the No. 23 for the majority of his career, but that won’t be the case next season.The Lakers star is giving Anthony Davis the number to make him feel more welcome and comfortable, Yahoo Sports reported, citing league sources.last_img read more

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Taillon named Pirates’ opening-day starter, Archer to start home opener

first_imgJAMESON TAILLON (AP PHOTO) BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jameson Taillon will be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ opening-day starter. Chris Archer (AP Photo/File) The right-hander will pitch March 28 against the Reds at Cincinnati, manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday. It will be the first opening-day start of Taillon’s four-year career.Taillon was 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA in 32 starts last season.“It’s a big honor to kick off the season for the boys, try to set the tone,” Taillon said at the Pirates’ spring training camp. “Obviously, I care about the body of work but it’s a big honor. Growing up as a fan of baseball, there was a certain (aura) about being the opening-day starter.” Chris Archer will start the home opener April 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals.“We put two men in play to represent the club and get us out of the blocks well in the first four games of the season,” Hurdle said.Trevor Williams and Joe Musgrove will pitch the second and third games at Cincinnati. The Pirates are undecided on a fifth starter.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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Nazareth Prep Saints are officially on the map

first_img TRE HARVEY AND WILL TAYLOR led the Nazareth Prep Saints to its first WPIAL championship. THE NAZARETH PREP CHEERLEADERS NAZARETH PREP’S WILLIAM TAYLOR hoists the WPIAL Class 1A Championship trophy, after the Saints defeated Vincentian, 69-62, on Feb. 28, to claim the school’s first WPIAL championship. (Photos by Courier photographer Will McBride)It was Jan. 18, and Nazareth Prep’s little-known basketball team was making some waves. The small school in Emsworth was 9-1 in WPIAL Class 1A and had all the confidence in the world heading into Cornell High School’s gym in Coraopolis against a tough, 12-2 Raiders squad.Nazareth Prep was outplayed and suffered an 18-point loss.Four nights later, Nazareth Prep returned home to host Vincentian Academy, another tough team whom the Saints had already lost to earlier in the season. Nazareth Prep lost again, 69-65.It’s been nearly two months and 10 games, and the Nazareth Prep Saints haven’t lost since.With a renewed focus, a heightened sense of urgency, and the plain old ability to knock down open shots, the Saints stormed through the end of the regular season and into the WPIAL playoffs, eventually hoisting their first WPIAL 1A Championship trophy by beating nemesis Vincentian at the Petersen Events Center, 69-62, on Feb. 28. SAINTS HEAD COACH NEHEMIAH BRAZIL Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier “One of the things we had to learn was that we were doing a lot of good things, but it was based off our talent and ability,” Saints head coach Nehemiah Brazil told the New Pittsburgh Courier after the WPIAL title game. “After we lost to Cornell and Vincentian, we had a heart-to-heart and I explained to the guys, your talent and your ability can only take you so far, but if we want to be champs, we gotta commit to defense, we gotta commit to selling out and giving everything on every possession, and making it as difficult as possible (for the opponent) and doing it as a unit.”Consider those adjustments done, done and done.From the opening tip, Nazareth Prep looked like a completely different squad than the team that suffered those back-to-back losses in mid-January. Their on-ball defense was splendid, featuring double-teams that forced Vincentian into early turnovers. Tre Harvey, a senior, was Steph Curry-esque, knocking down 9 of 12 field goals, along with 8 of 8 free throws for 31 points. Junior Will Taylor is a player who has enough respect from defenders to knock down a mid-range jumper—thus, when the defender comes out to the perimeter, Taylor easily takes the ball to the rim for a layup. He finished with 13 points.The Saints held a 28-16 lead at halftime, and extended the advantage to 47-30 after three quarters.Vincentian’s points seemed hard to come by, though Ethan Embleton and Angelo Reeves totaled 32 points. Vincentian mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter, scoring 32 points (they only scored 30 in the first three quarters), but Nazareth Prep’s hustle plays helped secure the victory.In one instance, with 4:30 remaining in the game and Vincentian down, 55-40, Taylor missed a free throw, but senior guard Hassan Ismaeli chased down the rebound, and as he went out of bounds, Ismaeli fired the ball off a nearby Vincentian player, causing the ball to be awarded to Nazareth Prep.Brazil gave his players’ performance a grade of “A-plus.”“I have to, those guys, they played their butts off,” he told the Courier.Harvey, the game’s leading scorer, said he knew he had the magic touch “in warmups. I was real confident, I knew we wasn’t going to lose.”Brazil noted that last year at this time, his Saints were at home while others were competing for a WPIAL title. The Saints made the WPIAL 1A playoffs last year but lost in the opening round.“A loss isn’t a loss unless you don’t learn from it,” Brazil said. “If you learn from it, it’s not a loss. You take what you learned from it and you apply it and get better. Those guys have really done that.”And now, Nazareth Prep boys basketball is officially on the map.“It’s definitely out there now,” Harvey said.“I hope so,” Brazil said. “I hope this is enough to say that.” TRE HARVEY led all scorers with 31 points.last_img read more

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Olympia Family Theater Hosts National Playwriting Competition for Middle Schoolers

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Family TheaterOlympia Family Theater is proud to be a host for this year’s Young Playwrights for Change, a national 10-minute playwriting competition for middle schoolers.   OFT will select one play to compete with other finalists in the national competition. If you are in middle school and enjoy writing we hope you will consider submitting a play, you do not have to have any prior experience writing or acting in plays. Middle School students from the greater South Sound area are encouraged to submit their writing.2019 THEME: Discovering Truth About Ourselves and OthersYoung Playwrights for Change is looking for plays that explore issues of identity, belief, and truth-finding, summarized in the theme “DISCOVERING TRUTH ABOUT OURSELVES AND OTHERS.”  How do we discover comforting or uncomfortable truths about ourselves? What do we learn about ourselves or the world around us as a product of the discovery? How do we discover the truth about another person or group of people who have different beliefs and identities from our own? How do we determine truth and non-truth when traditional sources of information are questioned or dismissed? When we discover a truth about ourselves or others, how does that change us and how do we act upon what we have learned? Discovering the truth about who we are is a lifelong process and discovering the truth about others can lead to empathy, understanding, and cooperation. We are asking young people to share their stories about journeys of personal discovery.For more information and contest rules and guidelines please visit:https://www.aate.com/young-playwrights-for-changeFOR STUDENTSFree Playwriting Workshop – Sunday, January 6, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.To help students, we are providing a free playwriting workshop (optional) facilitated by Claribel Gross, OFT Education Director. Bring a snack and come ready to explore the basics of playwriting, competition guidelines, and creative ways to get started. Bring a laptop or pen and paper! RSVP to [email protected] should be submitted via email (individually or through a teacher) to [email protected] no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 11, 2019.  All plays will be read and reviewed by a committee of five OFT artists and educators and one will be chosen to submit to the national competition.QUESTIONSPlease contact Claribel Gross at [email protected] or call 360-570-1638last_img read more

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