The best retirement plans to use in 2021

Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The best retirement plans for individuals are traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, and spousal IRAs. The best employer-sponsored retirement plans are 401(k)s, 403(b)s, 457(b)s, and thrift savings plans. The best retirement plans for self-employed individuals and small businesses are solo 401(k)s, SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, and payroll deduction IRAs. Most retirement savings vehicles offer multiple tax advantages. They typically vary based on your employment and tax-filing status. Use Blooom to analyze… Read More

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Farrah Abraham: Sophia’s Taking Pregnancy Tests Because I’m a Fun Mom!

Recently, Farrah Abraham has taken up a strange new hobby. She likes getting her 12-year-old daughter Sophia to take pregnancy tests. Don’t worry — Sophia isn’t pregnant. She didn’t have a pregnancy scare, either. But Farrah explains that she’s doing all of this because she’s a “fun” mom. Farrah recently opened up about how she is guiding Sophia through her journey into her teens. At 12, her daughter is still a tween, but Farrah shares that Sophia has “gone through puberty.” Or, at least, it has begun. Puberty genuinely continues for some time. “Oh, my God,” Farrah recently expressed. “The world is speeding up on me,” she expressed. “When tweens… Read More

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Mariners Takeaways: Servais says ‘sky’s the limit’ for rookie Logan Gilbert

The month of May saw two top Mariners prospects make their MLB debuts in outfielder Jarred Kelenic and starting pitcher Logan Gilbert. It’s rare rookies find confidence as quick as Mariners’ Logan Gilbert While Kelenic struggled at the plate and was optioned back to the minor leagues, Gilbert has steadily improved since making his first career start and is becoming a key part of Seattle’s starting rotation. After throwing 5 2/3 innings over the weekend against the defending American League champion Tampa Bay Rays, Gilbert has a 2-2 record, 4.50 ERA, 36 strikeouts and eight walks in 34 innings over seven starts. And after pitching four or fewer innings in… Read More

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NCIS Spoilers: Mark Harmon is (Mostly) Out. But Who’s In?!?

We’re about to learn the answer to a question that we never imagined would ever be asked: What would NCIS look like without Mark Harmon as lead star Leroy Jethro Gibbs? Indeed, in the wake of CBS confirming that its highest-rated drama would return for an incredible 19th season, we can also now confirm that the man most responsible for this show’s enormous success will scarcely appear in 2021-2022. Multiple insiders told TV Line this week that Harmon is scheduled to play a role in a scant number of episodes next season. One source close to the CBS procedural reveals of Harmon’s Season 19 episode count: “It’s going to be… Read More

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Activists accuse the Vatican of ‘meddling’ with LGBTQ laws in Italy after it formally opposed anti-discrimination legislation

In this Friday, May 7, 2021 filer, Italian lawmaker Alessandro Zan paints a bench in the colors of the rainbow, in Milan, Italy. Luca Bruno, File/AP The Vatican formally opposed a proposed anti-discrimination law on Tuesday, Italian media reported. The law grants protections the LGBTQ community, banning discrimination and punishing hate crimes. Activists condemned the Vatican, accusing it of “meddling” with LGBTQ+ protections in the country. See more stories on Insider’s business page. MILAN (AP) – The Vatican has formally opposed a proposed Italian law expanding anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community, a leading Italian newspaper reported Tuesday. Activists immediately denounced the move as “unprecedented” Vatican meddling in Italy’s legislative… Read More

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Leave Jeff Bezos in space? Way-out petitions attract more than 100,000 signatures

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, has a laugh during a 2020 trip to India. (Jeff Bezos via Twitter) Between an upsurge in antitrust talk and questions about worker turnover, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has plenty to worry about here on Earth. His plans to take a suborbital space ride next month on a rocket ship built by Blue Origin, another company he created, could conceivably add to the angst — and not just because of the regular risks of spaceflight. Two petitions urging him to stay in space have attracted more than 100,000 signatures between them, and the tally continues to climb at a rate as rapid… Read More

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Delta will hire 1,000 pilots by next summer as travel continues to skyrocket

A Delta Air Lines passenger jet taxis on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport in the New York City borough of Queens on September 7, 2016. Robert Alexander/Getty Images Delta wants to hire over 1,000 pilots by next summer, according to an internal memo seen by Insider. Travel is beginning to rebound fast, and travel spending is now nearing pre-pandemic levels. Airlines like United, American, and Cathay Pacific also plan to hire more pilots. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Delta will hire over 1,000 pilots by next summer as travel continues to rebound fast, according to an internal memo seen by Insider. “This is exciting news both for the… Read More

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Microsoft’s expanded refund policy for Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox ends in July

Cyberpunk 2077. | Image: CD Projekt Red Just over a week after Cyberpunk 2077’s disastrous December launch, Microsoft began offering full refunds for people who bought the game through the Microsoft Store. At the time, the company said this expanded policy would be in place “until further notice.” But on Tuesday, Microsoft announced it plans to end those generous refunds, saying that Cyberpunk 2077 would once again fall under Microsoft’s standard refund policy for digital games starting July 6th. “The team at CD PROJEKT RED continues to work hard to improve the experience of Cyberpunk 2077 for Xbox players and has made a number of updates,” Microsoft said in a… Read More

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Louisiana governor vetoes anti-trans athlete bill: ‘Discrimination is not a Louisiana value’

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards talks to media at his campaign office in Shreveport, La., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Edwards, a Democrat, was campaigning in the same metropolitan area his Republican challenger, Eddie Rispone, will be holding a campaign rally with President Donald Trump later in the evening. Gerald Herbert/AP Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have banned transgender youth from participating on girls’ or women’s school sports teams. “As I have said repeatedly when asked about this bill, discrimination is not a Louisana value, and this bill was a solution in search of a problem that simply does not exist in Louisana,” Edwards said in… Read More

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The Arizona election ‘audit’ is a partisan and amateurish endeavor that ‘should not be trusted,’ expert review finds

In this May 6, 2021 file photo, Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. AP Photo/Matt York, Pool Cyber Ninjas is reviewing 2.1 million ballots in Maricopa County on behalf of Arizona’s GOP-led Senate. The firm’s process has “fatal flaws,” according to a new review. Those flaws could enable a false claim that former President Donald Trump actually won the county. See more stories on Insider’s business page. The Arizona Republican-backed “audit” of 2.1 million ballots in Maricopa County “lacks the essential elements” of a credible review and its findings… Read More

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