Mark Cuban’s Credit Card Advice

Billionaire Mark Cuban wants you to ditch your credit cards.

The “Shark Tank” investor has long been candid about his thoughts on using credit cards. In a 2008 “How to Get Rich” blog post, he wrote, “Cut up your credit cards. If you use a credit card, you don’t want to be rich. The first step to getting rich requires discipline.”

Cuban told Business Insider in 2014 that he wishes he had known when he was in his 20s “that credit cards are the worst investment that you can make,” admitting that “I should have paid off my cards every 30 days.” And, in a 2017 Inc. Magazine interview, Cuban summed up his best personal finance advice in one sentence: “From my dad: Don’t use credit cards.”

While Cuban’s advice assumes that cardholders are carrying a balance that accrues interest, anyone can learn a thing or two from his credit

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Experts share tips on how businesses in Genesee County will survive COVID-19 restrictions this winter

FLINT, MI — The temperature has dropped and winter is right around the corner. The seasonal change can make it difficult for businesses to continue to offer outdoor seating and new COVID-19 restrictions recently announced have eliminated the option for indoor dining.

Businesses in Flint and Genesee County are preparing to face the challenge.

On Monday, Nov. 16, the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual panel discussion with representatives from the Michigan Small Business Development Center to discuss the challenges restaurant owners have experienced during the coronavirus pandemic and how to prepare for the upcoming winter months.

Transition

As restaurants began to eliminate indoor dining options after recently announced COVID-19 restrictions banned dine-in service at Michigan restaurants and bars, many businesses are either going back to or transitioning to delivery, take-out and curbside services

Emily Marrah, hospitality consultant, said it is vital for the business’ online ordering

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US Senate proposal rejects $748M budget cuts for Hanford

The U.S. Senate has rejected a proposal to cut millions in spending for a decommissioned nuclear site in Washington state proposed by President Donald Trump’s administration.

A Senate panel forwarded a measure that would provide $748 million more in annual spending than proposed in the administration’s budget for fiscal year 2021, which began at the start of this month, the Tri-City Herald reported.

The Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee proposes a budget of $2.6 billion for the nuclear reservation, where environmental cleanup is underway after the site produced plutonium for the nation’s nuclear weapons program during World War II and the Cold War. The proposal would be $43 million more than current spending.

The subcommittee said approving the proposal could threaten high-risk cleanup operations near Richland, Washington.

Democratic state Sen. Patty Murray said this was the fourth year that the Trump administration’s budget request was woefully

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Grand Prairie’s stadium redevelopment plan could make the city a premier U.S. cricket destination

The Grand Prairie City Council will vote Tuesday on a plan to redevelop the former home of the Texas AirHogs into a state-of-the-art Major League Cricket facility ― the second-ever in the U.S. where the sport is working to gain traction.

Redevelopment of the stadium, which could cement North Texas as a top U.S. market for professional cricket, would take place through 2021, according to the city. AirHogs Stadium would be renamed and would be expected to host a Dallas franchise team for Major League Cricket, which would launch by 2022.

The city proposal contributes a cash grant of $1.3 million toward the project, $200,000 for maintenance and a full rebate on taxes for construction materials. Major League Cricket would make a seven-figure investment in the facility, including the addition of two fields adjacent to the stadium, said Will Swann, director of corporate development for the league.

AirHogs Stadium seats

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Fowler among those still not a lock for Masters invitation

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Rickie Fowler hits on the second fairway during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Augusta, Ga.

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For the better part of the last decade, a tradition unlike any other for Rickie Fowler was getting that envelope around the holidays inviting him to the Masters.

Now that’s in jeopardy.

Fowler tied for 29th in the Masters and dropped two spots in the world ranking to No. 48. He has finished every year in the top 50 since 2009, the year he turned pro, and he has not been outside the top 50 at any time since he reached the semifinals of the Match Play Championship in February 2014.

Only one PGA Tour event remains after this week, the Mayakoba Classic on Dec. 3-6. This is no time to panic, but it is time to start contemplating the invitation list

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Nutley Businesses May Struggle With NJ’s New COVID Rules: Chamber

NUTLEY, NJ — The “second wave” of the coronavirus isn’t just a threat to people – it looms heavily for Nutley’s small businesses, too.

Last week, amid a rise in cases of the virus across the state, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that restaurants and bars will have to stop all indoor service by 10 p.m. and nix seating at the bar. Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery services can continue beyond 10 p.m., and enclosed, heated tents can be put up outside.

The new rules began Nov. 12.

In Nutley, many of the town’s small business owners have managed to hang on and keep the wolves from the door over the past nine months. But the latest state crackdown may be a hurdle that they can’t survive again, according to Kevin Knight, vice president of the local chamber of commerce.

“Things were allowed to open up more once we hit September,

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Hurricane Iota hits Nicaragua, sparks warning of flash floods and landslides in parts of Central America

A powerful Hurricane Iota made landfall on the coast of Nicaragua late Monday, sparking warnings of a life-threatening storm surge and flash flooding in a region recently battered by Hurricane Eta.

The hurricane made landfall as a Category 4 storm along the coast of Northeastern Nicaragua at 10:40 pm EST Monday. Iota had sustained winds near 155 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center, which described the storm as “extremely dangerous.”

Iota became a Category 5 hurricane earlier on Monday, before weakening to a Category 4 prior to landfall.

In a 7 a.m. EST advisory Tuesday, forecasters warned that Iota is expected to produce flash flooding, landslides, life-threatening storm surge, and powerful winds across parts of Central America.

HURRICANE IOTA, CATEGORY 4 STORM, MAKES LANDFALL ON NICARAGUA COAST

The hurricane made landfall approximately 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall on Nov. 3, sparking concern about its impact

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Boris Johnson announces 10-point green plan with 250,000 jobs



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Boris Johnson has announced plans for the government’s self-styled green industrial revolution, bringing praise from environmental groups but also questions about the scale of new funding, and the planned expansion of nuclear and hydrogen power.

In a move aimed at retaking the initiative after a politically turbulent few weeks, the prime minister said the 10-point plan would create up to 250,000 jobs, with much of the focus aimed at the north of England, Midlands, Scotland and Wales.

But Labour called the plan “deeply, deeply disappointing” in ambition, saying it would neither properly tackle the climate emergency nor the jobs crisis caused by coronavirus.

One of the points is the previously trailed pledge to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, 10 years ahead of the previous schedule. Another existing promise is to quadruple the amount of offshore

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Allegiant Air grows network by 15 routes and has a new shortest

  • Ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air is adding 15 new routes to its network to new and existing destinations.
  • Orange County, California and Las Vegas are the focus of the expansion with secondary markets including Grand Rapids, Michigan also seeing a boost.
  • The new flights will launch in 2021, starting on February 11 and continuing until March 5. 
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Allegiant Air is growing across the US with 15 new routes coming in 2021 as the airline industry hopes to start fresh in the new year and on the path to profitability. 

The routes will see Allegiant grow in existing markets and expand into new ones such as Orange Country, California and Spokane, Washington, undoubtedly boosting its brand recognition. Leisure travel is the main focus of the expansion as that’s where demand is shifting and Allegiant already didn’t have a strong business traveler following entering the pandemic. 

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Help Them Stay Afloat In Mooresville

MOORESVILLE, NC — Small businesses have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, making Small Business Saturday in 2020 more vital than ever. This year, the all-local shopping event falls on Nov. 28 including in Mooresville.

Independently owned boutiques, gift shops, mom-and-pop hardware stores, restaurants and the like in Mooresville are facing unprecedented challenges due to coronavirus-related restrictions and shutdowns.

One area of town recognizing Small Business Saturday will be Downtown Mooresville.

“Downtown Mooresville is the place to shop local and we will be celebrating Small Business Saturday with retail specials and festivities,” Downtown Mooresville said. “2020 has been an especially difficult year for our locally owned and operated Small Business so let’s show them some BIG love on SMALL Business Saturday.”

Temporary closures, capacity restrictions, decreased demand for products and services and delays due to supply-chain issues have led to unprecedented challenges for small-business owners.

But the “Shop

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