Here’s what the experts are saying you should do with your money in 2015

first_imgby: Casey Bond, GOBankingRates.comAmericans essentially share the same financial goals, which, for the most part, can be boiled down to saving money, paying off debt and retiring comfortably. But with a sea of financial advice out there — as diverse as it is vast, and varying in accuracy — the how is where most people struggle in reaching those goals.If only all of that information could be boiled down to a few simple, actionable steps that actually work.Well it looks as though 2015 is the year that wish will be granted. As a part of an annual competition to name the best personal finance expert, the most well-known and respected names in finance and entrepreneurship shared their advice for finding financial success next year.Taking Control of Your Money“Americans can stop seeing themselves as victims — of the job market, Obamacare fallout, economic downturns, and the uncertain future of programs like Social Security and Medicare — and stop relying on someone else to ‘save’ them,” said Robert Kiyosaki, successful entrepreneur and author of the best-selling personal finance book of all time. “It starts with education, especially financial education … so make 2015 the year you champion your life and take control.” continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

NBA 2020 MVP Odds: Antetokounmpo leads the way in the MVP race

first_imgLast Updated: 1st November, 2019 15:59 IST NBA 2020 MVP Odds: Antetokounmpo Leads The Way In The MVP Race 2018-19 NBA MVP winner Giannis Antetokounmpo started the season as the favourite for the 2020 NBA MVP award. Steph Curry drops down, owing to his hand injury. Colin DCunha SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | NBA Oct 31 Highlights: Embiid–KAT Feud, Stephen Curry InjuredNBA MVP 2020: Curry out, AD in? Two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry, meanwhile, has seen his odds plummet in recent weeks. Curry, who is the only player to have been unanimously selected as MVP in the history of the NBA, entered the 2019-20 season as the second favourite. However, the Warriors star sustained a fracture in his left hand during the Warriors’ 121-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns. His injury, coupled with the Warriors’ unfortunate start to the season means that the two-time MVP faces tough odds in the MVP running this time.Also Read | NBA: Golden State Warriors Shift Base To Chase Center For New SeasonSteph Curry’s drop is Anthony Davis’ win. The former Pelicans star led the Lakers’ 120-91 rout of the Grizzlies. His 40-point display against the Grizzlies means that the MVP chants for the towering Lakers star will grow louder as the season progresses. Also Read | NBA: San Antonio Spurs Vs LA Clippers Result And Player Ratings Giannis Antetokounmpo, also known as the “Greek Freak”, opened as the MVP frontrunner way back in July 2019. After the month of October, the Milwaukee Bucks power forward is still going strong in the running for the NBA MVP 2020. Antetokounmpo’s odds are rather surprising, given that the towering Greek has failed to replicate his scoring numbers from last season. The Bucks are also experiencing somewhat of a downturn, which could mean that they might struggle to maintain the momentum required to replicate their 60-win pace from last season.Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns surprisingly had distant odds during the beginning. The Dominican has been on a rampage for the Timberwolves this season. Given that Towns is currently averaging 27.3 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 53 percent on over eight 3-point attempts per game, his distant odds of 100-1 has perplexed NBA fans this season.Also Read | NBA Players And Fans React To Stephen Curry’s Injury On TwitterNBA MVP 2020: Giannis Antetokounmpo, the favouritePrior to the start of the NBA 2019-20 season, Giannis Antetokounmpo stood among the favourites to retain the NBA MVP award, having secured his first title in the 2018-19 season. The list of favourites saw Antetokounmpo followed by James Harden, LA Clippers’ new signing Kawhi Leonard, Warriors’ star Steph Curry and the Lakers’ duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Just like Karl-Anthony Towns, Pascal Siakam was another of those touted as long shots for the 2020 MVP. However, after impressing in the opening week, the Raptors’ power forward now ranks fifth in the NBA at scoring at 28 points per game. This is a significant improvement from last season when he averaged 16.9. First Published: 1st November, 2019 15:59 IST FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA: Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki gets street named after him Written By 10 months ago NBA players and fans react to Stephen Curry’s injury on Twitter LIVE TV 10 months ago NBA Oct 31 Highlights: Embiid–KAT feud, Stephen Curry injured 10 months ago NBA: Watch James Harden drop 59 points in Rockets’ win over Wizards COMMENT 10 months ago NBA: Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns brawl on court & social medialast_img read more

UEFA to probe Guardiola’s ‘improper conduct’, Liverpool fireworks

first_imgUEFA said the charges against Manchester City were “Josep Guardiola – Dismissal from the bench … Improper conduct of the coach”.Liverpool also didn’t escape, with UEFA listing charges of “setting off of fireworks” and “throwing of objects”.This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on May 31, it added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gestures during a half-time tirade that could earn the Spaniard a sanction from UEFA © AFP/File / Anthony DevlinLAUSANNE, Switzerland, Apr 11 – Pep Guardiola’s current torrid time as Manchester City manager took a further turn for the worse Wednesday with news that UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings into his “improper conduct”.Guardiola was dismissed from the field of play after a half-time tirade at the referee in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat by Liverpool in the quarter-final of the Champions League. The second-leg defeat saw the Spaniard’s side exit the European club competition 5-1 on aggregate.last_img read more

‘Disaster’ season made Morata ponder Chelsea exit

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been recalled to the Spain squad by Luis Enrique © AFP / Glyn KIRKMADRID, Spain, Sep 4 – Alvaro Morata admits he considered leaving Chelsea after a “disastrous” year that culminated in him missing the World Cup.Morata was dropped from the Spain squad after scoring only three times in 23 games for Chelsea in the second half of last season. “Yes I considered returning to Spain or Italy, but you cannot always escape reality,” Morata said.“I left Spain to be at the World Cup and I did not go.”Since then, Luis Enrique has taken the Spanish reins from Julen Lopetegui’s short-term replacement, Fernando Hierro, while Maurizio Sarri has arrived at Chelsea after Antonio Conte departed in July.Enrique’s first squad included a recall for Morata, who has also started Chelsea’s four Premier League games so far under Sarri.“Last year I started well but in the end it was a disaster,” Morata said. “I did not even know where I was when I went out to play.”Asked how he felt after being left out of the World Cup squad, the 25-year-old said: “I thought ‘how am I going to get through the summer without going to the World Cup?’“It was a hard moment but I’m going to do everything I can to go to the next one. It was a difficult time because I expected to go.”Morata had lost the confidence of Conte, who experimented with Eden Hazard as a lone striker and then preferred Olivier Giroud towards the end of the campaign.Sarri, however, appears to be offering Morata a fresh start.“At my club, the way of playing has changed and it’s more similar to what is played here with Spain, many passes, a lot of possession and freedom to attack,” Morata said.Enrique, meanwhile, is tasked with reinvigorating a Spanish side still smarting after their shock last-16 defeat to Russia at the World Cup. They face England at Wembley in the League of Nations before hosting Croatia on Tuesday in Elche.“Luis Enrique tells us that he wants Spain to win again and wants everyone to know who Spain is,” Morata said.“He asks for a lot of intensity, a lot of concentration and he seems to me a very sincere person, who wants to win.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more