Millennial Money: 3 things to know if you’re new to gig work

first_imgMany new gig workers aren’t aware of the tax obligations associated with their new status as independent contractors. Delivery drivers, grocery runners and freelancers need to pay income and self-employment tax on their earnings, which can amount to 30% of their earnings. Potential gaps in insurance coverage can also be an unwelcome and expensive surprise. You can head off these issues by planning ahead and reading the fine print. Tracking expenses, saving for self-employment taxes and reviewing insurance coverage should be top priorities for those new to the gig economy.last_img read more

2020 Eastern League All-Star game cancelled

first_img“Until it actually happens you always hold out that glimmer of hope. That one or two percent chance that hey maybe we can pull this off or get it going. But when you start to look at the numbers or the path of the trajectory we’re on, it just becomes unobtainable,” said Hughes. Hughes says the negative impact of the cancellation goes beyond the personal loss he’s feeling. “I mean some of these players are going to go out and have a fantastic season, and they’re not going to get rewarded either.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The 2020 Eastern League All-Star game, which was set to take place in Binghamton July 14-16, has been cancelled. “I feel for our staff who’s been excited about it, put a lot of thoughts, effort and planning into it. That hurts. And then you look at our fans. Our fans haven’t had this ever.” MiLB cancelled the game due to the delay of the 2020 season, which is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rumble Ponies owner John Hughes said they had been planning the game as if it were still going to happen, but ultimately reached a point where that was no longer realistic. Hughes said this is a big hit financially, but he feels more for the fans who will not be able to experience it. He also said “unplanning” the All-Star game will take a lot of work. Hughes also added that the players will be missing out on the special opportunity to be named all-stars. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. As for the ongoing negotiations between MLB and MiLB regarding the minor league teams at risk of being eliminated? Hughes said he was encouraged that both sides issued a joint statement on Thursday, and no decision has been made at this point. The Rumble Ponies says people who purchased tickets for the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby may have their tickets exchanged for two 2020 Regualr Season tickets or equal or lesser value. There have been many conversations about sporting events taking place this summer without fans in attendance, but for minor league organizations who rely entirely on fans for revenue, that may not be a feasible solution. The cancellation of the All-Star game allows the focus to shift entirely on getting baseball up and running this season. In regards to that, Hughes said “until the numbers nationally start to look more favorable, and for us specifically in the Northeast, until the numbers start to look favorable, our hands are kind of tied,” adding those conversations haven’t happened at this point. Fans may also receive a refund by reaching out to the Rumble Ponies when the stadium reopens. “For us, that wouldn’t be an option. We rely on our fans and rely on our crowds for the revenue and support that it requires to operate a team. So for us, that is not an option we have discussed or plan to move forward with,” said Hughes. last_img read more

Ferdinand: Arteta should build Arsenal around Martinelli, Saka, Willock

first_imgFormer Manchester United star, Rio Ferdinand has said Arsenal have quality young players to build around the team. The likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, and Joe Willock have impressed this season. And Ferdinand wants to see manager Mikel Arteta creating a squad around their talents for next season and beyond. “Really you’re meant to be looking at centre-halves, they should’ve been looking there for the last 10 years and they haven’t got it right,” Ferdinand said on Instagram Live.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Incredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole World “Arsenal is a fantastic football club, what a club, a massive club. I think they’ve got to get it right in other areas of the pitch. “Keep bringing in these [players], [Gabriel] Martinelli, [Bukayo] Saka, [Joe] Willock, all these boys. Read Also:Ighalo deserves new Man United deal – Arsenal legend “I love seeing that but they’ve got to get stability and strength in there, some people who will do good for the club, because it hasn’t worked with the likes of Sokratis and Mustafi, I don’t think they haven’t been able to get it right, and Chambers before that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Flaspohler wins back-to-back Showman competitions

first_imgBrookville, IN—Last night at the Franklin County 4-h Fair was the 2019 Showman of Showmen competition.  This year’s award went to back-to-back champion  Hope Flaspohler.  Hope won this Showman award in 2018 and went on to the Indiana State Fair were she won sheep showmanship and gilt hog showmanship. Hope is a member of 4-H Superkids Club.last_img

Program for local students receives grant

first_imgNeighborhood students who dream of one day entering the Trojan family now have a little more support.The USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative, a program aimed at helping neighborhood students continue on to college, recently received a $250,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation, an organization that awards money to non-profits in the fields of health, the environment, community development, arts and culture, education and human services.NAI is a six-year program that starts during middle school. The program works with students to assure placement at colleges or universities.The Kresge Foundation asked NAI to apply for the grant, according to NAI director Kim Thomas-Barrios. She said this is a reflection of the effectiveness of the NAI program.“Having Kresge just ask to apply is monumental,” Thomas-Barrios said. “Kresge awarded us the fund and had a firm belief in our program; they were really impressed with our students.”Thomas-Barrios said NAI plans to use the grant money to help fund a change to the program.Because Foshay High School is changing its schedule from year-round to traditional, the students from Manual Arts High School and Foshay will not be taking NAI classes together for the first time in 20 years. This requires more funding, and the grant money will be used to cover these funds.“We want to use this funding so that we can continue to provide the same level of services that we have had every year,” Thomas-Barrios said.NAI students take some of their classes on the USC campus, taught by teachers from their high school. This gives them a chance to experience learning in a college environment and, hopefully, helps grow enthusiasm about going to college.“We transport an entire population of high school students to the university for part of the day so that they are made to feel comfortable with the knowledge for admittance and persistence at a major university,” Thomas-Barrios said.Though the NAI program is aimed at getting students into college, it has a particular focus on USC. If a student is admitted to USC after graduating from NAI, the student receives a full financial aid package from the university.“It helped me get prepared for the whole switch from high school to college,” said Amarilis Bolanos, a USC sophomore who graduated from NAI in 2008. “I felt more prepared for my classes when I got to college.”Luis Maldonado, USC freshman and NAI graduate, said NAI kept him motivated to do well in high school.“I was impacted by not only the program but the people in the program; it gives students the opportunity to establish friendship and gave us an incentive to go to college,” he said. “It was a good program because it challenges us … The classes were held at USC and it gave us the feeling of a college environment.”Maldonado emphasized the significance NAI has on the surrounding community.“It helps kids find their paths, and that is important especially in low economic communities,” he said.last_img read more