Wish me luck guys and good luck for your journeys too
I was told I will not have my job in September due to Covid, BUT I would be paid in full until the end of August. I contribute 5.5% to my retirement account per month with a 6.5% company match plus another 11% myself. Should I stop contribute the extra 11% for next 3 paychecks?
I also have dependent care flex deducts in my paycheck. Daycare is closed since early March and I won’t be sending my child to there for a while. I still can claim another month of service with flex. Should I stop the deduction next month?
If I stop dependent care deduction, should I allocate the money to my retirement account?
These questions are more for taxes reduction purposes more than I needed the money. Thank you for reading and helping!
EDIT: Wow!!! Thank you so much for your advices! These really change my view of things.
Providing some details: I got have more than a year of emergency fund saved up and other savings. I have health insurance thru my partner’s company which is much needed for a... keep reading on reddit ➡
What are raids and why are they important?
Raids are the pinnacle PVE activity in Destiny 2. Right now all 7 raids are capable of dropping gear able to be infused up to the cap (I’m counting EoW and SoS as raids as well). Bungie has already said all raid gear currently in the game will be sunsetted with an exception to LW and GoS gear which will be sunsetted later (presumably when the year 5 dlc comes out).
Why should we keep them relevant?
My gripe with this is that the gear looks sweet and some gear is actually very good. However, the lack of infusibility might turn new players off from playing the old raids. My personal experience with this is when I started playing D1, the only relevant raid was Kings Fall, so that is the only raid I ever wanted to do. I had friends who were Y1 players so they got me to do VoG and CE once each but I never had the desire to do it again until Age of Triumph. All this cool gear Bungie made like the Levi armor or the cool encounters for eac... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have a daughter on the way and my husband and I both love the name June. It was my grandmother’s name. We are leaning toward June Katherine. Is it strange to name a child June if she is born in September or is it even stranger if she is born in June? (My grandmother was born in June lol...)
I (F24) am currently furloughed until October and it’s my dream to do two weeks in Europe, and for the first time I have the time and resources. I’m just not sure if it’s the right move, looking for some guidance.
I wanted tense encroachment of the darkness while we struggle to prepare our defenses. Instead we end up saving Osiris' boyfriend, shooting down a space station, and playing in the Space Olympics.
EDIT: lmao https://abovethelaw.com/2020/06/dc-bar-exam-manages-to-screw-up-doing-the-right-thing/ > [UPDATE: Indeed, tipsters are pointing out that the bar examiners specifically waited until after the fees were non-refundable to announce that they’re junking the exam. Officials locked in people’s seats for the September exam on June 5 and news began to leak that the exam would move online on June 6. If there was never any intention of going forward with the September exam while DC continued to collect funds predicated on the representation that they would offer a portable exam, it raises serious ethical questions.]
Early this September, at the start of Season 12 , a majority of older weapons will be "Sunset" - meaning we won't be able to infuse them to endgame Power Levels, and therefore they will likely not be viable in endgame content.
In the May 21st TWAB, Bungie announced that it was restricting the "World" loot pool to a select group of 30 Legendary weapons. I was curious as to how many of those weapons would be immediately rendered moot in endgame content this fall, when Sunsetting begins.
The Outcome: 50% of the weapons in Season 11's Loot Pool will be Sunset this upcoming September, when Season 12 begins.
Of the remaining weapons, 20% will be Sunset in December 2020 and 30% will be Sunset in March 2020.
Here is the list of weapons, and when they are going to be Sunset, per Light.gg:
As it stands I’m not a satisfied customer, I’m playing now because I have invested 6000 hours in this franchise and a combination of guilt and hope. It was the same with WoW, which I had played for 12 years, but eventually I quit because time and again it didn’t meet my expectations, but fell short by substantially smaller margins then Destiny has and only after many more years. At this point I need to know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, that some of changes I’m hoping for are coming, the tease of a brighter future isn’t going to cut it this time, I don’t care if it’s watchable, I care if it’s playable ffs.
EDIT: Really humbled by the response by everyone and the awards. Thank you.
Starting yesterday, airline stocks have been tanking-- especially today-- under the claim via multiple news sites that Boeing's CEO, David Calhoun, said an airline would "most likely" go bankrupt in September-- based on an interview from Tuesday's Today Show.
This is totally misinformation, that has been unfortunately spread by NBC.
What actually happened is that interviewer Savannah Guthrie, gave a long supposition, and asked Calhoun to agree with it:
>GUTHRIE: The money that the government used to bailout the airlines runs out in September, so they are going to have to start laying off people. Do you expect that the airlines to be able to survive this? Do you think there might be a major U.S. carrier that just has to go out of business?
>CALHOUN: Well, I don't want to get too predictive on that subject, but y
On September 12, 1993, at 4:30am, fire crews were dispatched to a house fire on Garden Street in Kendallville, Indiana. The home belonged to 27-year-old Sherri Pearson, a mother of two, who worked at a local factory. A neighbor of Sherri had seen smoke pouring from the homes’ widows and alerted police.
When firefighters arrived on scene they estimated the house had been smoldering for at least 45 minutes prior to their arrival. When they entered the home, they discovered Sherri dead on the floor of the living room, an apparent victim of smoke inhalation.
Sherri’s children fortunately were not home when the fire occurred. Chelsey age 1, and Derek age 3, were with their father, Michael, for the weekend at his parents house on the other side of town. Sherri and Michael had been separated for a few months, but according to friends and family, they were attempting to reconcile.
The fire had started in Sherri’s bedroom and was originally ruled as an accident due to faulty wiring. How... keep reading on reddit ➡
Let's look at the market seriously for a second, Hopium is a hell of a drug. The market and even the people in some cases, are ignoring the horrifying numbers coming from the govt. From unemployment, home evictions in states that didnt restrict them, business closures, bank loan defaults, and more, the market has mostly kept study. For now.
However, ignoring Powell, most of this rally is on one key delusion, the hope that things will return to normal, that all or most will return to work, that the $1200 somehow helped even in expensive urban regions, that people will go back to consuming and traveling as much as before or more, and general activity will return once businesses and locations reopen, and states remove most or all restrictions.
That Hopium, which again, is a hell of a drug, is ignoring all the consequences of the shut down that will make all the above impossible, and imo will end either end of July, September, or in between.
For the former, we'll know in July just how m... keep reading on reddit ➡
Whoever fucked this up should be stabbed!
Edit: Thank you everyone for the awards!
My mom and stepdad (both 65+) have been living with my husband and I for the past seven years. They’ve been paying below market rent while saving up for their own place. The plan was that they would move this summer. This was after much discussion with my mom as neither her or my stepdad do well with deadlines or change. Now, with the threat of COVID-19, I feel bad about sticking to this timetable as they’re both high risk, especially my stepdad.
My husband has been patient this whole time and is now to his breaking point. We’ve worked hard on our marriage throughout all of this and I don’t want this to cause a bigger rift that it already has. The tension between my parents and him is at an all time high and I am miserable. I really can’t see any positive progress without their moving out.
I know this is going to be a painful conversation with my mom and she will through up a million excuses as to why she can’t move. We’ve been trying to get her to put half of her stuff in the garag... keep reading on reddit ➡
No, I don't think that one person not buying it will shake Bungie at their very foundation. No, I don't think one person abstaining from it will change the course of action.
But, if I won't, then I'm willing to bet that money I'd be saving that many others won't.
I've been a humongous Destiny fanatic since Taken King. (Passive before, but TK really drew me in.)
I consume the lore of this game vehemently, I can say with no exaggeration that the lore of Destiny is one of the most well written piece of fiction I've read. It's stellar.
I love this franchise. I've been pre-ordering everything since TK. I have been a part of the community through thick and thin. Easily one of my most favorite games of all time.
When I started playing early on, I was going through some tough times, and continued to for a long while. But I could always go on Destiny to feel at least a bit better about life and do something else. The game lasted through that time and I gained friends because of it and I... keep reading on reddit ➡
r/5september2020 Is a subreddit that post strange cryptic photos and text connected to the predicted apocalypse.one example is a hooded figure with a shovel in a red tinted room with the caption "we've been waiting for a long time".it dosnt seem like an arg,they have even stated to in a post directed to the rbi on there subreddit ,"this is not an arg"and then continued to talk about the need to prepare for September.they have even gone as far to talk about u/AnotherHooman,a user who has stated this has a hoax, as a "snake in a garden",along with a red tinted picture of a man holding what a shovel.silent hill-like in his appearances.the details of the apocalypse are connected to the dreams of people and the disease covid 19 for some reason.this organisation has also been suspected of running the happy valley dream survey.which is dedicated to finding the dreams of people.which is supposedly used to describe this apocalypse.they talk about how they will survive and to "save them". Additi... keep reading on reddit ➡
Latoya Natasha Thomas, 25 years old at the time of her disappearance, was last seen driving away from her Riverside Terrace apartment complex on the 1700 block of B Street in Hayward, California around 10:30 p.m. on September 30, 2000; her boyfriend, Nathan Noel, was following closely behind her in his car. About half an hour earlier, she was seen doing laundry by the manager of the complex. Earlier in the evening, she was in San Francisco where she attended a birthday party thrown by co-workers in her honor as she had turned 25 a few days earlier. She left the party and headed home around 8 p.m. that Saturday night stopping a few blocks from her home to get cash at the Provident Central Credit Union on Foothill Boulevard near downtown Hayward. She was supposed to pick up her 4-year old daughter from Nathan’s mother’s home the next day; she never picked up her daughter and has not been seen since.
Nathan reported her missing on October 3. Latoya’s gray 1986 Mazda 626 was found unlocke... keep reading on reddit ➡
> We feel we need to avoid exposing young people (and through CMHC, Canadian taxpayers) to the amplified losses that result from falling house prices. Unless we act, a first time homebuyer purchasing a $300,000 home with a 5 per cent down payment stands to lose over $45,000 on their $15,000 investment if prices fall by 10 per cent. (Our calculations include the mortgage insurance premium and the costs of selling the home if forced to do so because of unemployment or any other reason.) In comparison, a 10 per cent down payment offers more of a cushion against possible losses.
From Governor Kate Brown's press conference this morning:
>Concerts, sporting events with spectators, festivals, fairs and other large gatherings will be canceled through September, and state officials say they won't resume until Oregon has a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19.