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So, you think Disney World is expensive? Try skiing with the entire family.

If you aren’t strategic, single-day ski lift tickets can cost as much as $209 per day — almost double that of Disney World tickets. On top of that, you need significantly more gear and clothing to ski than you do to hop on Space Mountain. And then, because the core of ski season is virtually all peak season due to the condensed nature of the sport’s timeline, it’s hard to snag any off-season lodging or activity discounts.

But there’s a reason people make the investment and put the effort into planning, as there’s nothing like carving from side to side down a mountain.

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  • October 29, 2020
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Amazon had a blowout quarter as people flocked to online shopping

Amazon said Thursday that during the three months ending September 30 its sales grew 37% compared to the same period last year, to $96.1 billion, and profit increased 197% to $6.3 billion. The results topped estimates from Wall Street analysts. They do not include Amazon’s Prime Day event, which took place October 13-14 this year after being postponed over the summer because of the pandemic.

Sales at online stores, which include products like Alexa and items Amazon sells directly to customers on its website, grew 38% last quarter. Amazon’s sales from third-party sellers that offer items on its site increased 55%.

Revenue from Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud computing business and largest profit driver, grew 29%, while its advertising business grew 51%.

Amazon’s sales at physical stores, including Whole Foods, dropped 10%.

“There is no doubt that Amazon’s latest results show it continues to be a winner from disruption

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  • October 29, 2020
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Get hired in health care







Are you a restaurant, hotel or other hospitality worker looking for new employment now? Are you considering a career change? 

Right now is an ideal time to start a new career working to help people receiving health care and supportive services during the pandemic.  

Minnesota’s nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes and other care providers are facing critical staffing shortages. That’s why the State of Minnesota is funding an urgent health care and supportive services hiring initiative. 

You can make a real difference now and in the future for older adults and people with disabilities and thousands of others living in your community.  You don’t need to have health care experience, just a heart for helping others and desire to be a healthcare hero during these difficult times.   

Your skills and experience from the hospitality industry are great preparation for these positions. You

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  • October 29, 2020
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Secured Loans vs. Unsecured Loans: What’s the Difference?

While some people swear by a cash-only lifestyle, the truth is most of us rely on credit to pay for life’s big expenses over time. When you want to buy a big-ticket item like a house or a car, open or grow a business, renovate a kitchen or pay for college, you can apply for a loan at either your local back or online to help you cover the cost.

When considering your credit options, you might have to decide between a secured and unsecured loan. Secured loans require that you offer up something you own of value as collateral in case you can’t pay back your loan, whereas unsecured loans allow you borrow the money outright (after the lender considers your financials).

There are pros and cons to both types loans, so before you decide anything it’s best to understand the strings attached.

What is a secured loan?

A

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  • October 29, 2020
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Green Banking: 7 Simple Ways You Can Help Protect The Environment

Everyone can do a little bit to help the Earth.

Believe it or not, the way you bank can also make an impact.

Banks know that climate change and global warming are important to many banking customers and you can do your part to help the environment through your banking choices. Follow these seven green banking tips to help the planet.

1. Go paperless

This is one of the easiest ones. Not only does it help the environment by using less paper, it can also reduce clutter around your home and in your mailbox. It also means you’ll get your bank statement as soon as it becomes available.

Paperless can mean e-statements or it could mean a text or email receipt at the ATM too. It’s always a good idea to have proof of your transaction. But that proof doesn’t necessarily have to be a piece of paper.

Also, going

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  • October 29, 2020
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Legal, online sports betting coming Nov. 1

Tennessee residents, are you ready to to have even more interest in sporting events? Sports fans and sports bettors, get ready for legal, online Tennessee sports betting come Sunday, November 1, 2020.

BetMGM announced they plan to launch their sports betting app in Tennessee Sunday.

“We’ve been eagerly working with regulators in Tennessee to make this momentous launch a possibility and look forward to introducing the state’s passionate fan bases to the excitement of betting on sports with BetMGM,” said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. “Our relationship with MGM Resorts enables BetMGM users in the Volunteer State to earn rewards, from hotel suites to dinners at award-winning restaurants, all while engaging in the excitement of our cutting-edge sports betting experience.”

Tennessee, where BetMGM has a partnership with the Tennessee Titans, marks the seventh state where BetMGM’s sports betting app is available, joining Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and West

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  • October 29, 2020
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Hobbies that might make you money in retirement

A good fishing pole, reel and lures can be expensive, but there are few ways to offset the price. Conroy said he had a client who took a job at Boss Pro Shops even though he didn’t need the money.

“He gets to talk to people about fishing all day,” Conroy said.

Working as a fishing guide or making and selling lures are other ways to make money from a passion for fishing, the news site wrote. Skilled fly-fishing guides might earn $125 or more a day just in tips.

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Golfing

Conroy said he sees a lot of retirees working at golf courses, either in the pro shop or helping at the driving range. In addition to being paid, some courses offer free rounds for employees. If you’re good enough, you might also consider teaching golf.

Pet care

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  • October 29, 2020
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David Grutman and Pharrell opening Goodtime Hotel in Miami Beach

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Fact: David Grutman is always up for a good time.

Aside from owning the hottest nightclub in South Florida, LIV, the father of two owns a bunch of hip restaurants and has had every Kardashian and supermodel on the planet aboard his yacht, The Groot.

So we weren’t surprised when we heard the name of his upcoming venture: The Goodtime Hotel.

The so-called King of Hospitality is teaming up with Swan partner Pharrell for this South Beach property, set to open early next year.

The seven story, 266-room boutique hotel will occupy a full square block on Washington Avenue from 6th to 7th Street. The building, designed by NYC architect Morris Adjmi, will also include a recording studio, a retail component and of course, Grutman-style dining opportunities.

Strawberry Moon is the full-service restaurant, bar and pool club which features both indoor and outdoor seating (let’s hope by next year,

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  • October 29, 2020
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Vote for fair play and the Fair Tax Amendment | Editorial

If you have yet to vote in this election, we urge you one last time:

Vote for the “Fair Tax Amendment,” which would allow Illinois to ask a little more of the very wealthiest among us so that the middle class and working poor can catch a break.

It is really that simple. Nothing complicated. The Fair Tax Amendment is premised on the reasonable principle, already embraced in 34 other states and the federal government, that a person who is doing very, very well should pay income taxes at a slightly higher rate than a person who’s scraping by on the minimum wage.

To ask a little more of a rich man might mean, at worst, that he has to put off buying a new vacation home. To ask little less of a poorer man might mean he can buy school supplies for his kids.

As it works now in

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  • October 29, 2020
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Top 3 Developers Who Set the Slot Games Trends



 Judy Rae

The gambling market has surely gone through big transformations over the decades. With years passing by, more and more software developers are emerging in the industry with the hopes of creating their own audience. However, most players only want to risk their cash with reputable and trusted developers. 

Other than that, players are looking for a company that comes with original and fun-to-play games. But to be on top is a great responsibility, which requires a commitment to creating top-notch games and offer more exciting services to the players. This is why some new software developers fail to see the limelight due to a lack of originality and high-quality content. Nevertheless, some creators craft incredible games that go on top of the charts. These games come with innovative features, which can be liked by almost every player. If you are

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  • October 29, 2020