With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
Mississippi is the state where your dollar will last the longest amount of time in retirement, while Hawaii is the state where your dollar will last the shortest, a new study found. It’s a common refrain that retirees should save at least $1 million for retirement, but how much does where they live affect their saving needs? Personal finance website GOBankingRates found the average total annual expenses for people 65 and older (adding up groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, and healthcare costs), then determined the state-specific yearly cost by multiplying total expenses by each state’s cost of living index.
Living Paycheck to Paycheck is a Way of Life for Majority of U.S. Workers, According to New CareerBuilder Survey
Do you count down to payday? You’re not alone. More than three-quarters of workers (78%) are living paycheck-to-paycheck to make ends meet — up from 75% last year and a trait more common in women than men — 81 vs. 75%, according to new CareerBuilder research. Thirty-eight percent of employees said they sometimes live paycheck-to-paycheck, 17% said they usually do and 23% said they always do. The national survey, which was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from May 24 to June 16, included representative samples of 2,369 full-time employers and 3,462 full-time U.S. workers across industries and company sizes in the private sector.
Hurricane Harvey Strengthening: Red Cross Urges Gulf Coast Residents to Make Emergency Preparations Now
The American Red Cross is preparing a large response effort as Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas and Louisiana and urges everyone in the path of the storm to get ready now. The National Hurricane Center is predicting that Harvey could become a Category 3 hurricane by the time the storm makes landfall along the Gulf Coast Friday night – making it the first hurricane to strike Texas in almost nine years. Some areas could see as many as 30 inches of rain and sustained winds as strong as 86 mph. See the release for critical hurricane preparedness tips.
Pizza Hut Topples World Record Number of Dominoes to Celebrate Introduction of New Hut Rewards Program
To celebrate the launch of Hut Rewards, the only national pizza loyalty program that rewards customers with unlimited points for every dollar spent on food online, Pizza Hut is giving fans the opportunity to win the ultimate reward: free Pizza Hut pizza…for life. Pizza Hut, which serves and delivers more pizza than any other pizza company in the world, set a world-record by capsizing the most dominoes in the shape of a pizza. The record-setting dominoes build took more than two days to construct, and roughly five minutes to fully topple. The design included creative elements to highlight the benefits of Hut Rewards such as two points for every $1 spent online and earning free pizza fast. The pattern also showcased several illustrations of pizza, plus catapults, domino “walls” and 250 pizza boxes to complete the layout. Master domino builder, Lily Hevesh, was the lead designer and architect on the project with a team of 13 other master domino builders.
Dick Gregory, 84, comedian, activist, author, lecturer, and world famous teacher, died Aug. 19 surrounded by the members of his family, including his wife, Lillian. He was resting comfortably at the Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington D.C. after a week which started last Saturday when he was admitted interrupting a tour on the east coast near his home in D.C.
Although job seekers with a four-year college degree may make considerably more money than their counterparts with less education, there are many career opportunities in thriving industries for job seekers without a four-year college degree, according to a new CareerCast report. “The Economic Policy Institute estimates that workers with a four-year college degree make about 56% more than those who don’t, based on 2015 salary figures,” says Kyle Kensing, Online Content Editor, CareerCast. “However, we have identified some great jobs that pay a high wage which don’t require four years of college.”
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.