How a Career Pivot Can Help You Pursue Your Passion

Emilee Geist

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From Redbook

There’s no question that the coronavirus had a lasting impact on life as we knew it. For most people, an unexpected layoff added stress to an already uncertain reality. In April, the news was bleak. The Labor Department reported that the coronavirus shutdown led to more than 20 million job losses. But the path to recovery has begun. Recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the unemployment rate fell to 13.3 percent—and there were even 2.5 million jobs regained.

Kellee Marlow, a career coach pivot strategist, highlights why this is the right time to search for something fulfilling. “The pandemic is pushing people to ask themselves what kind of life they want to live,” she says. “Life may not have slowed down enough before to give people a chance to ask what they’re doing and why they’re doing it.

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How to be financially ready for the next COVID-19 lockdown

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The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has hit 200,000. And, a chilling forecast from the University of Washington predicts the number could more than double or even triple by January as people spend more time indoors and tire of social distancing and other recommended measures.

Other countries are imposing new lockdowns as coronavirus case numbers explode, and a new Newsweek poll finds a majority of Americans would support a national lockdown to stop the spread.

The earlier lockdowns in the U.S. led to layoffs and furloughs, and even a new series of smaller, more localized ones could spell trouble for workers still feeling drained after round one.

But you have time to prepare if Americans are asked to hunker down again. Here are nine things you can do to protect your finances ahead of a second lockdown wave.

1. Keep on saving

As the first wave of the pandemic swept

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Lapses in communication, oversight led to publication of offensive insert

Emilee Geist

The Miami Herald’s parent company on Saturday said “significant lapses” in procedures and oversight led to the distribution of “deeply offensive and racist content” in LIBRE, an independently produced weekly newspaper that was inserted each Friday in el Nuevo Herald for about eight months.

In a statement to the Herald, Tony Berg, vice president of advertising for the McClatchy Company, said the investigation is not complete. But he faulted the lack of “holistic product monitoring by anyone in advertising or at el Nuevo Herald that could have detected this problem.”

The full weekly edition of the Spanish-language LIBRE, a Cuban-exile focused newspaper that’s been published since 1966, was included as a paid advertising insert for el Nuevo Herald subscribers, both in print and as a special section on www.elnuevoherald.com, every Friday. The first LIBRE edition carried by el Nuevo Herald was published Jan. 31. The Herald ended its relationship with

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