American consumers seem to be happy campers right now. And why shouldn’t these folks be happy as we enjoy the lowest unemployment in 50 years and the stock market continues to reach historic highs?Things look and feel good now, but how long can it last? Is it real or is it fake news?British economist John Maynard Keynes is credited as saying, “The market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.” Yes, it is true that markets can become irrational.
Introduced in 1975, individual retirement accounts (IRAs) initially allowed individuals to contribute up to $1,500 to a tax-deferred account. Three years later, 401(k) plans were adopted, then overhauled in 1986 to allow maximum employee contributions of $7,000. Back then, it was hard to imagine an IRA or 401(k) account reaching $1 million, yet today many families’ accounts exceed that figure.
A few weeks ago A List Apart published my article about web accessibility and the UK legal requirements surrounding it. The article provoked a heated discussion and what seemed like a lot of confusion surrounding web accessibility, which is what led me to write this follow-up article. What follows will be familiar to many ALA readers but new to a few. As with all overviews, it is somewhat oversimplified and does not cover exceptions and edge cases.
Looking forward to sharing year end tax thoughts with @Phil_Sanchez@WISH_TV this morning at 11:35am. There are things you need to be considering. Pull ahead deductions. You may never itemize again! Miscellaneous deductions gone. Give yourself a Tax savings for Christmas!
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".