The largest single lottery jackpot in the United States was won on August 23rd - a cool $758.7 million dollars. Rather than receiving annual payments over 30 years, the winner chose an up-front lump sum of $480.5 million (before taxes of course). While most of us might not expect to win the lottery, (the odds of getting all six Powerball numbers correct is approximately 1 in 292 million), it is possible that you may receive a financial windfall at some time in your life.
Loaning money to yourself from a 401(k) may seem like a great idea. After all, these loans result in paying interest to yourself rather than to a lender which may lower overall interest costs. Additionally, 401(k) loans do not require credit checks or a lengthy application. Instead, the process of taking out a loan is fairly simple. The benefits of 401(k) loans has led many savers to use it as a go-to tool for addressing financial shortfalls.
For many Americans, getting a handle on complex financial topics can sometimes feel like trying to understand another language. In response to this, financial pundits created “rules of thumb” with the goal of simplifying what could otherwise be unnecessarily complicated financial choices. From how much home you can afford and the size of your cash reserve to how much you can withdraw from your retirement account, financial rules of thumb can be a helpful starting point in the discussion.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".