June 25, 2016 |
Allen Iverson's advice for top draft pick Ben Simmons is simple: Give Philadelphia everything he has. "Play every game like it's your last and they will love you," Iverson said. "They will love you to death. That's all they want. " Iverson spoke to the media before the 76ers' draft party in Eakins Oval on Thursday afternoon. Twenty years ago, he was the team's first overall pick. He's remembered as one of the franchise's best and most beloved players, but when Iverson began his career, he knew he had a reputation to live up to. "It's not going to be any different from Ben Simmons' view," said Iverson, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in September.
June 14, 2016 |
We're living in a world of single-digit returns. That was the main takeaway from endowment and foundation investment managers at an institutional investor roundtable Thursday in Boston, where most of the top colleges and universities decried the stock market's current low level of returns. The market has run up so much since the Great Recession, there seems to be little room to run further. "I would be tickled to get 3 percent" real returns annually - meaning after inflation - in the current market environment, said John Alexander, chief investment officer of the Clemson University Foundation, who oversees the school's endowment.
June 8, 2016
DEAR ABBY: Mom is 61. She lost her husband (my dad) six months ago. They had been married for 37 years. He used to do almost everything for her. Now, her world has changed because she must do things for herself - like doing the dishes or paying the bills. When we talk, she constantly complains about tasks that have the simplest of solutions. If I offer advice, she gets defensive and says, "Fine! Tell me how I should live my life. " I have reached the conclusion that she doesn't want advice, but she continues to complain and be upset.
May 26, 2016 |
Vanguard founder John Bogle has come out in support of the new fiduciary-duty requirement governing retirement plans, calling the U.S. Department of Labor regulations the "first step" in a movement he has been advocating for decades. "Today, we're at the beginning of an arc in finance toward fiduciary duty," Bogle, 87, told a conference Tuesday at the National Constitution Center hosted by the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, which has long advocated for fiduciary responsibility on Wall Street.
May 13, 2016
LOOKING BACK, what do you wish someone had told you before you sat in the human resources department at your first real-world job and faced that pile of paperwork? I was fortunate. Before I started working full-time as a reporter, my grandmother Big Mama passed along - well, more like drilled into me - three money lessons. They laid the groundwork for a lifetime of financial security. For college grads and other young folk entering the workforce, here's her priceless advice. * Spread your money around . Big Mama told me to get four banking accounts at two different institutions.
May 11, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Toomey should listen to voters Sen. Pat Toomey's self-serving attempt to avoid collateral damage from Donald Trump's impending Republican presidential nomination consists of "listen more and talk less" ("Advice to Trump: Seek to unite and listen more," Sunday). How well does Toomey follow his own advice? Two-thirds of Americans want the Senate to conduct confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, according to a March 25 CNN poll - but not Toomey.
May 9, 2016 |
Pat Toomey is a Republican U.S. senator from Pennsylvania Donald Trump has dominated the political discussion for the better part of the last year. While I would prefer to focus on my work in the U.S. Senate, and on my own campaign for reelection, there is an unlimited interest in all-things Trump, so I'll offer a few thoughts about the presidential race. At the beginning of the primary process, I endorsed Marco Rubio for president. I felt then, and still do, that Rubio possessed the best combination of policy knowledge, dedication to conservative principles, and an inspiring vision to successfully lead our country in these troubled times.
April 20, 2016
DEAR ABBY: What do I say to people who give me unsolicited parenting advice, or scold my daughter in public? I would never interfere with another parent or direct a child who isn't in my care. What gives these people the right to barge into someone else's life in such a way? I have been chastised for letting my daughter sit on the floor while waiting in a long line, letting her be more than 4 feet away from me in the aisles, and allowing her to speak loudly. She's 3. I don't hire a sitter for running errands, and I can't leave her in the car. It's hard enough wrangling an energetic kid while trying to shop, do banking, or send mail without being constantly pestered by strangers.
March 26, 2016 |
Lauren McCann learned a lot from watching her friends struggle freshman year: With grades. With missing a significant other back home. With making new friends. Why not share her wisdom, thought the University of Pennsylvania senior. Out came her project, "Dear Penn Freshmen," a website where she and more than 60 upperclassmen wrote advice letters to their first-year selves, sharing what they wish they had known. "You miss your boyfriend (he won't matter in two years, pinky promise)
March 26, 2016 |
Advice from Russell, Stamos What if you could send a message back to your younger self to warn against making idiotic decisions? A gaggle of celebs participated in the thought experiment on Late Night with Seth Meyers . Remarkably well-preserved Grandfathered star John Stamos , 52, said, "On your 18th birthday, the Prince of Darkness, Satan , will offer you eternal youth in exchange for your soul. Little John, I'm telling you right now, you take that deal, son. " Keri Russell , who plays a KGB officer on The Americans , spoke of her '90s hit. "Whatever you do, don't cut your hair short during the second season of Felicity ," she said.