Month: May 2020


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The world has changed a lot in the past few months. Maybe you got laid off from your full-time job and are ready to earn some extra . Or maybe you now have time to pursue a freelance dream. 

I started freelancing a few years ago and eventually was able to open my own branding agency. Because I got my start on Upwork, I’d like to share with you some tips on taking the leap and joining this freelancing platform. 

Related: 11 Best Websites to Find Freelance Jobs and Make Extra Money

Deciding to become a freelancer is a big decision, so once you’re committed, make sure that you start off on the right foot. In addition to filling out your profile, writing a strong introduction, using a professional profile picture and adding to your

Prior to the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant didn’t show much promise. He called his admission to the U.S. military academy at West Point “an accident,” and when he graduated in 1843, he was only in the middle of his class. Just over a decade later, in 1854, he resigned from the U.S. Army. In the next few years, he proved to be a failure in business — even during boom times, such as the California gold rush.

In 1861, as the slave states seceded from the U.S. and the Union rushed to build up its army, Grant struggled just to get a commission leading 630 men in the 21st Illinois Infantry Regiment. And yet, four years later, it was Grant who, as the chief strategist and leader of more than 1 million men serving in the Army of the United States, left Robert E. Lee with no choice but

The owner and president of Maria’s Italian Kitchen explains how she’s working to serve others and stabilize those in her community.

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Maddy Alfano, the owner and president of Maria’s Italian , shares some of the most valuable lessons she’s learned from watching her family’s forays into the service industry and the impact that a sense of and connectivity has upon customers.

Alfano and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss a range of topics, including how Maddy’s personally delivered more than 1,000 donated meals to frontline workers during the crisis and ways that will be used to help promote safety and physical distancing in the industry going forward. The pair also share insights on why the true value of


The price of silver jumped by 3.33 per cent in Mumbai’s spot Zaveri Bazaar on Saturday to hit the highest in six-and-a-half years as investors booked the white precious metal as an alternative to gold amid expectation of an spurt in its demand with the gradual opening up of the economy from the eight-week nationwide


In the spot Zaveri Bazaar, silver added Rs 1,615 to trade at Rs 50,050 a kg (without GST) on Saturday from Rs 48,435 a day earlier. This price level in rupee value was not seen after October 2013. Standard gold declined marginally to trade at Rs 46,515 per 10 grams on Saturday from Rs 46,710 on Friday.



While trading activity in Zaveri Bazaar remained virtually closed due to the nationwide lockdown, jewellers awaited the state government’s approval to allow opening up of stores to start


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Since the outbreak began, it can seem like it’s harder than ever to stand out amidst all the noise. We’re writing posts that people don’t read, hosting live streams people don’t attend, and running ads that people don’t click on anymore.

And when you combine a decrease in engagement, a loss of income, and a nagging feeling that you’re not even making a contribution, it’s only natural that the internal strife just builds and builds.

This lack of engagement, money, and purpose very much defined my life a few years ago. I had developed skills as a communication and messaging expert, yet I was driving for Lyft just to make ends meet. I knew I had valuable skills, but no one else did.

Then, a couple of years ago, I made a shift in my marketing

In a major relief for borrowers, the (RBI) on Friday lowered the repo rate by 40 basis points from 4.4 per cent to 4 per cent. The reverse repo rate was also reduced to 3.35 per cent. These rate cuts were made in order to limit the impact of the nationwide on the economy. Borrowers, especially those whose are linked to external benchmarks like the repo rate can rejoice. The apex bank last cut the rates in its March 2020 in an advanced monetary policy review. In total, it has cut the repo rate by 75 bps since the started.

Note: 100 basis points equal one percentage point.


Here’s how borrowers are likely to gain from the RBI’s rate cut, depending of whether and how much banks and non-banking lenders pass on the benefits to customers.

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