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The reality TV President won’t miss the next debate, no matter what he says now

The reality TV President won’t miss the next debate, no matter what he says now

If President Trump really does boycott next week’s presidential debate, he will be giving up a chance to speak in front of 60 to 70 million people.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the first presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio.


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U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the first presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio.

So, given the president’s television fixation and his intense focus on ratings, there are 60 to 70 million reasons to believe that he will backtrack from his current position.

Trump said on Thursday morning, in his first interview since his hospitalization for a coronavirus infection, that “I am not going to do a virtual debate.”

Specifically, he objected to the Commission on Presidential Debates’ decision to turn the scheduled October 15 debate into a remote broadcast, with Trump and Joe Biden participating from separate studios.

Biden’s campaign immediately said he agreed to the new structure, but the Trump campaign said they’ll “do a rally instead.”

If Trump’s camp follows through and holds a rally on October 15, it will likely only be televised by a couple of pro-Trump TV channels. He will essentially only be speaking to his base.

The formal debates, on the other hand, are shown by all the major broadcasters and cable channels in America, along with countless websites.

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The first debate between Trump and Biden was watched by more than 73 million viewers last week.

The second debate of the campaign cycle is usually somewhat lower rated than the first, but in 2016 more than 66 million people watched the second debate

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3 signs you won’t be ready to retire in 30 years, according to a financial planner

3 signs you won’t be ready to retire in 30 years, according to a financial planner



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a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Financial planner Jovan Johnson. Courtesy of Jovan Johnson


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Financial planner Jovan Johnson. Courtesy of Jovan Johnson

  • Even if you have 30 or more years before retirement, it’s possible that there are already some signs you won’t be ready.
  • If you haven’t started using your employer’s 401(k), or are still making the same contribution you started making several years ago, you might need to make a change to get on track. 
  • Similarly, if you find that your retirement income will be significantly less than what you’re currently earning, it’s worth adjusting your savings strategy now to maintain your lifestyle in the future.
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While it can be tough to think 30 years into the future, it’s necessary for retirement planning. It takes years of saving, investing, and growth for retirement planning to work effectively and build a large enough savings to live well in retirement.

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There’s no set age to start thinking about retirement planning, but experts agree that the sooner you start, the better. Not only will your money grow more, but you’ll also have less stress later on.

For that reason, thinking 30 years into the future is essential. Financial planner Jovan Johnson of Piece of Wealth Planning says that there are a few signs you’ll want to watch out for on you savings journey — they might mean that you won’t have enough savings for a comfortable retirement. 

You haven’t started using your workplace’s 401(k), or haven’t updated it recently

If your employer offers a 401(k), it’s definitely something to take advantage of sooner rather than later. These retirement accounts allows contributions pre-tax, which lowers your total taxable income. These accounts can also sometimes come with a match, where an employer will essentially

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