Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson must be doing something right. Last season, which was only his second year with the league, the 23-year-old was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Jackson is the second player in NFL history to receive unanimous votes for the prestigious title (with fellow quarterback Tom Brady being the other in 2010).
After being selected No. 3 overall by Chicago in the 1984 NBA draft, Michael Jordan made an immediate impact on the Bulls organization. Just weeks into his professional career, “everybody on that Bull team … knew he was the best player we had,” said the team’s former general manager Rod Thorn on an episode of
More than 70% of married couples choose to completely combine their finances, according to Kasey Eickmeyer, a postdoctoral researcher at Rutgers University. That means they’ll also face a lifetime of financial logistics to work through together. It’s important for couples to understand that ”marriage is a legal merger between two people,” says Kristin O’Keeffe Merrick, a financial advisor of O’Keeffe
A former home of Walt Disney is on the market for $1.1 million. The mid-century modern ranch is known as Disney’s “technicolor dream house” because of the “vibrant” decor throughout, according to listing agent Micheal Erives. Located in Palm Springs, California, the property was built for Disney and his wife, Lillian, in 1962, according to the
When Sunny Dreyer got a text from her boss in late March to jump into quick Zoom call, she had a sinking feeling she knew what was coming. The 32-year-old L.A. resident had just heard news that Bird, the e-scooter company, laid off hundreds of employees in an effort to save the business as the
For many of those self-isolating at home, spending habits have changed. Perhaps you’re eating out less — or ordering in more. Maybe you’re saving money on movies and concerts, but have signed up for an extra streaming service or two. Below, CNBC Make It spoke with five couples to see how their spending habits have changed
The coronavirus pandemic has forced schools to shut their doors and forced students to take their classes — and exams — online. This year, some 3.4 million students are registered to take AP Exams, which are designed to test high school students’ understanding of college-level material, online between May 11 and May 22. With schools across
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a shortage of protective face masks on a global scale. In response, many have started making and wearing homemade cloth face masks, a practice the CDC recommends. There are two main reasons to wear a mask anytime you leave your home, the CDC says. The
Chicago-based millennial Alex Sanchez earned more than $230,000 last year. The bulk of his income came from his day job: He works about 60 hours a week as an overhead lineman for an electrical utilities company. Between his $120,000 base salary, $10,000 annual bonus and overtime pay, he makes more than $200,000. The 25-year-old also brings
More than 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment since mid-March, and even with slow re-openings of local and state economies, the job security of many more hangs in the balance. If you’ve lost work due to the pandemic, you’re likely wading into a new world of navigating unemployment and wondering what the future of
The coronavirus pandemic has upended countless jobs and even entire industries, leaving many wondering which will emerge out of the other side. One industry likely to endure — or even thrive — under the virus, is artificial intelligence (AI), which could offer a glimpse into one of the rising careers of the future. “This outbreak is creating
It’s been 16 years since Michael Jordan played his last professional basketball game, but he still out-earns every current NBA player when it comes to sneaker income — and the ranking isn’t even close: In 2019, Jordan earned $130 million from his Nike deal, Forbes reports. That’s four times more than No. 2 ranked LeBron James,
The shock of the coronavirus pandemic has made planning ahead difficult, particularly when it comes to major decisions like a career move. That doesn’t mean you should put your aspirations on hold, however, according to London Business School professor and author of “Act like a leader, think like a leader,” Herminia Ibarra. In fact, for
In 1987, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett laid out his stock market strategy in a famous way: “We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.” In 2008, Buffett penned an op-ed in the New York Times where he indicated that Berkshire was putting that strategy into action as the financial crisis worsened: “In
The coronavirus pandemic has overturned most aspects of daily life, not least the way we work. For many, that has brought with it a period of great uncertainty and possible job insecurity. But for aspiring entrepreneurs, it has also created a window of opportunity, according to the author of bestselling business book The Lean Startup.
Most people know Sean “Diddy” Combs by his music, but the hip-hop mogul recently released a different kind of track: a guided meditation. The 25-minute recorded meditation, which is available to download for free on Audible, is designed to help listeners relax before bed. It includes a mix of deep breathing exercises, gratitude prompts and
CNBC Make It is posting a new financial task to tackle each day for a month. These are all meant to be simple, time-sensitive activities to take your mind off of the news for a moment and, hopefully, put you on sturdier financial footing. This is day 25 of 30. Just a few months ago, millions
Gargiulo Produce opened in 1929 as a fruit and vegetable cart selling door-to-door. Over 90 years later, the company now wholesales food to businesses across the East Coast. In 2020, the coronavirus shut down many of Gargiulo’s commercial accounts and left it looking for ways to get produce into the hands of hungry, isolated customers.
Comprehending the enormity of climate change is about as mind-bending as understanding the ultimate effect novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19) will have on America and the world. But a free, interactive tool made by artificial intelligence start-up HyperGiant helps put both global crises and their relationship to each other in perspective. The “ACES:
CNBC Make It is posting a new financial task to tackle each day for a month. These are all meant to be simple, time-sensitive activities to take your mind off of the news for a moment and, hopefully, put you on sturdier financial footing. This is day 24 of 30. Over the last few days, CNBC
The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been felt by millions of workers, including a record-breaking 30.3 million Americans who have filed for unemployment over the past six weeks. Young people are feeling some of the harshest impacts when it comes to job prospects. According to data from job site Glassdoor, the number of
While most Americans have received their coronavirus stimulus payments by now, the IRS Get My Payment tool, which tracks the status of the checks, offers some hope to those who haven’t. But for many, the IRS website not only didn’t provide accurate updates, it left people worried they would never receive a payment at all. The
We each have our own different challenges to deal with, but if there’s one thing we can all agree with, it’s that there’s never been a more urgent need for laughter, inspiration and escapism. Luckily, we have podcasts to keep us informed — but not to an excessive degree — about the coronavirus pandemic, while also
“Gronk” is back. Former New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski (affectionately known as “Gronk”) shocked the sports world Thursday when he announced that after a year away from football he will be returning to play with his old teammate Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2019, after the 2018 NFL season, Gronkowski announced his retirement following
In the time since nonessential businesses began to close their doors in March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the U.S. labor market has wiped out all the job gains it made in the decade since the Great Recession. With roughly 26.5 million Americans now out of work who have filed for unemployment, many
Laura Jayne Massaro has dreamed of running her own business ever since she discovered her passion for dog grooming. After countless trainings and apprenticeships, she was finally able to open Hair of the Dog mobile grooming spa in 2015. Her unique dog-spa-on-wheels allows her to serve a multitude of neighborhoods while also making it easier
As several states begin to reopen businesses, billionaire Mark Cuban says it may be too soon to do so amid the widespread coronavirus pandemic — and he has a simple litmus test for when people will feel comfortable returning to stores and offices that have been closed for weeks. “You just want to keep people safe,”
We live in the present. It’s part of our genetics, says Dr. Brad Klontz, a certified financial planner and financial psychologist. “It’s why we were able to survive as a species,” Klontz said. ”We’re actually wired to enjoy the moment now and to consume as much as possible.” When you think about saving for your future,
On March 27, President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus bill to help individual workers and small businesses cope with the economic downturn of the coronavirus pandemic. Under the bill, individuals will receive a one-time check of $1,200 if they earn an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less, and they will receive a
From baking to puzzles, the Covid-19 quarantine might have you turning to hobbies that you never had time for before. If you’re looking for a calming weekend art project, Disney has free drawing classes on YouTube. You can learn how to draw some of the most popular Disney characters, from Elsa from “Frozen” to Goofy.