That regular season finale for Louisiana Tech University’s football team would be best to file under the “most forgettable losses” folder.
A 58-24 loss to newly crowned Conference USA Western Division champ Southern Mississippi has a way of doing that, especially in the dominating fashion by which they did.
But so much for that game and the regular season. They’re over now and it’s time to look ahead to postseason action.
Here’s 10 things to keep in mind as the Bulldogs prepare to meet former Southland Conference nemesis Arkansas State in the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 19:
True to form, Baby Boomers are redefining retirement, too. The 76 million Americans born from 1946 to 1964 have driven major national trends in their lifetime and are living longer than any previous generation. Today, with the oldest of them having turned 60, some are already retired, or have been forced to retire, and many more are thinking seriously about retirement.
And there’s a lot to think about for the aging boomer:
Do you want to retire outright and never work again? How many years do you need to keep working before you can realistically afford to do that?
Keep your fingers crossed for me. I’m going to do something this week I haven’t done except sporadically for the last few years. I’m going to play bridge. They assured me that it is like riding a bike, once you know how to ride, you never forget. The only trouble with that premise is that I’ve been doing a lot of aging these last few years, and I do think that has to make a difference, memory wise, but being me, I have to try. I’ll give this thing a try and see if the old noggin is still working.
International Women’s Day is observed Tuesday. Around the world, thousands of events will honor women’s achievements.
Yet, women still face challenges in many areas of life — such as their financial situations.
So if you’re a woman, you may want to use this occasion to consider steps you can take to help move toward your important financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement.
First of all, be aware of the potential obstacles facing women: lower earnings than men, longer lifespans than men and more time out of the workforce than men.