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Your Money

With the Rivian R1T being named Truck of the Year and Elon Musk named Person of the Year, electric vehicles are everywhere. If you haven't thought about purchasing one, chances are you will sooner or later as they become more the norm than the exception.

But does it make financial sense, and what is the breakeven? Those are tough questions to answer as much of it depends on where you live...and not just because of the price of gasoline, but also the price of electricity.

This is a fun article that tackles those questions studying 15 major cities.

How Much Do Electric Vehicles Cost to ‘Fill Up’ Compared With Buying Gasoline?
by Jennifer Hiller and Andrew Mollica

Your Life

Have you noticed that US Postal Service (USPS) mail delivery had gotten slower? Well, that’s been on purpose since October 1. That’s when the 10-year plan was started to overhaul the USPS. The thought behind it is to save money by relying less on moving mail by air and more by ground transportation. In addition, the price of a stamp increased from $.53 to $.58. Holiday price increases for packages and other mail are now in effect. These are all necessary changes since the USPS, as a business, has been losing money with the latest figure being a loss of $9.2B in FY2020. More changes are being proposed. Check out how this drama is unfolding. Oh, PS To avoid late fees from delayed receipt of bill payment, people are being urged to use electronic payment.

The Postal Service is slowing the mail to save money. Critics say it's a death spiral
by Brian Naylor

Complexity Simplified

I’m trying hard to keep up with the latest social media apps, events, and lingo…especially with two teenage kids. One of the most challenging things I find is the cryptic messages filled with acronyms, truncated words, and symbols such as emojis. Here’s a shortcut for you on the most popular emojis, their meanings, and when to use them.

The Real Meaning Behind the Most Popular Emojis
by Chloë Nannestad


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