Flu Shot Clinic, Coronavirus Testing Coming To Delco This Week

Laveta Brigham

ASTON, PA — Delaware County is offering residents the chance to get tested for the coronavirus and vaccinated for the flu this week.

The county is hosting one day of coronavirus testing and two days of flu vaccinations in Aston.

Whether residents are getting flu shots or coronavirus tests, all must wear masks or face coverings.

Drive-thru and walk-up testing will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Aston Community Center, 3270 Concord Road in Aston.

Testing will be conducted by trained medical staff utilizing a nasal swab (PCR) test kit and is open to all residents 12 years of age and older and individuals who work in Delaware County who have coronavirus symptoms or who have had a known exposure to someone with coronavirus or are critical/essential workers.

Critical and essential workforce—including first responders, healthcare system employees, grocery workers—and those at higher

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A Week In East Kansas On A $149,300 Income

Laveta Brigham

Pandemic micro-weddings are all the rage for couples who were planning to get married in 2020. If you recently had a micro-wedding or are having one in the near future, we want to know how much you spent on it and how it affected your budget for a future big wedding celebration. Tell us all about it here.

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Today: a database developer who makes $149,300 per year and spends some of her money this week on paintbrushes.

Occupation: Database Developer
Industry: Transportation
Age: 42
Location: East Kansas
Salary: $149,300 ($135,200 from job, $7,800 rental income, $6,300 child support)
Net Worth: $385,068 ($537,970 in assets minus $152,902 in debt)
Debt: $152,902 (mortgages on both my … Read More

DraftKings says NFL Week 1 was its biggest week for signups since 2015

Laveta Brigham

The first week of a new NFL season is the key time of year for “daily fantasy sports” (DFS) apps like FanDuel and DraftKings, and now that those companies are also rapidly launching sportsbook operations in states that have legalized sports betting, they are even more focused on aggressive customer acquisition.

It may come as no surprise, then, that DraftKings (DKNG) tells Yahoo Finance the first week of the 2020 NFL season was its biggest week for new customer signups since 2015. (That combines DFS customers and sports betting customers; DraftKings will not break out the numbers.)

The superlative comes with a considerable asterisk: the plentiful promotions and free-entry codes the company offered for Week 1.

On the sportsbook side, DraftKings ran a promotion allowing new users to place a bet (up to $50) on the Kansas City Chiefs +101, meaning the bet would pay out unless the Chiefs lost

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A Week In Prince George’s County, MD, On A $121,000 Salary

Laveta Brigham

Pandemic micro-weddings are all the rage for couples who were planning to get married in 2020. If you recently had a micro-wedding or are having one in the near future, we want to know how much you spent on it and how it affected your budget for a future big wedding celebration. Tell us all about it here.

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

This week a project manager who makes $121,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on blue crabs.

Occupation: Project Manager
Industry: US Government
Age: 43
Location: Prince George’s County, MD
Salary: $121,000 (my husband is a full-time parent — so just my income)
Net Worth: $98,800 (Savings + money market account + … Read More

Manhattan’s MoMA, Welcoming Once Again, Seven Days a Week

Laveta Brigham

I visited the Museum of Modern Art on September 9. It was my first stay in the city since March 15. It was already eerie. September 11 was unthinkable and happened fast. The COVID catastrophe keeps unfolding, an oozing amalgam of death, bravery, and science fiction.

I don’t doubt New York’s resilience. We need it back in all its gaudy splendor, though. Seeing the first floor of the Empire State Building empty was a shock. Times Square — on a matinee day, at that — was empty. Rockefeller Plaza was empty. Countless small storefronts are boarded up. The sidewalk restaurants are a nice sign of life but one among few.

Empty first floor at the Empire State Building.
Empty first floor at the Empire State Building.

The vibe is working-class. “No stuck-up people,” I thought, but they’re bound to return, as will the grubby money shufflers and the social climbers. Now, the energy’s coming from the people who

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A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On $15.50 An Hour

Laveta Brigham

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Today: a cheesemonger who makes $15.50/hour and spends some of her money this week on Idiazabal cheese.

Occupation: Cheesemonger
Industry: Service
Age: 32
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Salary: $15.50 + tips + side hustles (photography, dog-sitting) + unemployment (just during the pandemic since I’m currently only working 14 hours a week)
Net Worth: $2,000 in savings + IRA + used car (which probably isn’t worth much). I have no debt and I rent.
Debt: $0
Paycheck Amount (Biweekly): Approx. $600 ($15.50/hour + credit card tips, which average to $7/hour)
Pronouns: She/her

Monthly Expenses
Rent: $1,160 in a three-bedroom apartment (my landlord gave me a bit of a break during the pandemic so it was briefly

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U.K. Ambassador on Trade, Fashion Week and Her Favorite Brands

Laveta Brigham

After six months, British Ambassador to the U.S. Karen Pierce has settled into her new role, which is focused on deepening the relationship between the U.K. and the U.S. as both countries hash out a new free trade agreement as a result of Brexit.

Here, Pierce, whose prior roles included diplomatic stints in Tokyo, the Balkans, Washington, D.C., and New York, offers an update on the progress of the trade agreement as well as how her experience has helped inform her current role. She also gave her perspective on U.K. fashion while sharing some of her favorite brands.

WWD: Do you have a penchant for fashion?

Karen Pierce: I love looking at fashion and emerging trends, but I’m very conscious that I suit very little of it. So my own wardrobe is more classic-oriented. I was very pleased to see that London Fashion Week is moving forward virtually Sept. 17

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Amazon Gears Up for Big Week, With London Storefront and a Luxury App

Laveta Brigham

LONDON — Amazon is ramping up efforts to raise its fashion — and luxury — profile with a series of projects set to make their debuts this week, including a digital storefront with London Fashion Week designers and the long-awaited launch of its luxury platform, a dedicated app showcasing brands from Europe and the U.S.

The Amazon Fashion x London Fashion Week digital storefront will offer spring 2021 collections and archival pieces across ready-to-wear, party wear, loungewear, lingerie and footwear from labels including Preen, Les Girls Les Boys, Grenson, De La Vali, Emilio de la Morena, Kat Maconie and Teija. It promises to extend the labels’ reach to “tens of millions” of customers.

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An announcement is expected today.

The project is part of the wider series of initiatives known as Amazon Fashion Connects that sees the online retailer provide resources, infrastructure and delivery services to emerging and

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Delco Hosting Flu Shot Clinic, Coronavirus Testing Next Week

Laveta Brigham

MILLBOURNE, PA — Delaware County is offering residents the chance to get tested for the coronavirus and vaccinated for the flu next week.

The county is hosting two days of coronavirus testing and one day of flu vaccinations in Millbourne.

Whether residents are getting flu shots or coronavirus tests, all must wear masks or face coverings.

Residents can get flu vaccinations from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Philadelphia Sikh Society, 6706 Garden Court Road in Millbourne.

Flu shots will be available via drive-thru to all residents of Delaware County, 3 years of age or older. Residents are asked to preregister by calling 610-891-6129, but walk-ups will also be allowed.

The drive-thru format is intended to make it more convenient for our older residents, those with disabilities, and parents with small children, and is an optimal set up during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Shots will

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A Week In Berkeley, CA, On A $169,000 Joint Income

Laveta Brigham

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Election Day 2020 is sure to be one of the most momentous ones in history. But as always, it falls on a Tuesday. Has your workplace made Election Day a paid company holiday so all employees have time to vote? Let us know what your employers are doing here.

Today: a communications director with a joint income of $169,000 who spends some of her money this week on pot.

Occupation: Communications Director
Industry: Higher Education
Age: 52
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary: $105,000 + $9,000 freelance editing + $55,000 consulting income between me and my husband
Net Worth: $1,765,000 — this includes cash savings, my husband’s retirement fund, and equity in our house (minus debt

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