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LEYKIS 101 CORONAVIRUS EDITION Whether you are already unmarried by choice, stuck in quarantine with someone with whom you shouldn't have gotten stuck, or married to someone with whom you were already social distancing before this crisis, Your Professor is here with the advice you've been needing.
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WHAT TO DO ABOUT YOUR INVESTMENTS DURING THESE HARD TIMES The COVID-19 pandemic has sent the stock market down dramatically, so Tom brought in an expert: Mitch Tuchman, Chief Investment Officer of Rebalance360.com. Mitch and Company manage over 10,000 portfolios worth over $4 billion. Find out what you should be doing with your investments right now.
Here's the book that Mitch referenced, A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel (it's on Tom's bookshelf!).
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THANKS TO CORONAVIRUS, TOM IS SUDDENLY LOOKING PRETTY GOOD Tom recently tweeted this; "Amazing how so many gals who ever tried to friend zone me or who were ever constantly angry at me or who picked someone else have been in touch the last 4 weeks. Once these gals, now getting older, feel frightened that they'll go broke, I start looking pretty great, apparently!" Hear the dirty details.
This article in The Washington Post started Tom thinking about this: A woman living alone: Seven stories of solitude during the coronavirus, from ages 24 to 86.
Tom's tweet as it appeared.
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CORONAVIRUS: HERE COME THE SCAMMERS! Due to COVID-19, you're not driving very many miles right now. Should you have to be paying full price for your car insurance? Maybe you bought tickets to a cruise that was cancelled. Why won't the cruise companies give you a full refund? Los Angeles Times business reporter David Lazarus has these answers and more.
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HE FEELS GUILTY FOR BREAKING UP WITH HER Tom receives a letter from a guy who moved in with a single mother of 3, made her a mother of 4, and has now decided to break up with her. And he's feeling soooooo guilty! After all, he says, she might end up homeless! Find out what Your Professor has to say about that.
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THE LIES WE'RE BEING TOLD EVERY DAY ABOUT COVID-19 You've got it all figured out. A couple of weeks or maybe a month of social distancing, then, "play ball!" Back to things as usual. The usual suspects are lying to you again. Remember how Tom accurately called the effects of this crisis? He says, "you ain't seen nothin' yet!"
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WHAT ARE WE LEARNING ABOUT MONEY FROM THE CURRENT CRISIS? The truths of so many of Tom's lessons that you ignored are now obvious. How can we remake our financial lives so we don't make the same mistakes after things get back to normal? Also, should you be investing now when things are awful? WWWBD? (What would Warren Buffett do?)
This piece from The Motley Fool offers thoughts about investing in bad times from billionaire Warren Buffett.
Tom's room at 3 Denise Court in Selden, New York and the window that froze over.
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SHOULD PEOPLE WITH TWO HOMES STAY IN THE CITY? All over the country, people who can afford it are ditching urban quarantines for second homes as well as Airbnbs or VRBOs in less-infected small town America. The small towns are clapping back, saying that their small-town hospitals and emergency services can't handle the rush of urban escapees.
Should Tom and others like him retreat to their cities until COVID-19 subsides?
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DID GOD CHOOSE CHRISTIAN SMALLS TO SHUT DOWN AMAZON? He's 31 and a father of three. Until recently, Chris Smalls worked at the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, New York. Then came COVID-19, and all hell broke loose. Hear how Chris became the talk of the news media as well as the political and labor worlds.
Learn more about Chris in this story from Forbes: Amazon Worker Who Was Fired After Coronavirus Walkout Says He Is ‘Being Silenced’.
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TOM & GARY BACK TOGETHER Longtime Leykis producer and ten-year co-host of The Gary & Dino Show, Gary Zabransky, catch up with each other and talk about COVID-19, quarantine boozing, the anniversaries of their respective shows, and so much more!
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