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takasuu/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is walking back his comments on implementing a payroll tax cut after stating that it's something he's been "thinking about" as a way to save the U.S. economy, which he described as doing "phenomenally well" from falling into a recession.

"I'm not looking at a tax cut now," Trump told reporters as he departed for Kentucky. "We don't need it, we have a strong economy."

Just a day before, during a bilateral with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump suggested he was open to the idea of imposing a payroll tax cut.

"So it is something I'm thinking about, payroll taxes, I've been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time," he said. "Whether or not we do it now or not, it's not being done because of recession."

In saying so, the president contradicted his own aides who had pushed back on the notion that a payroll tax cut was under consideration.

"It is not being considered at this time," White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said during an interview with Fox News earlier on Tuesday. "He's looking at tax cuts again -- we think that spurs on the economic expansion."

While speaking with reporters Wednesday afternoon, Trump also defended the U.S. trade war with China calling himself, "the chosen one."

In response to a question from ABC News' Kyra Phillips about whether taking the Americans into recession is worth it, the president told reporters, "I am the chosen one, somebody had to do it and I'm taking on China on trade. And you know what? We're winning."

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BCFC/iStock(CHICAGO) -- An Illinois teenager dropped a lawsuit on Wednesday against e-cigarette maker Juul and tobacco giant Philip Morris two days after filing it.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Illinois on Monday by 19-year old Christian Foss, claimed the companies use illegal and deceptive marketing to prey on young people.

On Wednesday, Foss filed a notice of voluntary dismissal, and Judge Jorge L. Alonso dismissed the case without prejudice.

The lawyer who filed the case did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Juul did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But when the lawsuit was originally filed, the company said it has "never marketed to youth and do not want non-nicotine users, especially youth, to ever try our product."

Altria, Philip Morris' parent company, said when the lawsuit was filed that "virtually all of the conduct alleged in the complaint occurred before Altria had any economic interest in Juul."

Altria bought a 35% stake in Juul in Dec. 2018 for $12.8 billion.

Juul is the dominant player in the e-cigarette market, which originally positioned the product as an alternative to cigarettes.

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Jun/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Millie Bobby Brown is launching her own vegan makeup line called Florence by Mills.

The Stranger Things star announced the new line by posting a video about it on Instagram.

"Every young person deserves to have a good start with their skin. I want it to be vegan, clean, cruelty-free, that would be easy to get, and fun to use, and still useful but, you know, playing that sophisticated teenager as well," Brown said in the clip.

"What I want my beauty brand to represent is individuality, and embrace who you are," she added.

There will be 15 products in total geared toward Generation Z customers and it's also being marketed as a vegan, PETA-certified brand.

Brown told WWD that the line is inspired by her great-grandmother.

"I felt like a brand about individuality and bravery and being truthful should be named after somebody who was all of those things," she said.

The full list of products hasn't been announced yet.

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JHVEPhoto/iStock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- If you’re looking to buy a small plastic water bottle when you go to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), you’re out of luck.

A ban on the sale of plastic water bottles under 1 liter went into effect Tuesday, according to ABC San Francisco affiliate KGO-TV, but travelers still have the option of buying water in larger sizes.

All of the airport's restaurants, retailers, lounges and vending machines will be required to sell water in recyclable aluminum, glass or BPI-certified bottles, according to a statement released by the airport.

The new rule applies to all water, but does not include a ban on sodas, teas or juices.

“SFO continues to lead the way in airport sustainability initiatives,” Ivar C. Satero, the airport director, said in a statement. “With this move, we take a giant step towards our goal to achieve zero waste going into landfill. I appreciate the support of our SFO business community in making this bold move for our environment.”

SFO is hoping to achieve zero waste by 2021.

The airport says it has implemented the ban on small plastic water bottles because more environmentally friendly alternatives are on the rise. The full list of water options at the airport can found here.

Some travelers, however, thought the airport should have gone even further.

“I think there should be a total ban. It is inconsistent to do one size and not the other. Plastic is plastic,” Marc Fong, an airport traveler, told KGO.

“Tea and lemonade and sodas but not the water? Come on guys,” said Murrell Peddicord, another traveler.

SFO has also urged travelers to bring reusable beverage containers to fill up at the airport’s drinking fountains located in all terminals in addition to the new ban.

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TSA(NEW YORK) -- It wasn't quite "Snakes on a Plane."

A 15-inch thin, black snake with a yellow band around its neck was discovered Monday night on the floor of a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint in Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport by a "youngster," according to the TSA. A TSA officer then contained the ring-necked snake in one of the gray checkpoint bins to prevent it from escaping. TSA said the checkpoint lane was forced to close temporarily and Port Authority Police were called to remove the animal.

“It’s common for travelers to accidentally leave items at the checkpoint,” TSA’s New Jersey Federal Security Director Tom Carter said in a press release. “Typically people leave items such as their keys, sunglasses, ID, hats and gloves, but this is the first time someone has left a snake behind. We have a fairly robust lost and found program that reunites passengers with their lost items, but this passenger doesn’t need to call us about his snake.”

According to the Department of Transportation's latest guidelines on emotional support animals, it is up to an airline whether a snake is allowed to fly. An airline will not face federal punishment if it denies a passenger from bringing a snake on an aircraft.

“This snake did not catch his flight," TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein told ABC.

TSA often shares unusual items its officers discover or confiscate at checkpoints.

In July, TSA officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport discovered two missile launchers within a week in travelers' checked bags.

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Bill Chizek/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Even as President Donald Trump insists the U.S. economy is “the best in the world,” he is also weighing pursuing another round of tax cuts amid concerns about a possible looming recession.

"He's looking at at tax cuts again, we think that spurs on the economic expansion," White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said during an interview with FOX News Tuesday.

The possibility was discussed during a White House policy meeting on Monday. The idea of a payroll tax cut has also been floated in recent days, though officials say that idea has been tabled and is not under active consideration.

"It is not being considered at this time," Gidley reiterated on Tuesday. "We are always looking to give people back their hard-earned money and that's with the conversation was about."

Publicly, the president continues to strike an optimistic tone about the strength of the U.S. economy and has sent his top economic aides on television to further amplify the White House message.

“We have the strongest economy, by far, in the world,” Trump insisted to reporters on Sunday. “I don’t see a recession. I mean, the world is in a recession right now. And -- although, that's too big a statement.”

To the extent Trump does acknowledge weakness in the economy, he points blame at the broader global landscape and at Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, whom he hand-picked for the job but has since fallen out of favor with Trump, who believes the Fed should further lower interest rates.

Our Economy is very strong, despite the horrendous lack of vision by Jay Powell and the Fed, but the Democrats are trying to “will” the Economy to be bad for purposes of the 2020 Election. Very Selfish! Our dollar is so strong that it is sadly hurting other parts of the world...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019

The president’s renewed interest in another round of tax cuts comes after his previous pledge, in the weeks just before the 2018 midterm elections, to pursue a 10 percent tax cut for the middle class. After the election, the president dropped all discussion of the promised tax cuts.

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selimaksan/iStock(CHICAGO) -- A dime doesn’t buy much these days, but this rare dime that recently sold at auction cost a pretty penny.

The 1894-S Barber dime is considered among the rarest and most coveted coins in the country -- only nine are known to exist -- according to auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries, which specializes in antique coins and currency.

Dell Loy Hansen, a Utah businessman and owner of the Real Salt Lake soccer club, paid $1.32 million dollars for the 125-year-old coin last Thursday at the Stack’s-Bowers Rarities Night Auction in Chicago.

“This was an opportunity to buy yet another famous rarity for the growing collection,” Hansen said in a statement.

The 1894-S dime was designed by engraver Charles E. Barber and struck in San Francisco on June 9, 1894, according to the Professional Coin Grading Service.

The dime, which was once owned by former Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, is ranked No.6 in the respected “100 Greatest U.S. Coins” listing, behind the likes of 1804 silver doll and the 1913 Liberty Head nickel.

Hansen has been collecting coins for years, and is amassing the first privately-held coin collection of items from 1792 to the present day, according to David Lawrence Rare Coins, which is helping Hanse in the pursuit.

John Brush, president of David Lawrence Rare Coins, called Hansen’s purchase “one of the most exciting acquisitions that we have made.”

“This opportunity to acquire such a legendary rarity is something that you can only dream about as a child,” Brush said in a statement.

Great history behind the pictured coin which just sold for $1,320,000! #Auction #PCGS #Coins #Numismatics

— PCGS (@PCGScoin) August 16, 2019

Brush was in Chicago for the auction and did the bidding for Hansen.

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Caitlin Boston(NEW YORK) -- A 35-year-old who paid off more than $222,000 in debt accumulated through student loans shared how she pulled it off in a celebration video that has since gone viral.

Caitlin Boston donned a purple spandex bodysuit and a Korean wedding crown and danced to Lizzo's "Good As Hell" in the video, in which she also explains how she was able to pull off the remarkable feat.

"I really wanted to figure out a way to express what I wanted the next phase of my life to be like," Boston told Good Morning America. "That wasn't about debt in any sense ... it was about celebration and gratitude and joy."

While the video is carefree and light, Boston reveals in it that her father committed suicide while she was working to pay off her debts. She said she made her last student loan payment on Aug. 6, what would have been her father's 72nd birthday.

Boston said it was a "humbling" conversation with her late dad that forced her to go into what she describes as "attack mode" to pay off her staggering debt. Boston's starting balance from both her undergrad and graduate school loans totaled $147,602.95 in 2009.

"I called my dad in a panic not knowing how I was going to manage this," Boston recalled. "[It was] just a very honest conversation where he said, 'We can't help you. We have our own debt. You're going have to figure this out on your own. You have a college degree now so you're gonna be fine. Just put together a plan.'"

One decade after that conversation with her dad, Boston said she paid off a total of $222,817.26, a figure that ballooned because of interest.

How did she do it?

"I never missed a single loan payment or took more than four weeks off of work in a single year the past 10 years," she wrote on the screen of her dancing video, which was first reported by BuzzFeed. "Not even when my father committed suicide. My dog died, my family disintegrated and my mom had a stroke -- all within the same six-month period."

Boston said she did all the usual things to save, like living in places with low rent and living with roommates, cutting costs at the grocery store and working extra jobs. She also said she demanded equal pay in her career.

"I think that as a woman you have to be your own advocate," said Boston, who works in the tech industry. "I don't think that you can get far without thinking really strategically about how you want to get paid."

Boston calls her approach to getting paid what she deserved the "over and under method," which involved her asking her coworkers and strangers in her same field if they made over or under a certain amount of money.

With that knowledge in her pocket, she was able to ask for salary increases. Boston's advice to other women is to expect that you're being underpaid and make it your job to figure out by how much and demand that.

"Be strategic. Know your worth. That's it," she said.

Now that Boston has paid off her debt, she can look back and reflect on what her dad would think of her accomplishment.

"I don't think I would have been able to do this if he hadn't given me the work ethic that he did, so, yeah, I think he's happy," she said.

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Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- It's the fast-food food face-off we've all been waiting for, and people are watching to see which chicken sandwich will reign supreme.

In one corner, we have chicken sandwich veteran Chick-fil-A, whose longtime slogan boasts, "We didn't invent the chicken, just the chicken sandwich."

In the other corner is Popeyes, who recently introduced their first-ever crispy chicken sandwich on a brioche bun.

Chicken. Brioche. Pickles. New. Sandwich. Popeyes. Nationwide. So. Good. Forgot. How. Speak. In. Complete. Sandwiches. I mean, sentences.

— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 12, 2019

Chick-fil-A tweeted Monday a seemingly simple message about their no-frills recipe for success that has acted as a catalyst for the next great Twitter food fight.

Bun Chicken Pickles = all the ❤️ for the original.

— Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) August 19, 2019

Popeyes reply tweeted with "...y'all good?" hinting at the brand's apparent subtweet response to their new sandwich.

... y’all good?

— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 19, 2019

Of course, the social media debate has ruffled some feathers and prompted other fast-food brands to weigh in.
Wendy's is the undisputed queen when it comes to spicy chicken in the fast-food arena, which, thanks to some recent petitioning from Chance the Rapper, is back on their menu. So it came as no surprise when the fiery-branded chain tweeted out that the others are just playing second sandwich fiddle.

Y’all out here fighting about which of these fools has the second best chicken sandwich.

— WENDY'S SPICY NUGGETS ARE BACK!!! (@Wendys) August 19, 2019

Popeyes almost immediately clapped back at Wendy's with a reply, saying, "Sounds like someone just ate one of our biscuits. Cause y'all looking thirsty."

But Wendy's came back with an even harder hit, this time at the expense of Popeyes' other menu items.

lol, guess that means the food’s as dry as the jokes

— WENDY'S SPICY NUGGETS ARE BACK!!! (@Wendys) August 20, 2019

Naturally, Shake Shack decided to make light of the argument and said if people want a delicious chicken sandwich "without the beef," they know where to go.

If you're lookin' for a chicken sandwich (without the beef 😉), you know where to find us.

— SHAKE SHACK (@shakeshack) August 19, 2019

As of the time of publication, McDonald's and KFC had yet to wade into the chicken sandwich conversation on social media.

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Jorge Villalba/iStock(MINNEAPOLIS) -- In an effort to further make its stores a one-stop shop for customers, Target announced on Monday it is launching a new food and beverage brand next month.

The brand, called Good & Gather, is the retailer's largest owned brand launch and is expected to roll out in stores and online starting Sept. 15. It will include a wide array of products "from dairy to produce, ready-made pastas and meats to granola bars and sparkling water" as well as "product extensions including kids, organic, seasonal and signature lines," Target said in a press release.

The retailer said Good & Gather products have been tested thoroughly for taste and quality, and are made without artificial flavors, sweeteners, synthetic colors or high fructose corn syrup.

“Our guests are incredibly busy and want great-tasting food they can feel good about feeding their families,” Stephanie Lundquist, executive vice president and president, Food & Beverage, Target, said in a statement. “We saw this as a huge opportunity for Target to help."

Target's current food brands, like Archer Farms and Simply Balanced, will eventually be phased out once Good & Gather launches. However, the retailer said customers "will still be able to get most of the products they know and love under the Good & Gather name, many of which have been reformulated to be even better, having undergone rigorous testing to ensure that they taste great and meet the brand’s ingredient standards."

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tupungato/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump and his top advisers on Monday continued to dismiss talk that the the U.S. economy is showing signs it could be headed for a recession amid his trade war with China.

After telling reporters Sunday “We have the strongest economy, by far, in the world,” the president on Monday reinforced his position, sending a series of tweets boasting that the economy is "very strong," again blaming the Federal Reserve and its chairman, Jay Powell, and accusing Democrats of trying to "will" the economy to "be bad" in order to hurt his chances in the 2020 presidential election.

Our Economy is very strong, despite the horrendous lack of vision by Jay Powell and the Fed, but the Democrats are trying to “will” the Economy to be bad for purposes of the 2020 Election. Very Selfish! Our dollar is so strong that it is sadly hurting other parts of the world...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019

But with the yield on a 10-year Treasury bond falling below the two-year yield, some economists say that's an indicator the U.S. is heading toward a recession.

“I don’t see a recession,” Trump said as he left a 10-day vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. on Sunday, downplaying the potential an economic drag could have on his prospects for reelection. “I'm prepared for everything. I don’t think we're having a recession. We're doing tremendously well. Our consumers are rich. I gave a tremendous tax cut, and they're loaded up with money. They're buying. I saw the Walmart numbers; they were through the roof, just two days ago. That's better than any poll. That's better than any economist.”

A recent survey found that about one-third of economists think the U.S. economy will be in a recession in 2021 – more than eight percent higher than a poll of economists last February.

During an address at the Detroit Economic Club Monday, Vice President Mike Pence continued the administration's defense of the economy, declaring, “the American economy is booming.”

"Despite the irresponsible rhetoric of many in the mainstream media, the American economy is strong and the U.S. economic outlook remains strong as well,” Pence boasted. "This economy is growing and frankly you don't need to hear the statistics to know it.”

Pence warned that a Democratic victory in 2020 would "wreck" the economy and "the gains of the last two-and-a-half years would be wiped out.”

“Taxes would skyrocket. The stock market would tank. Jobs would vanish and we would get that recession these naysayers keep talking about,” Pence predicted. “President Trump and I are never going to stop fighting to make sure that never happens.”

The vice president was joined in the Motor City by Housing Secretary Ben Carson, who cited a "historically strong economy” and dismissed economists who believe there are “natural cycles” of economic growth.

“The economists [are] always saying, there are natural cycles and the economy will cycle up and it will cycle down and that it has nothing to do with who's in office. What a bunch of crap,” Carson quipped. “You get people who actually understand the economy and they know how to stimulate it and it goes up, and then you get people who say let's just tax everybody to death and regulate everything and it goes down. So it is a natural cycle in that sense but much of the credit for this rising tide belongs to this administration, including Vice President Pence."

Monday morning, White House Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway also dismissed economists’ forecasts of a U.S. recession in 2021.

“It's nice to see the media finally cover the Trump economy,” Conway said, mocking a reporter during a gaggle on the White House driveway. “You seem to cover it only when you can use the Sesame Street word of the day, ‘Recession.’”

“You're using a tweet here or a report there, or an economist's words here and there. The fact is, the fundamentals of our economy are very strong. And you know it,” Conway asserted. “We have more people working in this country right now than ever before in the nation's history. We have more people coming off the sidelines going back to work.”

"The fact is, the fundamentals of our economy are very strong," White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says, amid economic signs that some say point toward a possible recession.

— ABC News (@ABC) August 19, 2019

Trump argued that the poll showed “most” believe there won’t be a recession.

“Most of them are saying we're not going to have a recession. But the rest of the world is not doing well like we're doing,” Trump said Sunday. “We are doing better than any country, or even area, anywhere in the world. We're doing great. And our consumer is really, really strong, and it looks like they're going to be for a long time.”

Conway said that the economy “is the president's strongest suit” and claimed that “a majority of Americans approve” of the president’s handling the economy “in most legitimate polls.”

“The fundamentals remain strong,” she said. “It's good to hear people covering the economy again after such a lengthy hiatus, but you don't have a magic wand to say, ‘And now we're in a recession.’”

On Sunday, the president maintained that “China is eating the tariffs” because of “monetary manipulation” but declined to comment when asked whether he has spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping in recent days.

“They want to make a deal,” Trump contended, adding that Xi “obviously” has the trade war in mind. “We'll see what happens. But they definitely want to make a deal.”

“It's something he could do fairly easily. It could be, unfortunately, very ruthless. So I do think it plays on his mind,” Trump added. “He's thinking about what I've had to say. It would have an impact on trade. There's no question about it.”

Peter Navarro, a White House trade adviser, predicted that the U.S. economy would be strong through 2020.

"One of the things the president does beautifully is engage with the business community, labor leaders and everybody in between," Navarro told ABC’s Martha Raddatz during an interview on “This Week” on Sunday.

During his summer break from the White House, Trump met at Bedminster with Apple CEO Tim Cook to discuss the impact of tariffs.

“Samsung is not paying tariffs because they're based in South Korea. And it's tough for Apple to pay tariffs if they're competing with a very good company that's not,” Trump said Cook explained. “I thought he made a very compelling argument, so I'm thinking about it.”

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D-Keine/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Among 226 economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics, 34% said a recession would hit the U.S. in 2021, an increase from 25% who believed so in February.

The new survey, released Monday by the Washington-based organization, also revealed that fewer economists expected a recession to begin this year -- only 2%, down from 10% who said so in February.

Additionally, 38% of the economists are predicting a recession will begin in 2020, down from 42% in February. The number who believe a recession could hit later than 2021 increased to 14% from 11%.

President Donald Trump has made the U.S. economy a cornerstone of his reelection campaign, and he told reporters on Sunday, "I don't see a recession."

"I'm prepared for everything," Trump added. "I don't think we're having a recession. We're doing tremendously well. Our consumers are rich. I gave a tremendous tax cut. And they're loaded up with money."

Peter Navarro, a White House trade adviser, said Sunday on ABC News' This Week that the U.S. economy would be strong through 2020.

"One of the things the president does beautifully," Navarro said during the interview, "is engage with the business community, labor leaders and everybody in between."

The NABE was formed in 1959 and, according to the organization's website, is "the premier professional association for business economists and others who use economics in the workplace." Past NABE presidents include Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chair.

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Rawpixel/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Daniele Schreir has a full-time job and a side hustle as a blogger, but still her biggest anxiety is money, which she attributes to being single.

"As a single woman, especially at my age, I not only think of finances often but I worry about them often as well," Schreir, 36, of Tampa, Florida, told ABC News' Good Morning America. "Being solely responsible for my life, expenses and health is daunting."

Schreir is part of a fast-growing population in the U.S. of unmarried women. More adults in the U.S. than ever before are single, and the majority, 53%, are women, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Schreir's blog, Fabulously Single Life, is devoted to singlehood, and money is a hot topic among her mostly female audience.

"The main concerns I hear from women are about trying to save for retirement, not only on a single income but also saving enough to insure that they are cared for," she said. "Another big concern is needing to fully understand finances, and trying to get out of debt as a single person is also more difficult."

Women who are single rely solely on their own income and carry the burden of household expenses, which often means they're left with less money for saving and investing.

They also don't experience the wealth bump that their married counterparts do. A 2005 study that tracked the net worth of individuals through their 20s, 30s and early 40s found that "married respondents experience per-person net worth increases of 77% over single respondents."

Single women, like all women, are also up against a gender pay gap that sees them earning about 80 cents for every $1 paid to a man, and a gender savings gap, in which women traditionally invest and save less than men.

With those facts in mind, here are five money tips from experts designed specifically for single women:

1. Establish an emergency fund

A top financial priority for single women is to create an emergency savings fund that has enough money to cover six months of essentials, according to Bola Sokunbi, a certified financial education instructor and the founder of Clever Girl Finance, a personal finance website for women.

While the typical recommendation for couples is a three-month emergency fund, women on their own should save double, Sokunbi said.

"Look at your life today and the things that are critical for you to live your life day to day, things like housing, food and transportation," she said. "Take that number and multiply it by six."

Sokunbi recommends keeping an emergency fund in a savings account at a different bank.

2. Get real about your budget

Keep track of all your expenses -- from bills to Starbucks treats -- diligently for one month so you have a firm grasp on how much money you're spending and where it's going, recommends Kate Ryan, a New York City-based wealth management adviser with TIAA, a financial services organization

"A budget allows you to figure out what you're spending the most on and where you can spend less to start saving for the future," she said. "I've never had a case where people were spending less than they thought."

You can track your expenses via an old-fashioned Excel doc or through an app -- whichever method ensures you'll do it, according to Ryan.

3. Stop everything and save for retirement

"I find people tend to wait for a milestone, but women need to start saving immediately," Ryan said. "Saving establishes good habits and it gives women more confidence."

Ryan used the example of compound interest to show that it matters, especially for women, to start saving now -- at whatever point they are in their lives.

"Let's look at Jane and Andy, both saving and investing for retirement. Jane starts saving at age 25 and stops at 44. Andy starts at 45 and stops at 64," she said. "Each saves $30,000 over 20 years -- $1,000 annually for the first 10 years and $2,000 annually for the second 10 years, with contributions made at year-end. Each achieves about a 6% annual investment return."

"Although Jane and Andy both save the same total amount and earn 6% return on their savings, Jane ends up with over $110,000 more in retirement savings than Andy because her money enjoys 40 years of growth from compounding, compared to up to 20 years for Andy's money," she explained.

When it comes to saving for retirement in a 401(k), Ryan recommends women contribute at least what their company will match, and more if able.

4. Protect yourself with disability insurance

Schreir carries both an accident insurance policy and a short-term disability policy because, she said, "I can't afford not to. If something happens, I am on my own."

Sokunbi said Schreir is right on track as all single women should invest in disability insurance, which pays a portion of your income if you can't work for an extended period of time because of injury or illness.

In addition to disability insurance, other types of insurance like renters, homeowners, life and auto are very important to a single women's financial planning, according to Sokunbi.

"You want insurance that protects you so if something were to happen it wouldn't throw off your financial plans," she said.

5. Do daily, annual money check-ins

Sokunbi recommends taking time at least once per year to do what she calls a "deep dive" of your finances.

That includes looking at your budget and looking at your goals and objectives, like moving or having a baby, and adjusting your financial plan accordingly, whether on your own or with a financial planner.

On top of that, Sokunbi advises her clients to carve out five minutes a day to think about their money.

You don't need to understand all the fancy words you hear on TV. You just need to understand the basics -- what is investing? How risky is it? How much is it going to cost me?

"Once you have everything set up, all it takes is a five-minute check in every day to make sure bills were paid and deposits and withdrawals are correct, just checking on your accounts," she said. "It's really important to have a firm handle on finances if you're single so you don't have to worry."

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- The self-driving tractor-trailer of the future is one step closer, with UPS in tow.

UPS announced an investment in TuSimple, an autonomous truck startup, on Thursday in an effort to cut costs and time in the ever-increasing race for more-efficient ground deliveries. UPS has already contracted TuSimple to deliver packages between Phoenix and Tucson since May, UPS revealed in the announcement.

"Throughout the ongoing tests, UPS has been providing truckloads of goods for TuSimple to carry on a North American Freight Forwarding route between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. The company initiated self-driving service in May, 2019, with a driver and engineer in the vehicle. TuSimple and UPS monitor distance and time the trucks travel autonomously, safety data and transport time," according to the statement from UPS.

Neither company commented on the size of the investment.

In May, the United States Postal Service (USPS) contracted with TuSimple to drive five round trips between distribution centers in Phoenix and Dallas.

Like all self-driving vehicles currently operating, TuSimple trucks require a driver at all times. There's also an engineer on board the trips. Eventually, TuSimple is betting its fleet can reduce shipping costs by 30%, according to the statement.

Driver pay is the largest cost for trucking companies, accounting for as much as 43% of operational costs, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.

A spokesperson for the Teamsters Union, which represents truck drivers, told ABC News that these driverless trucks do not affect their members who drive for UPS, because these trailers are used in air freight logistics, and are not package delivery drivers, who are union members.

"We have been and continue to monitor technological developments as it pertains to automation in trucking," the Teamsters Union spokesperson said.

"While fully autonomous, driverless vehicles still have development and regulatory work ahead, we are excited by the advances in braking and other technologies that companies like TuSimple are mastering," UPS' Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer Scott Price said in a statement. "All of these technologies offer significant safety and other benefits that will be realized long before the full vision of autonomous vehicles is brought to fruition -- and UPS will be there, as a leader implementing these new technologies in our fleet."

The 4-year-old San Diego company also claims that its trucks will "increase road safety,” founder Xiaodi Hou said.

When the company announced its pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service, its safety pitch addressed the difficulty of recruiting drivers to overnight shifts, which Hou said usually requires two drivers.

"Driving teams are challenging to recruit due to overnight driving requirements, the need to share close quarters with another person and a significant truck driver shortage," he said.

As the e-commerce market booms, so does the competition to deliver packages while embracing more efficient tracking systems and moving toward autonomous vehicles and robots.

In January, Amazon debuted a delivery robot named Scout, with a human walker, for that last "retail mile" of deliveries. Earlier this month the company announced it was extending the Scout trial program to Irvine, California.

The online retailer announced in June it plans to start drone delivery "within months."

In February, FedEx unveiled the "FedEx SameDay Bot," for same-day orders within a 3-mile distance from a store. The program was slated to roll out this summer in Memphis, Tennessee, with Autozone, Pizza Hut, Target and Walmart signed up as partners.

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Tyson Foods, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Tyson Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 39,078 pounds of frozen chicken patties over concerns the products were possibly contaminated with "extraneous materials," according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The impacted products were distributed in Missouri, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, according to Tyson Foods.

The recall affects 26-ounce re-sealable bags of Weaver brand frozen fully cooked chicken patties with rib meat produced on Jan. 31, 2019, with a "use by" date of Jan. 31, 2020, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement.

Each bag bears the plant code "P-13456" printed on the back of the re-sealable bag and has the lot codes 0319PBF0617, 0319PBF0618, 0319PBF0619, 0319PBF0620, 0319PBF0621, 0319PBF0622, 0319PBF0623 or 0319PBF0600 printed on the label.

Tyson Foods said in a statement that "some consumers reported finding pieces of extraneous material in the product. Even though these reports are limited, out of an abundance of caution, Tyson Foods is recalling the product. Tyson Foods has received no reports of injuries or illnesses associated with the potentially affected product."

The FSIS said it was notified of a potential contamination after consumers complained. The agency advised customers to throw out or return products with these codes and use-by dates.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call or text Tyson Foods’ Consumer Relations hotline at (855) 382-3101.

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