Life Upended: Owner of tour guide business left with no income

Life Upended. The coronavirus outbreak has had a devastating impact on our nation, and it has touched Staten Islanders in countless ways. In this series, reporter Tracey Porpora will share the stories of those who have been thrust into situations that were unimaginable just a few months ago — those who have seen their life completely upended. This is the nineteenth story of “Life Upended.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Heather Pastore, 45, owner of the Castleton Corners-based Manhattan Greeterz Walking Tours, found success offering unique excursions of Manhattan skyscrapers and monuments over the last five years.

Two of her most requested tours were of Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal, where she would reveal the transportation hub’s nine “secrets,” and a “9/11 downtown tour.”

In addition to her tourism company, Pastore, a Castleton Corners resident, had a successful private tutoring business for 25 years where she would give students private

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How a 20-year-old made a six-figure income in just a few months

A young entrepreneur has revealed how he’s earning as much $100,000 a month through his e-commerce businesses.

At the age of 14, Lukas Tsimopoulos, from Adelaide, South Australia started selling products on eBay after being ‘driven out of boredom’ during school hours, which he continued to do for a few years.

What started as a distraction to pass time turned into passion and profit, as Lukas learnt the key to what makes an online business successful and how to sell products well.

The now 20-year-old has built multiple online brands that have together made more than six figures in profit, but the most popular is his beauty and health outlet that focuses on different skincare products from overseas. 

With his successful track record, Lukas is currently on track to earning more than $100,000 per month.

He told FEMAIL his road to success was challenging at times, but believes anyone can

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Canadian basic income project takeaways, and lessons for leaders

  • For 12 months, a select group of homeless people in Canada received a total of $7,500 in cash payments, no strings attached.
  • The initiative was part of the New Leaf project, a joint study into the effects of giving people in poverty a “basic income” as a means of rehabilitation.
  • One researcher called the results of the study “beautifully surprising,” as participants could finally purchase higher-quality food and find stable housing. 
  • Leaders should take these findings seriously, and reflect on how they can better serve their employees’ needs through direct, humanistic action.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Free money, it seems, pays off.

On October 7, researchers from the Foundations for Social Change, in Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia announced the findings of a 12-month experiment. The premise: give 50 people who had recently become homeless one-time cash payments in the amount of $7,500 — no

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Looking to make a passive income? I’d buy these 2 cheap UK dividend shares in an ISA today

The passive income potential of UK dividend shares continues to be relatively high, even after the stock market crash. Many FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares offer impressive yields that could provide you with a growing income return.

With that in mind, here are two British shares that offer generous yields and the prospect of growing dividends. Buying them in a tax-efficient account, such as a Stocks and Shares ISA, could allow you to enjoy a rising income in the long run.

Improving passive income prospects

BAE Systems (LSE: BA) offers a relatively attractive passive income for investors. The aerospace and defence company’s half-year results were relatively positive. This allowed it to resume dividend payments after pausing them during the earlier part of 2020 in response to a rapidly-changing operating outlook.

The company currently has a yield of around 5%. Its dividend payouts are expected to be covered almost twice

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