Labor Week

What About The Workers?

UNITED STATES—The federal government shutdown has now surpassed a record at 26 days as of Wednesday, January 14. As an American, I could care less about President Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell, Republicans or the Democrats. Do you know who I care about? I care about all of the furloughed federal workers who did...

Endless Thoughts

UNITED STATES—I recently had an interesting conversation with someone about rather it is fully possible to control your thoughts. I’m a firm believer of positive thoughts, but you’re not going to sit here and tell me that someone can be positive 24/7; I just don’t believe it and I know it’s not possible. It’s like comparing yourself to Ned...

Finance Preparation For 2019

UNITED STATES—Christmas is over, the New Year has ushered itself in and for many Americans it will be time to tackle a load of debt. For some it might be way larger than others. However, do not panic, take a deep breath. The biggest mistake so many people make is not trying to come up with a plan; you...

The Government Shut Down Will It End?

UNITED STATES—Well it has been close to two weeks since the federal government has gone into a partial shutdown. I note partial because the government has not completely shut down, but there are plenty of Americans who are impacted by the closure. It looks like state and national parks are feeling the brunt of the closure first, but my...

Dealing With Lazy Workers

UNITED STATES—I honestly don’t know how to say this, so I will be blunt, I cannot stand lazy people. It boils my blood to a degree because you see someone working and giving their all, while another just skates by. It’s maddening to me and at times I cannot help but shout out how frustrated I am. Is it...

Family First

UNITED STATES—Christmas has come and gone, and to be honest with everyone I am so happy. I felt a bit more stress this year than in previous years past. Not 100 percent sure why, but it did indeed transpire. I always tell people, as soon as Thanksgiving arrives, it seems Christmas sneaks right around the corner before New Year’s...

Academics Matter For Kids

UNITED STATES—I tell this to people all the time and I stress this all the time: academics are vital for kids. If you have a child that is struggling, you cannot wait until the last minute to start to make things happen. You might be asking why I’m bringing this up. Well, I got news over the weekend that...

Mental Health Is A Serious Matter

UNITED STATES—Mental health is something we keep talking about, but I honestly feel as if we’re not having the conversation we really need to have to address the issue head on. The reason I really want to discuss this issue is because I was utterly stunned to turn on the local news last week to discover one of the...

The Money Battle

UNITED STATES—Money, it is the one commodity some people have loads of and others wish they could earn more of it. With Christmas fast approaching, it really got me thinking about finances, where I’m spending my money and what I’m spending it on. However, this isn’t really a question about my finances it’s about others. Nothing bugs me more...

Overspending On Christmas Gifts

UNITED STATES—Oh, how Christmas, but it can indeed be a stressful one for many Americans. Why? We attempt to do a bit more than what we need to, specifically when it comes to purchasing Christmas gifts. I will be the first to admit that I am indeed one of those individuals. I just love the notion of giving, but...