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Winter Is Indeed Here!

UNITED STATES—We are just a few days from the month of February, and I am already over winter. I think I’m more frustrated because in my neck of the woods, winter had been pretty tame until about a week ago. For reasons, that I cannot fathom, people were complaining over the fact that it hadn’t snowed and it wasn’t...

Graduate Gifting Dilemma

UNITED STATES—May and June, those are the two months that highlight milestones for most Americans: graduation season. You might have a youngster graduating from preschool, kindergarten or middle school. Then you have the big events, high school and college graduation. I think the next 5 years, I have graduations to attend, rather its middle school, high school or college,...

Eating Out Can Be Dangerous

UNITED STATES—As Americans, it is common knowledge that many of us eat out way too much. I don’t think it has anything to do with not wanting to cook, it’s just after a long day of school, work or whatever stressor you have in life, you just don’t have the energy to slave in a kitchen. With that being...

Responsibilities For Young Adults

UNITED STATES—I had an interesting discussion with someone recently about what constitutes someone as an adult. Is it turning the age 18, what about 21, is it having a job, owning a house, having children. I mean we all have our own interpretation of what it means to be an adult, however, my focus is more on when do...

Social Media Fiasco

UNITED STATES—I wish I could understand so many people’s obsession with social media. However, I just don’t get it. For some reason, it seems like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr and so many other platforms to showcase their life or express their public opinion. We all know the news of the week, were the remarks that President Donald Trump...

Preparing For Fat Tuesday

UNITED STATES—It is the day that many Americans indulge in, but it’s also the one time of the year that Americans prepare to give up something in honor of Lent for the next 40 days. The way that I see it, it gives you an opportunity to have a second go around when it comes to that New Year...

MyMedicare.gov Account Is Important To Processing Medicare Claims

UNITED STATES—Dear Toni, my husband recently retired from his job and because I’m over 65, I needed to sign up for Medicare. I had to go to the local Social Security with the Request for Employment Information signed my husband’s HR department to sign up for Medicare Part B. I asked if I needed to do anything else and...

Who Is The Parent?

UNITED STATES—Parenting this is something that has been on my mind for a very long time. For anyone who has children we all know the notion of parenting a child is no easy matter. There is no book or blueprint that delivers the answers to all the questions one might have regarding how to properly raise a child. This...

Spend Or Save?

UNITED STATES—We’ve talked about it before, but I still struggle and I’m certain many other Americans struggle with it as well. You really shouldn’t have to guess what I’m referring to? It’s the issue of money. However, the question I’d like to pose this week is why we react to spend instead of saving when we earn extra money...

Life Changing Decisions

UNITED STATES—It is hard to believe, the year 2018 is slowly coming to an end and it has gotten me thinking so much about the decisions I’ve made in life and where I want to be a year from now. First, I’ve come to the realization that I’m spending a bit more money than what I should be doing. I...
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