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Career Change Dynamics

UNITED STATES—Something extremely interesting has happened to me in the last week. I have literally had 3 to 4 people tell me that a career change is on the horizon for me. At first I seriously wanted to laugh it off, but then I opened a fortune cookie that said, “You will soon experience a career change.” At first...

A Moment Of Solitude

UNITED STATES—How in the world do most Americans find a way to spend a moment of solitude if given the opportunity? Think about that question for a second before you choose to answer. I rarely get a moment to collect my thoughts and try to find a moment where you are able to sever or pull yourself away from...

Will Medicare Advantage Plan With Prescription Drugs Prevent “Extra” Part D Premium?

UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I am turning 65 in July, self-employed and my income is over $250K. Recently, I received a letter from Social Security telling me that my monthly Medicare Part B premium of $135.50 would be doubled to $270.90 per month due to 2017 reported income. That was no surprise, but Social Security also said that the monthly...

School Threats Not Funny!

UNITED STATES—In the midst of the March for Our Lives rallies all over the nation by students aiming for change when it comes to gun laws in the country, we need to have a discussion about the issue of gun threats being made across the nation in recent months. I had a family member inform me that over 20,...

Some Of Us Work Holidays!

UNITED STATES—For the first time, since I can remember the Fourth of July holiday falls during a tricky time this year. Why? It falls on a Wednesday, right in the middle of the week. So for most Americans who work the typical 9-5, Mon-Fri they likely took Monday-Wednesday off or perhaps planned to take an extended vacation from Wednesday...

Time To De-Stress Your Life!

UNITED STATES—I seriously have no clue where time has gone, but this week has been a whirlwind to say the least. The biggest lesson that I have learned is that I simply cannot wait till the last minute to do things. I mean I’m already juggling two jobs, and just a bunch of utter family chaos. In the midst...

Should The Age To Vote Be Lowered?

UNITED STATES—It is the age old debate that seems to have no end in sight: should the voting age be lowered in the United States? Before you answer that question think about it for a second. Really think about it America. There is a proposal by a U.S. Congressman Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts. I didn’t realize that the voting...

Making A Major Lifestyle Change

UNITED STATES—In life, sometimes you have to take a moment and re-examine what is going on in your life. A lot of the time when people discuss lifestyle changes they assume it is geared mainly to eating and dieting. While I think that is one aspect of life that is important it is not the only one. A diet...

Spending Money Wisely

UNITED STATES─Have you ever taken a close look at the amount of money you’ve spent in a given week. Most people do, but I mean have you actually taken a look at everything you spent for the entire week, including the minor things that you assume don’t matter? Well I did and I came to startling realization: I’m spending...

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...
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