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Why Is My Medicare Part B Premium Costing $723?

UNITED STATES—Toni: My Medicare began on August 1st and on September 3rd I received my first bill which is $723 for my Medicare Part B. This bill is due September 25th and is not giving me very much time to have this paid. I do not see this Medicare cost anywhere on the Medicare site and have not received a...

We All Need That Break

UNITED STATES—Life can be chaotic, we all know that, but the great thing about life is that you can always take a moment and cut off from all the mayhem and madness that pushes us to our breaking point. That is why the vacation comes into play. I’m someone who has worked in corporate America for years, I have...

Be Careful Of Judgement!

UNITED STATES—I am pretty sure I’m not the only person who has heard the phrase, “Never judge a book by its cover.” However, as a society so many of us cast judgement so quickly before we think or even know what we’re talking about. The news of actor Chadwick Boseman passing last week was devastating; it was a shock...

COVID-19 Is Killing The Economy!

UNITED STATES—This is the craziest thing in the world, but got damn I cannot wait till this COVID-19 pandemic ends. There are so many people acting like everything is back to normal because some businesses have reopened their doors, but hello things are not back to normal and they will never be back to normal. What do I mean...

2020 Kentucky Derby: A Year Of Redemption

UNITED STATES—As they say, "It's not how you fall, but it's how you get back up." America's legendary horse racing, the Kentucky Derby, ended a controversial stint last year but will make a great comeback today. On September 5, 2020, the Kentucky Derby is scheduled to take place at Churchill Downs, Kentucky. Dubbed as the Run For The Roses, the...

Burdened With So Much Stress!

UNITED STATES—Stress, oh, stress is such a part of everyone’s life and no matter how much I attempt to compartmentalize the stress I encounter it always spills over and just leaves me wanting to climb into a box. I expect stress, but sometimes the level of stress I deal with when it comes to work makes me wonder WHY...

Are You Prepared for An Unexpected Accident Or Illness?

UNITED STATES—Hi Toni: Recently, I had a bad car wreck and ended up in the hospital with only a minor concussion from hitting the windshield and my wife was not hurt at all. I was surprised when the hospital asked for my medical power of attorney. I am 64 years old and have not even thought about long term...

The Frog In The Boiling Water

UNITED STATES—This fable tells of a frog placed in tepid water which is slowly being brought to a boil.  Since the change in temperature is so gradual, the frog does not realize the danger it is in, and will be cooked to death. Is this the plight of nearly half of our nation? Are they slowly being stripped of their...

Major Schooling Changes This Fall

UNITED STATES—Believe it or not America, many students have actually returned to the classroom. However, the notion of going back to school is NOT what it used to be. For starters, many schools (grade, middle, high and college) have decided to go virtual for the start of the school year, at least for the first half, it could spill-over...

Fed Up With The Bull-Crap!

UNITED STATES—I guess I am someone who takes my job quite seriously. I don’t like to play around or doddle when it comes to handling business matters. However, I keep learning I cannot expect everyone to behave and think the same way that I do. With that said my tolerance for bull-crap and just silly games I cannot stand...
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