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Gambling In San Francisco: The Basic Things You Should Know

UNITED STATES—Gambling in San Francisco isn’t the same as doing it in Las Vegas. There are a lot of differences that you need to take into consideration. The reason for doing this is mainly to avoid getting in trouble with the law. San Francisco is one of the most diverse cities, both literally and figuratively. It’s no wonder that there...

Bitcoin Market Cap Crosses $1 Trillion Again, What’s Next?

UNITED STATES—Less than a month after BTC broke past the $50,000 mark and pushed its market cap above $1 trillion before dropping to the $44,000 level, it has re-entered the zone again. The initial drop had something to do with traders taking profits after BTC managed to register a new high of $58,000. Experts predict the top coin can...

The State Of Online Poker Laws In California

UNITED STATES—Online poker has enjoyed steady growth in recent years, largely due to the platform’s convenience, but its market is set to reach record-high numbers thanks to the increased online gaming activity in 2020. Indeed, Businesswire.com’s report on the online gaming market shows how its value is forecasted to be $67 billion by 2025 as a direct result of the...

Seat Belt Laws: A Controversial History

UNITED STATES—Most people wear their seat belts with no issues today. A long time ago it was a very different story. Seat belt laws have a history that is quite controversial. When Was the First Seat Belt Law? Wisconsin required seat belts in the front seats of vehicles in 1961. Many people don't realize seat belts weren't required for over 50...

Cancer Can Be A Scary Thing

UNITED STATES—My family was presented some devastating news last week when we discovered my step mom has breast cancer. I have dealt with cancer in my family, but I would argue I’ve never fully put it into perspective before. My grandfather died from throat cancer, my grandmother was a survivor of breast cancer, as was my aunt, but she...

Is At Home Recovery After A Transplant Covered by Medicare?

UNITED STATES—Reader Alert: This week, I received a text message from one of Toni Says® Medicare clients that I would like to share with the Toni Says® readers.  You may never know when you or one of your family members will experience a life changing medical diagnosis. The text reads: Toni: I need to put together a 24/7 home care...

Thoroughly Purging The Home

UNITED STATES—I did something over the weekend that I thought would never happen. I did a complete purge of my home and it was work people a lot of work, but I am so glad that I did it. When I say a purge, I’m not referring to tossing things in the trash, I am referencing to getting organized...

Defective Products: Can A Retailer Be Held Liable?

UNITED STATES—When you are harmed by a defective product, you are entitled to compensation. Many people assume that the sole entity responsible for paying that compensation is the product manufacturer. However, anyone in the chain of distribution for a product is potentially liable for damages resulting from the use of the item. There are many situations in which a...

Spend With Purpose People

UNITED STATES—I know I am not the only American who was happy to see some extra income courtesy of the federal government in the form of a stimulus check, but for those lucky to receive that $1400, those with children received an extra $1400 per dependent, what did you do with it? For me, those funds went right into...

How To Avoid Mistakes In Vaccine Temperature Monitoring

UNITED STATES—The COVID-19 vaccine push in 2021 has shone a spotlight on temperature monitoring for vaccines. The vaccines that are currently approved for use in the U.S. – from Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson – need to be stored at anywhere from normal, refrigerated temperatures to an ultra-cold deep freeze in order to maintain their effectiveness. This has put...
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