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Married Vs. Domestic Partner With Employer Benefits, Delaying Medicare Part B

UNITED STATES—Toni, my problem is different than most couples that I read about in your weekly Medicare column. I am finding out that my company’s group health plan is not paying for any Medicare Part B medical expense since my husband is really a domestic partner. We have been together for over 25 years, but never officially married. Richard...

Tips To See Inside The Latest Renovations And Developments In Your Neighborhood

UNITED STATES—Your neighborhood is part of your home. It’s where you spend most of your time away from work. It’s where you find your local community and where your children will meet their earliest friends. Your neighborhood can be a source of joy and connection; it can also be a source of headaches. Because of this, it’s not unusual to...

Can The Brain Have An Off-Switch?

UNITED STATES—Have you ever wonder why the brain doesn’t have an off-switch. I think we all know why, because if it stopped working so would you America, but at the same time the brain is indeed a complicated organ. Why so much happens with the brain just delving into it would take multiple and I mean multiple columns to...

Fighting The Urge To Snack People

UNITED STATES—Do you like to snack? I think we all do, but the problem with snacking is that it can lead to major weight gain problems if you’re not careful people. We all know you’re told time and time again; that you should have 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in between those meals you should have...

Never Lend Money To Family

UNITED STATES—Money I do believe it is indeed the root of all evil people and if there are people who think I’m full of it that is your problem not mine. There are people who will do anything to get their hands on more money and as a result it places you in that dicey situation where you are...

Rules Of Medicare And Social Security Confuse Even HR Departments

UNITED STATES—Hello Toni: I am a HR Manager for a local oil service company and have a question about an employee. He is turning 65 and is still working full time. His situation is a little different because next month he will begin receiving chemotherapy for lung cancer. Not sure how to advise him because technically he is working...

Live Commodity Charts

UNITED STATES—Many people trade or invest in a variety of commodities, ranging from hard to soft. Thousands of people enter the commodities market every day without knowing how to track the performance of the commodities they purchase. With live commodity charts, you can track and get real-time information on the precious metals markets. Whether you're a big trader or just...

Getting Rid Of Clothing You Will Not Wear

UNITED STATES—It is NOT easy to do, but sometimes you have to do it. I’m talking about getting rid of clothing that you are no longer wearing. That is the problem America, we tend to overindulge and we buy and buy and buy until we no longer have room for new clothing. Do you know what that means? It...

Mother’s Day: Finding The Perfect Gift

UNITED STATES—Mother’s Day it is perhaps the one holiday that stresses me out the most because I’m a bit of a perfectionist in my goal of finding the perfect gift for the woman who gave me life. The problem with Mother’s Day is what do you get a person who really doesn’t ask for much or fails to give...

Is a Comedian Right For Your Next Party?

UNITED STATES—Comedy is subjective: but it's also a great way to help a group of people feel like a community.  Whether you're celebrating a small milestone or a huge event, it's vital that you ensure everyone has the chance to laugh, cut loose, and have fun. If you’re hosting a party sometime soon, these are the top reasons a comedian...
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