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Game Changer For Student-Athletes

UNITED STATES—The decision made the United States Supreme Court on Monday, June 21 in regards to compensation for student athletes, the NCAA and the collegiate universe is a game changer to say the least. I have been championing some form of compensation for student athletes at the collegiate level for years. It is indeed a dicey situation, where I...

Fathers Matter Too People

UNITED STATES—I know, I know, I probably should have written this column last week when Father’s Day was actually being celebrated, but I’m glad I did not. I’m glad I waited because I do believe plenty of father’s get ignored or don’t get the same level of love or respect they deserve like moms do. I do feel like...

Enrolled In Medicare The Wrong Way!!

UNITED STATES—Toni: I have just enrolled in Medicare Parts A&B and my Social Security check because I turned 65 in May. I am still working with my husband and myself covered under my employer plan. I am being charged a much higher premium for Medicare because our 2019 tax return showed higher earnings. Can you please explain what one turning...

Sports Betting In California To Be Decided In 2022

UNITED STATES—In the past, there has been a lot of effort by local lawmakers and the tribes to host legal sports betting, but they have so far failed. However, an initiative to legalize sports betting qualified for the ballot in California, and voters will decide the issue in 2022. The Coalition to authorize regulated sports wagering launched back in 2019....

Moments Of Silence Bring Peace

UNITED STATES—In life I think having those moments of peace are super important in life. They bring a bit of clarity, solitude and the ability for you to decompress. The problem is so many Americans don’t seem to understand that level of importance. I cannot tell you how many times during the week that I just sit in my...

Self-Centered People

UNITED STATES—There is nothing I dislike more than self-centered or narcissistic individuals. Why? They see aloof to the world that surrounds them. I know a lot of people who are self-centered. The sad situation is they have no idea about how their ignorance to the world surrounding them can impact their lives and the people they interact. When I think...

Cancel Culture Overload

UNITED STATES—There has been this discussion of cancel culture for quite some time now, but it does feel like things are becoming tense and tenser to the point that is beyond concerning people. How can I best define cancel culture? It is like policing free speech, but to a point of extreme that is almost at times unfathomable. Here...

Why Did COBRA Cost Me $40K In Medical Expenses?

UNITED STATES—Reader Alert: Many employer benefit group plans terminate the day you are no longer working full-time. Explore employer group medical plan rules and options with Medicare if you or your spouse are 65 or older. Toni: I need your Medicare guidance because this March, I was rushed to the ER because of kidney failure caused from stage 4 of...

Delayed Tax Refunds

UNITED STATES—America, this has been a tax season unlike any other. I really thought last year’s tax season was bad, I mean we were in the middle of a pandemic people, however, this year is proving to be far worse and no one can explain why. Refunds are being delayed and by significant time frames people. I mean the...

A Closer Look At Spending Habits

UNITED STATES—Sometimes you have to take a moment and really examine your expenses. You have to look at where the income you are bringing in is going. I take a look at my expenses in my convenient notebook once a week, but even then I realized that was not enough. Why? Money was being spent and I didn’t fully...
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