As you may be well aware, life insurance relieves a family from a variety of different expenses that may occur after the loss of a loved one. Some of these costs can be substantial, particularly if the person who dies is the primary income earner for the family. However, based on the limited ownership of these policies, many people do not understand just how important life insurance is.
“I’ve got a memory like an… um… what’s that thing called again?”
Have you ever heard anyone in polite conversation ask, “How’s your self awareness?”
Every Tuesday, the old guys that live on Brickleberry Drive in Roswell, Georgia get together at Nicky’s Diner to have breakfast and decide what President Obama should, or should not be doing. The conversations remind me of the old saying, “Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Last Tuesday, I sat next to a new guy who couldn’t have been over 30. Just to be friendly I asked, “Are you new to Brickleberry, or are you just visiting?”
Are you current with all the immunizations you need? It’s important to make sure, because as we age, we become more vulnerable to certain diseases. August is National Immunization Awareness Month – a perfect time to revisit your immunization history.
“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.”
My doctor told me at my last visit that my slightly cloudy vision was due to cataracts in both eyes. Ultimately, he would need to remove the cataracts and put in new lenses.
Recently, I had a really scary accident. It was late at night and I was walking our dachshund, Scooby. I was not paying too much attention to the sidewalk in front of our house in Roswell, GA. Just as I was about to scold Scooby for wandering too close to the street, my foot slipped over the curb. I tumbled head first onto my side. The fall jammed my glasses up against my right eyebrow and I felt a fair amount of blood dripping into my right eye.
The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 44% of men and 38% of women will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime.*
When I was much younger, if I ever thought about my Social Security benefits, it never occurred to me there would be any decisions to make when I reached retirement age. I thought you just fill out a form at age 65 and start drawing benefits…right? Well, yes. Or maybe.