With the rise of globalism and the ubiquity of online news and opinion articles, it’s hard to turn on a computer without learning about how consumer choices impact people on the other side of the world. Since the food supply chain is globalized, the habits of American consumers set off a chain reaction across the globe. Some people choose to look the other way rather than change their consumer habits, while others choose to only purchase the products that tout social responsibility.
Families often budget for basics such as housing, transportation, food, and clothing. However, sometimes life gets in the way of maintaining a strict personal budget, and the high cost of prescription drugs for an unexpected medical condition must be accounted for.
All too often, the one-time cost of an expensive drug or the ongoing expense of monthly prescriptions end up devastating a bank account. Thankfully, you do have options to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs for both acute and chronic conditions.
Turn on your radio during the summer, and you’ll find no shortage of songs dedicated to crazy, young, fledgling romance. There’s something about the long days, hot nights, and short skirts of summer that sends love into overdrive. But just because you want to confess your undying love to your new flame, it doesn’t mean you need to bust your budget to do it.
With that in mind, here are a number of ideas for summer love on a dime that are far more memorable than dinner and a movie.
By Mary McCoy
Many people have preconceived notions about what a disability is and which ones are legitimate. Every one of us has seen an ostensibly able-bodied person whip into a handicap parking space, with the requisite sticker on their vehicle, only to walk briskly into a grocery store without any physical limitations. For this reason, many questions linger about disability and what conditions actually prevent people from participating meaningfully in work and play.
Sadly, many people experience costly and painful conditions near the end of life, which can have serious ramifications on their finances and relationships. These conditions also may require family members to navigate the healthcare system on behalf of a loved one who is unable to do so, which can significantly add to the already existing stress.
Regardless of the inherent discomfort in discussing death, planning for end-of-life decisions is an essential component of sound financial and personal planning. By preparing in advance, you can significantly reduce stress, preserve relationships, and save large sums of money on care.