Tuesday, June 28, 2016

National Insurance Awareness Day

June 28 is, among other things, National Insurance Awareness Day. Here's a site from USA.gov that will help you learn about what types of insurance exist and how to buy it wisely:


Should everyone ensure that they're adequately insured? Well, it surely couldn't hurt.

Monday, June 20, 2016


Between the buzzing and the biting mosquitoes have always been annoying, but with the increase in mosquito-borne illnesses, they're now more dangerous than ever. Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to avoid mosquito bites and some information about why it's important:


If you take the proper precautions, you can enjoy a summer dinner on the deck without becoming dessert for a bloodsucking party crasher.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

The tragic events in Orlando make it more important than ever that we celebrate June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. People in the LGBT community have made invaluable contributions in social sciences and the arts, many of which are described on this page from the Library of Congress. 

American life is much richer thanks to the work of LGBT individuals. They deserve our gratitude and our respect. So, if you're a fan of Truman Capote, Margaret Mead, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Alvin Ailey, or many others, join in the celebration.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Time-Barred Debts

Debt collectors have gotten both bolder and sneakier as the years have gone by. They may attempt to sue you for a very old debt, but if the debt is old enough, they may not be able to do so legally. To read more about "Time-Barred Debts," see this page from the Federal Trade Commission:


Note that one of the key sentences on the page says, "Although the collector may not sue you to collect the debt, you still owe it." Some things will go away of you ignore them long enough. Sadly, debt isn't one of those things.