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On my morning run today I listened to a sermon that asked the question, “What do you want to be known for?” I thought through this question and how I would want it answered for my … more
Dear Toni: I have decided to retire when I turn 65 in September and will need to enroll in Medicare Parts A and B with a Medicare Supplement and Part D prescription drug plan. My husband, Tom is … more
Dear Dietitian, My stepdaughter told me not to cook with aluminum foil, as it can cause health problems. Is this true? Is it safe to use plastic containers when heating food in the microwave oven? … more
Hey Taylor - I just had a baby and almost immediately started thinking about how I need life insurance. I haven’t really looked into it at all and was wondering if you had … more
“Do you, Gary Norman, take this woman ……” The Reverend Douglas Carver stood on his six-inch crate on the stage of the First Baptist Church on August 23, 1958.  His feet … more
Undisputed star that he was during the golden era of major league baseball, this player has maintained a spirit of humility that others only dream of. His name is Bobby Richardson, embodied in a … more
There are three thieves who will rob you of every minute of your life that they can.  They will pickpocket you every opportunity they have.  What is neat about this is that you don’t … more
Dear Toni: I lost my job in October 2021 due to COVID layoffs in the oil industry and my wife and I are now enrolling in Medicare Part B since the company paid 18 months of COBRA is almost over. … more
Dear Dietitian, I just read an article that said a high-fiber diet helps prevent colon cancer, but other articles on this topic have said the opposite. Can you help clear things up? Joseph Dear … more
In the summer of 1958, I married my high school sweetheart, Johnnie Lee Smith, class of ’56. She had just completed her year as the first-ever “Miss Pampa” and returned from the … more
Inherent with insistence to dig ever deeper--rarely satisfied with merely getting to the bottom of things--are the risks of learning more than we want to know. There are ever so many places to dig, … more
Hey Taylor - I just bought a house, and I’m really focused on making sure it retains its value. Aside from maintenance and such, what are some ways to hold - and hopefully increase - overall … more
Toni: I have just enrolled in Medicare Parts A&B because I turned 65 in January. I am currently working with my husband and myself covered under my employer plan. I am being charged a much … more
Dear Readers, Last week we discussed the U.S. News and World Report rankings of the top 3 diets for overall health, so it seems only balanced to examine the bottom three diets this week. A panel … more
When you are 86 years old, what do you do for exercise?  Walking gives you time to do a lot of reflecting on days gone by.  Sometimes it’s on the golf course out our backdoor, and … more
Come on, now. Things could be worse. You could be working in public relations at Southwest Airlines.For decades the envy of other U.S. airlines, SWA might understandably change its corporate … more
Dear Toni, I am over 73 and began taking my RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) from my 401K when I turned 72. Could this have increased my Medicare Part B premium for 2023? This year my Part … more
We’re all somewhere out on the course of life, moving forward each day. We each know when our journey began. We celebrate our starting lines each year on our birthdays. We don’t know … more
Hi Taylor: I’m determined to make good on my New Year’s resolution to save more money. So… how do I do that? - Valerie Hey Jackie: The first step for making a resolution stick … more
Dear Readers: As we begin anew in 2023, many Americans will resolve to eat better, exercise regularly, and take better care of themselves. The U.S. News & World Report ranked twenty-four diets … more
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