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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
Toni I have a quite different Medicare problem concerning how to enroll in Medicare than any enrollment problem that I have read in your Medicare column. I understand from an email a friend … more
The worth of post-secondary education is increasingly questioned, according to Forbes. The return on investment of bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees are all the … more
The great philosopher Winnie the Pooh’s view of the world is “Laugh ‘til your tummy hurts.” I decided to do some research on famous philosophers.  I first learned that … more
Hi Taylor - I’m almost embarrassed to write this, but I’m not sure I understand compound interest. I always hear the term, but it doesn’t make perfect sense in my head. Can you … more
Dear Readers: One of my favorite pastimes is watching the game show “Jeopardy!”. I will never be a contestant on the show, but it boosts my ego when I answer five or more questions … more
The late Charles Uxer, longtime school superintendent and for several years director of the El Paso Educational Service Center, enjoyed visiting elementary classrooms. That’s where he heard the … more
In 5 days, each of us who awakens to another sunrise, will also be given a “new horizon” in our lives – a NEW YEAR, 2023. None of us knows for sure how many of those 365 days we … more
A new year arrives tomorrow.  It is that time of the year when we accidently write “2022” and then have to figure out how to make the “2” into a “3” so it is … more
Dear Dietitian, What’s the deal with keto pills coming out? There are so many of them, and they all claim good results. Are they worth trying? Colleen Dear Colleen, Since dietary … more
Dear Toni: Help!!! My mother-in-law is 85 and lives in an independent living facility on her own. After a hospitalization in November, she needed 24-hour medical care when she went home. The hospital … more
Hey Taylor - I always get inspired to give at the end of one year/beginning of the next. A couple of questions: do you have any thoughts about giving anonymously versus publicly? And suggestions for … more
Toni I have a quite different Medicare problem concerning how to enroll in Medicare than any enrollment problem that I have read in your Medicare column. I understand from an email a friend … 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
Hey Taylor - Any thoughts on how to save money on food right now? Inflation makes it sort of impossible, but are there any tips to make it hurt a little less? Hey Penny - Unfortunately, … more
Dear Dietitian, I suffer from binge eating. I hired someone who claimed to be a nutrition coach for people with eating disorders. He gave me a strict meal plan and exercise routine. I asked what I … more
Toni: I am turning 65 in March and my individual health plan has a $4,000 deductible which I meet every year due to shots of Lucentis for Macular degeneration which is over $2500 per shot given at … more
In my day to day life, when I talk about someone who is so excited he can hardly stand it, I often say, “He is as excited as a child on Christmas morning.”  Is there anything more … more
Less is heard about trains these days, particularly since the homegoing of Johnny Cash. He always loved train songs. Accounts of a single railroad car are even rarer, despite the jump start provided … more
Hi Toni: I am turning 65 in March 2023, and I was surprised when Social Security told me to go online to sign up. There is not a local Social Security office open that can help me with the online … more
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