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Hi Taylor - Any recommendations for how I prep my taxes? Do I need to see a professional, or can I just do it online? I’m torn between doing it right and maximizing my refund and just getting … more
Dear Toni: My brother recently had to move out of his house into as assisted living facility because he broke his hip and is unable to live on his own. The monthly cost of the facility is about … more
Dear Readers, We Americans eat a lot of sugar. Why? Because it tastes good. The American Heart Association recommends six added teaspoons (24 grams) daily for women and eight teaspoons (30 grams) … more
To describe the workouts he directed as “grueling” might be an extreme understatement if the athletes who ran for late track coach J. H. (Cap) Shelton are consulted. Known as the … more
Hiccups are awkward. As a boy growing up in Pampa “Mayberry,” Texas, I was always having those troubling, most humiliating hiccups. Some said it was because I ate too fast, while others … more
Hold on tight! These three words may seem simple, but they can make all the difference in how you experience life. We should all have something in our world that we hold onto. When everything … more
NOTE: This question originally ran in 2018 and the response has been updated with 2023 Medicare Part D information. Hello Toni: I turned 65 in August 2021, continued to work full-time with … more
Dear Dietitian, Recently you had a column that mentioned the MIND diet, which supposedly lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s. Can you explain more about that diet? Rob Dear Rob, … more
Hi Taylor - I just finished paying off my student loans and I’m wondering if I should get a new credit card to reflect my improved credit score. Does that kind of thing matter? Are the benefits … more
Texas is a beautiful state. It is diverse in scenery and culture, but it is best known around the world as the home of the cowboy. Anyone growing up in Texas (called Native Texans) also has a little … more
My aged Uncle Mort is “up in the air” about balloons. “Until recently, balloons were festive, often gleefully ‘popped’ at parties,” he moaned. “Stick a … more
Hi Toni: I met with you in late 2021 for a Toni Says personalized Medicare consultation. I have a quick question regarding travel outside the United States because I’m planning a trip to … more
If you conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it.  Words of wisdom from over 100 years ago by Napoleon Hill, author and founder of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, that remain applicable … 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 were … more
It all starts on the inside. It then continues on the inside. At some point it can end on the inside or it can continue on to the outside. What is important here is that you control your inside. You … more
Central to my Uncle Mort’s colorful life--now stretching over two centuries--are his scatter-brained decisions to “go off fourth-cocked,” even when “half-cocked” action … more
Hey Taylor - I was laid off a few months ago and took the opportunity to travel and enjoy life for a bit. Now I’m ready to get back to work and want to find a job I enjoy. Any thoughts for a … more
Dear Readers: Chances are, many of you are taking some type of herbal supplement. People are turning to natural remedies for their health, such as ginseng for better energy, saw palmetto for … more
The 21st century may soon be most known for worldwide paranoia. When topics worthy of fright are recorded, the list will spill over to a second page, and maybe a third. My aged Uncle Mort down in … more
The elderly couple was driving down the country road in their old pickup truck when a they saw a young couple in a shiny new pickup coming towards them from the other direction.   The young man … more
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