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NM and PA Resume Dental Procedures With Restrictions

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Life, small business|Tags: , , , , , |

Almost every state is partially or fully reopening in the wake of the initial COVID-19 outbreak. In the initial response to the pandemic, and especially to prioritize medical services for COVID-19 patients, many states suspended elective surgeries. Now, these restrictions are easing. The states of New Mexico and Pennsylvania will resume dental procedures this week. Certain operating restrictions will still

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A Golden Parachute in a Time of Uncertainty

By |May 3rd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips, Stocks|Tags: |

Right now is the time to evolve our thinking when it comes to personal finance. Yes, you should be frightened about the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic. You’re not paying attention if you’re not scared. As of this posting, over 246,000 people on Earth were killed by the coronavirus. Over 67,000 of those deaths occurred in the United States.

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Should You Do Anything Above Pay Grade?

By |April 28th, 2020|Categories: Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

Should you work above pay grade? Well, it depends. Can you do so without making catastrophic mistakes? Is there a strategic way you can get the credit without asking for it? Can you make sure that you, and not your direct supervisor or boss, get the credit without causing conflict? Will performing tasks above pay grade incrementally improve your career

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I’m not Rushing out for Businesses that are Prematurely Reopening

By |April 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

  I know many people are desperate for the familiarity of societal life in 2019 to return. Who doesn’t want to go to a concert, sports event, café, or the beach? Don’t you miss shaking hand or hugging? Do you really think that in a month or two we’ll all just live life the way we did in 2019? (2019

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Is it OK to go on Vacation When you owe Money?

By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Many years ago, I was an adjunct instructor and academic advisor in a small New York City college. Also, I harbored aspirations to be a rap star! So, one day I noticed that the payroll department accidentally deposited my biweekly check twice in one payment. An obvious mistake. I withdrew it all. Why not go on vacation when you owe

I’ll Be Damned if I Panic Buy Hydroxychloroquine

By |April 7th, 2020|Categories: Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

I think I can speak for you when I say I’m terrified. Still, I don't see how pretending Hydroxychloroquine, an old anti-malarial drug, is the magic answer against COVID-19. This is a virus that appeared months ago. It’s horrifying to be a grown adult, feel anxiety, and feel zero control over our life. OK. I won’t speak for you when

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