Downtown Boxing Gym: Fighting Hard for Young People’s Futures

Take a look at the FAQs on Downtown Boxing Gym’s website and, under the question “What does Downtown Boxing Gym offer students?” the first thing you’ll see is one simple, two word sentence: “Endless possibilities.” Khali Sweeney, the founder of the Detroit youth tutoring, mentoring, and athletic organization, grew up being told there were no…

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2021 Special Enrollment Period Is Almost Over! Look Into A Plan Now!

The Open Enrollment Period for purchasing health insurance on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace is usually only from November 1 - December 15, unless you experience a qualifying life event. But this year, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Biden Administration opened up a Special Enrollment Period so Americans would have the…

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The U.S. Approves Its First New Alzheimer’s Drug In 20 Years

Someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 65 seconds; in 2020, it was estimated that 5.8 million Americans aged 65 or older had the condition. These startling statistics are made all the more unsettling by the fact that there is currently no known cure, and few effective treatments, for the disease. But…

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Obamacare Is Here to Stay!

As of June 17, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, is still intact, and the long, drawn-out fights over the legislation seem to be at an end. The ACA survived its third major Supreme Court challenge with a 7-2 decision in its favor, meaning the comprehensive health care reform law will continue…

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Is Intuitive Eating the Key to Better Health and Less Guilt?

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it happened. One day, you were a kid, overjoyed when you got invited to a birthday party and could spend an afternoon not only playing, but also enjoying pizza, cake, and ice cream without a care in the world...and then one day, you were an adult, and categorizing foods…

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Don’t Get Trapped With The Wrong Medicare Supplement Plan, Use EZ

It happens more often than you think: Medicare beneficiaries looking for a Medicare Supplement Plan work with an insurance agent who only wants to make a sale, and they end up with a useless or overpriced plan. While we’re definitely not saying you shouldn’t work with an agent - there’s a lot you need to…

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Seniors: Don’t Become the Victim of Utility Scams!

As we head into late summer, and start dreaming of crisp fall weather and pumpkin spice, it’s worth remembering that summer hazards are still around us in full force. That includes things like the risks of heatstroke and sunburn, but also the chance that your area could be hit with a natural disaster like a…

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5 Types Of Term Life Insurance Policies

Life insurance is not one-size-fits-all, so insurance companies offer many different types of life insurance policies. This means you have lots of options, but it also means you’ll need to do some research to figure out which type of policy is right for you. One popular type of policy is term life insurance, because it…

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Final Expense VS Life Insurance

Most people have lots of plans for their life, but one thing people don’t often plan for is their funeral and the cost of their final expenses. While these aren’t the most pleasant plans to make, you should at least be prepared financially for when the time comes, and the best way to do that…

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The Importance Of Eye Care For Children

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month, so let’s all take a moment and think about when we last took our children to the optometrist to get their eyes checked. If you’re like a lot of parents, you might not have taken them in a long time, or even ever, if they’ve never…

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Before Getting Married, Discuss Finances & Life Insurance!

Congrats on your engagement! You’re probably busy planning and making arrangements for the big day, but during this fun (and stressful!) time, don’t forget that there is something very important you need to discuss before getting married and sharing your life together: finances. Before making the commitment to forever, you should be clear about what…

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6 Tips to Mentally Prepare for This Year’s Back to School

Each year, as summer draws to a close and Labor Day approaches, parents and children across the country brace themselves for one big day: the first day of school. Mixed emotions hit everyone: excitement, anxiety, relief - there might even be some tears, whether they come from nervous little ones or parents overwhelmed with bittersweet…

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Is Your Child Fully Covered For College?

Getting your child ready for college can be an exciting and scary time. You’re preparing them to leave your home and venture out on their own, and you might be experiencing a whirlwind of emotions as they prepare to separate from you, gain their independence and make new friends. Not only that, but you’ll be…

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Can Regular Sex Increase Your Lifespan?

It’s one of those stereotypes about aging that just won’t go away: sex isn’t - or even shouldn’t be- a big part of older adults’ lives. But you know that nothing could be further from the truth! While your sex life might change as you get older, and there might be new challenges surrounding it,…

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Meeting Financial Milestones: What REALLY Matters

Staying on top of your finances is hard, and not just because it can involve a whole lot of math. It’s hard because we’re creatures who are actually built to live in the present, and we’re just not biologically wired to plan ahead or to save. According to Dr. Brad Klontz, a certified financial planner…

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What Drives Consumer Behavior?

If you stop and think about it, we all make dozens - maybe hundreds - of decisions each day, right? Little things like what TV show to watch in the evening or which cereal to eat in the morning, big ones like whether we should refinance our mortgage or buy a new car. Whatever they…

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Can I Have A Medicare Supplement Plan & A Medicare Medical Savings Account?

As a Medicare beneficiary, you have options when it comes to filling the gaps in your coverage, including Medicare Supplement Plans and Medicare Medical Savings Accounts (MSA). Both can help you save money on your medical expenses, and you might be wondering if you can have both at the same time, since you are probably…

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What Is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)?

Is your child showing signs of motor delays? If so, this could be an early warning sign of a serious medical condition known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare neuromuscular disease that causes the muscles to become weak and waste away. Approximately 10,000 to 25,000 children and adults have spinal muscular atrophy in the…

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