Molly Pinta: The Pride of Buffalo Grove, Illinois

What 12-year-old wouldn’t want to throw a giant party? That’s exactly what Molly Pinta, co-founder of the Pinta Pride Project, pulled off, with the help of her parents and an encouragingly supportive community. That’s pretty special, but what’s even more special is the reason she wanted to plan this event, since this wasn’t just any…

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Does Medicare Cover Nutrition Counseling?

Most of us know how important nutrition is to our overall health, but unfortunately, we don’t always eat the way we should. Instead of planning and eating healthy meals, we often grab something quick. or something that tastes delicious, but lacking in nutritional value. But as you age, focusing on nutrition becomes especially vital, because…

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Do We Need Pride More Than Ever This Year? A Look at the Fights We’re Still Facing

It’s Pride Month! Time to show how proud we are to be who we are, and to express our individuality, while also celebrating the strides that we’ve made together! But, while one of the things we can be proud of is that our country is a much more inclusive, diverse, and equal place than it…

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Your Employees Are Present, but Are They Really There? The Problem of Presenteeism

There’s nothing more frustrating than being down a few team members, right? When employees are absent, it seems like you just can’t get as much done, and you’re left scrambling to fill the void. But is absenteeism really the worst thing for your business’ productivity and bottom line? Turns out, it might not be. In…

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What the No Surprises Act Means for You

One in five Americans have received a surprise medical bill from an emergency department, and another one in five have gotten unexpected bills from non-emergency hospital stays. Surprise medical bills have been a huge problem for Americans, but on January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act took effect. This law establishes federal protections against most…

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Do Men Pay More for Life Insurance?

It is no secret that, on average, women live longer than men do. In fact, women's life spans are almost 8%  longer on average than men's life spans. So does this make a difference when it comes to buying life insurance? In general, yes: life insurance companies know these stats, and typically view men as…

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Say Goodbye to Masks While Traveling: Federal Judge Strikes Down Mask Mandate for Planes and Public Transit

As anyone who has traveled in the past year knows, the Biden Administration issued a mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods in January of 2021 in an attempt to help slow the spread of Covid, and to protect transport workers. This mandate remained in place despite infection numbers going down and mask…

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Don’t Leave Money On The Table, Compare Medicare Supplement Plan Prices Today With EZ

It’s no secret that Medicare is great, but still doesn’t cover all of the costs of the medical services you receive. This is why a Medicare Supplement Plan comes in handy; one of these plans will pick up the rest of the costs that Medicare does not cover. And these plans are 100% worry-free: all…

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Living Life on the Sunny Side of the Street: Is It Time to Start a “Sunny Day Fund”?

So you’re sitting on a little nest egg, huh? You’ve got some money put aside - good for you! But what are you telling yourself you’re going to use it for? If you’re like a lot of people, that money is earmarked for a “rainy day”: you’re trying to expect the unexpected, and outsmart that…

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Autism In Children Vs Adults; It’s Never Too Late For A Diagnosis

According to the CDC, an estimated 1 in 44 children are on the autism spectrum, with boys being 4 times more likely to be affected than girls. Autism is generally detected at 18 months or younger, and by age 2, a diagnosis by a professional can be considered reliable. Recently, though, doctors have begun to…

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Life Insurance for People with Dementia

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia can be devastating for you and your family. It can be scary, and you might also be worried about the financial impact of the disease. Expenses can include nursing homes, assisted living, or even hospice care as the disease progresses, which could end up being…

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What Are the Federal Poverty Levels (FPL)?

Your salary and any other money your family brings into the household determine how much you will pay for health insurance. Why? Because, depending on what your salary is in relation to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), you could qualify for tax subsidies that will reduce your premiums. Learning about the Federal Poverty Level can…

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Are You All Thumbs? How to Grow Your Business with Text Messaging

What are some of the sounds that always get your attention? If you’re like most people these days, one sound that you probably won’t ignore is the sound of a text message notification. And with almost 4 billion texts being sent around the world every day, there are a whole lot of people checking their…

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LGBTQ+ Seniors: Let’s Be Proud of How Far We’ve Come

It’s Pride Month again! But as we watch the parades and see all of the inspiring stories on social media, it’s important to remember that this celebration is not just about the young members of the LGBTQ+ community. In fact, the only thing that’s almost as important as looking to the future is remembering where…

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What to Look for in a Medicare Healthcare Provider

Medicare provides great coverage for a lot of necessary medical services; one of the other great things about it is that it also covers most doctors. The question, then, is how to choose a Medicare provider who is right for you. Whether you are new to Medicare and need a doctor, or are looking to…

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Advantages of Hybrid Life Insurance with Long-Term Care

Have you ever heard of hybrid life insurance? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. But this type of policy can be very useful, and it’s growing in popularity. Essentially, hybrid life insurance combines both long-term care insurance and life insurance into one policy, meaning you’ll get unique benefits for you and your family as you…

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Take Pride in Your Workplace: Have We Gotten Past LGBTQ Discrimination at Work?

It’s Pride Month! And this month, we’d like to do more than just post a picture of a Pride flag - not that there's anything wrong with showing your support! We’re all for that, but we’d also like to take this opportunity to examine the state of things when it comes to LGBTQ individuals in…

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Life Insurance Rates for Diabetics

When it comes to life insurance rates, your health plays a big role: the unhealthier you are, the more you will have to pay in premiums. That means having chronic conditions like diabetes could lead to higher rates, but the good news is that this condition no longer means being denied life insurance, and it…

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