When I was a child, my then 26-year old aunt died, unexpectedly and suddenly. She simply felt tired, lay down and never got up again. My family was quite disbelieving that foul play hadn’t happened and so we did something most families don’t’ do when someone dies. We had an autopsy performed. When that didn’t…Details
Once you have filed for Social Security benefits, other members of your family may be eligible for benefits as well.
Social Security tax is non-refundable, meaning that if someone from another country pays into the U.S. system but never qualifies for benefits, it isn’t possible to get a refund of the taxes paid. As more and more large companies become multinational and their employees work overseas, a growing number of individuals have emerged who…Details
June is the most popular month to take the walk. You know the walk that begins with organ music and a cute little girl throwing flower petals? That walk.
Have you seen the big yellow ball in the sky? It was out a bit over the last week or so. Washingtonians have a tendency to bare all the moment the sun comes out regardless of the temperature but we’re reckless about sunscreen. Now a report from the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that beyond…Details
We have Father’s Day thanks to a Spokane woman. Sanora Dodd wanted a day to honor her father, a widower who had raised six children. That was over a hundred years ago but unlike Mother’s Day, Father’s Day took a while to catch on. It didn’t become a nationally recognized celebration until 1966 and that…Details
According to the Administration on Aging, 37 percent of women 65 and over in the United States were widows in 2012. Not only do women tend to live longer than men by an average of five years but men tend to marry younger women. While those statistics are changing, the odds are that if…Details
A Portland Maine family physician quit accepting all forms of health insurance in April of this year. “Now I work for patients. I don’t work for the government and I don’t work for insurance companies. To be honest, if more people did this we’d see the price of healthcare go down, not up,” said…Details