Marc Cuban’s Cost Plus Drug Company: A Potential Gold Mine for SOME Prescription Medications

Posted January 26th, 2022

If you are one of the millions without prescription drug coverage or who have high out-of-pocket expenses for your medications, the Cost Plus Drug Company may be a great resource for you to access some of your medications. Launched last week and founded by Billionaire Shark Tank investor Marc Cuban, Cost Plus has found a […]


Today Is Giving Tuesday

Posted November 30th, 2021

No doubt you have already seen appeals for #givingtuesday. Giving Tuesday shifts the focus from gluttony and spending to giving as a holiday tradition. Let’s not forget to mention the year-end tax advantages of charitable contributions. I recognize that many are struggling financially this year due to the pandemic and #givingtuesday may seem out of […]


Medicare Advantage Plans: Read the Fine Print!

Posted November 12th, 2021

Medicare open enrollment for 2022 ends on December 7th. No doubt, like me, you have seen the countless commercials and even 30-minute-long infomercials from various Medicare Advantage plans touting the great benefits of these plans—like dental and vision coverage, gym memberships, meals, transportation to medical appointments—and many others. For some, Medicare Advantage plans are good […]


Open Enrollment for 2022 Affordable Care Act Plans is Here!

Posted November 1st, 2021

What is open enrollment? This is the time each year when you can make changes to your health insurance coverage-usually through the Healthcare Marketplace (healthcare.gov). When can I enroll or make changes to my plan? Open enrollment for ACA (“Obamacare”) insurance plans for the 202 coverage year runs from November 1st– January 15th for states […]


This Saturday: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Posted October 22nd, 2021

Have you taken a look at your medicine cabinet lately? Aside from cotton swabs, mouthwash and makeup remover, are there old, outdated prescription drugs in your cabinet? How do you dispose of old, outdated, expired or unneeded medications? Flush them down the toilet? Throw them out with your household trash? Not sure? Well, the DEA […]


Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Tomorrow!

Posted October 14th, 2021

Medicare open enrollment is upon us for 2022. If you are a Medicare recipient, this is the time of year when you can make (some) changes to your Medicare coverage. What can I change? You can change your Medicare part D (drug) plan. You can change to a different Medicare advantage plan. You can switch […]


Foodie Friday: Pumpkin EVERYTHING!

Posted October 8th, 2021

I admit I’m a pumpkin junkie. As soon as I could get my pumpkin spice coffee (in August by the way), I was ordering it up. I full-on believe it should be embraced year-round—but for now, I guess we just have to continue to accept it for what it is, a FALL flavor. I asked […]


Foodie Friday: Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Posted September 3rd, 2021

I know we featured watermelon salad last week, but it is just so good right now! I stumbled upon this recipe for watermelon fruit pizza, a healthy-ish take on more traditional fruit pizzas that have a cookie crust. This one uses the watermelon as the “crust” and is topped with a creamy yogurt mixture and […]


Foodie Friday: Couscous Salad

Posted August 13th, 2021

I have a love/hate relationship with lettuce. I love it. It hates me. So, I was looking for an alternative for a summer salad, and one day, was just literally throwing stuff into a bowl when I came up with the scrumptious dish that is great for lunch, dinner, or as a side dish. Christina’s […]


Foodie Fridays: An Ode to Summer Tomatoes

Posted July 2nd, 2021

I love the smell of tomatoes in the sun. I used to have a little cherry tomato plant in my front yard as part of my urban garden. I would harvest about 30 baby tomatoes every year. But, I grew them. I tended to them. Watered them. Cut them back when they needed a trim. […]