Elder Abuse: Be Silent No More

I’ve conducted a lot of research into the topic of elder abuse. I’ve also developed and written some insurance continuing education courses on the subject as well, as it pertains to financial fraud. Here is another person’s take on senior financial exploitation, a despicable form of elder abuse. This account

GoToWebinar Attendee Tutorial

Everyone loved my tutorial for using Zoom video chats so much, they asked me to do one for GoToWebinar. Here it is! I’m hoping to have another GoToWebinar tutorial for presenters, along with all the neat options presenters can use, very soon.

Zoom Video Chat Tutorial

I teach and attend webinars and video calls on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. However, many of you do not. In response to numerous requests for help with how to use Zoom, I’ve prepared a short tutorial. I hope it helps you out.

What the Coronavirus Stimulus Means to You

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law to help Americans and U.S. businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Although I’ve downloaded the 247-page bill, I haven’t read all of it yet. However, here are some of the major provisions that might affect you and your

3 Ways Insurers are Helping Policyholders Affected by COVID-19

The insurance industry is an “essential” business during the coronavirus pandemic and all the related upheaval social distancing and self-quarantining has created. Those of us who are fortunate enough to be able to continue working in the industry are finding as many ways as possible to help those who can’t

Some Smoking New Marijuana Laws

As a freelance writer, I’ve been hired to write content about topics I never contemplated, and/or that don’t hold a personal interest for me. Then, when I dive into the research and put aside any personal feelings about the topic, I find myself swimming in a pool of information that

Federal Law Changes that Will Affect Your Tax Return – Part 3

Yesterday and Tuesday I published the first 2 posts of a 3-part series about some of the questions people are asking with respect to recent federal legislation. Specifically, those questions are: Was Obamacare really declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court? Were the required minimum distributions (RMDs) at age 70 ½

Federal Law Changes That Will Affect Your Tax Return – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a 3-part series about some of the questions people are asking about recent federal legislation. Specifically, those questions are: Was Obamacare really declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court? Were the required minimum distributions (RMDs) at age 70 ½ from your retirement plan really eliminated? And how about

Federal Law Changes that Will Affect Your Tax Return – Part 1

Was Obamacare really declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court? Were the required minimum distributions (RMDs) at age 70 ½ from your retirement plan really eliminated? And how about the threshold for writing off medical expenses–was that also tossed away? These are some of the questions people are asking in light

Good Advice for Setting up Your New Computer

I bought my first computer in1986 and, since then, I’ve learned a lot. Mostly what NOT to do, but still… I recently had a desktop built to do exactly what I want it to do. When I received it, I had to set it up so it would replicate my