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Lower your banking fees
Nobody likes bank fees, except maybe your bank. But there are some ways to keep those fees to a minimum...
Screening newborns, saving lives
We're lucky today to have the ability to screen newborns for many diseases and disorders that would have caused severe disabilities or even death in the past...
Helping aging parents with finances
We tend to think of helping aging parents in terms of their physical needs, or with doctors' appointments and cooking, but they are also likely to need some assistance...
Do you have prediabetes?
Before Type 2 diabetes develops, there is generally a period of prediabetes where glucose levels are in a "gray area"—above normal but below diabetic.
Just as you have regular healthcare appointments, you should also perform a "checkup" on your finances semiannually. Here are some places to get started: Do you feel...
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition caused by experiencing and/or perceiving a traumatic event. It may be characterized by intense feelings of fear or...
Filing flexibility—up to a point
It's that time of year again...or is it? While April 15 is the normal deadline for filing your personal federal income tax return, the Internal Revenue Service allows you…
A conversation we should all have
One of the discussions on the Kentucky Living Health Club, our private Facebook group that began in December and ran through Ma...
Oh, my aching...
Joint pain has become so com-mon that one-third of respondents in a recent national survey reported joint pain that affected their quality of life in the preceding 30...
Dust off your finances
It's time for spring cleaning, and that can encompass your finances as well as your home. Here are some organizational ideas to get you started. GO ELECTRONIC Some...
Tips for successful aging
In its third year, the Kentucky Living Health Club four-month challenge has a highly engaged group of 75 members discussing how...
Parkinson's disease is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting about 1 million Americans. The disease is often misunderstood, despite its prevalence and…
Stake your claim
We recently received a letter in the mail that sounded too good to be true: we had "unclaimed" property that belonged to us. But the letter, from the Kentucky State&…
Safe sleeping practices can save infant lives
Hiring household helpers
It's nice to get some help around the house, but what is the effect on your taxes when hiring a cleaning person, babysitter, adult day-care helper, gardener, farmhand…