In tiny Marion, North Carolina, the Buchanans decided that $1,800 a month was too much to pay for health insurance, and are going without it for the first time in their lives.In Harahan, one bend of the Mississippi River up from New Orleans, the Owenses looked at their doubling insurance premiums and decided no, as well. “We’re not poor people but we can’t afford health insurance,” Mimi Owens said.And in a Phoenix suburb, the Bobbies and their son Joey will go uninsured so the family can save money to cover their nine-year-old daughter Sophia, who was born with five heart defects.Across America there are thousands of people like the Buchanans, the Owenses and the Bobbies making the same hard decision to go without health insurance, despite the benefits. They’re risking it—betting that they’ve got enough savings, enough of a back-up plan, or enough luck to get them through a twisted knee, a cancer, or a car wreck.Bloomberg is following a dozen … [Read more...] about Why Thousands of Americans Are Risking It and Skipping Health Insurance
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NRA is saying its members were being punished, but would not be intimidated 0SHARES Share Tweet Email A cap and shirt are displayed at the NRA booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor, Maryland, US, February 23, 2018 PHOTO: REUTERS NEW YORK: Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on Saturday became the latest major corporations to sever marketing ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) as the fallout from last week’s massacre at a Florida high school took its toll on the gun advocacy group. The exodus of corporate names, ranging from a major insurer to car rental brands and a household moving company, began after the NRA launched a counter-offensive against a student-led campaign for tighter US gun laws. Video of gun owner’s assault on an AR-15 goes viral after Florida mass shooting The NRA responded by saying its members were being punished, but would not be intimidated, by what it called “a shameful … [Read more...] about Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties after Florida shooting
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on Saturday became the latest major corporations to sever marketing ties with the National Rifle Association as the fallout from last week’s massacre at a Florida high school took its toll on the gun advocacy group. The exodus of corporate names, ranging from a major insurer to car rental brands and a household moving company, began after the NRA launched a counter-offensive against a student-led campaign for tighter U.S. gun laws. In tweets on Saturday, Delta <DAL.N> and United said they were no longer offering NRA members discounted rates and that they would ask the NRA to remove their information from its website. NRA officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In recent days, NRA spokespeople have lashed out at gun control advocates, arguing that Democratic elites are politicizing the deadly rampage in Florida to erode gun owners’ rights. The issue of gun control, and the … [Read more...] about Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties
FROM rising energy and food bills to perpetually low savings rates, it looks like 2017 is going to be another tough year on your wallet.But here are some ways to earn some extra cash without necessarily having to leave the house.From filling in online surveys, creating a viral website, transcribing meetings and conferences or even selling your hair.Busy business owners are often on the lookout for someone to help with their admin or one-off tasks.As a virtual assistant, you could use your experience and skills to complete a wide variety of tasks, such as diary management or document editing, for a small number of regular clients.Clients benefit because they get the help they need to run their business without the cost, risk and hassle of employing someone. You benefit because you get to work from home, choosing hours to suit you.For example, those with two to three years’ experience as a PA, admin assistant or secretary could sign up to Time Etc, which provides flexible, … [Read more...] about 25 ways to make money from home from filling in online surveys, getting paid to watch TV and even selling your hair
For whatever reason, working from home has tended to suffer from something of an image problem over the years. Take how "The Simpsons" depicted it back in 1995: Homer bends the rules so he can do his job as a nuclear safety inspector from home but his laziness and the lack of supervision in his living room almost causes a nuclear meltdown at the power plant. Yet while office banter about home workers slacking off has stubbornly persisted, the remarkable technological changes in communications of the last two decades combined with rapidly evolving social attitudes around a so called "work-life balance" have helped make telecommuting a reality for millions of people. Telecommuting - a work arrangement where employees do not have to commute to a central place of work - looked to have an unassailable role in the future of employment but when US technology company Yahoo unexpectedly and controversially called its home workers back to the office in 2013, that future suddenly looked less … [Read more...] about Is working from home out of fashion?