Gone are the debtors’ prisons and workhouses brought to us by Charles Dickens, but there are still many who live below the accepted poverty level. Unfortunately, we are hearing an increasing amount of rhetoric from politicians which is all too Scrooge-like.
This blog is to commend the parents, that I never met, of a kind son that I do not know. I often write of the mistakesthat parents make, financial and otherwise. Perhaps, the good is, too often, ignored.
Teach your kids to be appreciative. They may not understand that the current jobless rate is 7.3 percent, or that 46.2 million Americans live below the official poverty level, but they can understand that many people aren’t as fortunate as they.
Alzheimer’s disease affectsone in eight older Americans, and is the sixth-leading cause of death. Over 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for a person with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. An estimated $200 billion in care was spent in 2012.