Why All the Confusion About Healthcare? It’s Broken!

If you follow the news, there seems to be an ongoing battle between the left and the right about just what the Affordable Care Act has done for this country. Some believe it’s the best thing since the invention of the wheel and others feel that it is the biggest mistake in the history of mankind. Others don’t understand exactly why they are being forced to purchase healthcare and others still can’t quite get it that insurance companies are suffering huge losses because healthcare still isn’t affordable. In other words, there is a huge amount of confusion as to just what is going on with Obamacare. However, there is one thing upon which just about everyone agrees, and that is that it’s broken. Employers Mandated to Offer Healthcare Anyone studying healthcare law is being instructed on the intricacies involved in mandatory healthcare insurance. In the process of working towards their masters in health policy, students are instructed on which employers are mandated to offer … [Read more...]

Thirsty for a Win? Thursday Giveaways!

Enter these hot giveaways for your chance to win amazing prizes! $25 Visa Gift Card Ends 10/31 Peanuts Themed Prize Pack including: Salt & Pepper shakers, coloring book, colored pencils, illustrated cards, and a Snoopy Blanket Ends 11/3 Light Up Dog Leash Ends 11/1 $20 Amazon  Gift  Card Ends 11/3 Balsam Hill Christmas tree, wreath, garland and decorations, signed Debbie Macomber copies and audiobooks of her beloved holiday novels, and Ghirardelli gift baskets Ends 11/5 $100 Amazon Gift Card Ends 11/19 RC Monster Truck Ends 11/21 $100 Amazon Gift Card Ends 11/27 $250 Amazon Gift Card Ends 11/30 $50 Amazon Gift Card Ends 11/30 $900 Visa Gift Card Sweepstakes Ends 1/15 … [Read more...]

The Rowells are Renewing Our Vows!

Richard and I met when he was 16 and I was 14. He lived the street behind me and we went to the same high school. I thought he was very good looking, but I was too awkward to approach him. A friend of mine hinted to him that I was interested and we briefly "dated". And by "dated", I mean we hung out a few times. This was partly due to being young and partly because my Dad was strict. (Which I totally appreciate now, thanks Dad!) We went our separate ways until about ten years later he walked into the Family Video where I worked. We started "dating" again. This time it was actual dating! We ate at restaurants, saw movies at the theater, and generally spent time getting to know each other. Fast forward five years, Richard asked me to marry him! Due to some extenuating circumstances, we got married quickly at the courthouse with only a few family members in attendance. Unfortunately, my Mom was unable to attend. We followed it with a lunch at a local restaurant. We then went … [Read more...]

Jalapeño Pepper Hands – What Cures the Burn?

Richard's 40th birthday is next week and we had a few family members over last night for dinner. The planned menu was marinated (Parmesan herb) chicken breast, twice baked potatoes, deviled eggs, and corn. Richard and Jake both love things spicy, while I have what they call "sissy lips". And the term is rightly deserved because even something with too much black pepper can be too strong for me. Forget anything spicier such as crushed red pepper. Anyway, in my quest to spice the potatoes and deviled eggs to their liking, I minced several jalapeños. I've done this many times and never had problem. This time was different. I cut each pepper in half, scooped out the insides, and then minced them into small pieces. I added some into the egg mixture and then put the rest into a bag to be added to the potatoes later. I'm having trouble remembering exactly when my left hand started tingling, but it did and only got worse from there. I washed my hands several times with soap and water … [Read more...]

How I Earn $50 Per Month on Swagbucks

I'll be honest when I signed up for Swagbucks, I did enough to earn a couple small gift cards and forgot about it. I recommended it to my sister though and when I heard how much she was earning, I got pretty excited about starting back up. I even convinced Richard to give it a try. Swagbucks gives you a daily goal and when we got it every day we cash out for $50 each per month. That's some serious pocket change. Richard and I redeem our swagbucks for Walmart gift cards each month because we spend a lot of money there. My sister cashes out for Paypal. How I Earn $50 Per Month on Swagbucks: Complete the daily "To-Do" List. This consists of a 7 different tasks, if you complete 6 of them each day, you get a bonus. Click on "Daily Poll" and answer it. Click on "Daily Crave". It opens a new window that plays a video and after each you rate it. Finish the set of videos for credit. Click "Daily Search". It opens a new window to a pre-set search. Take a glance at the listings and close … [Read more...]