Today is my birthday, and at the time I write this I can only hope that I’m not spending it like I did last year.
Through this column, I’ve raised awareness about diabetes, migraines, gluten intolerance and several other health issues. Unfortunately, the majority of them concern me on a personal level. Another such issue — vertigo — managed to ruin my birthday last year (and a couple of weekends since then too).
I’ve always been clumsy. I think this partially stems from the fact that I’ve always had inner ear problems, which my doctor said is probably to blame for my vertigo attacks.
At long last, summer is almost here — which may mean it’s time to put together your traveling plans. Still, while you and your family may enjoy going on a summertime trip, there’s one part of your life that should not go on vacation — and that’s your investment portfolio.
So, what can you do to help your investments keep on working all year long, year in and year out? Here are a few suggestions:
• Don’t chase after “hot” investments. Many times, you will hear about a “hot” investment, usually a stock. However, by the time you hear about such an investment, it may already be cooling off. Even more importantly, it might not have been appropriate for your needs — and any investment that has either “flamed out” or wasn’t right for you in the first place will not be a “hard worker” in your portfolio.
In today’s culture, “stalking” is a term that is tossed about fairly freely, often in a joking manner. My own daughters have kidded me about “Facebook stalking” them, just because I viewed a few of their pictures and made comments. (For heaven’s sake! I’m a mother! Of course I am going to look at their Facebook pages!)
The time that all of us sports fans have been waiting for is almost upon us. The summer is generally filled with fun and games, but every four years, there’s a certain set of games that excite and thrill us. These games make us jump for joy and scream at our television screens in anxiety.
Yes, the Summer Olympic Games are here again and I, for one, am excited. The last time the games were on, I was a sophomore in college. The first time I truly watched the Games was in 2008.