It’s a great occasion. President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law today. People in the United States should be dancing in the streets. Nationally from 2003 to 2017, federal infrastructure spending dropped more than 20 percent.
Veterans Day, which became a national holiday in 1938, is a day to recognize the contributions of the nation’s veterans. In a proclamation, President Joe Biden said: To those who serve and those that serve alongside them – their families and caregivers – we owe a debt we can never fully repay.
To get ready for my holiday company, I spent the afternoon – and into the evening – organizing my garage. Why? When I’m cleaning up and getting my house in order, it’s helpful to move things out into the garage.
In late September, two Republican members of the commission that oversees the safety of the nation’s consumer products voted to eliminate items from the agency’s annual plan that would have developed new mandatory rules for preventing suffocation in infant cushions.
Nine in 10 Americans experienced a fraud attempt in 2020, with one in seven losing money to a scam. Consumers reported losing more than $3.4 billion to fraud in 2020, according to a fraud database. However, since the vast majority of frauds aren’t reported, the amount lost is likely much higher.
Before we know it, Halloween will be here. It’s a fun time, but safety also needs to be considered. Nearly 4,000 Halloween-related injuries occur yearly in the United States. Common Halloween mishaps are slips, trips, and falls; lacerations, burns, and eye injuries; food poisoning; costume related injuries; and pedestrian accidents.
In my last article, Jason Brick, founder of Safest Family on the Block, discussed how two things parents worry about most on Halloween – candy tampering and stranger danger – aren't things that really happen. In this article, Brick covers one of the most common dangers to kids on Halloween night: costumes.
Every consumer needs to watch the documentary series “LuLaRich,” about LuLaRoe, a multilevel marketing scheme that sells colorful clothes and tights. It’s on Amazon Prime and hopefully will be available elsewhere, too. It shows in detail the thin line between multilevel marketing and pyramid schemes.
Since I was working in my yard, I missed the first part of the Emmys last week. Although it was fun to see the actors and the fashions, the awards were for a lot of TV programs I never watch. Why? Because I’m not willing to pay for streaming platforms such as Netflix, AppleTV+, and Hulu.
Twenty years ago, on Sept. 11, I was just beginning a vacation in Spain and Portugal with my daughters. It was frightening to be so far from home and not know what was happening. Here’s the account of my vacation that appeared in The Tacoma (Washington) News Tribune on Oct. 3, 2001: