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A local agent can be a valuable asset to you when signing up for a Medicare Plan. Any agent offering Medicare plans must be licensed by the State of Alabama, appointed by the insurance companies they represent and go through an annual certification required by Medicare. If an agent does not …

Star of Bethel Baptist Church, around the corner from my growing up house, had a metal A-frame swing set behind it. That frame must have been 10 feet tall. All the swings creaked. The swing seats hung down on really long metal chain links. But this allowed for an amazing swinging arc. We wou…

Probably every Alabama lawyer is asked about the automobile lemon law. Let’s talk about how it applies, when it applies, and what it does.

Are you in a relationship with a Realtor right now? If you are using an agent to sell your home, or to buy a new home, you are. As with any relationship, the level of commitment can vary greatly. After 15-plus years in the business, I can tell you this: you and your agent should both be “all…

The United States Supreme Court is about to hear a case regarding the constitutionality as passed by Congress during the Obama administration. There is a lot of talk about pre-existing conditions and health insurance in the news. As personal injury lawyers we see insurance companies arguing …

If you own a business, you should claim your Google business listing. If you have a listing, you need to monitor it or else. Hang out with me while I share my story.

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) begins October 15th and extends through December 7th. You will find that there are many ways to sign up for your 2020 plan. You can enroll online, enroll over the phone, have a non-insurance person help you enroll or you can enroll in your plan throu…

Dear Athletic Support: When I was a high schooler in the 1980s, ACL injuries were almost unheard of, especially in younger athletes. My son is a 9th grader. Last football season, one of his teammates suffered a torn ACL as a result of a solid hit. This season, playing on turf, a teammate wen…

Many Americans are concerned about the high cost of care if we get seriously ill with COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the median hospital stay for a COVID-19 survivor who is admitted is from 10-13 days. That is a big bill, even for many with insur…

That’s a question a lot of buyers may be getting from their REALTOR in today’s competitive real estate market.

Bedtime routines are important. Families have to come into their own. I have been putting toddlers to bed the same way for 30+ years. Our routine starts with a warm, playful bath – on the nights that you can get to it. Tonight, for instance, our four year old grandbaby didn’t get a bath. Eve…

Open enrollment season for Medicare beneficiaries begins on October 15th and extends through December 7th. This is also known as the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). AEP is an important time for anyone who is already on Medicare. These dates are very specific. You cannot enroll in a plan prio…

Summer means pedestrians, pets, bicycles and motorcycles are out in force, requiring drivers to be even more cautious. No matter where you're headed, the park close by or family vacation to the beach, it's important to think about everyone who'll be traveling with you, especially children and pets.

My last article dealt with consumers blowing money on “ultra high speed” internet plans from our local providers. A short summary is that many of you are trying to drink water from a firehose when a squirt gun would suffice. Many of those consumers are driven to sign up for those plans becau…