Dementia affects almost 50 million people worldwide, with a new case of dementia diagnosed every 3 seconds. More than 6 million Americans suffer from degenerative brain disease in the form of Alzheimer’s. Dementia is the leading cause of disability and dependency and the sixth leading cause of death among the elderly. Dementia kills more people each year than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. This makes planning for long-term care essential in the world today.
On September 11, 2001, almost 3,000 people died from terrorists carrying out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. These attacks were the deadliest on American soil since the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. This terrifying, humbling, and startling event triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism.
In 2021, Labor Day will happen on Monday, September 6th, and celebrates the contributions and achievements of American workers. Traditionally observed on the first Monday in September, the labor movement created the holiday in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. For many Americans, Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer and is celebrated across the country in various ways.
Finally, it appears that the time is right for safe summer travel while the pandemic numbers are low and people can safely distance themselves. If you’re thinking of planning a trip, here are a few trends to keep in mind to keep you and your family safe as you embark on your next adventure:
Women’s Equality Day is on August 26th and is a great time to reflect on how this event started, the progress toward women’s equality, and why the topic is essential. Let this article serve as why the movement toward gender equality still exists today. How did Women’s Equality Day first start? Women’s Equality Day commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States based on sex. This day was first celebrated in 1972, designated by Congress in 1973, and is proclaimed each year by the sitting United States President.
National Financial Awareness Day is August 14th, 2021, and is a great time to examine your finances, work toward financial stability, and focus on how to become more financially aware. You can start building financial wellness by doing these seven simple things to help protect your financial future and increase your financial stability:
Back to school time is quickly approaching, and you may be dreading the hit to your wallet back-to-school shopping can cause. Paying for supplies like a new backpack and pencils, the back-to-school photo package, or fees for extracurricular activities can create an extra expense. But, creating a budget ahead of back-to-school time can help alleviate your stress. Here are a few ways to save money this back to school season:
Since the beginning of 2021, signs of the U.S. economy recovering have started to appear. Americans are actively spending in specific sectors and some industries are faring well—while others are lagging. This contradiction illustrates a mismatched economic recovery: