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Bankruptcy: Alternatives

As the nation pushes through the recession, folks have felt the financial strain. For a multitude of reasons, there just doesn't seem to be enough money to meet obligations for many people. So this month "On Our Way to Wealthy" will focus on alternatives to bankruptcy as well as the various chapters of bankruptcy.


Insurance: Disability, long-term care – What’s the difference?

Disability insurance is designed to protect wages lost due to an illness or accident. Long-term care insurance is designed to help cover costs of health care services provided in your home, a nursing home, a rehabilitation center, or an assisted living facility.

Disability insurance addresses lost wages that stem from an inability to work. Long-term care insurance addresses expenses associated with medical care provided to you in your home, a nursing home, a rehabilitation center, or an assisted living facility.


New app pairs Alicia Keys and child-rearing

Fourteen-time Grammy winner and new mother Alicia Keys has launched an app for kids.

The app, which was created through her company, AK Worldwide and Bento Box Interactive, was partly inspired by her experiences in raising her 2-year-old son, Egypt, the singer and entrepreneur told The Associated Press.


  • Written by NNPA News Service

Success Unlimited

People often use the phrase "ball of energy." Natasha Donerson is that plus more. She is the queen of follow through. As the CEO of Success Unlimited, LLC she is about the business of helping others win.

Carlee McCullough: Natasha, please tell me about yourself and your business.


What does Medicare cover?

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for elderly persons and certain disabled individuals. In 1965, Medicare was enacted to provide a "safety net" of health-care coverage for qualifying individuals.

Medicare is packaged in two major parts. Part A is hospital insurance protection.


Land Bank to market surplus city, county properties

Real estate agents, land developers and prospective buyers will now find it easier to invest in surplus properties that belong to Shelby County and/or the City of Memphis.

The Shelby County Commission and Memphis City Council gave approval last week to allow the Shelby County Land Bank to coordinate the sale or donation of thousands of properties owned by Shelby County and/or the City of Memphis, which are scattered throughout Memphis and Shelby County.