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August 2017 Archives

Why you need a prenup even if you're not wealthy

Prenuptial agreements are more common than they used to be. However, many people think that if they aren't going into a marriage with millions of dollars in assets, there's no need to spend the time or money to get one or to risk the conflict that proposing a prenup to their soon-to-be-spouse could cause. However, there are a number of circumstances that warrant putting a prenup in place to protect both people.

Federal regulators withdraw proposal for sleep apnea testing

The dangers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in those who drive trucks and operate trains have been widely reported. One physician with the Harvard School of Public Health noted last year, "Drivers with untreated obstructive sleep apnea who were noncompliant with treatment had a five-fold increase in the risk of serious preventable crashes."

Don't forget your timeshare during divorce

If you and your spouse are divorcing and the two of you own a timeshare, it's essential to give some serious thought to the best way to handle it. In a best case scenario, the two of can agree on how you want to deal with your timeshare so that you don't spend time and money battling over it. There are three primary options, depending on whether one or both of you wants to keep it.

Fatal accident highlights dangers of amusement rides

Many of you likely heard about the tragic fatal accident that occurred recently at the Ohio State Fair when the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned. Seats came off of the spinning ride, sending an 18-year-old young man to his death and injuring seven more people, including one as young as 14. Some were struck by flying debris from the malfunctioning ride.

Your cellphone can help you in the wake of a car crash

You were driving safely when someone else swerved into you or hit you from behind. Suddenly, you're seeing stars and your car is a wreck. In the immediate wake of a serious motor vehicle collision, there are certain things you should do to protect yourself. First and foremost, use your phone to call for emergency services, including medical help and law enforcement. Then, assess the situation to determine if you can safely move. If you can, you may need to exit your vehicle, especially if it is blocking the flow of traffic and could get struck by another vehicle.

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