How digital tools can help you manage your money

Since the start of the pandemic, many consumers have opted to bank digitally to manage their finances safely and conveniently from anywhere. In fact, a recent survey by Chase found that 54% of consumers said that they have been banking more digitally due to the pandemic. Among the many features available today, fraud alerts, electronic bill payments and mobile check deposits have become leading consumer favorites when banking online or by phone. If you thought that this trend was only limited to younger generations, you’d be wrong. Since March 2020,…

Coping with health challenges: Three unique journeys with a rare disease

Anyone who suffers from health challenges knows how difficult it can be — not only physically, but also emotionally. For those coping with rare disorders, navigating life can be even more challenging. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a rare, often life-altering disease caused by inflammation in the central nervous system characterized by immune-mediated damage to the optic nerve, brain stem and spinal cord. It can manifest in a variety of ways — vision impairment or blindness, muscle weakness, paralysis, pain, fatigue — which can cause diagnostic delays and misdiagnosis…

A free way to save money on prescriptions and help kids with critical illnesses

Audrey is a 12-year-old girl from Arizona with a passion for fashion. She spends her free time flipping through style magazines and listening to her favorite songs. She dreams of having her photo professionally taken in a long, whimsical dress that covers the leg braces that help her stay steady. While Audrey’s interests are not uncommon for girls her age, her life is very different due to a nervous system disorder. She is not a stranger to hospitals and is homeschooled by her family. Although her childhood has been challenging,…

How to ‘fight dirty’ with a pressure washer

As you’ve been spending more time at home lately, you’ve probably found things around your house and yard that aren’t as clean as they used to be. Depending on where you live, you may be eyeing many of these cleaning projects and putting them on your to-do list as spring approaches, or you may be itching to get at them right away. Unfortunately, some of these areas are really difficult to clean, and some of the problem spots are very tough to reach, too — which may explain why they’ve…