When thinking about life expectancy many people including myself think about the commonly associated factors like exercising, being smoke-free and such. However, knowing some of the contributing factors of longevity and practicing them are two different things. While I may know what is beneficial for my well-being and how it may increase chances of longevity, it does not ensure that I will live my life accordingly. In fact whenever I do consciously think about living a better lifestyle most of the time I am thinking presently and never consider how beneficial it would be later in life. In the video Aging to 90+ Years they mention some of the lifestyle factors that are associated with either long or short life.
Now I agree with King up to a point, that saving for the future is a good plan for trying to accomplish the American Dream. However, I cannot accept that by doing that will guarantee an individual a pathway to a better life. Reason being, there are a wide majority of Americans who (even in high middle class families) are simply unable to save for their future due to, high mortgage rates, car insurance, medical bills and some are just too far into debt from all of these factors to even consider any long AMERICAN DREAM: ALIVE BUT HARD TO REACH 4 term saving. Even with the unemployment rates down and, the job market on the rise. Those
Raphael M. Barishansky and Skip Kirkwood discuss the positive aspects of completing a college degree. Some are concerned that if their degree took a long time to earn, it will appear less significant than one earned by a graduate who went the four-year, full-time route. To the contrary: A working man or woman who spent 10 years pursuing their BS at their own cost and in their spare time will appear, in the eyes of a promotion board or hiring manager, to be a determined, dedicated, capable individual--one who would be a tremendous asset to the organization (Barishansky & Skip Kirkwood, 2010). Certain questions come into play when a paramedic assesses their need to complete a degree in EMS. The questions seeksanswers such as the worth of the degree, self-advancement, salary benefits, or promotional opportunities.
Payday loans are very bad places to have credit with and your scores take a hit for having these types of high risk loans. Other very bad types of credit are the offers that allow you to have no payments for a year. These are dangerous, because the terms of the agreement may include that if you do not pay the loan off in a year, on day 366 you will owe the entire years worth of payments at typically 20% interest. This is a disaster waiting to happen. People who repeatedly go for these offers, are people who get into credit trouble.
One of the biggest issues in today 's society is the affordability of continuing education. The increasing cost of tuition over the last couple decades have forced young adults and teenagers to make one of the hardest decisions of their life. They have to make a choice on either putting themselves in debt that could sometimes exceed over $200,000 or battle it out in today 's struggling economy with nothing more than a high school diploma. Now, this should not be the case, everyone should have the opportunity to continue their education without putting themselves at risk or in a situation where income after graduation heavily outweighs their tuition cost. For example, in Kelsey Griffiths case, she is graduating on Sunday from Ohio Northern
Athletes also give light to other jobs within the sports industry. Nurses, firefighters, and EMTs save lives, whoever their careers last longer and therefore do not need to be paid a large sum of money within a short period of time like athletes. If you think that athletes are receiving a glut of unnecessary money, remember that you are able to work longer than an athlete and continue to make money. Professional athletes only have many years to
Money alone is a factor that can deter people from seeking preventive treatment and screenings. I too suspect that the results of the affordable care act will not be seen for a few more years. Hopefully, as more people become insured and as health insurance is more in demand, accessibility and affordability will continue to improve.
Many people would not want to work for less than a dollar an hour. The purpose of minimum wage is to prevent this. Minimum wage has been a widely debated topic since it was introduced back in 1938 because many people are paid minimum wage, and it is some families incomes. The minimum be raised to benefit both workers and employers. Raising the minimum wage would create jobs and promote job growth.
Although, that’s not entirely accurate because many of these students will still end up thousands of dollars in debt, that will take years to pay off. In the College Trap by J.D. Vance he states, “One factor is that a lot of colleges are not “need-blind”: They are simply less likely to accept students who will need more financial aid.” (Vance 32). This proves that many people that need the help affording the education may not get it. This can put many students off from going to college because many counselors will say only apply to colleges that you know you can afford without scholarships because they are not guaranteed.
COULD YOU SAVE YOURSELF TO AN EARLY RETIREMENT? Do many people dream of being able to retire early? By early I mean before even being eligible to draw down from a private pension. I actually think that a lot of people do have this dream but discount it because they think that they would never be able to manage to save enough money to live on for an extended period of time. Obviously the amount of money you would need varies considerably depending on the kind of lifestyle you are likely to want during your retirement; if you are thinking in terms of travelling the word in luxury style then you really do need to plan for a hefty pot of gold, however, should you be hoping for a relatively simple life then your income could be substantially lower and far more feasible.