Phyllis Klingebiel filled $2.15 million lawsuit against her son Michael Klingebiel claiming she deserved half of his lottery winnings. The Klingebiel’s had an oral agreement for over 10 years stating that they would spilt any winnings the reaped from buying over $40 worth of lottery tickets a month. When the Pick-6 number finally paid off, she felt her investment finally paid off, her son, however, did not agree. She has always been close with her son and this has caused friction between them. Michael claims that he bought the ticket independent of the money they shared for their weekly tickets.
“In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds. That 's nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year” (Family Law). After a separation, a family doesn’t simply cease to continue as they once were. A successful Family will last for a lifetime, and is not always determined by a marriage license or divorce papers. Many families have lasted through divorces and have been able to keep their core beliefs and values intact.
Write an article for a lifestyle magazine in US about how to be independent of money by not being slave or victim of today’s system: The United States offers some of the best opportunities in the world to make a living. But make no mistake, living costs around the States can be high. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) came up with a tool called the Living Wage Calculator. According to this tool, the average wage in the United States is $15.84 per hour, before taxes, for a family of four (two working adults, two children). For most American families, the minimum wage does not even provide a living wage.
The power of just one person's voice can be heard for miles. This matter is very important because it is an aging workforce. Nurses in their 50’s make up the largest number of nurses in the workforce (Balogh-Robinson, 2012, p.134). Also the amount of nursing educators is less than half the needed number (Stanton, 2016). The recommended ratio is 1:10 staff to student and to solve the shortage we would need 40,000 teachers (Stanton, 2016).
According to collegedata.com, an average college student has to pay $32,405 for a combined tuition and fee cost for a private college. On average, a college student makes $1,200 a month through part time jobs and help from a parent; that’s only $14,400 a year. Getting a scholarship of a couple hundred dollars, depending on your school, won’t always be enough to pay for college. Based on an Edward Jones survey, around 83% of americans have said that they can’t afford to go to college, and college prices are always going up. If college students can’t afford college, then why doesn't the government lower the cost or pay for the college?
Both sources mention the same statistic provided by Child Care Aware of America that “the annual average cost for putting an infant in a daycare center full time was higher than a year’s tuition and fees at a four-year public college in that state.” The two articles also mention that it is so pricey that it is often second only to housing cost. Other eye-opening statistics that are also mentioned in both sources include how many families pay the equivalent of college tuition for daycare and that it exceeds the annual median rent payments in every state. It is no secret that incorporating this expense into a family budget is disruptive. Personally, I agree that the costs are absurd and should be adjusted through some form of government action whether it be by taxes or simply fixating the cost. Ultimately, the price of daycare is an evident issue that many families face in today’s society.
“Workers with a bachelor’s degree earn about $415 more a week than workers whose highest level of education is a high school diploma.” (“New School, Old Story”) Adding onto that “$22,000 more on average per year, compared to high school graduates.” (“5 Ways Ed Pays”) $22,000 is a very big number for people who can’t afford a new apartment even though they work 3 part time jobs as a high school graduate. Earning a good profit nowadays is extremely important due to everything being so expensive. Furthermore, it is more likely that unemployment rates
On the income side, 84% of Americans have surpassed their parents when it came to the American Dream. Some things that happen to come with it is student debts, legal problem and health care complications. The American Dream is still alive but there are some disadvantages related to financial problems, legal problems, and healthcare complications. In my opinion, financial problems are the leading cause of the downfall of most Americans not achieving their dreams. The average income of a part-time working student is 9 to 10,000 dollars a year.
We have the privilege of living in America,"the land of the free and the home of the brave." However, the bravest ones happen to be the 200,000 children- some as young as 10 years old- married here in the past 15 years (Baynes). Seventy-seven percent of these children were minor girls marrying adult men with age gaps that constitute statutory rape (Shocking statistics). These girls are forced to abandon their childhoods to take on the roles of wife and mother. Across most of the United States, the minimum age for marriage is 18, but the current state jurisdiction has exemptions that make it possible for young children to wed. Additionally, I am speaking out against these
Knee replacement has a high 30-day survival rate which is more than a 99% “The 30-day mortality rate for a total knee replacement (TKR) is about 1 in 400, or 0.25 percent. That means that 99.75 percent of those who undergo this surgery survive the treatment. Researchers in the U.K. reported in The Bone & Joint Journal that they looked at almost 2,500 people who had a TKR over a 10-year span.” (Healthline Content Creators) Also, knee replacement is not even very common in athletes so why would it be common in a smoker who is deciding to become more active