One thing that has always struck me about the way people spend money is how much it has evolved during my lifetime. Today, we are much more savvy and flexible about how we use debt and insurance than we were 50 years ago. Most people don’t really think about the retail prices anymore when they buy a house or a car; instead, they think, “Hey, I can make the monthly payments!” and that’s typically about as far as it goes. Read more
I greet you today by saying “Bless you all” and I am so glad you are reading Straight Talk! It’s been a busy year already, where once again I think we can all agree NOTHING is as simple as it seems. Read more
A new benefit has appeared on the horizon for Louisianians. It will allow many of us to have a never-ending Open Enrollment Period on Healthcare.gov, the marketplace for individual health insurance.
Yep, I said never. Read more
Nearly five years ago, after a trip to a work conference in California, I wrote this Straight Talk piece about the stark differences between California and Louisiana from a health perspective. The differences in the health of these two states were so significant that I ended up discussing it with my Dad, the Founder of Straight Talk. Read more
Many of you have complained to me over the past few months about how tough it is to get solid, useful data about the latest COVID-19 variant, omicron. That’s the one causing this current wave in Louisiana. Read more
In August 1983, at the tender age of 22, I faced a team of doctors giving me VERY bad news” “We’re sorry, Mike, but you have a malignant form of bone cancer in your right femur. The tumor is sizeable (23 centimeters, almost 9 inches long!) and is consuming your bone. You have a few treatment options…” Read more