Tue May 1, 2012

Discovering The True Cost Of At-Home Caregiving

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:51 am

Maryland resident Ida Christian, 89, began showing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in 2009. Her condition demands around-the-clock care.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Walk through any nursing home, and your first thought might be: "I need to take care of Mom myself."

Few people want to turn over a loved one to institutional care. No matter how good the nursing home, it may seem cold and impersonal — and very expensive. But making the choice to provide care yourself is fraught with financial risks and personal sacrifices.

Those who become full-time caregivers often look back and wish they had taken the time to better understand the financial position they would be getting themselves into.

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Wed April 25, 2012


Mon April 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Last Mega Millions Jackpot Ticket Turned In

Lottery officials in Illinois say the third of the three winning tickets in last month's record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot has been turned in.

We'll learn who the winner is on Wednesday, The Associated Press says.

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Tue April 10, 2012
The Two-Way

State Approves Bill To Ban Employers From Seeking Facebook Login Info

A woman uses her smartphone to access Facebook. Several states are close to banning employers from asking job applicants for their social media login information.
Juan Mabromata AFP/Getty Images

The practice of employers asking job applicants for their account login information for Facebook and other social media sites is meeting its backlash, as Maryland is poised to be among the first states to ban the practice. The state's General Assembly has passed the bill, which now awaits the signature of Gov. Martin O'Malley, reports The Baltimore Sun.

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Tue April 10, 2012
The Two-Way

The Real Mega Millions Lotto Winners: 'The Three Amigos' Claim Their Prize

The three anonymous Mega Millions winners celebrate their $218.6 jackpot with a lotto friend.
Maryland Lottery

Three Maryland public school employees have come forward to claim their portion of the gigantic Mega Millions lottery prize drawn on March 30th. Unlike lotto poseur Mirlande Wilson who held a news conference and talked to the press about her imaginary fortune, these three decided to remain anonymous.

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