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Barry Sparks

Gambling and Gaming Addictions on the Rise among Teens

Mention addictions, and most people think of drugs and alcohol. While they are pervasive, gambling and internet gaming are growing addictions, particularly among teens, that are not attracting as much attention. According to the Council of Compulsive Gambling of PA,…

0 Comments / 3 View / July 1, 2020

Hearing Loss Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

Approximately 1 in 3 people between the ages of 65 and 74 have a hearing loss, making it the third most common health condition affecting older adults, according to the National Institute of Aging.  Hearing loss, however, can strike at…

0 Comments / 28 View / May 1, 2020

Plenty of Helpful Advice Available for Small-Business Owners

Starting a small business, or being a small-business owner, can be overwhelming and complex. Statistics show that 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, while 50% fail after five years. Despite the grim numbers, only 22% of small-business…

0 Comments / 27 View / May 1, 2020

Financially Helping Your Adult Children Can Be a Bad Idea

By BARRY SPARKS It’s only natural to want to help your children financially, even when they become adults. Parents don’t want to see their adult children struggle with day-to-day expenses or long-term debt. Nearly 3 in 4 parents with adult…

0 Comments / 51 View / March 31, 2020

Women in the Boardroom are on the Rise

For the first time in its 110-year history, General Motors has more women on its board than men. That’s a significant event because men typically have dominated corporate boardrooms across America. The emergence of women on corporate boards represents a…

0 Comments / 121 View / December 2, 2019

The ‘Internet of Things’ is Changing Our Daily Lives

Ask people what the Internet of Things is and the most common response will be a puzzled look. While the general public is typically unaware of the Internet of Things, it is expected to revolutionize how we interact with technology,…

0 Comments / 84 View / September 1, 2019

How to Cope When a Loved One Dies from Suicide

Ashley McSweeney will never forget the day. She was a junior in high school when she received notice to report to the guidance counselor’s office. When she arrived at the office, her father was there with the counselor. Her father…

0 Comments / 153 View / September 1, 2019

More Men Inquiring about Their Testosterone Levels

You may have seen the television commercials that tell men they may have low testosterone, or low T, if they are feeling tired or have a low sex drive.  As a result of this aggressive, direct-to-consumer television advertising, more men…

0 Comments / 75 View / June 1, 2019

Every Business Needs an Exit-Strategy Plan

Although most business consultants consider an exit-strategy plan essential, only 52 percent of businesses have one, according to the Investor Watch Report. “Based on my experience, that figure is much lower, particularly for small businesses that sell for under $10…

0 Comments / 88 View / October 1, 2018

Changing Jobs? Know Your 401(k) Options

Workers are changing jobs more than ever. Today, the average person changes jobs 10-15 times during his or her career, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That means workers are often in a state of transition. Many people who…

0 Comments / 62 View / October 1, 2018