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What We’re Following Today Valentine’s Day 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What Does Medicare Cover

Daily Caring has some great content and today’s daily newsletter has some wonderful information of what to consider, ask or know about Medicare. Have a look when you get a chance. It’s a complicated program and there are many things to consider when selecting the right Medicare product(s). In addition to reading about it online, your local agencies on aging and senior centers often have great advice to provide!

The Origins and History of Valentine’s Day

Ever wonder where Valentine’s Day May have come from? Knowing where we come from is usually a good thing, and the same can be said for understanding holidays. The origins are not clearly understood as if often the case, but it may have started with a 3rd century Roman policy to not allow young men to marry because single men made better soldiers and a Roman priest who defied that decree or have other beginnings. And it may not have been associated with Love until the dark ages - and it could have been placed in the middle of some pagan holidays for strategic reasons.

There’s surely more to understand, but this is a fun starting place :)

“Millennials” to Spend More on Valentine’s Day Than Other Age Groups

So at first glance we get pulled in to understand why Millennials as a generational break plan to spend more on Valentine’s Day...a provocative headline. But the article just appears to play on generational separation instead of calling out what might be very common sense explanations.

When Gen X were in their 20s and early 30’s perhaps “they” spent more on Valentine’s Day too? And when Boomers were in their 20’s and 30’s May have spent more too? Ultimately, someone like me would want to verify that it is a generational difference OR simply a life stage difference. Is there a difference between people who are married or single? Have children or don’t? Have more income versus less?

As you read more things or listen to more news stories out there today and on other days, remember to ask yourself-is this headline or story line giving me all the relevant information to make a concrete conclusion? Or is it more marketing fluff to capitalize on generational tension in order to get you to pay attention, but never resolve whether or not the conclusion is justified.

They say “Millennials” in the headline to capture attention rather than just say something truly “factual” like “Young singles”, or “Unmarried Couples” plan to spend more...

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