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  • Life Insurance for People with Disabilities: What Are the Options?

    Posted on by Brian Hartman

    Don’t assume you can’t get a life insurance policy because you have a disability. It’s true that a disability can make it harder to get approved for life insurance, and it may also cost more. However, even with these barriers, life insurance is worthwhile for people with disabilities.

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  • Financial Planning: The Future Won’t Wait

    Posted on by Thomas Fetterman

    The funny thing about the future is that it has a knack for becoming the present. If you have yet to prepare your finances, there is no better time than today. This is especially true if you have a disability since you also likely have personal care expenses that can burden your budget. The good news is that you don’t need a significant chunk of money stashed away to begin your future planning endeavors. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.

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  • Parenting with a Disability

    Posted on by Thomas Fetterman

    Parenthood is an exciting adventure, but it’s not without its challenges. A new life is your responsibility, from making sure the baby’s needs are met, like food and comfort, to helping him or her reach certain developmental milestones that will build the foundation for a happy, healthy life. 

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  • Can We Please Kill Off Crutches?

    Posted on by Thomas Fetterman

    This Outside Magazine Podcast examines the limits of crutches with a guest appearance by me, Tom Fetterman (starting at 19:30).

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  • How to Use Crutches on Stairs

    Posted on by Thomas Fetterman

    • Approach the stairs and have your therapist stand by for safety until confident of abilities.
    • Keep crutches down on lower level and do not place upward on the steps. Push down hard on the crutches with your arms. This lifts the body upward.
    • Then, step up first with your strong leg to the first step....

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