How Can Seasonal Affective Disorder Cause an Auto Accident?

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder that usually occurs during the winter months. In the United States alone, approximately 11 million people suffer from this unique form of depression. While SAD can have an impact on many aspects of your life, it could also impact your driving abilities in a number of ways, which in turn could make you liable in the event of an automobile accident. Common SAD Symptoms [Read More]

Injured Due to Airplane Turbulence? Here's What You Need to Know

Airplane turbulence is something that comes with the territory when it comes to air travel—a fact that many frequent flyers know all too well. However, injuries caused by turbulence are a relative rarity. According to recent data from the Federal Aviation Administration, there have been just 234 turbulence accidents between 1980 and 2008 with only 298 serious injuries and 3 fatalities. Just because turbulence injuries are rare doesn't mean they can't happen to you. [Read More]

Receiving Your First Company Stock Bonus? How You Can Avoid Insider Trading Charges

If you're employed at a publicly-traded company, you may be overjoyed to finally qualify for an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) that will allow you to purchase shares of your company's stock at a discount. In other cases, you may receive shares of your company's stock in lieu of a cash bonus at the end of the calendar year. While these benefits can provide you with a great way to diversify your investment portfolio and grow wealth, for those who sometimes come across confidential information in the course of their official duties, handling the purchase and sale of company stock can seem like a dicey matter. [Read More]

Struggling To Maintain A Part-Time Job While Dealing With Mental Illness? Can You Receive Disability Payments?

If you suffer from bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, or one of any number of mental health conditions that can cause fatigue and lowered motivation, you may find the mere act of rousing yourself from bed or getting dressed to be exhausting. In these situations, the thought of holding down a full-time job while battling your mental illness could seem tantamount to running a marathon. However, subsisting on a part-time income in a high cost of living area may be enough to leave you homeless or bankrupt in short order. [Read More]