Post #30 – QUACKs

Disclaimer – The following post is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or sickness. Please use caution if any parts apply to your specific situation and contact a health care professional for further advice. 

 

GOOOOOOOD morning, afternoon, or evening. Glad to have ya back reading another post by yours truly. It has been a few weeks! Thanks to all the blog shares I have been receiving! I am excited any time more people have access to this information (or comic relief). Please stay safe out there and enjoy this post 😊

Part 1 – Questionably Useful Answer Comment or bit of Knowledge

I have decided to introduce a short segment called “Questionably Useful Answers Comments or bits of Knowledge”, also know as a QUACK. This will be any short tidbits I have on POTS or health related topics that don’t require an entire post on weeks that I don’t have any ground breaking new ideas lol

 

QUACK 1 – Get vaccinated. Even if bobby from facebook says not to.

https://thinkprogress.org/vaccine-disinformation-measles-outbreak-232933224811/

 

QUACK 2 – Seems legit actually.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/drinkable-potato-chips-japans-solution-snacking-scrolling-175246013.html

 

QUACK 3 – I have been reading about blue light from computer screens. If you work on a computer all day, it might be worth looking into getting special tints on your glasses that block that out. Not a ton of evidence out there for or against blue light, but we are reaching the point in time where we have people that have worked their entire lives looking at a screen. Personally, I am going to be pro-active with my vision (plus reading gives me headaches, so I got reading glasses for my work).

https://www.allaboutvision.com/cvs/blue-light.htm

 

 

Part 2 – To cash or not to cash?

What an interesting digital era we live in. If you measured my net worth based on how much cash I have in my wallet, I would be worth $0 (I might even owe money lol). Credit cards, debit cards, online account syncing, and digital payment apps like Venmo, Cash, PayPal, and Zelle have all but eliminated my need for cash on hand. Parking meters take cards and phone payments now. There are devices people can plug into their phones that accept credit card payments. Pretty much the only time I ever need cash is when I go to the casino and don’t want to pay their dumb ATM fees. *I am a casual casino goer. Maybe once every couple of months. Definitely just for the thrill of placing bets and playing blackjack. Not because I actually think I am going to win any money*.

So the question then becomes…DO I NEED CASH AT ALL?

This is up for debate! My current train of thinking is yes. But probably for a grimmer reason than what you are thinking. The world of warfare has these bad larrys out there and in existence.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_pulse

Basically, if we get attacked by one of them, anything that runs on electricity is gonna be useless. Including access to my bank. With my money in it.

There is also a continuously growing threat of online hackers that can steal your money. Good news is most banks are FDIC insured, meaning the government will give you that money back (thank the Great Depression for that one).

The pros having some cash on hand (or safely hidden in your house) are that you will be able to take care of yourself (and/or your family) for a few days until the Avengers defeat the evil doers and we get our power back. Another pro is also that I think some studies have shown that you spend less money when you go to cash-based budgeting system. This needs to be confirmed as I never can keep cash on me for long haha.

Cons are plentiful though. You could get robbed. Your money isn’t earning interest. It could get burned in a fire. Or a flood. You could lose it.

There is no right or wrong answer, but just some food for thought. Might be worth keeping a few dollars hidden under that mattress.

 

Disclaimer- I was not paid or given any product/services for free. This review was made purely from my own will.

 

Thanks for reading! Please contact me for any specific topics, questions you want answered, or reviews you want!

Jarod Gunning – Dude with POTS

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