Author: Phyllis Caddell

Last year’s holiday celebrations looked different. Opening gifts via Zoom, face time-air-kisses and hugs, and table settings for one. Now that the U.S. has lifted restrictions to travel again, or as freely as possible under COVID-19 restrictions, cabin fever is a thing in the past and travelers are flocking to airports only to experience unbearable crowds, packed planes, bad weather, and unruly passengers doing whatever it takes to see their loved ones. According to Travel + Leisure, they expect about two million travelers to pass through airports in the United States each day over the Christmas holiday. And since pandemic-induced…

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Self-employment is increasingly popular in the United States. According to Alliance Virtual Offices, the number of business startups (entrepreneurs or solopreneurs) grew from 3.5 million in 2019 to 4.4 million in 2020, a 24 percent increase. Women entrepreneurs are leading the growth as they are a driving force in the economy. The average life expectancy for a woman in the United States is three to five years longer than a man. As a result, women should save and invest more today, so they have enough income to live comfortably in retirement.Being the boss is rewarding—You choose your work hours; take vacations…

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Several influential female gospel singers are spreading the good news to encourage, inform, and entertain through positive messages—what they do best. One lady who is making waves in the gospel music industry is Lena Byrd Miles. Oakland, California’s “Darling” who super-producer and MY BLOCK INC. label head Warryn Campbell affectionately calls ‘The Girl with Three Names.’ After spotting Miles on social media, Campbell set out to find the singer whose voice caught his attention. His mission ended in signing her to his label. She now joins the roster of artists such as multiple-award-winning duo Mary Mary, multi-award-winning singer/songwriter and radio…

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