Lee Abbamonte – Youngest person to go around the world is our first guest today. He has visited all 193 UN member states; 321 total countries and am one of the world’s most-traveled people. He is also one of the few people to ever visit every country in the world plus both the North & South Poles!
An entrepreneur, multimedia travel personality, brand ambassador, travel expert, travel writer, author and global adventurer. I appear regularly on Fox News Channel & FOX Business and have appeared on HLN, Bloomberg TV, Travel Channel, NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC, Sports Illustrated, History, AJAM, ESPN and many others. I have also been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Conde Nast Traveler, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, Yahoo Travel, US News & World Report, Forbes, Discovery Channel, Today, Travel Zoo, Smart Money, Slate, OK! Magazine, Frommers, USA Today and countless others. For more information go to his website at www.leeabamonte.com
Katherine Bruce, Manager, Market Insights in the Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics Department of Cotton Incorporated. She discusses today Holiday Spending Habits and the newest survey. Katherine talks more about holiday shopping and how consumers plan to spend this holiday season. From Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to the rush right before Christmas, she’d decode how consumers react to sales. She’ll also talks about how things like layaway, ship to store options, and social media opportunities can save us money. For more information please visit lifestylemonitor.cottoninc.com.
Our last guest is Dr. Lisa McAdams, Acting Regional Administrator for the Southwest Regional Office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Since May, millions of people have received and are successfully using their new Medicare card. In October 2018, CMS will be mailing new cards to people with Medicare in Texas and New Mexico. Everyone with Medicare in these states should get their new Medicare cards by the end of October. Each new card will have a unique new Medicare number—instead of a Social Security number. Removing Social Security numbers will help prevent Medicare fraud. While there’s a new card and number, Medicare benefits remain the same. Receiving new cards: You don’t have to do anything to get your new Medicare card, they will be arriving automatically by mail. Find out when your card is coming: Sign up online at Medicare.gov/newcard to get emails that tell you when cards are being mailed to your area. It takes about a month for everyone in your mailing area to receive their cards.