Insight: Bankruptcy and Retirees / Otis Griffin / Pet Tales / Dream. Develop. Do.
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Is bankruptcy becoming a new rite of passage for older Americans? Gina Spadafori talks about end-of-life care for pets; Sacramento boxer Otis Griffin on reviving the boxing scene with his Friday night fight; Vince Vicari performs in studio.
Bankruptcy and Retirees Bankruptcy, like Social Security and Medicare, has become a new rite of passage for
older Americans, having surged to over 25 percent of all new
filings. The financial pressures on today's retirees limit
their options and many feel embarrassed to find themselves
defaulting on debts to save their homes and retirements. We'll talk
with two local attorneys who specialize in bankruptcy. Julius
Cherry, a retiree himself, will speak about bankruptcy for seniors
and Dave Meegan will discuss the number of filings in the
Sacramento area, and how it compares nationally.
Otis GriffinOtis Griffin is a light heavyweight boxer
from Sacramento who's fighting to become world champion after some
tough decisions and "outright robberies" that kept him from
achieving th e title in the past. Otis is teaming up
with a new promoter from OPP Presents, which is trying to revive
Sacramento's professional boxing scene with a five-fight series,
starting with Hot August Fights Friday, August 24 at the Double
Tree Hotel in Sacramento, which will be Otis Griffin's first step
toward the championship.
Pet Tales Making a decision about whether
your pet should live or die is probably one of the toughest choices
in your life. How much do you spend to keep an ailing pet
alive and what if there's not guarantee the money you spend will do
any good? What if you don't have the money? Should you
go into debt to keep your pet alive? These are all questions
any pet owner may someday face, so we'd like to begin the first
installment of our new signature segment Pet Tales with a
discussion on hospice care for pets. Gina Spadafori is a pet expert who has
co-authored several pet books with Dr. Marty Becker and she was one of the first
guests on Insight in 2004.
Dream. Develop. Do. Vince Vicari will be
performing at the Dream.Develop.Do gala
on August 25th at the Temporary Contemporary Gallery on Del Paso
Blvd. The benefit is to launch DDD's new membership drive to
sustain the organization's growing needs. Dream. Develop. Do.
was created by several Sacramento State Alumni who are now lawyers
and political consultants to help state school students
afford college with scholarships from graduates who have been
there. Vince Vicari performs in studio on their