Everything You Need to Know About Cat Insurance

By Laur Davidson

Imagine one minute you are feeding your precious cat, and in the next hour, you are rushing her to the veterinarian. You find out that she is suffering from a serious medical condition, and you receive a $2,500 vet bill. These types of situations happen all the time and unfortunately, if you cannot pay, your pet will not receive treatment or if the situation is serious enough, the vet will perform the surgery, but not release your pet until you do pay.

Talk about scary. Expensive treatments, medical procedures, and prescriptions for your cat can arise and are quite common place. In fact, it is just part of owning one. Pet health insurance is one way to safeguard yourself and your cat throughout his or her life. If I had talked to you about pet insurance decades ago, you may have laughed, but as more families add furry members to their household, the need for some type of protection arises.

Pet insurance has become increasingly popular over the years, and you can usually customize the plan you choose to meet your needs. Below, we will look at some information about cat insurance that you need to keep Read more

5 Ways You Can Use Technology to Support Women

By Faith Macanas

As a feminist, I am always on the lookout for ways to effectively support other women. Luckily, technology has made it easier than ever to share information and resources to support women both locally and globally. We have access to almost unlimited information right at our fingertips, which allows us to get a glimpse into the worlds of women we might not otherwise have ever seen. Better yet, we can use that information to make a difference.

Here are some of my favorite ways you can use technology to support women around the world.

Kiva

Kiva is a microlending site that connects people around the world with resources. Potential borrowers can submit loan requests, outlining how they plan to use the money. The requests come from all over the globe and can be for anything from educational expenses to small business costs and more. Lenders then contribute to loans in $25 increments.

On the Kiva.org site, you can review profiles and choose to support women requesting money in categories such as agriculture, retail businesses and even those trying to make a better life in conflict zones. Since the money is a loan, you receive updates as it Read more