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Title Houston Voice, No. 826, August 23, 1996
Contributor
  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
Publisher Window Media
Date August 23, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 008
Transcript HOUSTON VOICE 1AUGUST 23, 1996 7 ©)y Today by Glen Webber Financial Advice I would like address all of you HIV-positive readers of this column. It is important that you take control of your finances as you face the future. Especially now with the new treatments and a longer life-span expectancy. One very important thing you can do is to start a savings account for the day may come that you have to quit your job. Ifyou think you can survive on social security, keep in mind you will only get $600.00 a month, [f you have no other income, let me tell you that does not go very far. After you pay your rent and utilities, you might have a hundred dollars or less available to spend for the month. You may qualify for food stamps, and that too will help ends meet. You can only have up to $2,000 in the bank in order to qualify for disability benefits. You want a family member to open an account in their name, one that you can co-sign on. That way you can put as much as possible in to savings and still meet the Social Security qualifications. You need to figure out your expenses and plan a budget. For instance, how much are you spending a month on gas or car maintenance'.' Ifyou have car trouble, will you have the money to fix it? Many people end up selling their cars and are now depending on Metro to get them around. Are you ready for that'.' , Your party money will he gone. Unless you have generous friends, you can forget spending money at the bars or on other entertainment. You can learn to have a goodtime without drinking which isn't yond for your compromised immune system anyway. You can't always depend on your parents to help you. If ihey can, great, but il they can't, you will have to depend on yourself. Many of us have older parents who are retired and on a limited income themselves. Many of them have medical concerns as well. Ifyou are too ill to work, you will be in trouble. You can save on rent by getting a roommate, but have it spelled out how much you can contribute so there will be no misunderstandings. It Ihey drink or do drugs you may not want them around. You need stable friends to support you. If you need help, ask for it. You can get a care team through the PWA Coalition or through several churches throughout Monlrose. The Bering Care Center is a place to go and visit with other folks, watch TV. and have a nice lunch. You should contact The AIDS Foundation of Houston or one of the other service providers and they can set you up with a case manager. The case manager will walk you through the process of getting the assistance you need. We are lucky to have so much available in our community here in Houston. I get lunch Monday through Friday. I'm very grateful. Otherwise I would be eating peanut butter and jelly every day. The meals provided by Sunshine Meals are hot and nutritious. At dinner lime, I usually have a TV. dinner. They are pretty good and filling, and give me my second hot meal of the day. I'd like to urge you to pay off your credit cards. Credit cards should only be used in emergencies. On a budget, it is almost impossible to pay off a high balance. Don't quit working if you have a high balance. My other concern is the high cost of medicine. Ifyou don't have insurance, you will be hard pressed to pay for it. Your medicine might be your biggest expense. Many people depend on the services offered by Harris County at Thomas Street Clinic for help. You may consider selling your life insurance policy through a viatical company and that is an option, but one you should consider most carefully. It may not be in your best interest to do so. Research it carefully. I hope tli.K my advice will help yrni decide mi a course of action for your future. It can be a comfortable future ifyou plan it correctly. Attorney Mitchell Katine offers "How to" workshops offering advice on managing your finances and life with HIV/AIDS, to find out more about them please call 96 I — 7100 Glen Webber is a person managing his life and living with AIDS in the Montrose area of Houston. NEU, Primer Fine Art Show at Martin's Houston—Martin's Gallery will show the paintings of two new artists, Ann Vancas and Tod Waters, August 24 through Sept- 21. Vancas and Waters are true Houstonians, born and raised here, and it is here that they will exhibit their art for the first time. Tod Waters claims not to be a dissident or a political artist, but sees himself as more of an objective observer of the current scene. Drawing on a broad spectrum of traditions, he has juxtaposed modernist, conceptual elements with examples of realism, figurative and narrative paintings. Often this juxtaposition and iconography is called the American Pop Movement of the 90s. Another member of this movement, Ann Vancas js a modernist artist, using her art in the classical style but has added a narrative form to her nonobject- ivism. Vancas and Waters will be present at the artist's reception on Saturday August 24, from 6pm to 8pm. Martin's Galley is located at 1641 Westheimer. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6:30pm. Sunday hours are 1:30pm to 6pm. Did you know that Houston Voice classified ads cost less than This Week in Texas, OutSmart or The Houston Press? BAD BOY DANCERS EVERY ISIGHT SUN DAY The Imperial Court presents TWO TONS OF FUN '96 Showtime at 9pm Followed at llpm by SUNDAY FRENZY MALE STRIP CONTEST { WEDNESDAYS SUMMER SIZZLE MALE STRIP CONTEST , "/Hi Hiss Gay Houston I So/A At Large Regina Dane . 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With our program, you'll also get something no other viatical company con give you: a free membership in A Better Benefit for Life"" a comprehensive medical advisory network that offers assistance in obtaining voluobie information ond discounts on medical services We want you to moke the right choice Survival. 1-800-572-4346 http. / /www mantel Irw c om "Indeed, atomism rather than profit lias hern thc catalyst for at least <me company. Pop A ' Ll; Harmon-Son Die-go Business Journal, April, 1994 Thefinal months or >•■..■ ..■„ lived with the dignity ofnotgomgbtpke. Phil Donahue-The Donahue Show. December, 1992 "...they're just as liki-tr to givt a Krmmmstty ill person a second lease on life." William Hoffman-Small Business News. April. 1994
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