I survived. My life drastically changed.

Mar 25, 2019 @ 4:53 AM ET By Ben Alonzo

Life can suddenly throw something big at you when you least expect it. I wanted to share a dramatic story that involves survival, losing everything, depression, bold determination, self-motivation, and incredible results. I know there are countless others out there that are scared, full of anxiety, looking for support, and are ready to change their ….read more

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Feel like you’re getting ripped off by Spectrum? You’re not alone.

Mar 11, 2019 @ 8:25 AM ET By Ben Alonzo

Break them up. Cut the cable. Consumers are being ripped off by companies like Spectrum. Is there a cheaper alternative? Is your bill going up every month? In many places it’s a monopoly with little to no internet or cable television competition. It’s a problem that’s getting worse and more customers are noticing huge increases ….read more

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Best advice and tips for getting your private pilot’s license

Nov 15, 2018 @ 11:42 PM ET By Ben Alonzo

This year was full of major accomplishments, including earning my private pilot’s license. It wasn’t easy and it cost a small fortune. There’s nothing like being able to fly your own airplane and take people for the ride of their lives. The Federal Aviation Administration standards for private pilot are pretty modern and demanding. I’ve ….read more

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Ask a Professor: Is it a good idea to only use Snopes or Wikipedia for college research and how can I become a better skeptic when fact-checking?

May 28, 2018 @ 2:25 PM ET By Ben Alonzo

It’s always best to verify something for yourself, instead of relying on someone else to verify for you. Years of encouraging people to effectively outsource their independent fact-checking to a single website has resulted in an erosion of independent thinking, verification, and personal responsibility. When a person fails to fact-check for themselves, they leave it ….read more

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