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Blog Profile / The Savvy Boomer

Filed Under:Health / Aging
Posts on Regator:390
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Archived Since:April 26, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Canadian cops taser 80 year old woman

7 months agoHealth / Aging : The Savvy Boomer

This goes under the category of "this can't be true." I don't care what the circumstances were. You just don't taser an 80 year old woman. To make it worse, she broke her hip when she fell and we all...

Globe and Mail's Gary Mason takes bait on Trudeau's admission he smoked pot

8 months agoHealth / Aging : The Savvy Boomer

An article by The Globe and Mail's Gary Mason claims that even though Justin Trudeau broke the law by smoking pot, at least he is honest because he admitted it. So how come this just came out now? Could it...

10 reasons I'll never own an Apple product

8 months agoHealth / Aging : The Savvy Boomer

The average Apple product seems to be at least 40% over-priced yet parents continue to buy them for their kids because to 8-18 year olds, Apple is cool. I'm too old to care about a product's coolness, I only care...

BMW Nanaimo opens new store with wrong city spelling

8 months agoHealth / Aging : The Savvy Boomer

As a BMW owner, I am usually proud of the brand, but look at the picture below of their newest dealership. The city is Nanaimo, not Nanaino-how could BMW get it so wrong?

How to save a wet cell phone

8 months agoHealth / Aging : The Savvy Boomer

The infographic below could save you a lot of money and frustration. I have twice dropped my cell phone into water and followed most of these steps to save it. It even worked for my tablet when I spilled coffee...

Canadian snowbirds legislation tied to US immigration proposed legislation

8 months agoHealth / Aging : The Savvy Boomer

Back in April 2008, I wrote about how it would make sense for the US to allow retired Canadians to stay more than 6 months in the US. The current immigration policy that passed the US senate and now sits...

Rob Ford still seems to be in the driver's seat in Toronto

8 months agoHealth / Aging : The Savvy Boomer

Canadians have always been a smug bunch when it comes to condemning Americans about how polarized they are in their politics. The 2012 election was viewed by Canadians as the good vs. evil election south of our border. If you...

I bought my first mobile phone 28 years ago today

8 months agoHealth / Aging : The Savvy Boomer

I was excited about getting a portable phone in the mid 80's because my first cell phone for which I paid about $3,000 and another couple of hundred a month in fees was hardwired to my car (remember the little...

Another @BCFerries fiasco all because of 10 cents

10 months agoHealth / Aging : The Savvy Boomer

Finally, the person at the helm of a BC ferry that crashed into an island seven years ago has been sentenced for his crime of neglecting his duties which resulted in 2 deaths when the ferry sank. We'll probably never...

When to buy generic brands and when to splurge

11 months agoHealth / Aging : The Savvy Boomer

This is a guest post by Andrea Woroch. Corporate spending on marketing and advertising is the number-one reason name-brand products are pricier than store brands. Sometimes, this investment turns sour and leads to legal repercussions. Kellogg recently settled a class-action...

Top Five Travel Apps and Services for Boomers

11 months agoHealth / Aging : The Savvy Boomer

As a recent new owner of a smart phone (Google Nexus 4), I have discovered that the benefits of these devices to boomers are many, mainly because of the fact that those of us who are now retired travel a...

#dufnering is nothing new to our cat

Charle the cat has been #dufnering for years-glad we can finally label his pose… — The Savvy Boomer (@thesavvyboomer) March 29, 2013 In case you don't know what dufnering is click here

Don't believe all the reviews you read (or don't read) on vacation rental sites

Over the past few years I have become decreasingly disatisfied with vacation rental sites. These are sites that owners advertise on to rent out their homes or apartments for short vacations. Initially my experience was always good but in the...

British Columbia vs. California booze prices

One of the many advantages of being a snowbird is that alcohol in California is about 50% cheaper than BC prices. Why? Simple-monopoly versus free market. B.C. alcohol prices are controlled by the provincial government. There are all kinds of...

How technology is changing the way we build relationships and find love

Technology is changing the way we build relationships and find love. Today, it’s easy to connect with a more diverse range of people through social media, online dating and mobile apps. You can instantly get a summary of someone’s life...


My regular readers know I’m from the Vancouver area and while it’s probably the best place to be in Canada during the winter, it still rains and rains and rains. Consequently I have joined the ranks of those retirees affectionately....

Electronic Gadgets & The Boomer Market

I've touched on this subject from time to time but with the ever increasing interest and consumption of electronic gadgets, I feel it is time to raise the subject again as many friends and acquaintances tell me that they are...

2008 Obama voter interviews herself in 2012

As a Canadian, I can't vote in the US election but I find some of the ads out now for each side are pretty creative and funny like this one that is obviously Republican backed.

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