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Motel hell for a baby boomer who wants better

Writer Linda Myers just lived through a "Hitchcock" motel experience.

Predictable Retirement Income from Target Date Bond Funds

This past fall and winter I added some new investments to my retirement portfolio. The investments are known as target date bond exchange traded funds. Sometimes they are referred to as “target maturity” bond funds.  This type of investment is new. Show More Summary

The wisdom we baby boomers have acquired

Dr. Diana Raab considers what she’s learned through self-discovery.

Here’s that word for boomers again: Retirement!

Financial advisor Melody Juge advises boomer women about retirement.

A baby boomer becomes a kid again in Paris

Erin O’Brien's second journey on her dream trip to Paris.


Is it really May 2nd? And I haven't blogged since March? What happened to April?I probably can't really catch up, although much has happened during the past six weeks. Basically, life is good. A few medical developments that I'll mention later and work is busier than ever, but my personal life is awesome. Show More Summary

What the Medicare fix means to baby boomers

Mark Miller says Medicare’s fix will raise premiums, but could improve care.

Valuing Experiences Over Things in Retirement

While I have been delivering most of the stuff I own to the dump and Goodwill, I have also been thinking about my recent travels and dance classes – alone and particularly with Susan. This has reminded me of a simple principle of sustained happiness: experiences rate higher than things. Show More Summary

Is happiness why many boomers retire overseas?

A new report lists "The Twenty Happiest Countries in the World."

Do you see yourself in how boomers want to live?

Tom Sightings writes about how and where our generation wants to live and retire.

First Quarter Net Worth Analysis

Although I have been slow posting in recent months (now being remedied), I have continued to track my net worth as I move ever closer to retirement. (I say “ever closer” despite not having selected a retirement target date.) I have also...Show More Summary

No choice for a boomer but alternative cures

Writer Dick Russell turned to shamanism to help fight his son’s schizophrenia.

How PCs changed this baby boomer’s life

Humor writer Perry Block admits that he's still trying to catch up.

Downsizing Goal Line: The House is on the Market

I have been writing about my continuing downsizing efforts. It’s all come down to this: My house is being listed on MLS today and is officially on the market. My Realtor put a “coming soon” sign in the front yard last weekend. Following...Show More Summary

Seven exercises to never do after 50

California Boomer Linda Melone on exercises to avoid.

Personal Random Stuff

Wow, it’s October 16 th already and I haven’t posted anything since the beginning of the month. Writer’s block? Too busy? Nothing to say? Two out of those three would be accurate. Randomness: I’ve had some kind of abdominal situation for the past two and a half weeks. Show More Summary

Random October Musings

OK, I know it’s now November, but I had a busy October and got a little behind in my blogging. The highlight of my October was a long weekend in Asheville NC, one of my favorite towns. I spent this time with two of my favorite people, two women who mean the world to me. Show More Summary

Yeehaw Randomness

This is the second year in a row that my job sent me to Nashville to help a DJ record interviews with country music singers during CMA week. I love my job. During two days, he interviewed 80 different singers or groups. I recorded every interview and took pictures of every performer. Show More Summary

Random Catching Up

I am a little behind in my blogging, as a certain dear friend has reminded me. My crazy busy life sometimes refocuses my schedule and gets in the way of some of my interests, including writing. I’m on vacation this week, so I am attempting to spend some time on things I don’t have a lot of time for, like cleaning my apartment. Show More Summary


I didn’t really think much about bartenders till I became friends with a former bartender. I didn’t know her when slinging drinks was her occupation, but she and I have been to many bars together and I learned a lot about the profession...Show More Summary

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