It’s that time again–Boomers share useful information, wisdom and just plain interesting thoughts. Here’s what’s on Boomer minds these days:
On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about how a review of your medications with your pharmacist can save you money and health problems due to avoidable drug interactions. Consumers can save money by using generic drugs, getting 90-day prescriptions, utilizing in-store discounts, and asking the pharmacist for the lowest possible price.
Writer Laura Lee Carter turned 63 this past week, so she wrote one post called: “How did I ever live this long?“, which looks at the statistical chances of Boomers living 20 years longer than their grandparents, and a second about aging and how it makes her feel supremely fortunate!
Do you realise you hold the key to thriving in your life? This week Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond looks at how fostering a sense of development and positive feelings about our life is the key to thriving. She shares her thoughts and some inspirational quotes to help you find your key in her post ‘You hold the key to thriving in life.’
Rebecca Olkowski with BabyBoomster.com had the opportunity to chat via Skype with another midlife blogger, Leslie Ender. She is an expat who lives in Austria and has started a tour business for small groups. It was interesting to hear how she did it and what tours are coming up next.
Most people hire an accountant to do their taxes, or at least use an online program like Turbotax. And most people have already done their taxes and filed them by now, well in advance of this year’s April 17 deadline. Not Tom Sightings. He is a throwback who does his own taxes, page by page, line by line. But what he gains from this agonizing process is an understanding of how the tax code rewards certain activities and punishes others. So check out The Truth About Taxes if you’re curious about how the federal tax system treats, or mistreats, your own finances.
Jennifer at Unfold And Begin has been reminiscing. A little over a year ago, she was laid off after 25 years with the same company. While helping employees work through the process and make decisions on their next steps she noticed all the emotional steps that everyone went through. She read that job loss can mirror the 5 stages of grief as identified by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and she noticed that it was true. In How To Go Through The Stages Of Job Loss, she shares these stages and how to go through them in order to place yourself in the best position to take on your next role.
in an ongoing quest to live a lengthy and healthy life for as long as possible, Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting tried a new form of exercise – for her – this week. She spent an hour tap dancing. Read about her experience here, and find out whether or not she will continue this new endeavor.
As our generation ages, we’re called on to put mortality in perspective. It is, perhaps, one of the hardest things we do and I wrote a piece about our lives being written in disappearing ink that touched an unusual number of people over at A Healing Spirit.