Best Boomer blog reading

August 27, 2017

After you’ve read some helpful and serious posts. I have a treat for you. The last post takes us back visually to the 1960s and it should bring back memories.

Boy, I can totally relate to this:  The constant bombardment of 24/7 news, especially since the ascension of the current President of the United States, has been overwhelming and exhausting for Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting. Needing a break, she came up with 10 Ideas for Avoiding the News of the Day. You may have your own ideas…

Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, has some helpful financial information for you. She writes about a report that shows taking out a reverse mortgage can be an expensive way to get money while you wait for higher Social Security benefits. The costs and risks of taking out a reverse mortgage generally exceed the increase in Social Security lifetime benefits that homeowners would receive by delaying a claim, a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds. In addition, a reverse mortgage decreases the options consumers have to use their equity for moving costs or a financial emergency.

Laura Lee is having a strange time getting off of Paxil, while also trying to come to terms with the general insanity of our world today… advice on either subject is appreciated.

And here’s a visual treat: fashions from the Summer of Love, which were on exhibit last spring and this summer at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco.

I was lucky enough to see it and feasted my eyes on the colorful duds that were part of my teenage and college years. I’m not sure anything is as evocative as fashion.

Ok, music, maybe, and there was some of that, too. But come on over and see the many photos I took at the exhibit. Here are Summer of Love Fashions.


4 comments on “Best Boomer blog reading
  1. Thank you Carol! Have a great vacation!

  2. Off to read now! I need distractions from the state of our country. Loved your fashion piece and am going to spend time looking at the photos and reminiscing again!

  3. I may need help avoiding the news of the day, but I’m addicted. Will check out your post suggestions.

  4. Rena says:

    Looks like some great reading! I’m especially looking for ways to avoid the news!

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