I’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #324.
As the kids go back to school and we expect to be seeing those fall leaves fall down soon, boomer bloggers are writing about midlife, brain changes, life’s lessons, cars, and consumer credit reports.
Laura Lee of the Midlife Crisis Queen has been reading books lately, and she thinks the new book, "The Woman Upstairs," is an excellent exploration of midlife crisis for single women.
As a gerontologist, Karen Austin of The Generation Above Me frequently hears the question, "Do you think my parent has dementia?" Actually, there are multiple possible causes for cognition changes and not all of them are specific to aging. Here is Karen’s list: “Cognitive Changes: The Usual Suspects.”
September has brought some crisp cool air to the Northeast, along with the first week of school, leading Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty to remember back . . . to a “Lesson Learned: Part I” and a “Lesson Learned Part 2.”
For generations, auto buying declined for consumers entering their golden years, John G. Agno at So Baby Boomer says. Now, baby boomers are refusing to go gently into that car-buying night. Graying boomers replaced the 35- to 44-year-old age group, the most likely to buy four years ago.
On my blog, I wrote about a warning from a federal agency that creditors and other companies that provide information to consumer credit reporting companies need to improve their practices. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a bulleting outlining the requirements under the law and actions that will be taken if the law isn’t followed. It’s a good idea for consumers to get a free copy of their credit reports every year. To order, visit annualcreditreport.com, call 877-322-8228, or complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form and mail it to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281. Don’t contact the three credit reporting companies individually.
Be sure to stop by next week to see what boomer bloggers are writing about.