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How to be an informed boomer consumer voter

Election day, Nov. 4, is upon us.

Although most people have made up their minds who'll be getting their vote for president, there are many important state and local races on ballots throughout America. Candidates for governor, Congress, attorney general, treasurer, the state legislature, judge, and local government offices also are on the ballot.

And, in many states, ballot measures are offered on state and local issues.

Where can you find information about these candidates and ballot issues further down on the ballot?

The League of Women Voters of the United States offers a Web site Vote411.com. It provides general voter information such as what's on the ballot in your state.

How can you determine before Tuesday how you can make informed choices?

See my article "Be Sure to Vote Nov. 4, and Be Sure to Be an Informed Boomer Consumer Voter" on Boomer411 for tips on how to research candidates and issues.

I blog weekly for Boomer411 as a guest blogger.

Copyright 2008, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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Isabella Coldivar

Retirement has become a complicated subject lately. Between lack of planning and then the economy meltdown...things are just everywhere! Many boomers are coming out of retirement to work part time and even more boomers are delaying their retirement. Goodness! Is there a magical formula to retiring? I wish.

However, there is one company who can make things a little easier and less complicated. They'll help you to navigate the ins and outs, ups and downs of retirement. These are your golden years. Enjoy them!

AARP is a great source of services and information that can be beneficial to the quality of life. What's great about AARP is that a membership comes with prescription and travel discounts!

AARP has teamed up with talk show host, Cristina Saralegui and made a fun, customizable video and you're just a click away from being the next guest on Amigos Live! Check out http://www.upclosewithcristina.com/video to learn more and make your own video!

Also, you can enter to win an all inclusive trip for 2 to Miami while you're checking out the site! (And even if you don't win, there's still those great travel discounts that come with the membership!)

Definitely check out AARP for yourself or a loved one. There are really are some great benefits to joining!

I hope it's alright that I commented on your blog -- wanted to let you know about the fun video with Cristina and AARP's great benefits. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

Isabella Coldivar
AARP Ambassador


Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog.

You don't need to sing the praises of AARP to me. I wrote a consumer 50-plus column for The (Tacoma) News Tribune for more than 18 years. In that work I quoted information from AARP many times as I do in this blog and my reader blog on the Seattle Post Intelligencer Web site called the Boomer Consumer. It's a great organization for people 50-plus.


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