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January 2011

Boomer Guide celebrates its third anniversary

It’s been three years since I launched The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide. It’s fun and rewarding to be writing about consumer issues daily. It’s like having your own newspaper. Another thing great about blogging is being able to post from anywhere. I’ve written articles while I’ve traveled to Miami,... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Cachet Swivel Chairs due to fall hazard

About 165,000 Cachet Swivel Chairs are being recalled. The front seat support part of the chair can crack and fail, posing a fall hazard to consumers. The firm has received one report of a chair support failure resulting in a back injury. The recall involves all Steelcase Cachet swivel chairs... Read more →

January is Soup to Cleaning Up Your Computer month

January is coming to an end. However, it’s not too late to observe these special January designations. Poverty in America Awareness Month Today, about 44 million Americans – one in six children, about 18 percent of all American children – are living below the poverty line. These families are making... Read more →

Obama’s State of the Union speech a disappointment for consumers

While eloquently worded with lofty ideas on how America can regain its greatness, President Obama’s State of the Union speech was a big disappointment for the consumers of America. Reflecting the shellacking the Democrats took in the 2010 mid-term elections, Obama embraced conservative ideas that will hurt consumers. Most notable... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Frontgate Closet Ladders due to fall hazard

About 38,000 Frontgate Closet Ladders are being recalled by Cinmar LLC doing business as Frontgate. The ladders can unexpectedly break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Cinmar has received about 860 reports of the ladders breaking, including 28 reports of injuries such as bruises and lacerations to the knees, shins,... Read more →

What were your best and worse consumer experiences this week?

Which consumer happenings cheered you this week and which ones made you want to scream or weep? Here are my best and worst consumer experiences this week: My best: Making dozens of cupcakes and a cake for my grandchildren’s birthday My daughter’s family recently moved to Madrid. My daughter warned... Read more →