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January 2013

Need help picking out a new, big TV?

Consumers who are in the market for a new TV – maybe in time for Super Bowl Sunday – will find models that are bigger, better, smarter, and cheaper, according to the latest Consumer Reports TV tests. Consumers should be happy to know that TV prices are usually lowest in... Read more →

This week’s Best of Boomer Blogs offers information on dementia, suicide, travel, sleeplessness, consumer issues, and food

Katie Foster of Arabian Tales and Other Amazing Adventures is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #293. The baby boomer blog roundup is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. For this installment, boomer bloggers are... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Implus Footcare Perfect Resistance Bands for exercising due to injury hazard

Implus Footcare is recalling 75,600 Perfect Resistance Bands used for exercising. The bands can detach from the mesh cloth loops posing an injury hazard to the user and those in the vicinity, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement. The Perfect Bands are rubber tubes... Read more →

Great vegetables are my best consumer experience this week, while airline service disappoints

Unusually fine vegetables make my happy, while putting up with airlines makes me cranky. My best consumer experience: Wonderful green beans and Brussels sprouts Often during the winter, the organic green beans at my local food co-op look like they have rust or something else on them and the Brussels... Read more →

Retirement tips: What you need to do before you retire

Preparing for retirement means saying goodbye not only to your co-workers and a steady paycheck, but also to employer-provided benefits such as health insurance and a 401(k) match. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance outlines four steps to take before you retire to get what you need for this new stage of your... Read more →

This week’s Best of Boomer Blogs focuses on investments, communication, health, travel, organization, and midlife challenges

Laura Lee Carter at the Midlife Crisis Queen is this week’s host for The Best of Boomer Blogs. Formerly called the Blogging Boomer Carnival, our blog roundup now has a new name, The Best of Boomer Blogs. It's the #292nd offering of the boomer blogging group. The boomer blog roundup... Read more →

President’s inaugural address includes some positive items for consumers, and admonishes political parties to work together

Four years ago after I watched President Obama’s inaugural address, I wondered if the president could do what was needed for American consumers. Special interests were so strong during the George W. Bush presidency and did so much damage, I wondered if Obama would be successful in fighting for consumer... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Hy Cite Enterprises’s Royal Prestige thermal wall pots and pans due to burn and fire hazards

Hy Cite Enterprises LLC is recalling about 1.7 million Royal Prestige 9-Ply thermal wall pots and pans. The cookware can collapse, crimp, or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard to the consumer and nearby property, the company and commission said in a joint statement.... Read more →

New Coca-Cola advertising campaign on obesity not helpful in addressing nation’s weight crisis

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is critical of the approach Coca-Cola is taking in its new obesity ad. Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson said in a statement: The soda industry is under siege, and for good reason. This new advertising campaign is just a damage control exercise,... Read more →