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May 2013

After 10 years, Treasury Department issues voluntary rules for alcohol labeling

I wondered the other day why there’s so little information on wine bottles about what’s in the wine. It’s taken the Treasury Department 10 years to issue interim regulations on alcohol labeling, and unfortunately, they’re only voluntary. In a 2003 petition to the department, the Center for Science in the... Read more →


Gay issues, retirement communities, and travel are topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

John Agno of So Baby Boomer is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #310. The boomer blog roundup is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. After Memorial Day, which is seen as launching the beginning... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Insolroll roller shades with solar powered and rechargeable motor due to fire hazard

Insolroll is recalling about 1,500 Insolroll solar powered and rechargeable motor roller shades. The motor of the roller shades has a built-in lithium battery that can overheat while being charged, posing a fire risk, according to the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Insolroll has received one report... Read more →


Top tips for selecting a retirement community

As the number of baby boomers reaching retirement age increases dramatically, the number of retirement communities springing up to serve them also is growing. Is moving into a retirement community a good decision for you? Selecting a retirement community is very complicated. Here are some factors to consider: Review your... Read more →


Jobs, midlife challenges, 20-somethings, travel, shame, and 401(k) are the topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

Sarah Cornell of Blue Blinds Media is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #309. The boomer blog roundup is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. With spring gardens abloom and vegetables being planted, boomer bloggers... Read more →


Watch out for charity fraud, home repair scams, and price gouging following tornadoes in Oklahoma

Photo: Ks0stm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt Tuesday issued a warning for Oklahomans and donors around the country to beware of charity fraud and scams following the severe storms in Oklahoma. “For those folks around the country who want to donate funds to help families in Oklahoma, please be alert... Read more →


What consumers need to know about sunscreen as more ‘fun in the sun’ days approach

The vast majority of sunscreens available to the consumer aren’t as good as most people think they are, but a handful of products rise above the rest. Those are the findings of the Environmental Working Group, which recently released its 7th annual Sunscreen Guide that rates the safety and effectiveness... Read more →