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August 2013

How baby boomers are reinventing retirement

Every day, about 8,000 baby-boomers celebrate their 65th birthday. That’s the age Americans have been retiring at for decades. But baby boomers, the largest American age group so far, are changing retirement just as they’ve affected the country’s institutions and social systems since they burst on the scene. Here are... Read more →

Finances, personal power, health and aging, and history are topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #322. The boomer blog roundup is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. As Labor Day approaches and we, unfortunately, prepare to put... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Chefmate 2-quart tea kettles due to burn hazard

Wilton Industries is recalling about 716,000 Chefmate 2-quart tea kettles in the United States and 1,400 in Canada. Steam can travel up the handle, or water can spill from the spout, posing a burn hazard to the consumer, said Wilton Industries and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In addition,... Read more →

Feds need to charge those responsible for financial crisis and enforce consumer financial protection laws now

It’s good news for consumers that President Obama is holding discussions about stepping up enforcement of new rules to carry out Wall Street regulations. Obama urged regulators on Monday to act swiftly and finish writing rules designed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that helped bring about... Read more →

Recall of the Week: Chevy Cruze compact cars due to brake problem

Photo: IFCAR General Motors is recalling nearly 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars in the United States from model years 2011 and 2012 because the power-assisted brakes can fail. In Cruzes with six-speed automatic transmissions and 1.4 liter turbo engines, intermittent loss of brake could force drivers to apply extra pressure... Read more →

Warning: Detergent packets could kill or injure your child, grandchild

The Orlando Sentinel Thursday reported that a 7-month-old boy died after eating a laundry detergent packet in Kissimmee, Fla., last week The Sentinel said that an investigation into the incident is underway to confirm the cause of death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about these... Read more →