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January 2014

Federal baby boomer workers retiring in record numbers

The large numbers of federal employees eligible for retirement in the coming years may be cause for concern, according to a report by the General Accounting Office. The retirement wave of federal workers mirrors the retirement of boomers in the national workplace. By 2016, workers age 65 and older are... Read more →


FDA allowed use of antibiotics in animal food, ignoring its analysis of ‘high risk’ to humans, documents show

Photo: H2O The Food and Drug Administration allowed 30 potentially harmful antibiotics, including 18 rated as "high risk," to remain on the market as additives in farm animal feed and water – despite an internal review that raised significant red flags, according to agency records obtained recently by the Natural... Read more →


State of Union speech gives laudable economic-jobs goals, but lacks specifics on protecting consumer rights and the environment as growth occurs

After five years of dealing with Republicans who want only to block his every action, Pres. Barack Obama strongly reaffirmed in his State of the Union speech his commitment to equality, job creation, a livable wage, immigration reform, veterans, and affordable health care. His promise to increase use of executive... Read more →


What to do to protect your data on Data Privacy Day

Today is Data Privacy Day. What can you do protect your personal information, online and off? This is more important after the massive hacking of the giant retailer Target and other stores. The Federal Trade Commission offers these links to help consumers be more secure: Limiting unwanted calls and emails... Read more →


Baby boomer bloggers offer advice on aging well

Tom Sightings of Sightings From Sixty is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #342. In “It’s Snowing Advice,” Sightings describes what boomer bloggers have to say about getting older, something everyone – including a baby boomer – does. Martin Rice of fifty2ninety.com is a language lover, and... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Flushmate III pressure-assist flushing systems for toilets due to impact and laceration hazards

Flushmate is recalling about 351,000 Flushmate III pressure-assist flushing systems in the U.S. and about 9,400 in Canada. The Series 503 Flushmate III also was previously recalled in June 2012. The system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam releasing stored pressure, said the company and the U.S.... Read more →


Boomer Guide celebrates its 6th Anniversary

When I started a blog in 2008, I wasn’t sure exactly how it would work, but I knew I wanted to bring consumer information to baby boomer consumers. Six years later, I’m appreciative that I’ve been able to reach thousands of consumers. Being a blogger is like having your own... Read more →


KPMG charged by SEC with violating auditor independence rules, pays $8.2 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged accounting firm KPMG Friday with violating rules that require auditors to remain independent from the companies they’re auditing to ensure they’re objective. An SEC investigation found that KPMG broke auditor independence rules by providing non-audit services such as bookkeeping and services to affiliates of... Read more →


Top 10 tips for a less-toxic home in 2014

The Breast Cancer Fund is on the forefront of the battle to prevent cancer. The organization believes it's clear that exposures to toxic chemicals and radiation are connected to breast cancer risk. It offers the following tips for consumers for a less-toxic home environment for 2014. 1. Carry out a... Read more →