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Finances, travel, TV, and health grab the attention of baby boomer bloggers this week

MoneyI’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #376.

As always, our blogging group is writing about intriguing topics, from finances to travel to television to health.

Tom Sightings at Sightings Over Sixty is concerned about interest rates. Low interest rates are a boon to 20-somethings who want to buy a house – if only 20-somethings wanted to buy a house – but they make life difficult, and often poorer, for those of us who are retired. They affect anyone who wants to get some retirement income from a bank CD, anyone who wants to buy an annuity or get a reverse mortgage – and it exposes people with bonds to a lot of risk. Tom turns to a financial advisor to get some insights – and advice – on what retirees can do about low interest rates.

Laura Lee of the Midlife Crisis Queen is finding new patience as she waits for her new solar home to be built. She’s visiting the many attractions around the Spanish Peaks region of Southern Colorado.

Amy Blitchok of the Modern Senior looks at why people start a diet and exercise routine. Usually, it’s to improve how they look. The truth that is so easy to ignore is that people’s choices affect how they feel, how they age, and their quality of life. And perhaps most importantly, health choices can have consequences for others – family, friends, and co-workers. With more Americans living longer and suffering from more chronic diseases than ever before, it might be time for people to ask themselves if they’re being selfish when it comes to their health

Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting reminisces about four 1950s programs. The boomers are the first generation to grow up watching TV and, since choices were limited, they viewed the same shows. Everyone saw the shows at almost the same time – no On Demand, Netflix, or ability to tape for later viewing. Check out her post TV Favorites of the Boomer Generation.

Kathy Gottberg from SMART Living 365 just returned from a three-week trip to Southern Mexico where she was reminded of a few things she often takes for granted. Her article “Seven Things Mexico Taught Me Not to Take For Granted” is a good reminder for everyone.

On my blog, I write about 10 tips from the Breast Cancer Fund on preventing breast cancer. Watch your radiation exposure, get rid of your nonstick cookware, and clean with less toxic cleaners are among the recommendations.

Be sure to take a look at the articles by these talented baby boomer bloggers. And, leave a comment. Boomer bloggers love to hear from readers.

Copyright 2014, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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