Why do you use credit cards?
FDA restricts trans fat in processed food, gives 3 years for compliance

Baby boomer bloggers ponder life’s challenges

Comcast SignI’m the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #408.

I was about to sit down last night and do my write-up, when boom, boom, boom. Comcast went down. For me, it was a three-boom deal this time because I get my Internet service, telephone, and television through Comcast, which has about the worst customer service of any company I’ve ever dealt with.

So withdrawal occurred. I couldn’t do my write up or watch TV. I could read part of my email. I just signed up through Verizon for a new Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, but using the thing is another sad story.

Now, it’s Monday and Comcast is back up, so I can give you the Boomer News. 

Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty tells us he's in the market for a new car. And since his blog is all about honesty and truthfulness, he thinks he has to confess to something he really doesn't like to admit. It's about vanity. He doesn’t want a car that makes him look like an old geezer. Take a road trip over to his article, “No Car for Old Men,” and see if he enjoys a smooth ride, or gets caught up in traffic jam.

Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting spent the past week nursing medical issues. She was supposed to get ready for her grandkids and the rest of the clan. Oh well. Read her lament in “Timing is Everything.”

While Laura Lee of Adventures of the New Old Farts is suffering through the slow process of completing her home in the Southern Colorado foothills, she’s at least enjoying incredible fields of wildflowers up near her new home.

On my blog, I write about why consumers use credit cards. A recent survey shows the single biggest reason Americans use credit cards is because they’re easier and more convenient than paying with cash – 40 percent of respondents gave that answer. Financing emergency expenses was second at 19 percent, and earning rewards ranked third with 14 percent.

The main reason I use them is for the reward points. But, I’m lucky. After years of carrying a balance and paying lots of interest, I almost have them paid off.

That’s it for this week. Be sure to stop by next week to check out what boomer bloggers are writing about.

Copyright 2015, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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