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April 2018

Baby boomer blogs blooming in April

It’s that time of year when the daffodils and the boomers are all blooming. Jennifer Koshak of Unfold and Begin reports a Daffodil Festival is offered every year in her part of Connecticut. But festival or not, the boomers like to keep you updated. They’re writing about valuing your self-worth,... Read more →


Square D safety switches recalled by Schneider Electric due to electrical shock hazard

Schneider Electric is recalling about 1 million Square D brand general duty safety switches. The power can stay on when the safety switch handle is in the “OFF” position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers. No incidents or injuries have been reported. This recall involves Square D... Read more →


You can dispose of prescription drugs safely and anonymously on Saturday

The 15th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held across the country on Saturday. More than 9 million pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications has been disposed of at 14 previous events over the past eight years, the Drug Enforcement Administration said. The service is free and... Read more →


Attorneys generals intervene in lawsuit to protect retirees from dishonest financial advisors

Three attorneys general have filed a motion to intervene in Chamber of Commerce of the USA, et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor, et al. to defend regulations that require retirement investment advisors to put the interests of their clients above their own financial gain. The regulations, known as the... Read more →


Rheumatoid arthritis medication shouldn’t be approved by FDA, consumer group says

Baricitinib, a medication that would be used to treat adults with rheumatoid arthritis, shouldn’t be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because it causes unique life-threatening harms and lacks any unique benefit over the similar FDA-approved medication tofacitinib, Michael Carome, M.D., director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group,... Read more →


Baby boomers offer their thoughts and observations on spring

It’s officially Spring – which is more important for some of our boomer bloggers than others. For Rebecca Forstadt-Olkowski of Baby Boomster, it’s not too significant because she lives in Californian, where all the seasons meld into one. However, our Best of Boomer Bloggers are spread all over the world.... Read more →


Happy Earth Day 2018

At no time in our nation’s history have we faced bigger environmental challenges than we face today. With the Trump administration slashing environmental rules, such as regulations that prohibit factory waste from being dumped into rivers, we are in danger of losing hard-fought environmental gains that have been made over... Read more →


Wells Fargo agrees to pay $1 billion for auto, mortgage loan violations

Photo: Laimerpramer Wells Fargo Bank reached a $1 billion settlement Friday in a coordinated action with two federal agencies for the way it handled auto and mortgage loans. Wells Fargo violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act in the way it administered a mandatory insurance program for its auto loans, a... Read more →


33 funeral homes fail to disclose price information to consumers, the FTC finds

In 33 of the 134 funeral homes visited in 11 states during 2017, the Federal Trade Commission's undercover investigators found failures to disclose pricing information required by the FTC’s Funeral Rule. The rule requires funeral homes to provide consumers with an itemized general price list at the beginning of a... Read more →


More work needs to be done to protect the public from unsafe food, new research shows

Salmonella and Campylobacter continue to cause the most foodborne illness in the United States, and progress in reducing foodborne illness has stalled, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on the recent release of preliminary data documenting trends in foodborne illness. Compared to 2014-2016, the preliminary data from 2017... Read more →