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June 2018

Baby boomers offer tips on grief, retirement, survival tools, and gratitude

Getting ready to retire? Recently retired and facing challenges? Sorting travel options? This week, our boomer blogging group offers articles on addressing suicide, creating a vision board, continuing to work rather than retiring, deciding where to live in retirement, adopting survival tools for the coming decades, and walking with gratitude.... Read more →


Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks cereal after Salmonella sickens dozens

Kellogg Co. is recalling some 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of its Honey Smacks cereal because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is based on preliminary evidence linking the cereal to more than 73 illnesses in 31 states. Twenty-four people, from age 1 to 87, have been... Read more →


Facts and figures for Father’s Day 2018

What are your plans for Father's Day this year? Will you be taking your dad out to dinner or buying him a tie? Or, will you be taking a walk or a hike with your dad? Spending This year, 77 percent of Americans will celebrate Father’s Day and spend an... Read more →


Good deals for Father’s Day 2018

Not sure what to get for your dad for Father’s Day? Here are some suggestions from DealNews.com: TVs In the month leading up to Father's Day last year, DealNews.com saw plenty of TV deals for every budget. Games If your dad's hobbies include gaming, Father's Day is a good time... Read more →


Citibank to pay $100 million in multistate settlement over manipulating interest rates

Photo: TonyTheTiger Citibank will pay $100 million for manipulating a key interest rate before and during the Great Recession, costing investors millions of dollars. The investigation of LIBOR, the daily average interest rate that some banks charge each other to borrow money, was conducted by 42 state attorneys general. “Financial... Read more →


New York attorney general charges Donald J. Trump Foundation and its board with 'persistent' violations

A lawsuit filed Thursday against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and its directors, alleges a persistent pattern of illegal conduct, occurring over more than a decade, that includes unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign, repeated and self-dealing transactions to benefit Trump’s personal and business interests, and violations of... Read more →


On Flag Day, think about what you can do to improve our democracy

Today is Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the American flag. To me, the U.S. flag stands for democracy. As a supporter of the government and a belief that everyone should participate in our government to make it the best it can be, I find it upsetting that so... Read more →


Top 11 occupations held by American’s 65 and older

Baby boomers are retiring in record numbers and with higher life expectancy and better healthcare. But, a record number of people 65 and older are continuing to work Higher education teachers 65 and older make up 11.3 percent of the workforce, and despite universities trying to buy out older professors,... Read more →


Trump showed in his North Korean press conference that he has strange view of government

Photo: Shealah Craighead It was upsetting to listen to President Donald Trump’s news conference following his meeting with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un. Trump said the United States would stop its war games in the area, which would save “a tremendous amount of money.” He talked about how expensive... Read more →