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April 2019

What baby boomers have on their minds

As my yard is bursting into spring, I’m reading the articles of my baby boomer blogging buddies that are bursting with ideas on their blog sites. Their recent posts include: Solutions to ease neck and shoulder tension. Comments on the Democratic presidential candidates. Which companies have the cheapest car insurance.... Read more →


Rocking kids sleepers are being recalled by Kids II due to reports of deaths

Kids II is recalling about 694,000 rocking infant sleepers after five deaths were reported. This alert comes just two weeks after Fisher Price recalled 4.7 million Rock n ’Play baby sleepers, which had been linked to 30 infant deaths in the decade since they were introduced. Some of the babies... Read more →


Pedestrians: Pay attention when crossing the street and don’t eat pizza

As a careful driver, I’m very respectful of pedestrians. I know they have the right of way in the crosswalk and can cross at any corner, even if a crosswalk isn’t painted there. I always stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. However, I’m becoming impatient with pedestrians who stroll across the... Read more →


Most people prefer the cheapest car insurance to the best coverage

To determine the cheapest car insurance options in the United States, WalletHub, a personal finance website, compared 206,974 quotes in 47 states. WalletHub used up to 36 different driver profiles based on measurements in nine key categories, ranging from age and gender to driving record and marital status. The researchers... Read more →


After years of delay, FDA bans surgical mesh for pelvic repair

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered the manufacturers of all surgical mesh products for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse to stop selling their products in the United States beginning April 16. The FDA said the agency “has determined that the manufacturers, Boston Scientific and Coloplast, have... Read more →


Wooden toy vehicles recalled by Target due to choking hazard

Target is recalling about 495,000 Bullseye’s Playground wooden toy vehicles. The wheels on the vehicles can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. Four reports of the wheels detaching have been received including a report of a missing wheel when the package was opened. No injuries have been reported. This... Read more →


American Banker publishes article trashing financial education during Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month, a time when hundreds of organizations and agencies step up their efforts to help people improve how they make decisions about their money. An ironic article posted on the American Banker website during Financial Literacy Month contends financial literacy education doesn’t work. Jennifer Tescher, president... Read more →