It’s difficult for families to make decisions about funeral arrangements fast when a loved one dies. Due to the pandemic or if they live far away, they may need to plan services by phone or online. When consumers ask for information by phone, the FTC’s Funeral Rule requires funeral providers give them accurate information.
Parents probably know this, but if they don’t, they should. Kids are learning and mimicking machines. It starts at birth. Once they arrive, they look and listen – to just about everything. They begin absorbing and recording what they see and hear.
To get ready for my holiday company, I spent the afternoon – and into the evening – organizing my garage. Why? When I’m cleaning up and getting my house in order, it’s helpful to move things out into the garage.
In the Seattle area, we’ve had record rains Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. That follows the last three months where only about 0.13 inches of rain fell. I went out Sunday when the fain stopped and checked my garden. I picked the last cucumbers and saw that a few zucchini are still growing.
If I have learned anything in more than 15 years as an estate planning attorney, it’s that there’s really no such thing as a “normal family.” That’s because every family is beautiful, whether your “family” is your children and grandchildren, beloved nieces and nephews, or a network of close friends.
Problems with car sales and repairs and home improvement and construction once again topped the list of complaints reported to state and local consumer agencies across the country, according to an annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America.
You never know what's going to happen next in life. One day, you could lose someone you love or you could be in the middle of a pandemic. So, enjoy every day to its fullest. That's the recommendation of our boomer blogging group.
Carol Cassara of A Healing Spirit is still a Beatles fan, and, all these years later when she hears one of their songs, she’s instantly transported back to the 1960s. An image of a van, like the one in the photo, which was popular at the time, does the same thing.
Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting was flying high this week, with a short airline ride to enjoy the company of her grandkids. She waited at a cheerleading meet, got manicures, sampled ice cream, baked cookies, and strolled a craft fair.
Retirement is different than it used to be. Many more retirees are still trying to pay off their homes. One of four homeowners 30 years ago who were in their late 60s and 70s still had a mortgage. These days, nearly half have one.