Monday, March 7, 2016

Boomer Bloggers Reflect On Spring, Millennials, and Consumer Concerns

Hopefully we have seen the last of winter
Picture from Tom Sightings at Sightings Over Sixty
The new month brings promise of spring. As travel draws me closer to home and winter dullness fades, signs of renewal appear everywhere. Driving from Arkansas into Tennessee, trees are beginning to bud and color brightens the landscape. Reds, greens, yellows dot the hillsides, an impressionist painting in production. The sun shines higher in the sky and feels warmer, remaining bright and clear for a longer period of time each day.

Travel is not always predictable, and sometimes issues arise we cannot control. A planned trip to Carlsbad Caverns, supposed to be a highlight of our cross country trip, did not occur. Read why in my post The Day NOT Spent in Carlsbad Caverns.

New York State, March 2016,
from Tom Sightings at Sightings Over Sixty
Meanwhile another blogger, Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty, also turned his thoughts to spring this week. We all know that optimists are healthier, happier and more successful than everybody else. So follow the yellow brick road over to the post To Make You Feel Good ...  where Tom  tries to turn what he hopes is a last gasp of winter into a prediction for an early spring. 

Laura Lee Carter, writing at Adventures of the New Old Farts, discovered that the more she learns about millennial women, the more she likes them! She heard something new this week, which prompted her to write about millennial views on marriage.

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes that Americans are making modest progress in reaching their savings goals, consumers want more information about what’s in their cosmetics, and consumer groups are urging the alcohol industry to stop advertising to kids. She encourages consumers to take steps to be alert, informed consumers this week - National Consumer Protection Week - and every week.