Sunday, October 1, 2017

Boomers On Happiness, Money, Work, and Personal Care


The butterfly and birds in these pictures stopped by my house this week, welcome visitors, if only for a short time. I assume they are travelling south, the sudden cool weather a warning winter will arrive soon.

Sometimes we stop to smell the roses and today I stopped to watch these creatures. They brought a smile to my lips as I spent a few moments enjoying their presence. 

Too often we forget to pause during busy days to observe and enjoy our environment.

You'd think enjoying life would be second nature, wouldn't you? But it's good to have a reminder of things we can do to boost our happiness quotient. Carol Cassara at Heart-Mind-Soul does just that with her piece How to Enjoy Life. And her readers have added to her list in the Comments. How about you? What would you add?

Laura Lee Carter has worked as a professional writer for over ten years now, and she has a few things to say about that! She will continue her work, first of all because she's addicted, and second because of the occasional wonderful fan letters she receives!

In case you missed it earlier in the week, the Sightings Over Sixty blog is offering an important and updated look at Long-Term-Care insurance. Tom Sightings turns to expert Jeremy Kisner, a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Life Underwriter in Phoenix, AZ, to answer all your FAQs on Long-Term Care. An important issue a majority of us will face, either dealing with an ill family member, or in need of assistance ourselves.

On the Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about a topic dear to all of us - money. First, a survey shows that more than 40 percent of U.S. adults are struggling to make ends meet and about a third are experiencing financial hardships. The survey also shows that financial well-being is higher for older adults, especially those aged 65 and older, whose average score was 61. Younger adults, those 34 and younger, tended to have the lowest financial well-being score with an average of 51.

How much do you spend on a ‘date night’? Although I like to cook, hub and I also enjoy eating out – our kind of date night, occasionally a movie or special event part of the evening’s entertainment. But I must admit that nowadays date night is often 'date afternoon'. Rita R. Robison reports on a survey that shows the average date night costs $101 in America compared to the average cost globally of $86. 

In Robison’s third money article, she writes again about what to do about the Equifax data breach of 143 million consumers’ information.

Thank you for stopping by and spending time with the boomers. 
As Laura Lee Carter notes, we love to hear from our readers. 
Don’t hesitate to leave comments!

Picture from Laura Lee Carter's blog Adventures of  the NEW Old Farts.





3 comments:

  1. $100 date night?? I don't think so! We also do a lot of date afternoons and date breakfasts even!! An ideal date for me is when Ken packs the kayak in the trunk and we go to Saguaro Lake for the morning.Lunch on way home maybe at Rubio's often with a coupon! Fancier dates are when I get season tickets to our local Hale Theater at $22 a seat. We might go to a Happy Hour special somewhere first,Ken does not drink, so he is always designated driver.. ) I may have a glass of wine and we'll dine on the specials at the bar.. small plates. Library dates are great! A leisurely morning in the stacks. Maybe stop at Joe's Coffee shop for a sweet treat on way home. It's pretty easy to find lots of fun stuff to do for a bargain,just have to take a little time!! I also try to make our at hoe time like a date sometimes.We play Flamenco or Bossa Nova music on Pandora and enjoy a fancy shmancy meal I have cooked, light candles.. Liis good.fe

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