Sunday, January 27, 2019

Boomers Blog About the Sunshine State, Current Events and 2018 in Review

Hub and I spent the last 2 1/2 weeks in Florida enjoying the grandkids and balmy weather. We spent a lot of time visiting friends and relatives who moved down here permanently or have embraced the snowbirds lifestyle and winter in the Sunshine State. More than a few inherited places from parents. And it seems the entire state is under construction to accommodate the influx - roads, housing developments, businesses, schools. Homes are built and people quickly fill them. The Florida allure recently hit one of our own boomer bloggers…Jennifer, of Unfold And Begin, likes to write about trying new things and starting over but it's not just something that she writes about. It's something that she does regularly. Read about her latest adventure in Time To Get Out of a Rut.

Ups and downs come with the territory called "life," points out Carol Cassara at A Healing Spirit, in a beautiful, short post that gives us all something to think about.  

The news is a constant in our lives. Sometimes we can predict how current events will impact our lives, and other times we have no idea how recent developments will effect us months and years from today. The recent partial government shutdown got Tom at Sightings Over Sixty to wonder -- suppose the government stopped paying Social Security benefits. How long could he go . . . how long could we go, before we got into real financial trouble? And if you think that's impossible, you should know that a lot of early retirees are jumping to take Social Security benefits as soon as they can, at age 62, not so much because they need the money, but because they're afraid the money will run out if they wait much longer. Check out Counting on Social Security? to find out the latest on Social Security funding and what we can do to "fix" the problems.

On A The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about the top consumer stories of 2018  They include the Trump administration’s continued decimation of consumer and environmental protections and a bright spot – the Democrats taking over the U.S. House of Representatives which will help curb President Trump’s excesses.

Thanks for taking a few minutes of your time to stop by the Boomer Blogs this week. I hope everyone enjoys a peaceful week filled with activities that make you happy.  

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