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Silly Putty…the retro toy has other uses, too

By |2014-07-21T00:00:00-05:00July 21st, 2014|Health|

What pink substance is a toy, a stress reliever and can be used to clean a computer keyboard? Silly Putty of course, an icon of American pop culture. It is the classic toy with only “one moving part” that comes in a plastic egg. While kids love its fun attributes like stretching without breaking, Silly Putty is used by adults in more practical applications.

Take advantage of your smart phone apps this summer

By |2014-07-21T00:00:00-05:00July 21st, 2014|Life after 50, Technology|

Smart phones are powerful tools that can be used to enhance the things we enjoy. One of the great features of smart phones is all of the apps (applications) that can run on your phone. These programs make your phone a more useful tool by adding more functionality, especially when you’re on the move. Here are just a few of those handy apps.

Thinking outside the typical job-hunting box

By |2014-07-17T00:00:00-05:00July 17th, 2014|Life after 50, Workforce|

I may have to retire from my career job but that does not mean I am retiring from ever earning an income again. I have marketable skills that are valued in today’s workplace market. There are lots of income opportunities out there. I simply have to figure out how to turn these opportunity options into an income reality that works for me. 

Five things I’ve learned while bike riding this summer

By |2014-07-14T00:00:00-05:00July 14th, 2014|Bicycling, Health|

Like most kids, when I was growing up I rode my bike almost daily. Then my teenage years happened, and the bicycle lost all its luster and charm to the freedom of my first car. But all of that changed last summer when I bought a used bike at a garage sale for next to nothing. I’ve been off peddling and exploring, learning more about my neighborhood every day.

Eating healthy and delicious

By |2014-07-14T00:00:00-05:00July 14th, 2014|Health|

Gram always said, “If you have your health, you have everything.” Good health is the cornerstone on which to build your life’s goals and dreams. Whether your goals include a new career or a trip to an exotic locale, you will need the energy and focus that healthy eating provides, like this summer favorite, Spicy Fruit Salsa.

Another pension income reality: I’m an income snob

By |2014-07-08T00:00:00-05:00July 8th, 2014|Workforce|

It’s a relief to know that I can actually afford to retire now and be able to comfortably live and financially sustain my lifestyle. I will earn/generate more income in retirement than my current net take home pay. So what’s the problem? 
Income social status! 

Gluten-free shopping

By |2014-07-08T00:00:00-05:00July 8th, 2014|Health, Savvy Living|

Gluten FreeEven if you or someone you know does not suffer from a gluten allergy, if you have paid attention to the media lately or visited your local grocery store, there is a very good chance you have heard the expression “gluten-free.” Living with Celiac's disease, I have been gluten-free since long before it became a diet fad.
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