New Study: Nearly Half of Boomers Not Ready for Retirement

Think you might be ready for retirement? Think again. A new report has found that nearly half of boomers ages 56 to 62 are still at a risk of not having income to say goodbye to work and settle down in retirement, with not enough money to pay for even basic expenses. So what to do? This AARP piece gives you some suggestions on how to build your nest egg. The first tip: Reduce spending. Most of us spend too …

Be Your Own Patient: Organize Your Medical Life

Whether you’re the healthiest of the healthy or sick as a dog, we all have a history and present health records to take care of. And often, when switching health care providers, new patients don’t know what drugs they’re taking, have taken or what minor conditions they may have. The latest from AARP Magazine talks about the importance of keeping a personal account of your health not only for your doctor, but your own well-being: Dr. Katalin Roth, director of …

Tech You Can Use: Tech Week @AARP

So many gadgets. Within five feet of my fingers, there are six (SIX!) things that run on electricity, including multiple phones and multiple computers. Even if you aren’t a cubicle queen like me, you’ve probably got a few within your reach. We’ve got a great roundup of technology articles in the next issue of AARP the Magazine. It’s not just the gadgets: we also keep needing to learn new habits and services, like Twitter, or Facebook. There are a few …

“The Recipe for Longevity…”

I came across this article in Time this morning and found it so interesting – check it out! Ever wonder the ingredients to living longer? Sure there is the typical advice: eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke… but have you ever considered that having lots of friends might actually be beneficial to your health and longevity? According to this article and researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of North Carolina, who pooled data from 148 studies on the topic, …

Morning Mashup: Smartphone Wars

(via williamhartz) Might it be alright – even acceptable – to whip out that phone while you’re at dinner? Peggy Nelson reexamines the ethics of the smartphone. (For a great roundup of how smartphones can actually save you money, go here.) Morning news: New CEO, big loss for BP; China may stop their practice of “publicly shaming” prostitutes and the like by marching them through the streets; and in very sad news, a jet has crashed in Pakistan, killing all …

Exactly 2 Years until the 2012 Olympics

I know you have been waiting in anticipation, but the moment has come ….today is the 2 year marker until the 2012 London Olympic games commence!! This will be London’s 3rd time hosting the games and is by far their biggest Olympic endeavor. According to the Economist, Britain’s previous, Labour government set aside £9.3 billion (around $20 billion) to build a stage for the 2012 games, mainly by transforming a post-industrial wasteland in east London into the Olympic Park. Take …