Holiday Wine Shopping: 4 Thrifty Tips

With the holiday season approaching, many folks are in the market for a bottle or two of special wine to give as gifts or to use in their own celebrations. The good news is, it’s possible to uncork some real bargains on wines this time of year, if you know where to look. Here are some shopping tips for those in the mood to tipple: The Timing Is Right: According to Mark Di Vincenzo, author of Buy Ketchup in May …

Last Minute Holiday Guide

Rushing to get those final gifts? Scrambling to plan having the family over for Christmas? If so, we have a great holiday guide that can help you find some amazing recipes, figure out how to plan a fantastic holiday party, or a gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for a loved one. In the meantime, check out carilllonneur Ed Nessor do an impromptu concert at the Washington National Cathedral. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/24025409001?isVid=1&publisherID=9425444001 Have a great holiday, everyone!

Last Minute Gifts!

We all do it – wait until the final possible moment to find the perfect gifts for our friends and family. This article from Fox Business online highlights gift ideas for the retirees (or “semi- or soon-to-be retirees”) in your life. I may take some of this advice, because I always find the hardest people to buy gifts for are my retired grandparents! The gift ideas in the article are separated by the type of person your retiree is – …

Holiday Shopping Already?

Have you started your holiday shopping? I have – only because my budgeting technique this year is to spread out my gift buying! There’s an interesting article on AdWeek’s Web site this morning called “Don’t Count on Grandma this Xmas” that cites an AARP Bulletin poll on spending this holiday season. The survey conducted among AARP members showed that 34% of those 50 and up expect to spend less on the holidays than they did last year – and only …

Grandma on Facebook??

The New York Times has a great piece on its Web site all about seniors and technology. The article was particularly fun for me to read because I still remember when my grandmother – who turns 74 next month! – had a PC before my family even had one, and who has recently mastered the art of text messaging from her cell phone, even if it’s the one with “big buttons.” The article covers everything from centenarians using Twitter to …

Getting Presents Means Less As You Age?

A new study says you’ll get less excited about presents as you age!