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Last Minute Holiday Guide

Posted on 12/23/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeRushing 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!

Posted on 12/17/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeWe 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?

Posted on 11/13/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Money & SavingsHave 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??

Posted on 10/29/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

TechnologyThe 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?

Posted on 09/18/2008 by |General News | Comments

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