Technology’s Brave New World: Crossing the Digital Divide

Charlotte Whittaker – AARP Kentucky Volunteer It’s a Brave New World and I want to be a part of it – online. Growing up in rural west Kentucky, I never imagined having the world at my fingertips. But, my tablet and my smartphone both fit in my purse and they are my ticket to the Web and everything I want to know. I was thrilled when invited to join AARP Live on RFD-TV and talk about how I’m using technology …

Social Media Overwhelmed? Fear Not, These Apps Can Help

As a boomer who launched a new company a little over a year ago, I’ve had to learn a tremendous amount about social media, and how to use it. Even though I’ve owned my own business for more than 20 years, my promotional skills were a bit stale. Like many others in my generation I relied on traditional advertising and public relations for marketing. As far as social media, I had a website, and shared stories on Facebook with friends, …

Pinching Pennies on Pinterest

My philosophy on saving money is pretty simple. I don’t buy what I don’t need. And if I buy it and I feel guilty about it (What am I going to do with this? This is too much to spend on this!) I’ll likely return it. There are some pretty smart cookies on Pinterest when it comes to saving money. I’m new to Pinterest and am completely overwhelmed by all the neat stuff out there. I want these people to decorate my …