Tara Coates

Tune in to “The Cheap Life”

Posted on 01/15/2013 by | Money | Comments

Entertainment | Money & SavingsToday marks the launch of a new YouTube series produced by AARP called The Cheap Life, starring the “Ultimate Cheapskate” Jeff Yeager. Each week, Jeff will discuss how you can have fun saving money and live the ‘good life’ at a fraction of the cost. The Cheap Life will offer plenty of tips on how to stretch your hard-earned dollars. And, of course, you’ll have plenty of chances to win gift card prizes and cheapskate schwag. So tune in. Be sure to subscribe to The Cheap Life, just click …

Wrong Gift Card? You Can Exchange It

Posted on 12/20/2012 by | Money | Comments

Money & SavingsA recent survey by the National Retail Federation found that six out of 10 people want to receive gift cards under the tree this Christmas. Count me among those folks who enjoy the flexibility of giving and receiving gift cards. A gift card allows people to pick out what they like and they can redeem it at their convenience. Who wants to be stuck with something you’re never going to use or something that doesn’t fit? See also: Can I …

New Book Focuses on Great Jobs for Older Workers

Posted on 09/21/2012 by | Money | Comments

WorkAccording to data from the U.S. Department of Labor, 2.5 million workers between the ages of 55 and 64 lost their jobs between 2009 and 2011. As of January 2012, less than half were re-employed. If you are trying to re-enter the workplace after retiring or get re-hired after a job loss, you’re going to need an updated resume and a plan. See also: Finding work after 50 AARP’s new book Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps …

Saving in September

Posted on 08/30/2012 by | Money | Comments

Money & SavingsSeptember just makes me wanna sing. First of all, I can’t get that Earth, Wind and Fire song “September” out of my head. I can hear Maurice White now. Ba de ya, say do you remember Ba de ya, saving in September Ah. you caught me. That’s NOT how the song goes. But think of it as a way to remind yourself that September is National Coupon Month. See also: Where do you find your coupons? September has been dubbed National …

She’s Got Game – at 85

Posted on 08/16/2012 by | Money | Comments

Personal HealthScrolling through Twitter the other night, I stumbled came across a great story by Golf Digest senior editor Stina Sternberg about an 85-year-old Ohio woman who got fitted for a new set of golf clubs. What caught my eye is that Pauline Whitacre says she “shoots her age or better on a regular basis.” Wow. Pauline has always had game. She was shooting in the 70s as a teenager. She has won multiple Ohio State Amateur and state Senior Amateur Championships. …