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Tips for Adopting a Renter Lifestyle after Having Been a Homeowner

September 20th, 2021

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‘Baby Boomer Investing in the Perilous Decade of the 2020s’: Ronald Surz Pens Timely Book Based on His Engaging Baby Boomer Investing Show

June 15th, 2021

According to author Ronald Surz, most of us Baby Boomers are going to be spending much of this decade (the 2020’s, which are still in early days) in what he calls the Risk Zone – his term for the ten years before and after retirement. Surz, who has been an investment consultant since 1974, and brings with him excellent credentials, uses his book’s introduction to explain why he believes the decade of the 2020s is a challenging time to be in or considering retirement. And because he wants more of us Boomers to be able to afford to live a dignified retirement. He points to four... Read More

Irene Michaels Shatters 12 Myths on Beauty and Aging

April 1st, 2021

  Beauty and Luxury Lifestyle Expert Irene Michaels Shares Her Techniques for Living Beautifully and Luxuriously Beyond 50! Irene Michaels has spent a lifetime building one success upon another—as a dancer, actress, model, owner of a modeling agency, entrepreneur, producer, beauty and luxury lifestyle expert with a widely read website since 2008, and founder of her signature brand, “I On . . . ,” through which she has offered her highly regarded anti-aging skincare brand, I On Youth Collection by Irene Michaels. Resilience brought her back from an accident that could have been the end... Read More

Travel Wings Clipped by Pandemic, Adventure Travel Writer Linda Ballou Pens Historical Novel About Equestrian Explorer Lady Isabella Lucy Bird: Embrace of the Wild

February 19th, 2021

I was not initially familiar with the story of Englishwoman Lady Isabella Lucy Bird, so I didn’t know what to expect when I began reading Linda Ballou’s newest book, Embrace of the Wild: Inspired by Equestrian Explorer Isabella Bird. However I was lucky enough to read it just days after publication, and am pleased to tell you a little bit about the book. Right up front, let me say I was gifted this copy because Linda Ballou, an adventure travel writer, is NABBW’s Adventure Travel Associate, and writes a regular column about her travels for the National Association of Baby Boomer... Read More

Whether or Not You’ve Been Diagnosed, It’s Important to Take A Closer Look At The Effects of Type 2 Diabetes On Us Boomer-Aged Women

December 7th, 2020

Diabetes in us older women can have negative effects as we age and experience menopause, making it crucial for us to know the warning signs and steps we need to take to live with it comfortably. The month of November flew by so fast I didn’t get everything done! Perhaps, you’ve also noticed that even in these COVID times, when we are staying home as much as possible, it’s very easy to get distracted from our best-laid plans due to having to focus so much on just simply coping with day-t0-day life as it unfolds. As your “Boomer in Chief” of the NABBW, I had intended... Read More

Heidi Herman’s Book ‘On With the Butter’ Advises How to Spread More Living Onto Everyday Life

October 13th, 2020

Being originally from Wisconsin, which boasts being The Dairy State, I have alway loved cooking, baking and eating foods made with real butter. (I’m actually a butter snob, truth be told.) So when this sunny looking, smallish paperback came across my desk, touting that life is better with butter, I just had to pick it up and start reading. Of her reasons for writing the book, author Heidi Herman says, “This book was inspired by my other, who lived her life to the fullest. After my mom’s recovery from a stroke in 2016 at the age of 92, my mom began promoting the message of living... Read More

Art Barry’s Book “The Downsize Side Hustle,” Offers Seniors a Winning Way to “Bet the House”

September 19th, 2020

If you’re a home-owning Baby Boomer looking for a profitable side hustle, this book is for you. You’ll be especially interested if, going forward, your personal housing preference is not to move to a retirement community, but to stay in the family homestead – or at lest the home you currently live in – and “age in place;” yet you’ve realized that the kids don’t have time to come visit very often, which means the family homestead, as it currently stands, is really too big for your current needs. This situation not only describes the experience of Art... Read More

Are You Feeling Like Normalcy and Control Are No Longer Within Reach? You’re Likely Experiencing Disenfranchised Grief

July 17th, 2020

By Trina O’Quinn for the NABBW As the pandemic continues, I am becoming more aware of what it means to experience disenfranchised grief: The illusion of Normalcy and Control is slowly being taken away from me. (I suspect that this has happened to everyone.) In trying to write this month’s blog I realized that I was experiencing too many instances of disenfranchised grief.  If I tried to cover them all this blog it would become a novel.  So, I decided to write about a few of the most unrecognized or unspoken losses in my life. The first is the loss of the ability to plan, to have something... Read More

Against My Father’s Will: A Memoir

July 15th, 2020

Against My Father’s Will: A Memoir By Jane Morgan Barry Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes If you’re a Baby Boomer woman, you grew up in the late 50s, the 60s  and 70s, a time of great change and civil unrest. We had Martin Luther King, Jr. leading the cause for racial equality, the strong anti-war movement that grew out of the Vietnam conflict, and, of course, Betty Friedan, the feminist writer and activist who sparked the fight for women’s liberation. As was demonstrated at dinner tables all over the country, and well-portrayed in Norman Lear’s iconic must-watch 70’s... Read More

Barry Silverstein’s Latest Book, “Boomer Brand Winners and Losers,” Is a Fun Read and a Walk Down Memory Lane

January 22nd, 2020

Perhaps all of us have moments when one of our more mundane thoughts crystalizes and remains frozen in our memory forever, though we don’t know why. I’ve had many of these over my lifetime. For example, during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, I recall listening to the news on the radio in my mother’s kitchen, while I baked a cake which was destined to be that night’s dessert. I remember wondering whether or not Russian housewives had access to boxed cake mixes. And deciding they probably didn’t. In an earlier memory – I couldn’t have been more than three... Read More