Tuesday - November 30, 2021

Got Medicare? Get a no-cost test for COVID-19

May 20th, 2020

If you’ve been wondering about the cost of being tested for COVID-19, here’s a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which spells out what is covered under the recent CARES Act: By Seema Verma, Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services If you have Medicare and want to be tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Trump Administration has good news. Medicare covers tests with no out-of-pocket costs. You can get tested in your home, doctor’s office, a local pharmacy or hospital, a nursing home, or a drive-through site. Medicare... Read More

The Effect of the Pandemic on this Introverted Baby Boomer Woman

May 20th, 2020

By Trina O’Quinn, for the NABBW One would think that the stay-at-home and self-isolating orders issued by our various states in response to the COVID-19 pandemic would be food for an introvert’s soul. In some ways it is. It’s working well for my introverted personality, which tends to want to isolate to the point of invisibility. However, deep in my soul I know that it is working too well, and undoing all the therapy I have done around socialization. Socializing takes a lot of my energy, so I need isolation and rest to recharge. My extroverted friends, on the other hand,... Read More

What’s A Grandmother to Say About the COVID-19 Pandemic?

May 8th, 2020

By Meryl Ain for the NABBW It’s a beautiful day in my neighborhood and a wonderful morning for a walk. It’s early so hardly anyone is out yet, enabling me to pull my mask low on my face breathing in the sweet fragrance of the season, noting that this is exactly what spring smelled like when I was a child. I stop to take photos of the gorgeous pink and yellow and orange tulips, which remind me of how my mother lovingly planted the bulbs in our backyard garden each year.  I spot a couple of robin redbreasts. I haven’t yet encountered a cardinal, but sure as it’s spring, I know I will. Ever... Read More

Tax Strategies for Women

September 20th, 2019

By Jennifer Hipkiss CFP®, EA, MSFP for the NABBW Women are poised to be the leaders in wealth management over the next decade, with an estimated 40% of women controlling assets over $600,000 in America1. Unfortunately, taxation can erode growth of wealth and useable financial resources for your goals – what you earn net of taxes is your true wealth of useable money. Implementing tax strategies to preserve your money will help you grow your wealth, as well as, provide added security to your financial plan without additional risk. Fortunately, there are strategies to help you minimize your tax... Read More

Never Underestimate the Power of a Menopausal Woman

June 18th, 2019

By Phyllis Coletta, JD, for the NABBW Menopause is an unexpected visit from a relative, showing up on your doorstep without invitation all fat and cranky. You must let her in — she’s stronger than you — and before you know it, there’s hair in the sink and she’s sticking her face in the freezer. Before this intrusion, before your body starts morphing into your mother, men stop looking at you, just like that. Gravity takes its toll; your waist disappears so you basically look like a vending machine, and you become invisible. Sounds awful, but there are great advantages to all... Read More

Who Doesn’t Want to Age with Gusto? Here’s How to Become Chronologically Gifted

February 28th, 2019

Title: Chronologically Gifted: Aging with Gusto: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living to Age 123 Available in Kindle and Paperback formats Author: Dr. Erica Miller Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes In the very first chapter, Dr. Erica Miller tells readers she is convinced that a huge part of why aging seems to come upon us so suddenly and so overwhelmingly is because we don’t take steps now to give ourselves the best possible chance to live long, healthy and meaningful lives. She also tells us two key things about herself: She is “a spry eighty-something dynamo, actively... Read More

Ballou’s New Book “Lost Angel in Paradise,” Shares Why Not All Who Wander are Lost

February 6th, 2019

Title:Lost Angel in Paradise: Outdoor Days from L.A. to the Lost Coast of California (Lost Angel Adventures) Available in Kindle format (with free app) Author: Linda Ballou Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes Now you can delight in day tripping adventures along with adventure travel writer Linda Ballou, who’s long been known for her enticing articles about her power-packed  outdoor days along the sun-splashed California coast from Malibu to Mendocino. For years, Linda’s many friends have asked her if they could come with her on these adventures, and she’s always declined.... Read More

Shifting Gears To Your Life and Work After Retirement: A Roadmap to Transform Retirement into the Best Time of Your Life – Second Edition

October 25th, 2018

Print Edition (Soft Cover) Authors: Dr. Carolee Duckworth & Dr. Marie Langworthy Website: https://www.lifeandworkafterretirement.com  Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes Note: This is a revised and updated soft cover edition of the original book, which we reviewed in 2013. Thirty years with lots of time and not so much money makes for a VERY long vacation.  So… what’s a 55+ Baby Boomer to do?  Work? Play? Travel? Volunteer? Or what about developing your own scenario which is a combination of all these?  Will you choose to work here at home or abroad? Alone or with a partner? In... Read More

Fast Track to Romance: An Exclusive Online Dating Guide for Mature Women

July 11th, 2018

Title: Fast Track to Romance: An Exclusive Online Dating Guide for Mature Women Available in: Kindle and Paperback Author: Gail Karpus Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes Few of us want to spend the last decades of our lives alone. That’s a given. But given that the Center for Disease Prevention (CDC), recently reported that the average 65-year-old woman can expect to live for 19.3 more years, and we’ve long known that women traditionally live longer than men, the odds are pretty good that we will find ourselves single at some time in our mature years. Beyond that, as Fast... Read More

Done With the Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children

May 6th, 2018

Title: Done With the Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children Available in paperback, Kindle and Audiobook formats Author: Sheri McGregor, M.A. Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes In writing  Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children, Sheri McGregor, M.A., hopes to help parents whose adult children have chosen, for one reason or another, to leave the family unit. She writes not just from her professional expertise as a life coach, but also from her personal experience — one of her five adult children, a son, is estranged. Armed... Read More