You Can Vacation in Paradise Island Next Year If You Start Brewing Your Own Coffee Today

I just read an eye-opening blog post in Wallop Pop that indicated a savings of  $835 dollars if you brew your coffee at home for a year. That’s right if we restrain ourselves from grabbing that cup of java from our popular fun shops and put the money in a jar we can see super savings. I checked on Travelocity to see what vacations existed that cost less than $835 with airfare. There were a lot including Paradise Island.

Now, I love my cup of Starbucks coffee while at Barnes and Nobles so I will not be super disciplined at doing this. But if I jar or deposit half of the stuff I love to pick up on a regular basis I can really save. Ok, let’s see how about baking those pumpkin muffins I love so much from Whole Foods? Or, reading the daily paper online? The bottom line is I must find something to cut back on that is part of my regular financial luxury spending. And guess what if I cut back to the skinny I just might get skinny.

How about you? What are you saving for and how are you doing it?

Are You Lying?

Hello, my name is Rosie Horner and I am a baby boomer. Whew, that wasn’t hard at all. But there are probably some other things I need to confess. What am I lying about? What truths do I need to face and fess up?

Ok, this is not a true confession post but an introduction to a powerful new baby boomer book by Beverly Mahone, founder of Boomer Diva Nation. Her book Don’t Ask and I Won’t Have to Lie will help you better understand the motivations behind the lies you tell and what you can do to live a more honest and meaningful life.

Yet, Beverly is clear in the very beginning, that it is not to replace the need for professional consultation if needed. But it sure helps you to think about some stuff you may be lying about.

I was especially stabbed in the gut when I read the section on lies we tell about tell about our health. That chapter
Lying Can Be Hazardous to your Health, confronts the lies we tell ourselves and health care provider.

Beverly addresses some common responses many of us may have to questions aimed at prevention of  diseases.  Think about it, have you given these answers when they were not true?

“I don’t drink” or “I don’t drink often.”

“I don’t smoke” or “I smoke less than a pack a
day.”

“I don’t do drugs.”

This chapter affected me personally because I am not dealing with my computer and stress weight like I should. Hence, I often hate going to the doctor to hear what I already know. One of my last visits I paid a doctor to conduct a role play session. I was the doctor and he played me. I gave him an interpretation of my blood work.

Yes, my fellow baby boomers, we know the questions and the answers for many facets of our lives. Yet, how often are we telling lies? I just love the way Beverly shares with  such authentic and transparent honesty.

Beverly deals with issues related to our appearance, relationships plus more. You will be challenged and chastened. But you will not be disappointed to know that you are not alone in this big baby boomer world dealing with issues we can all relate to.

You can grab a copy of Don’t Ask and I Won’t Have to Lie Today! No Lie, it is worth your investment of time and money.

Baby Boomers-Need a Bridge Job or Just a Job to Add to Pension?

I just read an excellent post on bridge jobs for babyboomers. Now, th

is is inspirational because it shows it encourages baby boomers to look at jobs for the purpose of staying productive. Yet, I am stuck on the fact that so many baby boomers I know are just trying to add to their pensions.

A bridge job for many is an essential job for many baby boomers who  lost their jobs or need to pay for benefits until they reach medicare eligibility.

So, look at this post and share with others who may be thinking about staying productive or just plain need a job.

Bridge jobs for babyboomers.

A Must See Family Movie on FOX This Weekend January 8,2011

There is a super FAMILY MOVIE on Fox this Saturday, January 8, 2011t (8 PM, 7 Central), as part of Walmart and P&G’s Family Movie Night series.

Change of Plans tells the story of a young couple, Sally and Jason, whose lives are turned upside down when Sally’s best friend from college is killed in a tragic accident. Sally and Jason are forced to make some life-altering decisions when they discover that she has been named legal guardian to her friend’s four children, three of whom were adopted from third world countries. Change of Plans stars Brooke White (American Idol) and Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) and according to the official website, portrays how “fulfilling life can be when you look beyond your own plans and invest in the lives of others.” What a great discussion starter for you to engage your grandchildren around issues that are truly important.

To view a trailer for Change of Plans and to read more about the movie, visit the movie’s official website by clicking here.