Medigap And the Affordable Health Care Act Aka Obamacare Part 4

Someone asked me about supplemental insurance and the Affordable Health Care Act. Well, I did a little research. It appears that there is something called Medigap which you can get to supplement your Medicare. Yes, there will be some impact on that program. So listed below are several articles that address the issue.

Please feel free to add more information.

Will you be able to get cheaper Medigap insurance through Affordable Health Care Act?

What do the Medigap providers have to say?

I thought this blog post aimed at Baby Boomers was very insightful regarding the impact of Medicare and the Affordable Health Care Act

Basic Guide to the Medigap Insurance Plans



Busy Baby Boomers Find Time to Explore Cooking Passions

I just read a post from one of the busiest baby boomers I know about cooking roasted broccoli. Now this baby boomer, Heidi Caswell, is not a professional chef and does not cook for a living. But in her living she cooks for family and friends. I hope that made sense. You see, I know Heidi as an entrepreneur, super  blogger and blogging mechanic.

I say mechanic because if your blog is broke she helps you fix it. If you need blog training she will train you. And if you want to send a special card to a love one she will help you do that also.But in t he midst of her busyness she finds time to work her other passions.

So, take a few minutes to explore two of her blogs. The first one to grab her insights on roasting broccoli on her blog Boomer Empowerment.  And if you want to see some great videos and glean gems on the art of blogging visit WordPress101.

And if you want to make that very special connection that goes beyond the text send that special recipe to a friend in a card. Visit Connect Simply.

Now, I must say that Heidi did not endorse this message and I only decided to post about it on impulse and impression after seeing her Facebook post about the vegetables in her garden. I was actually in between a marathon posting on Ebay and looking at the post about the recipe was a true boomer break.

I guess what I am learning more  and more is that we must take time to explore our passions. And since I am a baby boomer I am not surprised.

New Blog Budgeting Boomers is Timely

I am spending more time looking at financial issues that never had my attention 30 years ago. So blogs like Budgeting  Boomers is right on time. In addition I am in avid admiration for her efforts to help her mom.  Prior to my mom’s passing last month my financial goals included caregiving for her.

Read the About Page for this insightful site.

Hi, I’m Lisa and I am a 50 something Baby Boomer. I am married to my Knight in Shining Armor and I have a 26 yo daughter and a 20 yo daughter.  My oldest daughter is married to a wonderful Air Force officer, my youngest daughter is in college and my mother lives with my husband and me. I left the traditional work world to open a business from home so that I could be here more for my mother.

Going from a good income to a new business made things a little tight around here and meant that it was time to whip out my penny saving tactics. I have always been a frugal shopper but I needed to go one step further. I have found some great ways to save and I would like to share them with others that could and would use them.  I hope this blog will  help you save money and get closer to a happy retirement.

Take some time to read and absorb the money saving wisdom in this blog, Budgeting Boomer.

15 Facebook Etiquette Tips Every Baby Boomer Should Know

Is it really ok to share too much information on Facebook? Can you embarrass your grandchildren on Facebook? What about stalking someone’s profile? Wow, this post, 15 Facebook Etiquette Tips Every Baby Boomer Should Know has some timely tips.

Help! I Have Neglected My Blogs

Are you neglecting your blogs? Do you feel like putting them up for adoption or throwing them away? I know this sounds harsh but I am in the process of making that decision. I am re-evaluating all my sites. I am also working on a strategic plan for each site I keep.

Does that make sense? I can no longer afford the time to blog when the mood hits or when I come across something I want to share. That often means stopping what I am doing and posting on one of my sites. Think about it. We cannot afford to do that in our everyday life.

I mean imagine if you were housecleaning, stopped to look up an old magazine on Ebay, then found other distractions while online? House work will not get done. Well, that is what I have just done and must get back to accomplishing my goals for the day.

The same thing can happen with our blogging. If you have more than one blog we must consider being systematic, not anal, but systematic if your blogging is more than just recreational.

This baby boomer life is busy enough and if blogging is part of your weekly activities I, for one, feel we owe it to our readers to either provide quality content. What do you think?

Facebook Fan Page Review-Suzie Cheel

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Facebook Fan Page Reviews

As soon as you get to the Facebook Page of Suzie Cheel she engages you with a video. I love her energy, sincerity and warmth. You get to know her right away while she shares what her page is all about. She is using a Welcome page  which I have not seen too often on pages. As a matter of f act I hope she shares how she did it and the apps she used for her html opt in. How very cool.

Her scenic background invites you to go sip on some green tea and rest while you chat with Suzie.

So far she has 91 likes and I strongly suspect it will just go up. I am hoping that she does share some of her cooking tips. Keep up the great work Suzie!

Want Another Way to Get Blogging Ideas? Watch This Big Boomer

Watch this short clip about a full figured baby boomer who decides to fit in an exercise routine while coming up with blogging ideas. I can call her big because it is me! I am trying to get to my fighting weight. Ha!

PS Check out some really good blogging tips at Blogging for boomers

Ready to Play? Come to a Baby Boomer Blog Carnival

Yes, it is the season to enjoy outdoor activities. You can also do a virtual outdoor Blog Carnival right now! So, take a few minutes and visit some of these great blogs hosted by an insightful baby boomer blogger. Many of you know that I am a stickler for About pages.  If you really want to get to know other baby boomer bloggers read their About pages.

The blogger, Joe Hauckes, the host of this Blog Carnival has a clearly written about page.  It is not long but gets right to the point.See below:

Hi, my name is Joe Hauckes and I’m a Baby Boomer.

I havs been blogging on the Working at Home on the Internet blog since October 2005 and the My Computer Back in Service blog since August 2007.

Born in March 1953 (on the ides of March), I seem to be in the middle of the Great Baby Boom after WWII.

So, why not endeavour to build a community of like minded and same generational people who have so much in common.

So, I present this Blog and the Baby Boomers U.S. Forum for your enjoyment.

Have Fun and Thanks for being a part of the community.


So take a few minutes to play and get to know folks at the Blog Carnival.

Short and Easy to Understand Video on Skype

I was just on an awesome baby boomer site called The Baby Boomer Entrenprenuer. This blog is run by a baby boomer marketing, copywriting and business coach expert-Andrea J. Stenberg.

Yes, this short post is about her post on Skype but please spend some time enjoying all the other rich information. I was very impressed as you will be also. Her site is bright, engaging and easy to navigate.

So take a few minutes and view the short video she has on her site about Skype.

In addition read her other post 7 Ways to Use Skype for Business. I never realized that you could send large files via Skype.

The WordPress Wizard is Whipping out Another Wonderful Workshop

My friend and fellow baby boomer, The WordPress Wizard, Cathy Perkins is starting yet another workshop series. She is really, I mean really knows her stuff. I have learned a lot from her and still learning.

So listen now to her description of the workshop in her own words. It’s short and you can start it by clicking on the play button at the beginning of the blue bar. If you get interrupted by a phone call just click on pause.

If you want to invest in yourself just click right now and sign up.

PS She is one of the few social media folks I actually trust. I only promote folks I like and trust. You will get a lot of value from her workshop and she will hold your hand.