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Tis the Season

December 4, 2018

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Research released a couple of months ago has shown that well-adjusted people spend more on holiday shopping than non well-adjusted people. This research was funded by the group Citizens for More Liberal Use of Credit Cards. Life in the Boomer Lane was just pulling your leg.  Maybe. The first sentence of the first paragraph was […]

Protecting Your Assets: A Cautionary Tale Part 2

March 20, 2017

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As we age, and, as we deal with aging parents, we become more and more concerned with protecting assets. Sometimes, we can do everything we think is right, only to discover that doing what is right can result in getting it wrong. The following is Pt 2 of a guest post from Ina Nenninger, who […]

Protecting Your Assets: A Cautionary Tale, Part 1

March 15, 2017

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As we age, and, as we deal with aging parents, we become more and more concerned with protecting assets. Sometimes, we can do everything we think is right, only to discover that doing what is right can result in getting it wrong. The following is a guest post from Ina Nenninger, who turned a negative […]

Cheap Genes

March 3, 2017

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    Thanks to AARP Magazine, Life in the Boomer Lane is told that her wide swings between thriftiness and excess can be blamed entirely on genetics. She can now efficiently file that away in the same place that she puts her height, intelligence and boob size. According to AARP, our genetics and brain wiring […]

When the Roof Caves In

May 19, 2016

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Lately, Life in the Boomer Lane has had a recurrent nightmare that the incessant rain in the area causing her roof to start leaking.  This feared event materialized on Tuesday.  LBL went up into the attic closet to get a canvas for her oil painting class. The attic walls were dripping, and wrapping paper and […]

Guerrilla Aging: Money Honey

October 31, 2014

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  Money means more than dollars. It’s tied to our sense of success, to security, to power, to independence.  It can be what allows us, or stops us, from fulfilling our dreams.  And, for most women, it’s something we don’t give much thought to until we are confronted with a major life change. For those […]

What Makes You Happy?

May 24, 2013

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A couple weeks ago, HuffPost published an article which revealed that The American Express Company, while selling people on the fantasy of what they (American Express) has determined to be blissfully happy lives, has also, behind the scenes, been tracking data since the 1980s on what makes Americans happy in reality. This got Life in […]