October 2009

Did you know that last week was the National Save for Retirement week?  No? Me neither.  Congress had designated October 18-24, 2009 for the purposes of raising public awareness of retirement plans available to them and increase their knowledge of personal finance. Those objectives need to occur but one week a year isn’t going to make […]

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Now that the usual flu season is here the swine flu, officially known as H1N1, has gained momentum in North America.  I’ve noticed many of my favorite personal finance bloggers have been infected this month.  They’re not the only ones.  President Obama declared a national emergency over the weekend to aid health care providers in […]

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Fiery Ford Recall

by Kay Lynn

Mr. Boomer and I own a 1998 Ford Windstar that still runs fine, but is getting up there in mileage and age.  I seriously investigated the Cash for Clunkers program but the van’s MPG value was 1 over the program’s allowance. Since there was no longer any “free” money on the table, we decided to […]

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When I create the November budget next weekend, there will be a new line item.  That line item is for monthly fees to Weight Watchers. My doctor gave me four months to bring down my triglycerides or go on cholesterol medication. The last time I had low levels was when I was 25+ pounds less […]

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