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5 Great Boomer Related Reads

A roundup of interesting, Boomer-related information.

1. Caregiver Cruise Sweepstakes 

“We recognize the dedication and love it takes, but also the stresses that can come along with it. So we're giving one lucky caregiver hero a free, 5-day cruise - and while they're gone, we'll provide professional care for their loved one.”

If you are a caregiver or know one, check out this sweepstakes. You can nominate yourself. Contest period appears to be Beginning June 1, 2011 through July 14, 2011.

2. Older Moms use Smartphones too
“Younger moms and older moms had similar levels of participation across several smartphone shopping activities, according to the survey.”
“Younger moms were also more apt to download mobile applications in a variety of categories, though older moms were even or ahead in areas like news and health and fitness apps.”

Well, duh!

3. Boomer Girl Diary: Wretched wabbits
“This kind and gentle soul of the ’70s who knew every word to “Bless the Beasts and Children” — the bleeding-hearted hippie girl who could never hurt a fly, much less an adorable, hippity-hoppity wabbit — has grown b-b-b-bad to the bone.
Hating bunnies. Is there a faster, more direct, one-way ticket to Hell than that?”

A fun read.

4. Can Retirees Get A Credit Card?
“Even on a fixed income retirees can qualify for a credit card, but there are some considerations unique to retirees that may not apply to the younger set. People who are living on a fixed income have to carefully consider their options, because they don’t have the advantage of increasing their income by working more hours or applying for a better paying job.”

Some financial advice.

5. 7 Ways Small Business Owners Can Use Twitter
A nice video overview of why you’d want to use Twitter.

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