10 Who Should Be In The Rock and Roll Hall

Turntable playing vinyl with glowing abstract linesDoug Bradley has written widely on the music of the boomer generation, and we’ve shared some of his articles here before.  This time he is posting his list of top ten artists or groups who should have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but, so far, have not made it.   With each selection he offers his rationale, a music clip, the artist’s best known songs, and their legacy.  Whether you agree with his choices or not, it’s a really fun trip down memory lane.  10 Who Should Be In The Rock and Roll Hall | Next Avenue.

Walgreens offers free vaccines – including shingles!


Have you been wanting to get the shingles vaccine but were reluctant to come up with the pricey copay? Even with Medicare Advantage plans, your cost can be $90 or more.  For a limited time and while supplies last, you can take advantage of a free vaccine program offered by the City of Spokane and Walgreen’s drug stores.   No appointment is necessary, but we do suggest that you act quickly and call your Walgreen’s first to be sure that they have the vaccine available.  City of Spokane, Walgreens offer free vaccines – Spokesman.com – Dec. 11, 2014.

Computer or Tablet: Which Do You Need?

Morning news. Tablet pc, newspaper and cup of coffeeSo many tech options these days, and choosing which is best for your needs can be confusing.  Tablets are no long a novelty, and desktops may soon be dinosaurs.   Laptops are getting cheaper, but are they redundant?  Next Avenue looks at the options and helps us make an informed and practical choice:  Computer or Tablet: Which Do You Need? | Next Avenue.

Not happy yet? Just wait for it!

Three women in living room talking and smilingReady for some good news about getting older? In a recent editorial by Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson,the writer explores the ramifications of a recent study : Almost 40 percent of Americans 65 and older rated themselves “very happy” compared with only 33 percent of those 35 to 49, report surveys by NORC at the University of Chicago.

The reasons are fascinating.  Take a few minutes to read this article, and think about your own life.  There is a definite U-shaped curve to satisfaction in life, and those of us lucky to have hit sixty or so can find ourselves coming out on top!

Robert J. Samuelson: Not happy yet? Just wait for it – Spokesman.com – Dec. 9, 2014.

Does Uncle Sam Want To Donate $2,000 Toward Your Retirement?

Retirement Green Road Sign and Airplane Above with Dramatic Blue Sky and Clouds.Did you know that there is a $2000 tax credit available to pad your retirement fund? Many people don’t, and a quick look at this article can tell you if you qualify.  Real Deal Retirement » Blog Archive » Does Uncle Sam Want To Donate $2,000 Toward Your Retirement?.

Pay No Interest Until 2016 With These Credit Cards

Tis the season to spend money,  and all too often we find ourselves reaching for plastic to stretch our budget.  Here is a list of credit cards offering zero interest until 2016- take a look, and save yourself some finance charges while you shop! Pay No Interest Until 2016 With These Credit Cards.

Fresh Ebook Deals, Delivered Daily

Early Bird Books is a daily newsletter offering free and almost free e-books.  There is no charge to sign up, and they won’t pester you with anything else.  We’ve found lots of great deals here, and selections include but are not limited to Kindle format.  If you love books, it’s a fun way to start your day!  Early Bird Books – Fresh Ebook Deals, Delivered Daily.