The 15 Songs That Defined the Boomer Generation

Vintage radioNext Avenue offers  a collection of fifteen songs. complete with sound tracks, that contributor Doug Bradley believes shaped the lives of baby boomers.  From “Jail House Rock” to “What’s Going On”, this was the playlist of our youth.  Are your favorites here? Take a look and settle in to listen – The 15 Songs That Defined the Boomer Generation | Next Avenue.

Shaping Spokane – all about our neighborhoods!

Spokane, WashingtonThe City of Spokane has launched an interesting new program called Shaping Spokane.  Their website gives us the opportunity to share what is special about our neighborhoods, highlighting hidden gems and offering comments about why we love where we live.   The interactive map is easy to navigate, and it’s fun to read about what you may have been missing right nearby! Take a look:  Shaping Spokane – City of Spokane (BETA).

Bluetooth for Technophobes

SmartphonesDo you get brain freeze when you hear about Bluetooth technology and speakers? You’re not alone, but you are missing out on a great enhancement for your phone, tablets, and more.  This article breaks it all down, including specific recommendations about which speakers might be best for your needs.  Take a look, then listen up with Bluetooth! Bluetooth for Technophobes | Senior Planet.

Nectar Wine and Beer coming to Kendall Yards

Red wineKendall Yards has announced yet another addition to their vibrant, fun neighborhood.  Nectar Wine and Beer, which will be both a retail store and a wine bar, is expected to open in February.  They’ll occupy a primo spot right next to Veraci Pizza,  complete with  a killer view and patio overlooking the river.   If you haven’t been to Kendall Yards recently, take a drive through and see for yourself what an urban development can be when it gets it right . Nectar Wine and Beer coming to Kendall Yards | Bloglander | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | News, Politics, Music, Calendar, Events in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and the Inland Northwest.

What Medicare Doesn’t Cover: A Preretiree’s Guide

Doctor talking to senior patientOne of the few benefits of turning 65 is that we are finally eligible for Medicare.  At long last, no more worrying about covering health care costs and finding the right insurance plan.  Right? Well, not so fast.  Medicare will certainly help, but there is a whole lot that is not covered.   Medicare Advantage and Supplement plans offer some solutions, and the time to get yourself educated is before you turn 65.  Next Avenue helps define the issues so that you can make good decisions : What Medicare Doesn’t Cover: A Preretiree’s Guide | Next Avenue.

Reverse mortgages poised for rebound

Toy house and calculator on table close-upReverse mortgages are coming back in a whole new way.  It may be time to take another look at what could be a creative solution to your financial worries.  Your home equity is an asset – could it be put to use to fund a more rewarding retirement?  This article discusses what’s new, and why you might want to find out more: Reverse mortgages poised for rebound – – Sept. 16, 2014.