The Talk: Social networking vital for retirees

The fourth key aspect of “the talk” and having a safe and long retirement is the need to stay involved. The building and nurturing of a strong social network for retirees is vital to their own longevity and their ability to weather the storms that will occur with later life. For the adult child of a retired [Read More…]

The Fastest Growing Segment of Social Media Users are…


Yes, the fastest growing segment of social media users are those over 50!  As reported in Inc. Magazine: “Social networking use among Internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubled—from 22 percent in April 2009 to 42 percent in May 2010, says a survey of over 2,250 U.S. adults from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & [Read More…]

The “Don’t Worry” iPhone Ap for Keeping In Touch With Elderly Parents

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When retirees get older, it’s important that they maintain regular contact with their family and friends.  This can often be difficult to do and can cause much stress for all involved.  Fortunately I found this great ap through a wonderful site called called the “Don’t Worry” ap which can be loaded onto an iPhone. [Read More…]

Getting More Out of Twitter


I love Twitter!  It’s an awesome way to get the latest news, it’s the best way to get relevant content on the topics that matter to you, and it’s a great way to share information with others.  My twitter account @Safe4Retirement posts information that is pertinent to retirement and the issues that matter to retirees [Read More…]

Easily Using Emoticoms on Your iPhone


As anyone who has read my book, ‘Safe 4 Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement’ knows, it’s important for retirees to stay involved with friends and family around them.  One of the best ways that retirees can do that is by using technology such as social media and smartphones.  One of the things [Read More…]

Tablet Showdown: Nook vs. Kindle Fire


Well it’s time to get down to real holiday shopping.  And that means, shopping online.  And shopping online means using the wealth of information available to make the most knowledgeable purchases.  I think I have the camera figured out (ask my wife what color she wants) and the laptop figured out (it needs to be [Read More…]

Twitter Updates Its Look and Functionality

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As anyone who has read my book, Safe 4 Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement knows, I believe that technology is not only a great way for retirees to connect with each other but to stay up to speed with the world around them.  Twitter is a great tool that allows you to [Read More…]

The Technology Holiday Wish List


As we continue our Christmas and Holiday shopping, it’s harder than ever to keep up with what our children, grandchildren, spouses and friends really want.  The polls all say that the most wanted present is an iPad, so it seems clear that technology presents are the most “fun” and pleasant present this holiday season.  But [Read More…]

Keeping Up with Video Games


Okay, I know the arguments about video games – the kids waste too much time on them, they’re too violent, they’re too expensive.  Okay I agree with all of that.  However, for many kids, the social connection and discussions around these games can be compared to how we used to talk about baseball cards and [Read More…]

YouTube May Help Elderly Dementia Patients


The Alzheimer’s Reading Room continues to be a great source for all information on Alzheimer’s – if you have the need for regular information on the disease, you need to visit the site and sign up for their informative e-mails.  It was through my regular reading of the email that I came across this very [Read More…]