Do I Really Want to Work to 90

Typical of the homes Marion builds. This is a summer home for an architect client himself; with a decidedly green focus. Photo by CASUDI

Many boomers are rethinking their retirement plans. A June 11th report from the Federal Reserve, reported that average net worth fell 40% between 2007 and 2010. Changing retirement plans is not as bad as it sounds, and this is what a small business owner client of mine found out. Marion Speidel … [Read more...]

Why Baby Boomers Buy and Enjoy eReaders

Screenwriter Tracey Jackson Loves Her Kindle Fire

Not too long ago, while traveling on the cross-town bus to a midday appointment, I took out my iPad to do a bit of reading. After several minutes I looked up to check how far we’d gone. But what caught my attention were the seven or eight people around me immersed in their e-readers. OK, maybe not … [Read more...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review

The home screen on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 can be easily customized based on personal preferences

When it comes to mobile technology, for me, it’s all about convenience, usability, and dealing effectively with information overload. I want the smallest, lightest, most simple device I can carry that still puts everything I want at my fingertips when I need it. While I love my iPhone 4, the fact … [Read more...]

Best Activities to Bond with Techie Kids

Teen Expert Vanessa Van Petten Head Shot

By Vanessa Van Petten, creator of, a parenting website written from the teen perspective to help parents understand them. I believe technology provides some really fun activities for techie kids and parents, grandparents or even teachers to bond. In my book Do I Get My … [Read more...]

Evolution of Technology – Rotary Dial Phone Nostalgia

Old Rotary Dial Telephone

This Evolution of Technology series article focuses on the rotary telephone or as our guest co-author Professor Weber likes to refer to our recent old telephone past - Reflections on Prehistoric Telecommunications. Professor Weber leads off: When boxing up possessions to remove from a room I’m … [Read more...]

Senior Assisted Living and the Sandwich Generation

Enjoying a trip to Vegas with my parents

Dealing with aging parents has always been a challenge, but in recent years with longevity increasing almost exponentially, it’s become an even bigger job. Boomers are often in the situation of being The Sandwich Generation because of this modern phenomenon of raising kids and dealing with aging … [Read more...]

The Technology Monster

These ads were everywhere!

Sometimes, I just wish it would stop.  The “Technology Monster” won’t stop following me!  I recently visited Southeast Asia and found this monster everywhere. It didn’t matter if it was the high-living, modern, extra-ordinary city of Hong Kong or the severe poverty of Cambodia and Borneo! The … [Read more...]

Evolution of Technology – Vinyl Records

davey jones of the monkees by bruce sallan

AKA Bruce's Guide to the Evolution of Technology and His Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Part Two* With Guest Co-Author, Professor David E. Weber The Evolution of Technology series continues with the record store and vinyl records, aka lps, records.  Going to the record store now … [Read more...]

I Wish It Worked Like a Blender

blender on counter

The other day, I went to CostCo and bought a new blender. The old one had broken after a dozen years of use. I took the new one out of the box, plugged it in, and made a quick smoothie. WHY CAN’T COMPUTERS and all this tech stuff that Linda insists I learn or buy, work that easily? Huh? … [Read more...]

I AM Keeping My Date Book

Date Book Day Planner Paper Old Fashioned Desktop Calendar

Linda:  Bruce, you’ve finally made the switch to Apple, you’ve gone on Facebook and Twitter, now don’t you think it’s time you got rid of your desk calendar? Bruce: I’m not getting rid of my desk calendar! Linda:  You do realize how much more efficient an online/smart phone calendar is, don’t … [Read more...]