Here’s How Boomers Can Save US/U.S. — 9 Comments

  1. OK. I’m going to buy a new netbook for my wife to take on an upcoming trip to Las Cruces N.M. because she doesn’t want to lug a laptop so she can call me on Skype. Hmmmm… $500 to save $20 in ld charges. Does that make sense? Oh well, at least I’ll have a new toy to play with.

    “Lawyers are people?” Since when?

    thesavvyboomer…also wrote this…Another Boomer website weighs in

  2. And I upgraded my video card along with the fan and new desk. The fan(s) were for the new video card.

    And since my computer’s 5 years old, what once was a $250.00 AGP video card is now just $60.00 so not only am I stimulating the economy, I’m saving money as well.

    I wouldn’t buy a Dell though. I might accept one of it were given to me but I certainly wouldn’t pay good money for one. Systemax brand (Tiger Direct’s custom PC line) is guaranteed made in the USA.

  3. @Kirk: No, saving money is Anti-American. You must now spend it on some toilet reading. I have an idea about that.
    Dell configged what I needed and I was tired of shopping the ads/email. The thing about Dell, if you keep asking, they keep getting better offers: free shipping? Sure. free gift card? Sure. free keyboard/mouse? Sure.

  4. Oh, the saving the money part is a personal thing only as in I have no choice in the matter. Money’s tight and all that. It’s when I finally upgrade to a whole new rig (looking forward to Windows 7) that the cost for parts will significantly increase.

    And I just don’t like Dell computers is all. I still think that they’re overpriced although I could be wrong. Glad you got what you wanted though.

  5. We are so excited for our gypsy adventures this summer in our newly acquired home on wheels. Our little stimulus package is a used one but was very tenderly cared for by the previous owner and to us it appears to be brand new inspite of its ten year status. I believe it has only been driven by a retired school teacher? I plan to blog of our adventures because generally speaking Lynn and I are … for lack of a better word … misadventurers.

  6. @KirK: I drive a hard bargain.
    @Grandma Henke: I saw the pic of your Party Wagon, looks wonderful and I look forward to hearing about your (mis) adventures.
    Does she have a name yet?

  7. I just discovered they way I am going to retire. I am moving to a town called Alton, Illinois on the Mississippi River. This is about the coolest town I have seen and it is on the upswing. Lots of victorians built on the bluffs overlooking the river that you can buy for a song. The town is right across the river from St. Louis.

    Many entrepreneurs are moving in and starting businesses. Tourism is going to be the main industry because of their proximity and historical significance. This is a real ground floor opportunity to make your retirement mecca what you want it to be.

    My husband and I are moving there in a couple of months and I will be opening a candle and gift shop. Will I make a lot of money? Probably not. Will I enjoy life anyhow? Probably. I am looking forward to helping revitalize the town into my little shangri la.

    I can see other boomers joining in if they ever saw the town. It is perfect for someone who is creative and wants to be a part of something great!

    If nothing else, you should visit Alton, Illinois.