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Monday, November 24, 2008

BBC 95 is here!

I am the proud host of the Blogging Boomers Carnival this week. We are only 5 weeks away from our 100th posting of the weekly carnival and I'm wondering if that means we'll be going into syndication?? Hmmmm....

Without further ado (or posturing...hehe) here is this week's lineup:

From Wes, at Life Two, it’s Divorce Math, where no matter what the story problem, the answer always come out to one. That said, here’s a list of some of the ways to make sure one is not the loneliest number.

Ron at I Remember JFK reflects on Orson Bean: "Orson Bean was born Dallas Frederick Burrows on July 22, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont. He had a cousin you may have heard of, Calvin Coolidge. But speaking from my own perspective, he is renowned for his quick comedic style and demonstrated on various episodes of the Johnny Carson Show which I viewed as a child."

Rhea asks: "I like newspapers. Does that make me old?" Read more at The Boomer Chronicles.

From Laura Lee, Queen of The Midlife Crisis Queen: How do you keep hope alive that the partner of your dreams might be just around the corner? Music is a great solution! "Without music, life would be a mistake!" -Nietzsche

Cindy at Don't Gel Too Soon tells us that scary economic times can really - uh - scare a person.

Staying with the theme of economics, Andrea at The Baby Boomer Entrepreneur notes that Baby Boomers are closer to retirement than younger entrepreneurs. As a result, we should be planning our business exit strategy now. Here's what you need to consider in your succession plan in this two-part post Succession Planning: Do You Have An Exit Strategy For Your Business?

But what if you still need to find a job? With the U.S. jobless rate hitting 6.5% in October, and many economists thinking it could reach 8% by late 2009, many boomers are or will be looking for a mid-life career change. That is why John at SoBabyBoomer.com is offering a number of online career transition resources for the involuntary retired.

But if you are able to ignore economic woes, you might be looking for a way out of the winter weather. Heading south and wondering what to pack? Check out Fabulous after 40 for some up to date travel wardrobe tips to make you look Boomer Beautiful!

Here's one to get you thinking! Ann asks: "What do snowflakes, the lemon wedges you get in bar-bought drinks and flight attendants have in common?" Head over to Contemporary Retirement to find out.

As for me, I'd like to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving celebration if you are a US reader. And to those of you in other countries, I'll be making a virtual place for you at my table!


Rhea said...

Hard to believe we are almost at 100!!

Rachel Elliott said...

Janet - What a great list of resources for us! I wanted to add one more that I really resonate with, a site for women mentoring women, with articles on networking during work transitions, and inspirational topics on the work life balancing act. Thanks again, RachelE

Amy L. Harden said...

Hey, Janet: This is great! Can I add my blogs to your list? I also write over at LifeTwo, along with my own blogs primarily for women going through Mid-life Transition or Crisis. My more lighthearted blog called CyberHotFlash at http://cyberhotflash.blogspot.com and on a more serious note: A Woman of Elegance http://www.eleganceofawoman.blogspot.com and Women in MLC http://womenimlc.lefora.com.

Robin Colner said...

I Love your blog and really relate. I wanted to let your readers and the readers of the Blogging Boomer Carnival know about my new Website, WWW.50PlusDeals.com, the place to find hundreds of deals and discounts for just being a boomer. The site lists everything by age and category and what is clear is that there are so many ways to save money but you need TO ASK FOR THE DISCOUNT. Believe it or not, you don't have to be a senior citizen anymore to get a great deal. The site also has a section with special offers, a "50 Plus Store" and a place for visitors to submit their comments and new listings.

Definitely, check out www.50Plusdeals.com.

Robin Colner

Anonymous said...

Isn't it wonderful when we can share and really help each other? I love this blog! Thanks for all the great tips. I really like
w2wlink.com that Rachel mentioned in her comment. What a great site for professional women!