Blogging Boomers Carnival #178

I’m the host for Blogging Boomers Carnival #178 and what a treat it is!  Settle down for a few minutes and see what some of our exceptional bloggers are talking about this week.

Research is showing that brain health is very much in our control and has 11 tips to maintain better brain health throughout life.

SoBabyBoomer tells us that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is starting to systematically search out violations of the convoluted rules governing individual retirement accounts (IRAs).  There’s a lot at stake.

New research suggests that men are a bit more likely than women to notice memory loss as they age, and the deficits may be gender related.  Read more about this courtesy of the Midlife Crisis Queen!

 Need a few good ideas for how to update your fall wardrobe? Then check out this great style advice from The Glam Gals at Fabulous after 40.

This week Anne at It’s All About Aging starts down the Medicare maze and wonders how much smarter than a sixty-five year old you have to be to figure it out.

Over at Contemporary Retirement, Ann asks: Could retirement make you ill?

On the Gen Plus front, rather than direct you to a post, I have a few questions for you, gentle readers.  It’s been a reflective period with lots of political turmoil, posturing, electioneering around every corner.  It’s become so clear that the spirit of the law has not trickled down to the population that Americans are beside themselves.  How do we change this polarized divide between the haves and have nots?  How can the rich keep getting richer while middle America is barely surviving?  How can we move ahead when the spirit of health care reform results in 20% premium increases as the insurance companies have figured out they can pass the costs along to the people rather than to seriously reform their industries?

We may be the boomers who blog at this carnival, but if you have a voice that you want heard, just add it to your comments here or at any of our blogs.  We always like to hear from you and help be a mouthpiece for your sentiments.

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