WWW.HomeEquityAdvisor.org

This user-friendly website is designed to help older middle- and low-income homeowners make sound decisions when using their home equity to achieve a wide range of financial goals. The tool helps when considering an immediate financial challenge or when planning ahead for the future.The site is managed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA)

 

http://www.homeequityadvisor.org

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Short Videos of people’s first day of retirement….cute

 

You may enjoy these little clips that peek into people’s first day of retirement.

 

http://www.dayonestories.com/#/day_one_films

FREE EBOOKS…IT IS TRUE!

http://www.free-ebooks.net/register/2570561

 

I recently discoved free ebooks…OMG…it is so cool. I must have downloads a least 20 books…saving hundreds of dollars and lots of time since I don’t wander around the book store for hours…;-)  Check it out, you won’t be disappointed!

a reader suggested that this is a good website for mortgage information

http://www.mortgageloan.com/seniors/

 

check it out and let me know what you think….Ann

Obama’s Budget cuts that will affect seniors.

http://www.ncoa.org/public-policy-action/policy-news/fy13-budget-request-includes.html

Film: Open Road: America looks at aging

http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/the_open_road_america_looks_at_aging

Free to watch online . The film talks about the changing face of America…the Baby Boomer generation is retiring.

SHORT VIDEO JUST FOR FUN

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/01/28/electric-folding-car-coming-to-parking-space-near/?intcmp=obinsite

Be involved…give your opinion on transportation in Orange County

http://rtpscs.scag.ca.gov/Pages/About-the-RTP.aspx   If you want to know what the planners have in store for you in the next 25yrs, here’s your chance to participate in the regional transportation plan workshop. It is going to be more interesting than you realize!

Unusual uses for Alka Seltzer….;-)

http://www.diylife.com/2010/06/24/8-unusual-uses-for-alka-seltzer/

http://www.archive.org is a very cool site!

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Cadillac’s concept laser fueled car…it would be nice to never put gas in a car

http://www.txchnologist.com/2011/the-thorium-laser-the-completely-plausible-idea-for-nuclear-cars

www.forgottenbooks.org

This is a very cool website. Thousands of out of print books that date back to the early 1900s that you can download for free. Enjoy.

25 Things We Don’t Need Now That We’re Over 50

http://www.aarp.org/personal-growth/life-long-learning/info-09-2011/things-you-dont-need-at-50.html

amazing

it is estimated there are some 70,500 Americans aged 100 or over. In 1950, the number was 2,300.

lots of interesting articles

http://seniorjournal.com/BabyBoomers.htm

CSUF has a link that explains what you need to do to have a facebook page.

http://www.library.fullerton.edu/guides/facebook-seniors/Home.php

Top 10 scams perpetrated on seniors

http://www.ncoa.org/enhance-economic-security/economic-security-Initiative/top-10-scams-targeting.html?utm_source=NCOAWeek_120103&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=NCOAWeek

click on link…one the especially obnoxious is when someone calls and says “Hi Grandma/pa, this is your grandson, can you guess who?  They establish a rapport and then ask for money….and beg not to tell their parents….OMG!

finding resources

sometimes it takes quite a bit of time to find the right information….ocseniorcenters.org tries to reduce that effort by providing direct links to further information on a topic. The ‘links’ page has numerous interesting website links to a myriad of topics. If you have any suggestions….please let us know…thanks Ann

An interesting website that helps you tell your life story

http://www.efeats.com/index.html

Bloom Box

I was considering solar and checking into leasing vs purchasing and remembered seeing a 60 Minutes report on Bloom Energy last year. So…I went back to see if they were any closer to having residential units ready to go to market. Unfortunately, they not, but hopefully they will…check out this amazing new(old) technology on youtube…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khK_QTWl5Nc