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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Important answers to consumers concerns

Top of the day to you out there!  I'm Donna J. Jodhan and I am absolutely delighted to be with you today.
Our e-bag is heavy and during the past few days, we have received many comments and feedback; very useful indeed.  Please keep them coming.
You can write to me at info@sterlingcreations.com.
So now on with our e-bag and here are some of the top questions of the week.
 
Important answers to consumers concerns
 
Question from Mark Prescott:  Donna, are there any dedicated websites for job hunters over 50?
Answer:  Mark, Yes!  There certainly are and I'd like for you to read my reference below.
Job, career sites for workers over 50
AZ Central.com - AZ,USA
AP Changing jobs and changing careers has become increasingly commonplace, reflecting increased turnover in the workplace due to the recession and the aging ...
Read more at:
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/07/06/20090706biz-career-switch0705.html
 
Question from Lindsay Fay:  Donna, I am dreaming of retiring within the next five years but I'm not sure how to go about this.  Any suggestions?
Answer:  Lindsay, the important thing to remember is for anyone to think really carefully before taking such a drastic step.  I have uncovered a reference for you; a very interesting one and I invite you to give it a read.
5 Keys to Retiring Within 5 Years
U.S. News & World Report - Washington,DC,USA
Baby boomers are getting a taste of what their Depression-era parents experienced: the devastating downside of the stock market. "Americans are starting to ...
Read more at:
http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/retirement/2009/07/06/5-keys-to-retiring-within-5-years.html
 
Question from Garvin Johnson:  I am looking for some foreign language blogs to read.  Do you have any in mind?
Answer:  Garvin, here you go.  These should be very helpful for you.  I hope it helps.
Top 100 Language Blogs 2009 – Nominated Blogs: Language ...
By Marc
A language blog run by staff and students of English Language at Middlesex University in London. (Vote) · Marketing Translation - This blog is a forum for sharing experiences from the world of marketing translation, for exchanging ideas ...
Lexiophiles -
http://www.lexiophiles.com/ 
 
Question from Denise Osmond:  I just retired and am looking to beef up my home.  Any ideas from you Donna?
Answer:  Denise, here you go.  This reference may be very helpful.  Give it a read.
How Retirees Can Create a 'New' Look in their Homes
Earthtimes (press release) - London,UK
wACO, Texas - (Business Wire) As baby boomers retire and stay in their current home – instead of purchasing a new one in a challenging economy – they will ...
Read more at:
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/how-retirees-can-create-a-new-look-in-their-homes,880350.shtml
 
Question from Brad Baird:  I can't seem to find much info on independent living.  Can you help me?
Answer:  Brad, I can help.  Below you will find an excellent reference on independent living.  Please read it.
Home Evolutions' Age-In-Place Blog » Baby Boomers May Need to ...
By Home Evolutions
Aging in Place Blog. Articles and News Welcome to the Home Evolutions' Blog, where you will regularly find updates, insight and professional analysis regarding independent living and the Age-In-Place movement. ... Some experts believe that if the findings are confirmed and continue to worsen, we may be on the verge of a social change where we'll have an increasing proportion of seniors needing assistance, and even possibly a decline in life expectancy. ...
Home Evolutions' Age-In-Place Blog -
http://www.homeevolutions.com/blog/ 
 
Question from Deidra Oreo:  With the Internet becoming more and more of a resource for news, do you think that newspapers may be on their way out?
Answer:  Deidra, I am going to let the article below speak on my behalf.  This is an excellent reference for you to read.
The Future of Print: Dow Jones and SBIH formalise joint venture ...
By Ian
Since News Corp. acquired Dow Jones in 2007, the company has invested in the Asia-Pacific marketplace with the expansion of news and editorial content, including the debut in September 2008 of WSJ., a new glossy lifestyle magazine distributed with all Asia editions of the paper; ..... The paper is apparently looking at alternative sources of revenue, such as business-to-business opportunities which could include, for example, selling research to the Fortune 1000. ...
The Future of Print -
http://thefutureofprint.blogspot.com/ 
 
Question from Chip Mescher:  I would like to explore working from home now that I have been laid off.  Do you have any leads?
Answer:  Chip, here you go.  A great reference for you to follow up on.  I hope it helps.
Exploring Work from Home Business Opportunity
Exploring Work from Home Business Opportunity takes usual sense. Those who consider the a small space station scholarship have been ill-informed. My story about how we found my work from home commercial operation event is kind of churned – bizarre as ... There have been hundred alternative `work from home commercial operation opportunities' we can aspire to from the joy of your home to attain online. In my case, we explored `Work from home Australia' we came opposite most ...
Easy Ways to Make Money -
http://www.waystomakemoney-easy.com/ 
 
Question from Brian Lushmont:  Do you know anything about Koobface viruses?
Answer:  Brian, no, I do not but I found this reference for you to check out.
TechieLobang - News, Tips & Tricks - Beware of Koobface Virus ...
By Joe Teh
Do not give out your home address, phone number or other private details. · Keep your anti-virus software updated to prevent new versions of malware from attacking your computer. Kaspersky Lab users running any of the Company's current ... time for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and mobile computing users. Kaspersky Lab's technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry's leading IT security solution providers on an OEM basis. ...
TechieLobang - News, Tips & Tricks -
http://techielobang.com/blog/ 
 
Question from Jane Manson:  I'd like to learn more about networking tools.  Can you lead me to the well so to speak?
Answer:  Jane, here you go.  Please check out this reference.  It may help you.
To change A
Betworking Tools Portable – Network Stuff « TTC Shelbyville ...
By SMallard
Networking Tools Portable – Network Stuff. Posted on June 26, 2009 by SMallard. This tiny powerful utility can sniff your network for security, DNS Resolving, Whois, and dozens of other options. Network Stuff is free. ... Find out how to save energy and money on electricity bills with some green computing tips. Home Computer Usage So how much electricity does your computer use? The average home user: Typical computers use 60-500 watts on average. With the given fig. ...
        TTC Shelbyville - Technical Blog -
http://ttcshelbyville.wordpress.com/ 
 
Question from Chris Ringo:  Donna, is there such a thing as recession depression?
Answer:  Chris, according to the reference below, there is such a thing as recession depression and I encourage you to read this reference.
Recession depression
ENC Today - Jacksonville,NC,USA
One can't dig their way out of an anxiety-depression ridden life overnight, but Gridley said that taking control is an essential step. ...
Read more at:
http://www.enctoday.com/news/mental-56728-kfpress-health-gridley.html
 
I am out of time for this week but before I leave you, here is my tiny tip of the week.
Check out the new trend called "Staycations."  This is being used to describe more and more families taking their vacations and staying at home.  They find things to do like:  Camping trips, daytime journeys, and short daytime sightseeing trips.
 
I'm Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and week ahead.

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