Author: Sabrina Anthony

Millennials and Credit: Avoiding Baby-Boomer Missteps and Miscues

(part of an ongoing series from Sabrina Anthony, Director of Online Media and mother of a Millennial) In my previous posts, I have discussed how my husband and I are financially educating my son, a freshly-minted, new-to-the-workforce Millennial. I expected the journey to be filled with ups and downs: so goes life. Well, my millennial…

Retail Banking, Online Banking and Credit Card Banking – Oh My!

If you are not aware from my prior postings, I am a Boomer who has recently become an Empty-nester. I have been sharing with you my journey from becoming an Empty-nester by strongly suggesting my millennial sons begin their own life journey. I have downsized my home, upgraded and adjusted our insurance coverage, and now…

Affordable Healthcare Act – Affordable For Whom?

Open enrollment for healthcare has ended as of January 31st with nearly 13 million people enrolled. It is time for a gut check. As my friends and family share their experiences with obtaining healthcare, I have come to the conclusion that affordable healthcare is not so affordable for all. The ACA is a blessing for…

Chip and dip – Oops! I meant Chip and Pin Technology

Back in 2012, I had the opportunity to sit in on a webinar hosted by American Banker called “The End of the Magstripe? The State of EMV SMARTCARDS in the U.S.”.  Due to the rise in credit card fraud in the U.S., the webinar discussed in great detail the EMV Smartcard technology widely used in…

Boomer Perspective: Retirement Savings for Us Boomers and for Our Millennial Son

My retirement: Sitting on my porch sipping lemonade watching folks head off to work or jet setting to a resort of my choice. Ah! What a life, what a dream! Now that I am almost an empty-nester it is time to kick my retirement savings plan up a notch. We are downsizing our home, kicking…

Telemedicine: Insurance Companies Wants Us to Dial Up Care

I have a friend who is a nurse and she always shares with me her love for her job and her patients. I found it fascinating that she cared for them while working from home or working from her office via the telephone. This was my first introduction to Telemedicine. I have to confess that…

An Empty-nester’s road to downsizing: From Home Insurance to Renters Insurance

We are empty-nesters, now what? As we wait for our new, but much smaller home to be built we have moved into a small two-bedroom apartment. Talk about downsizing, from 3,000 square feet to 1,000 square feet is a lot of space to lose but so worth it. Clean up is easy and there is…

I am an Empty-Nester and a Trigger Too!

We moved my youngest son into his new apartment. It was bitter sweet. It is a rite of passage. He is growing up and coming into his own. He is officially grown up and we are officially empty-nesters. As we purchased new furniture, house wares and some basic apartment essentials we realized how exciting but…

Come over to the Dark Side of Chat

I am addicted to social media. I am on Facebook every day. I have two Twitter accounts, a LinkedIn account and I simply adore Pinterest. I have also tried Instagram, Snapchat, Google+ and other social media platforms. I have been on social media for about 8 years. I have met some of the nicest people…

Boomer Perspective: Long Term Care Insurance – The ‘Use it’ or ‘Lose it’ Insurance

As a young boomer on the verge of becoming an empty-nester, I have begun to focus my attention and efforts towards aging. I am not focused on growing old but I am concerned who will take care of me in my elderly years. After caring for myself for over 30 years, the possibility of being…