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About Donna Davis

Donna Davis is the founder of BoomerBlasts http://www.boomerblasts.net, the site that brings you up-to-date information in a straightforward, uncomplicated way. From Social Security, Medicare, boomer health, and the best places to live, BoomerBlasts addresses the most important and timely issues facing retirees today.
Latest Posts | By Donna Davis
Working and Collecting Social Security: 3 Important Things You Need to Know
1 month ago

Working and Collecting Social Security: 3 Important Things You Need to Know

As people age, happiness is often based on connections with family and friends. Some of us may not have those ready-made ties and perhaps need to look elsewhere to stay active and engaged. Having a job may be the answer. But I often hear seniors say, “I can’t work. I’ll lose my Social Security.”
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Social Security Cut Because You Have a Pension? You’re Not Alone!
3 months ago

Social Security Cut Because You Have a Pension? You’re Not Alone!

Have you applied for Social Security benefits only to find that you will get less than you expected? Many government workers are shocked to learn they will get a lower payment when they retire. Read More

3 Social Security Myths Almost Everybody Believes
3 months ago

3 Social Security Myths Almost Everybody Believes

With their many twists and turns, the thought of trying to figure out Social Security policies can make your head spin. Myths abound about Social Security. Unfortunately, many people believe them.

Sadly, these myths can cost you big time. Read More

Is it Best to Wait as Long as Possible for Social Security? Not Necessarily!
3 months ago

Is it Best to Wait as Long as Possible for Social Security? Not Necessarily!

By  •  Lifestyle

Are you searching for that magic moment that will give you the most from Social Security? How do you find it? Where will you look? Read More

5 Surprising Social Security Tips for 2017
4 months ago

5 Surprising Social Security Tips for 2017

The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for this year is a disappointment, but the COLA is not the only increase in Social Security. There are other changes, but they didn’t get as much media attention as perhaps they should have. Read More

How to Save Money the Fun Way… By Taking the Retirement Spending Challenge!
4 months ago

How to Save Money the Fun Way… By Taking the Retirement Spending Challenge!

Have you ever thought, “I’ve got to get my spending under control?”

That’s just what I was thinking on a Saturday morning while going over bills. Somehow I’m always surprised at how all those little purchases add up. I’m 60. You’d think I would have figured this out by now. Read More

9 Practical Tips on How to Self-Publish a Book for Free
6 months ago

9 Practical Tips on How to Self-Publish a Book for Free

My friend, Tom, published his book for free. I, unfortunately, did not. In this article, I’ll reveal how he did it as well as how much I spent to arrive at the same destination — published author. Read More

How to Write a Book in 3-Months – with a Little Angelic Inspiration
7 months ago

How to Write a Book in 3-Months – with a Little Angelic Inspiration

By  •  Lifestyle

The truth is I never wanted to know anything about retirement. Keeping my head in the sand had always worked for me, but now I was panicking. I was 58 years old and I had never given the financial aspects of growing older a second thought. Read More

Puppy Love: How Adopting a Dog Can Bring Joy to Women Over 60
9 months ago

Puppy Love: How Adopting a Dog Can Bring Joy to Women Over 60

By  •  Mindset

“I said I’d take a dog, but I’m not sure I want that one.” “He’s a real sweetheart,” Brittany, a staff member, assured me. He was big with the smushed-in face of a bulldog, but the height of a boxer. He had a barrel chest, and his front legs were shorter than the back ones making his back bow in the middle. Truth is I was a little afraid of him. Read More

5 Valuable Social Security Tips for Your Daughter and Granddaughter
10 months ago

5 Valuable Social Security Tips for Your Daughter and Granddaughter

The choices you make today will affect your Social Security payment amount later on. This is true, even if you are in your 60s and are rapidly approaching retirement age. It’s especially true for our daughters and granddaughters, who still have several years, or even decades, to go before retirement age. Read More