Donna Davis is the founder of BoomerBlasts, 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

3 months ago

The Painful Truth About Working While On Social Security

Can you work and collect Social Security? The simple answer is yes. The more complicated answer is that you may not want to. There are two reasons to wait to apply for benefits if you plan to continue to work – penalties and taxes…

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10 months 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…

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12 months ago

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

“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…

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1 year ago

Surprise! Divorced Spouses Can Get Social Security Benefits

Many women believe that they are not entitled to Social Security if they are divorced. The truth is you can get Social Security on your ex-spouse’s record, under certain circumstances, even if you have been divorced for many years…

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1 year 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…

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1 year 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…

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2 years ago

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

My friend, Tom, managed to self-publish 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

3 years 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

3 years ago

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

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

6 years 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