Matt Bunk and David Livingston talk laws and money for boomers

Posted on November 14, 2008. Filed under: Boomer Money, Boomer Philosophy | Tags: , , , , , , |

Matt Bunk, managing editor of Arizona Capitol Times and David Livingston of Ameriprise Financial were the guests for our second episode of Pathways to Wisdom with The Boomer and The Babe. Matt’s 45 minutes provides insight into the recent election: how the national election affects local politics; people and propositions that prevailed (or not) and the ramifications; and what the GOP might look like going forward. Can anyone say pathway to wisdom?

David Livingston, a national senior advisor with Ameriprise Financial provides a thoughtful look at the financial climate we’re experiencing: the financial meltdown; the various bail outs and efficacy of same; and some promising talk about this being a great time to BUY in the stock market.

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Boomer talk radio hits the airwaves on a new day and time

Posted on October 6, 2008. Filed under: Boomer Interests | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We’ve moved! Starting Saturday the 11th of October, you can listen to The Boomer and The Babe Show LIVE from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM every Saturday night. We can also be heard via the station website at the appointed time. Log on to if you want to listen via your computer. Some of you will find this new day and time very convenient — we definitely will. And if it’s date night . . . make it work!

For those of you outside Arizona, remember that Arizona doesn’t participate in daylight savings time. For the time being, 7:00 PM Arizona time is 10:00 PM Eastern.

Saturday’s show will feature Matt Bunk, managing editor of the Arizona Capitol Times. Without taking sides, we’ll be exploring the ramifications of a yes or no vote on Proposition 101, the Medical Choice Initiative. This proposition would affect just about everyone on Medicare, so we’d better get the facts straight before we blow this vote!

We will also chat with Melle Amade, co-founder of Festival of the Wise. You can click on the ad located on the right-hand side of this post to go to the Festival of the Wise website. It’s chock-full of information about all the ways you can “get your boomer on” with thousands of other boomers.

Melle will entice us with updates on events planned for the inaugural festival making its debut on December 6 and 7 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. If you’re a baby boomer, aptly also a member of The Wise, you’ll want to be on hand for the music, fun and thought-provoking breakout sessions. Matt Thornhill, founder of the Boomer Project and co-author of The Boomer Consumer, will be appearing on the Atrium Stage. In our role as emcees of the Atrium Stage, Pete and I will be introducing Matt and all the other remarkable thought leaders and talent assembled for the two days.

Thanks for checking in. We have other news to share about exciting programs we are planning for our radio show and other media.

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Nancy Phleger Discusses Laws and Regulations Businesses Must Know and Practice

Posted on September 24, 2008. Filed under: Boomer Business, Boomer Interests | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Laws are going to be in effect come November 1, 2008 that every employer will need to understand. The laws relate to protecting the private information of customers and clients. That could mean as little as proper shredding techniques and locked cabinets all the way to . . . who knows?! To let you know how serious it is, Costco sent a letter to its 700 or so vendors advising them that if they aren’t FACTA compliant, they’re off the list. Did I say FACTA? Do you know about FACTA?

Nancy Phleger is a Small Business and Group Benefits Specialist with Pre-Paid Legal. She has been with the company for 10 years. She is also a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist (CITRMS) and trains professionals to understand and address Identity Theft and related fraud. The comprehensive CITRMS course addresses risks and issues for consumers, employees, and businesses / professional practices. The course is available to many professionals, including areas of insurance, finance, legal, law enforcement and others.

Nancy can be reached at 623-486-0375 (office) or 623-261-9242 (cell) or at

Nancy’s discussion with us is about what companies need to know about FACTA Red Flag Rules, requirements and possible penalties. Listen here: sep-23-nancy-phleger (takes a minute or so to load, so don’t go away!).

running time: 28 minutes

The Boomer and The Babe – getting our boomer on and Always FACTA compliant!

Because at 50, you’re just getting started!

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Is Sugar Going to Kill Me?

Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: Boomer Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I just had a bowl of cereal and put so much sugar on it, I’m glad no one was watching! I am worried enough about it to mention it here, but probably should really think about changing my ways soon. If Drs. Don Underwood and Jennifer Gentry Calvo were here, I think I’d have some explaining to do!

The topic of sugar being way too prevalent in our food supply was but one of the health issues we discussed when they were on our show. Apparently we consume about 4-5 pounds of sugar a week — that’s before you put extra sugar on the cereal, mind you!

The good doctors spent an hour with us and described the various modalities they employ to support good health in as natural a way as possible. Dr. Don also discussed the weight-loss protocol he is using that is producing excellent results for men and women alike. Dr. Jennifer, who specializes in women’s health and wellness, highlighted her community talks on issues like menopause, chronic fatigue and thyroid problems.

Doctors, best wishes on the occasion of your first anniversary (last month)! You are welcome on the show again to talk about boomer health and quality of life. I look forward to a discussion around something we said in this show about the processed foods we eat and the toxic cleaning supplies we use: “New and improved is not necessarily good for you!”

Listen to the show here.

running time: 47.5 minutes

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