If kids calling you "Grandma" or "Grandpa" doesn't feel right, then try some of these nicknames, courtesy of our readers:
Bampie, Big Mama, Bizi, Chief, Fea, Gaby, GaGa, G-Bob, GiGi, Gram, Grammie, Gran, Grand Di, Grandmary, Grandmutter, Granna, Gree, Jamma, Lola, Luna, Maagah, MaiMai, Mam, Mamma, Mars, Meme, Mémère, Mim, Mima, Mimi, Monga, Nan, Nana, Nanny, Neeny, Nemo, Nona, Nonna, Nonnie, Nonno, Oma, Opa, Pa, Papa, Pappap, Pappy, PawPaw, Pippe, Pop, PopPop, Poppa, Poppy, Spice, Sugar, Supergran, Sweetie, Tata
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GrandBoomers are now reaching retirement age. If you are planning on retiring soon, you're probably reviewing your financial situation to see how far your savings will carry you. Hopefully, your assets will take you well past any reasonable life expectancy. Most of us carry life insurance. It's probably been in place since the children were small. For others, policies were taken later in life to protect a spouse who might be left alone.
Retirement plans should also include a…Continue
Posted by Marc Jasmin on March 17, 2014 at 5:00pm
Recently an article by Tara Bahrampour, published in The Washington Post, was brought to my attention. It notes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a "dramatic spike in suicides among middle-aged people, with the highest increases among men in their 50s, whose rate went up by nearly 50 percent to 30 per 100,000; and women in their early 60s, whose rate rose by nearly 60 percent (though this is still relatively low compared with men, at 7 in…Continue
Posted by Marc Jasmin on September 17, 2013 at 10:23am
There's a lot going on in the world right now that gives us GrandBoomers plenty of grey hair. But, for some of us, the grandchildren are grown up and in college. This past weekend, our granddaughter, Robin, graduated from Colorado University in Boulder. The ceremony took place in the University's Stadium. There were 6,000 in the graduating class and as the grads to be entered, their beaming faces were projected on the Stadium JumboTron for all to enjoy.
For the moment, all the…Continue
Posted by Marc Jasmin on May 15, 2013 at 4:07pm