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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You may have noticed that renewal notices for magazines you subscribe to and organizations you belong to arrive in your mailbox months (sometimes years) before the actual renewal is due to occur. Recently, GrandBoomers decided to test some of these renewal offers to see if the deal was sweetened as the actual renewal date drew closer. It worked. Just about everyone from major magazines to AARP offered a discount off the original cost...if only we would renew.
So, here's a way you…Continue
Posted by Marc Jasmin on January 2, 2015 at 4:21pm
GrandBoomers are close to or already retired by now...how quickly time passes. For many, it will mean a greater opportunity to travel. It may be a vacation, a visit to relatives, to attend an event. However, if you've been to an airport recently, you realize that the security lines can change your mood from excitement to dispair rather quickly. Fortunately the TSA now offers Pre Check. You can fill out an application online and also find a location near you for the final processing. The…Continue
Posted by Marc Jasmin on June 17, 2014 at 11:26am
It was with great happiness GrandBoomers traveled to Washington DC earlier this month for the Georgetown University graduation ceremony for one of our granddaughters. Last year we wrote about her undergraduate graduation from the University of Colorado and how impressed we were with the potential of the student body.
This year, the situation was very similar with one additional, very obvious, addition. As the names were called, it became increasingly clear that the graduates had…Continue
Posted by Marc Jasmin on May 29, 2014 at 3:22pm
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