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The Savvy Boomer
Vancouver BC
A blogger from the generation that formed the tech landscape
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After watching the coverage by CNN of the Whitehouse Correspondent's Dinner, last night, I realized that the backup for the regular correspondents who were all at the dinner have a long way to go before they are ready for Prime... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at The Savvy Boomer
This goes under the category of "this can't be true." I don't care what the circumstances were. You just don't taser an 80 year old woman. To make it worse, she broke her hip when she fell and we all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
An article by The Globe and Mail's Gary Mason claims that even though Justin Trudeau broke the law by smoking pot, at least he is honest because he admitted it. So how come this just came out now? Could it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
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The average Apple product seems to be at least 40% over-priced yet parents continue to buy them for their kids because to 8-18 year olds, Apple is cool. I'm too old to care about a product's coolness, I only care... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
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As a BMW owner, I am usually proud of the brand, but look at the picture below of their newest dealership. The city is Nanaimo, not Nanaino-how could BMW get it so wrong? Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
The infographic below could save you a lot of money and frustration. I have twice dropped my cell phone into water and followed most of these steps to save it. It even worked for my tablet when I spilled coffee... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
Back in April 2008, I wrote about how it would make sense for the US to allow retired Canadians to stay more than 6 months in the US. The current immigration policy that passed the US senate and now sits... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
Canadians have always been a smug bunch when it comes to condemning Americans about how polarized they are in their politics. The 2012 election was viewed by Canadians as the good vs. evil election south of our border. If you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
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I was excited about getting a portable phone in the mid 80's because my first cell phone for which I paid about $3,000 and another couple of hundred a month in fees was hardwired to my car (remember the little... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
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Finally, the person at the helm of a BC ferry that crashed into an island seven years ago has been sentenced for his crime of neglecting his duties which resulted in 2 deaths when the ferry sank. We'll probably never... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
This is a guest post by Andrea Woroch. Corporate spending on marketing and advertising is the number-one reason name-brand products are pricier than store brands. Sometimes, this investment turns sour and leads to legal repercussions. Kellogg recently settled a class-action... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
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As a recent new owner of a smart phone (Google Nexus 4), I have discovered that the benefits of these devices to boomers are many, mainly because of the fact that those of us who are now retired travel a... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
Charle the cat has been #dufnering for years-glad we can finally label his pose twitter.com/thesavvyboomer… — The Savvy Boomer (@thesavvyboomer) March 29, 2013 In case you don't know what dufnering is click here Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
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Over the past few years I have become increasingly dissatisfied with vacation rental sites. These are sites that owners advertise on to rent out their homes or apartments for short vacations. Initially my experience was always good but in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
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One of the many advantages of being a snowbird is that alcohol in California is about 50% cheaper than BC prices. Why? Simple-monopoly versus free market. B.C. alcohol prices are controlled by the provincial government. There are all kinds of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
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Technology is changing the way we build relationships and find love. Today, it’s easy to connect with a more diverse range of people through social media, online dating and mobile apps. You can instantly get a summary of someone’s life... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at The Savvy Boomer
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My regular readers know I’m from the Vancouver area and while it’s probably the best place to be in Canada during the winter, it still rains and rains and rains. Consequently I have joined the ranks of those retirees affectionately... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at The Savvy Boomer
I've touched on this subject from time to time but with the ever increasing interest and consumption of electronic gadgets, I feel it is time to raise the subject again as many friends and acquaintances tell me that they are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at The Savvy Boomer
As a Canadian, I can't vote in the US election but I find some of the ads out now for each side are pretty creative and funny like this one that is obviously Republican backed. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at The Savvy Boomer
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When I was in high school I played on a lot of teams but the one that made the biggest impression on me was the golf team-for all the wrong reasons. Our football team won the city championship so we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at The Savvy Boomer
Watching the Olympics in Canada is like watching a Road Runner cartoon. You just know Wylie Coyote (Canada) for one reason or another is not going to win but you keep hoping. Just when you thought they had done the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at The Savvy Boomer
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Canadian hero-Christine Sinclair Usually I'm not much of a soccer fan but as much as I hate to admit it, the Olympic semi-final game today between the Canadian and US women was one of the most thrilling sporting events I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at The Savvy Boomer