Monthly Archives: December 2012

Don’t lose your marbles

Active Ageing logo v3Active ageing defies the phrase “counting your years”, and instead repositions everyday with activity that becomes fun and enjoyable.

Senior Citizens often find themselves with too little to do after retiring or once their children grow up and move away. …

Staying informed

eco-timesA behavioral pattern observed when it comes to senior citizens’ personal finance and investment habits is as follows:

  1. When they make investment decisions on their own, they tend to be very conservative and safety conscious. Left to themselves, they choose

Thinking of returning to India – A house should be your first priority

Home-Tax-BenefitThere comes a day in the lives of mid-40 year old NRIs when they realizes that their parents are getting old and can no longer fend for themselves.  To many this comes as a rude shock when during one of …

Of passwords and ATM PINs

passwordWith more of our lives getting digital every day, one of the biggest challenges facing us is keeping track of all the passwords(email, bank account, Facebook, …) and TPINs (Telephone Personal Identification Number) and IPINs (Internet PIN) and ATM PINs …

Never too late for anything…

s-NOLA-OCHS-PHOTO-largeMs. Nola Ochs at the age of 98 became the oldest person to receive a masters degree. Hailing from Kansas, USA, she earned a general studies degree with an emphasis in history, from Fort Hays University, graduating alongside her granddaughter, …

Most of our elderly parents live in denial

protecting elderlyMost of our parents, even though they have become older and have lost some of their balance, still believe that they are completely capable of living unaided.  Genuine inability to notice the gradual deterioration of faculties along with not wanting …

Free wheelchair service during kutcheri season

FreeWheelchairservicebanner1December is the season of music and dance in Chennai and the music season has started in full earnest.  Every year, a large percentage of rasikas are older people and this year is no exception.  In order not to miss …

Elegant footwear for diabetics

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Old is Gold Store is now dealing with a range of elegant footwear for people with diabetes or those suffering from arthritis, spurs, heel pain, flat feet, foot ulcers, etc.  Manufactured by a company called Dyna, these sandals are elegant, …

Toilet raiser – Easy way to spare your knees

TR13FR_finalThe Western Closet can be of different heights. For many senior citizens, sitting down and getting up from a low toilet seat can be difficult. Instead of replacing the toilet bowl, which can be expensive and time consuming, you can …

Question related to Company FDs

Q: Can you throw some light on the pros and cons of investing in company FDs ?  Also please let me know what you think about the following companies in terms of ratings and other service attributes
1. Shriram Transport …