Election season is coming up! Hopefully we're all getting ready to exercise our democratic right to select who represents us. SAIL is here to make sure you have all of the information you need to be a prepared and informed voter. SAIL Member Gail Bliss, who volunteers with the League of Women Voters, shared a … Continue reading Important voting information for seniors
By SAIL Member Christine Klotz SAIL has a new Be Prepared workgroup focused on preparing guidelines to help SAIL members get prepared for life’s emergencies. The group is focusing on the times when you leave your home in an urgent or unplanned way on short notice -- or none at all. The objective of this … Continue reading Be Prepared: How this applies to hospital visits
By SAIL Marketing Coordinator Meghan Randolph I don't know about you, but I hate flying. When I was on a national tour, I flew every week, and I didn't seem to mind it as much then, but now, taking the occasional flight stresses me out considerably. The money, the time, the inconveniences. Ugh. When I'm … Continue reading Avoiding Baggage Fees, and Other Advice For Flying
by SAIL Member Pat Krueger I recently learned I cannot use my new driver’s license as ID for flying. The driver’s license must have a star in the upper right corner. On my license in that place it states “Not for federal purposes” - which means that it cannot be used as ID for flying. … Continue reading Getting the proper ID for flying
By Member Pat Krueger Quite recently I found myself involved in scams from the local stores of two national chains. In the first my check was refused by their register; I voided that and paid with my credit card. Three weeks later my bank statement showed that an electronic withdrawal had been made for the check … Continue reading Best Practices for Consumers
Recently, SAIL member Gerry Campbell had an eye-opening experience. During the August 2018 flooding, there was significant damage to his home and possessions. He learned about how he thinks about items he's accumulated over the years, how to assess certain items' value, and how to part with things he may not need. At the same … Continue reading A Lesson From the Great Flood of August, 2018
This holiday season we hope you have lots of time to focus on time with loved ones, baking cookies, playing in the snow, and all of the other fun things that come with this time of year. We don't want to put a damper on any of that fun...but unfortunately this time of year is … Continue reading ‘Tis the season to look out for scammers!