Priorities in order

Priorities in order

With their foreign-policy slugfest finished (above), Mitt Romney and Barack Obama can now ignore the rest of the world and focus on the places that really matter: Virginia, Florida and especially Ohio.

The rest of us can tune out the presidential campaign for a few days and focus on what really, really matters: How much Apple’s going to make us pay for the new mini iPad.

Look who’s nervous now: Now it’s folks in their late 30s who are most likely to doubt that they will be financially secure after retirement, a survey has found.

This used to be the primary concern of baby boomers, but now they’re more worried about the high cost of tickets to Rolling Stones and Eagles reunion concerts.

A beer with the wife: Speaking of baby boomers, long-married couples need not resign themselves to less-than-fulfilling relationships in their middle to late-middle years, says the author of a new book titled, “Date Your Wife.”

If that “date” turns out to be watching the Seahawks game at the sports bar, all bets are off.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff