The Good and Bad Characteristics of a Baby Boomer

Every individual is unique in his own way. This makes him different from anyone else. Even brothers and sisters differ a lot. But with every person’s distinct characteristics, he should still be able achieve good relationship with other people. Many generations have been in existence for years now. And each generation is identified with certain uniqueness from other generations. If you’re a baby boomer, you probably know this by now. What then is a baby boomer? Baby boomers are those born after the Second World War. It includes babies born from 1946 to 1964 during the time of prosperity after the war. Baby Boomers are identified for their characteristics very much different from other generations. This maybe because they all …

The Baby Boomer Generation Continues to Boom

When you’re out in your neighborhood, you would usually see many teens hanging out together. Teenage life is probably the happiest and most exciting times. As a group, they would spend a lot of time doing things together. There are even times when they try to set a trend of some sort. This must be a reason why several generations are known for their different characteristics and uniqueness. Baby boomers left a mark in history when they were born. And as they grew up, they were able to create ‘booms’ which affected the whole world. After World War II, about seventy six million baby boomers were born. They all belonged to a nurturing and progressive family. Their parents want to …

The Studies about Baby Boomers in the Internet

If you are enjoying how you live today in the United States, you should realize that the freedom you enjoy is the work of the past generation. Today, there is less discrimination and people are now fully enjoying their civil rights as a citizen of the United States. You should realize the fact that a particular generation is one of the major contributors in the society that you see today. This generation is called the baby boomers generation. So, what is the baby boomers generation? First of all, baby boomers were people who were born between the years 1946 to 1964. This generation is called baby boomers generation because of the significant increase in birth rate during these years. Baby …

Starting Over

The phenomenon of a worker who may have been in the work force for 40 years suddenly starting a new career at 50 or over is a trend that is exploding as baby boomers hit that age bracket. There has always been a phenomenon of older workers trying something new but the trend has hit such a new high in the baby boomer retirement picture. So you have to wonder what about baby boomers makes them want to start new careers late in life. Part of it has to do with the way business has functioned in the last few decades. In our parents working years, the norm was to work for the same company and be a “company man” …

Smart Baby Boomer Travelers

If you ask a representative sample of baby boomers that are approaching their retirement years what they are looking forward to the most about retirement, the most common answer that comes back is, “travel”. There is something about the romance and fun of travel that appeals to us as we think about stepping out of the work world and doing things we have been hoping to do for all our lives. And travel has that sense of adventure that calls to us when we look forward to a time when our responsibilities are few but we have the resources to realize our dreams. If travel is a major objective of your retirement planning, the earlier in life you get started …

Selling Out

Buying and selling a home is one of those things that baby boomers have learned to deal with in adult life. For many who may have lived in their homes for decades and raised a family there, the physical space can take on tremendous sentimental attachment. As you walk around your home, you can think of a memory for almost every corner and square foot of floor space of that house. But there comes a time when it is time to loosen your grip on the old plantation and prepare to let a new family move in. For one thing, that home is a significant financial asset to you. If you have been in it for many years, it has …

Selecting Soldiers

The baby boomer generation grew up with a number of specters hanging over their heads. One fear that seemed to hang like an inevitable doom for the childhood and youth of this generation was that of nuclear war and the potential end of life on earth that these weapons could cause if used unchecked. But there was another much more real threat that was being used with great regularity and it meant a potential fate of death in a war associated activity. That was the specter of the military draft. This form of selecting soldiers was widely used for decades and over many wars and was considered the norm. The use of conscription was not something the United States Government …

Rock and Roll Never Forgets

It’s a sad thing when we, as baby boomers, begin to feel like “old fogies” when it comes to music and the “hip” things going on in popular culture. It’s also easy to forget that the rock music and many other genres of modern music got their launch way back during the days when baby boomers were the young people changing society and it was our music that changed the world. So it’s good for baby boomers to remember such things about their heritage and what they passed on to the music and entertainment culture today. In the song “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” by Bob Seger, the singer reviews the changes baby boomers have gone through as they go …

Retirement Places for Baby Boomers, A Place for Rest for Baby Boomers

People who were born after the World War II conflict in 1946 and before the Vietnam War are considered to be the baby boomers generation. This generation is called the baby boomers generation because of the significant increase of birth rates during these times. In fact, there were about 78 million baby boomers born in the United States between the years 1946 and 1964. The baby boomers generation is considered to be the era where it was the turning point of the political and cultural status of the United States. This is because baby boomers came of age during the civil rights protest and they were the ones who fought for more freedom and against discrimination. In political view, baby …

Providing Much Needed Services to Baby Boomers

The baby boomer generation (1946 to 1964) is by far one of the largest generations in the US. They account for more than half of the consumer shopping in the US. More and more businesses have begun to take advantage of this large market and create services that specifically cater to the boomer generation. If you are looking to provide services for baby boomers, there are some things you might want to consider first. Brainstorming is the best way to ensure you are creating services that are really needed in your community. Brainstorm a Few Ideas The first thing to providing much needed services to baby boomers is to generate a few ideas. Boomers could use a lot of services, …

Political Issues Facing Baby Boomers Today, What Were the Influences?

First of all, you need to understand all about what baby boomers are or more accurately who baby boomers are. Baby boomers are people who were born between the years 1946 and 1964. Because of the increased birth rate in these years, people called it the baby boomers generation. In fact, there were about 78 million babies born within the baby boomers generation. Today, baby boomers are now reaching the middle age. In fact, baby boomers today turn 50 years old every 7 seconds. The fact that baby boomers came of age during the widespread of civil rights protest and grew up during the cold war, baby boomers have very distinct political and cultural patterns. The baby boomers era is …

Pampering Your Skin

The quest to stay young looking has become a virtual passion especially as baby boomers move through middle age. You can see it in commercials, particularly for women, who maintain that the effects of age can be defeated so the skin can remain smooth, soft and wrinkle free. While it’s easy to discount this quest for great looking skin as vanity, there is truth to the idea that taking good care of our skin is a worthwhile ambition for baby boomers as they approach their retirement years. Often we don’t think a lot about our skin. It seems so self sufficient and self healing that we take for granted that it will just get better when it suffers mild abrasions …

Overview on the Beliefs of Baby Boomers

The birthrate in the United States of America rose to almost 20% after the World War II (1946). It again increased to another 12% in 1947. Finally, it peaked up to 4.3 million babies in 1957. Therefore, from 1946 to 1964, there were 77 million babies born in America, they were called as “baby boomers”. Today, boomers comprise 28% of the US populations since the birthrate returned to normal in 1965. But the said numbers of babies are considered as a statistical anomaly in the birthrate of the United States according to some researchers. It is because some of the baby boomers have detached themselves in that generation and lives as if they were not born between the years 1946 …

On the Road

“On the Road” is a well known phrase to baby boomers because it is the title of that famous novel by Jack Kerouac of youthful exploration and curiosity. And even though technically Kerouac represented the generation before the time of the boomers, that novel very much became a bible for the youth movement that exploded during the 1960s when the boomers went through their teen and college years. As a result, there is wanderlust and a yearning to get away from it all and travel that is deeply ingrained in the baby boomer mentality and way of viewing the world. It isn’t surprising then that baby boomers as adults have created a leisure and travel industry that has reached new …

On Not Being Stressed Out

The one thing that virtually all baby boomers have in common is the stress of living in this modern age. So much has changed for baby boomers since they first enjoyed those days of youth culture when hairstyle and rock music seemed like the most important things in the world. But, like all generations before them and to come, baby boomers had to grow up and take on the responsibilities of raising a family, making a living and figuring out their place in this big complicated world. Stress comes from a lot of sources. Obviously, we get it from work. We think of the work place as a source of stress because it is a place where making a living …

What the State Can Do in the Great Number of Baby Boomers Retiring

Your college days mark a turning point in your life. By this time, you’ve finally realized the value of getting a degree in order to land a good job. And after establishing your career, you will have to work around eight hours a day for many years. As an individual, you’re not only earning money for your family, but you’re also helping the economy of the country that you belong. After World War II, the population continued to increase for nearly twenty years. The babies born during this time were called baby boomers. Millions of babies were born, and at present, some of them are already in their senior years while the rest are in their middle ages. With so …