What Are Some of the Problems that baby Boomers Encounter

Thos that are born between the years 1946 and 1964 are the generation known as baby boomers. As boomers age, they have now become one of the largest generations to retire ever in the history of the US. This massive group of early retirees or future retirees is essentially in between stages in life. They are not quite old enough to receive the services that senior citizens receive, but they are not as young as they once used to be. As life becomes more challenging, there are an increasing number of problems that could arise. Caring for Aging Parents The older the boomer generation gets, the needier their parents become. The task of taking care of yourself and taking care …

Understanding the Baby Boomers Definition

The term Baby Boomer pertains to the people who was born during the soaring of birth rates just as the economy continuously prosper in numerous countries during the post war years. In America, the term is directly synonymous to the people whose birth year’s fall before the war in Vietnam and after the Second World War (WW II). Hence, Baby Boomers possibly cover one generation or more. The term Baby Boom also depicts the population as well as culture of the Americans. This is contrary to the demographics shown throughout the world during the post WW II, which did not present the American families’ sustained growth. Definition The start of Baby Boomer generation is classified into different designations. Steve Gallion, …

Trivial Pursuit, Baby Boomers Edition – A Great Game for Families

If you want a board game that the whole family can enjoy, the Trivial Pursuit Baby Boomers Edition is the board game for you. This board game is not only enjoyable, but it will also enhance your knowledge about the baby boomers generation. First of all, in order to understand this game, you have to know how to play it. Trivial Pursuit is a board game that challenges the ability of all players on general knowledge, and other popular culture questions. In the Trivial Pursuit Baby Boomers Edition, you should expect questions that are related to the baby boomer era from 1950 to the early 1960’s. Questions will be about television, nightly news, stage and screen, lives and times, publishing …

The Joys of Gardening

If you are not a gardener, you may wonder why this hobby has become so popular even with city people who have the resources to go to the grocery and get food with much less effort. Perhaps much of the joy that comes from gardening originated in our baby boomer values that came from those golden “hippie” days of the 1960s. Part of the ethical and moral system of that time in our cultural history was the “back to the land” movement to get back to our roots and away from the alleged sins of modern society. From this same movement we got the increased interest in vegetarianism, yoga, natural eating and the environmental movement. So, while we look back …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Now is the Time to Quit Smoking

We can only hope that the baby boomer generation will be the last one who grew up in a culture where smoking was cool and acceptable. The health passion of baby boomers that comes out of their dislike of anything that accelerates the aging process is one of the reasons the anti smoking movement has gained strength in the last decade. The reasons for quitting smoke are well known to anyone who has paid attention to the issue at all. . Smoking reduces the life span. For the baby boomer generation, living a long and healthy life is a way of staying young. Smoking not only shortens the life span but it is a plague to your health in every …

Next Stop Retirement

It seems almost absurd for baby boomers to think about retirement as the next stop in their long and eventful lives. But the absurd has become a reality. As the baby boomer generation moves into their mid fifties and sixties, that specter of retirement looms ever closer. So it’s natural and appropriate to sit back and review exactly what that means to each of us. For many, the traditional attitude toward retirement has been one of joy. The concept of laying down your worries and bringing your work life to a comfortable end is something to look forward to. The image of a life of sleeping late, golfing as much as you wish, taking up two or three hobbies and …

Mentoring

Baby boomers owe a lot to mentors of their own youth that instilled the values that brought them into the world. You might not think back on the wild days of the 50s and 60s as a time when mentored youth were expressing the values of their elders. But there is really no way that such a powerful explosion of culture change could happen without the influence of teachers and mentors on the youth of the time. The mentors of the youth culture developed their values in the 40s and 50s. These were values that were outraged by the ravages of war and perceived injustice in society. The outcome of the civil rights movement, the women’s rights advances and other …

Many Baby Boomers are Close to Retirement, What Will They Do?

When people get old, they need not work. They should enjoy the rest of their lives having fun and worrying about nothing. But ever since baby boomers were born, a lot of changes have taken place in each milestone of their life. And now that they are close to retirement, can you imagine them staying at home and doing nothing at all? With their unique characteristics, baby boomers were able to redefine and reshape the society as a whole. They certainly made an impact before, and probably they will again for the years to come. Of all baby boomer population, about 76% of them intend to stay in the workforce even after the age of retirement. Baby boomers tend to …

Looking Young and Feeling Young

Baby boomers may not have a corner on the market for an urgent desire to stay youthful but they certainly have set a high standard for creating a virtual avalanche of products and services to attend to that need. The quest to look young in baby boomers has resulted in an explosion of profits in the cosmetic and plastic surgery markets. It’s easy to criticize the desire of baby boomers to want to see themselves as youthful as simple vanity. But it goes a lot deeper than that. It doesn’t take a lot of research or analysis to see that baby boomers grounded their identities in the youth movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Before the boomer generation erupted like …

How US Economy will Sustain upon Retirement of Baby Boomer Generation

The Baby Boomer generation is a demographic term for the Americans born somewhere in between 1946-1964. The Baby Boomer generation holds the population of roughly 83 million. To date, baby boomers range from 50 to 65 years of age. This means that the baby boom generation is on its way to exit the labor force of the country. Baby boomers are offsprings of a healthy, erudite and bounty living. Because of this, they have reshaped the perspective of growing old by reinventing themselves to pursue a new passion. Because of the distinctive characteristics of baby boomers, they have caught much attention and are the subject of studies and surveys. As for one thing, baby boomers belong to an influential generation …

Discerning the Baby Boomers Various Faces

Most often, people view the picture of baby boomers like a monolith-everyone is identical. But the truth is the generation of Baby Boomers are slightly distinct from each other. A baby Boomer in his mid-50s, Jerry Benston, an African-American New Yorker. According to him, while he was a college student in 1968, the university where he studied proposed to have a more diverse culture. He recalled that he was one of those who protested. His reason, as a Baby Boomer he wants to help in raising awareness regarding the significant issues in the society nowadays. One of these significant issues is the Baby Boomers and how people view them in general terms. Looking at the outer surface, what you will …

Building Retirement Fortune Through Online Trading

There is a certain romance to trading on the stock market. Wall Street and all the drama of what goes on there seems exciting and a place where millionaires are made in a day. Fortunately, for most of us, Wall Street is a far away place and we would be too intimidated to actually try to trade in that complex environment. If you get a chance to visit and watch the frantic trading floor in action, that’s plenty. Baby boomers are notoriously self confident and have a generational attitude of, “If someone can do it, so can I.” When this attitude is brought to investing, that can set up a dangerous situation for the baby boomer from a financial perspective. …