Do you ever wonder where the baby boomers are now?

For the benefit of the youth who belongs to the New Generation of the Twentieth Century, one is considered a Baby Boomer when born between the years 1946 to 1964. During those years, there was a tremendous increase in birth rates because of the economic affluence being enjoyed in a lot of countries around the globe after the World War II. The term Baby Boomer was also extensively used to mean the culture and population of Americans in particular. The generation of the Baby Boomers is just different from any other generation ahead or next to them. They have created many major impacts in the lives of man, may it be in politics, industries, culture, arts and academics. The Baby …

The Plague of Worry

Baby boomers are no strangers to worry. It seems from the first decade this generation began to become aware of the world, there were big things to worry about. This was the first generation to grow up with a reality that world destruction is possible at the hands of a man made weapon that did exist and was pointed at them. In the 1950s and 1960s, the decades when this generation was entering youth, it was common for children to have to run drills to hide under their desks as a defense against the arrival of a nuclear bomb. Even back then, those baby boomer children know those desks were faint defense against such a devastating weapon. So from worrying …

The Stories Behind the Years of Australian Baby Boomer

After the World War II (1945), the women and servicemen of Australia returned home. Their life that was interrupted for almost 6 years of conflicts during the war was resumed. The population revolution then started after nine months where childbirth rates surged more than 4 millions Australians. These people born from 1946 to 1961 are called baby boomers. During this period, there was also an increased migration of Europeans to Australia. These forces are combined thus it changed Australia in the mid of the twentieth century. The 1950’s were considered the new arrival age. A new market was represented by baby boomers. Their needs were met quickly because of the wartime technology advances combined with innovative economic optimism. The first …

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 …

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 …

Information on Australian Baby Boomers

There are thousands or probably millions of babies born every day. The world’s population is enormously increasing every second. The highly noted increase of births happened way back in the 1940’s. After the Second World War, there was a boom of babies born for nearly twenty years. This generation was called Baby Boomers. Baby boomers are not merely concentrated in the US, but also in other countries like Australia. The boomers generation brought about transformation in the norms of their respective societies. They made a big impact in areas such as politics; and disrupted the established society of almost all nations. Like the US, Australia is now expecting that baby boomers will again be the cause of cultural shifts and …

Independent Baby Boomers are Now Travelers

Traveling is a great way to spend your free time. If you’re quite busy with your work, you’ll find it hard to enjoy traveling to beautiful places. Many people with careers to attend to can’t seem to fit traveling in their schedule. Not all people have the opportunity to travel. One main reason is cost, and another is lack of time. Baby boomers are nearly retiring, and most travel agencies are expecting their incomes to soar higher once these boomers retire. Almost all boomers belong to wealthy families so traveling will not be a big deal to them. They can now enjoy the pleasure of traveling to different places without worrying about their jobs or their families. If you think …

Defining Marriage All Over Again

Marriage is a funny thing. How you view it is drastically different if you are a teenager or youth with stars in your eyes compared to your vision of marriage when you have been ensconced in the practice for 20-30 years and looking toward a life in retirement as a married couple. Baby boomers have experienced every aspect of marriage from that early idealistic stage through divorces, various redefinitions of marriage and now taking their marriages into their retirement years. It may be that this next transition of marriage will bring as many changes to that special relationship as any that have gone before. How you view marriage as you move toward your retirement years without a doubt depends on …

The Stories behind the Years of Australian Baby Boomer

After the World War II (1945), the women and servicemen of Australia returned home. Their life that was interrupted for almost 6 years of conflicts during the war was resumed. The population revolution then started after nine months where childbirth rates surged more than 4 millions Australians. These people born from 1946 to 1961 are called baby boomers. During this period, there was also an increased migration of Europeans to Australia. These forces are combined thus it changed Australia in the mid of the twentieth century. The 1950’s were considered the new arrival age. A new market was represented by baby boomers. Their needs were met quickly because of the wartime technology advances combined with innovative economic optimism. The first …

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, …

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 …

Baby boomer career change

Career Change, Is it for a Baby Boomer? There are fewer worries when you’re a kid. Your parents provide for all your material and emotional needs. As a person grows old, their needs and wants also grow with them. And finally, when they graduate college, it is now time to start a life of their own. Looking for the right career that is of great interest to you can be quite hard. But if you successfully choose a good career and decide to keep it, you’re life will be worth living. There are many career paths to take. So before anything else, you should make sure that you’re on the right path. Oftentimes, people end up with a job or …

Baby boomer burial

Death may be at Bay for a Baby Boomer, Be Prepared for Their Burial When babies are born, their families rejoice and are quite overjoyed. Their parents are always there to guide them and attend to their needs. As they grow old, they are capable to do things on their own, and some of them even choose to leave their homes for greener pastures. When they finally find a good job, they can take care of all their expenses. Life is full of surprises, and it is very much unpredictable. Many people die every day; are you prepared for it? You can’t say that you’ll die at this age because who knows, after an hour or a second you may …

Baby Boomers and Younger Generation Opposing Viewpoint on Voting and Politics

Younger generations in the United States do not show much interest in the political games of boomers although recently, they are not the largest population of voters. There was even an incidence when Matthew Shephard, the mother and symbol of hate-crime against homosexuals in Chicago expressed her dismay in front of the Roosevelt University. She questioned the political activism of the present generation for not expressing themselves the way they did before. She even recalled the times when boomers confronted authority. The problem was that boomers are approaching retirement and perhaps losing their agility to make the same protests again. The new generation is asking a different set of questions. Some suggested to get rid off the authority and stop …