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 …

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 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 Fountain of Youth

If there ever was a generation who would put every resource known to man against the challenge of defeating aging, it would be the baby boomer generation. Of course the deeply rooted desire in mankind to stop or turn back the aging process is as old as time itself. We have ample evidence of that in literature. From The Fountain to Youth to Peter Pan, there have been many efforts to just stubbornly say “I wont grow up” as though stamping ones foot and refusing to participate can actually keep us from growing older. Baby boomers have always had a love affair with youth. It is no doubt deeply rooted in their explosive teen and twenties years in which this …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …