BOOMERS LEAD THE PARADE
Starring on stage and in the hit movie, The Music Man, Robert Preston sang “76 trombones led the big parade…” Multiply by a million, and that is how many members of the baby boomer generation were created by American births between 1946 and 1964.
At no previous time in world history has such a swelling of population occurred. Some have referred to it as, “the pig in the python”, an apt description of the impact the explosion in birth rate created. … More
BOOMERS LEAD THE PARADE
You will probably laugh at this if you are a Boomer. We can laugh as long as we are poking fun at ourselves. But, please be careful if you are laughing/ranting at us, not with us.
NOT SO FUNNY GENERATIONAL ISSUES
It was interesting to read the comments that were posted for this video. They are almost all expressions of disgust for and rage at the Baby Boomers. Since I am one, I am a little taken aback. I have heard that there is a generational war brewing, but my Gen X and Gen… More
That awesome, entirely attractive, hip, cool generation known as Baby Boomers is those Americans born during the years 1946 to 1964. Yep, that’s right. That was the end of the good stuff once the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan that spring in 1964. (The Beatles themselves, were not Boomers. They were from the Silent Generation.)
Baby boomers were nearly 80 million strong. Our moms and dads produced 4.3 million of us Baby Boomers in 1957 alone! … More
LARGEST GENERATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY
Counting me, and most likely you as well, there are 78 million “baby boomers” born between 1946 and 1964 that were born in America. Statistically, baby boomers constitute by sheer numbers, the largest generation in American history. (We are also the most obese generation in American history, so we are the “largest” in more than one statistical category.)
LEVERAGE THROUGH OUT LIFETIME
This kind of heft creates leverage… More
In this January 2011 segment from the PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff looks at the implications of Baby Boomers retiring with Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute and Ted Fishman, author of “Shock of Gray.”
That society is not prepared for Boomers getting old is no great surprise. Along with discussing the statistics of an increasingly grey population and the impacts on unfunded liabilities like Medicare and Social Security, this discussion… More
POST WWII BABIES
As soldiers around the world began to return from wherever World War II had taken them, men and women enthusiastically married, started families, and started or resumed their careers. From 1946 to 1964, child-birth exploded in America with approximately 79 million babies being born, hence the name, Baby Boomers.
Never before had there been such a rapid increase in global population, with the birth rate eventually increasing in the late 50’s to an 86% increase… More
For those in the Plus-50 set who are looking for work, or thinking about a job change, here are some tips just for you.
DUST OFF THAT RESUME
Most larger employers now use scanning software to search resumes for key words that link back to their specific hiring needs. For example, if a company is hiring for customer service workers, their software will scan for “customer service”, and reject all the others regardless of experience. Make alterations of your resumes so… More
CHANGING WORK PATTERNS
Emerging Baby Boomers trends show that Boomers are continuing to work longer than earlier generations. America’s struggling economy has made it necessary for many Baby Boomers to keep working, but other issues apply, as well.
SOCIAL SECURITY AGE & WAGE CREEP
The Social Security Administration has gradually increased the full retirement age over the years, a few months at a time. In addition, with Americans now living longer than ever before… More
The term “retirement home” causes many to shudder. There are many variations on what makes for a good retirement home. Look around and find a version you like.
Growing up in Michigan, all I heard about retirement homes and retirement living consisted of having a winter escape home down in Florida. Sure, as a kid I knew plenty of older people who no longer worked. But that seemed different. Looking back now, I see that even then, I saw a difference between being… More