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The Good, Bad and Ugly about Baby Boomer’s Future

I have good news and bad news about our future that we need to be aware of. The good news is that we are a huge force to be reckened with as baby boomers number 78 million. Plus, we are the wealthiest Americans in the United States history with assets estimated to be $1 trillion dollars. The bad news is that we will be retiring or semi-retiring in 5-10 years and only 1 in 10 of us is truly affluent with incomes over $150,000.

More bad news. Baby boomers may outlive their assets. Boomers hope to retire and live their lives much as they did before.… CONTINUE READING

The Power of Believing in Yourself

I wrote “Distress-Free Aging: A Boomer’s Guide to Creating a Fulfilled and Purposeful Life” because I wanted to share the strategies I used when I was
transitioning away from my 9-5 counseling position to my own private practice. However, you may not know that the strategies were first implemented 29 years ago when I was pregnant with my son. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and hearing such devastating news sent me spiraling down into deep depression and mounting fear. However, with support and encouragement from family and friends, I was able to reassess my situation and realize that I can take control and turn my health around.… CONTINUE READING

The Magic of Synchronicity, Boomer-Style

Our eyes met from across the room and I had to know him. Call it love at first sight or some sort of magical magnetism, but 37 years ago I connected with someone I didn’t know and had never seen before.

Robert and I went to the same local college in Queens, N.Y., and were one of 20,000 students in 1970 who protested the war and staged sit-ins. This particular year, we both somehow signed up to go on a 5 week, 10 credit archeological field dig in Chico, California, during the summer. I was an anthropology major in my junior year, so it made perfect sense for me, but Robert was an education/music major and a freshman.… CONTINUE READING

Boomer’s Biggest Worry – Are the Kids OK?

A recent article in USA Today sparked my interest. It was about parents and their concern for their adult children or teens having difficulty figuring out their lives. It also addressed the difference between parents being a support and being supportive. Should we be worried?

As a mom of 2 grown children in their 20’s, can I draw the line between being the supportive, but not meddling mom? If I ask too many questions, am I prying? I want to be sure my kids are independent, responsible, bright young adults and therefore, don’t I have the right to find out what’s going on in their lives?… CONTINUE READING

The Value of Hiring and Keeping Mature Workers

A recent study by Strategy One, a market research firm, concluded that baby boomers don’t consider themselves old until the age of “74” and that 78% believe there are still opportunities open and available to them. Another study by AARP reports that 70% of boomers plan on working well past retirement age. What do these statistics indicate?

It shows that baby boomers are still a valuable resource in the work force and that their significance needs to be recognized and embraced. Boomers bring some special qualities to a company that they won’t find in their younger employees.