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Are You A Baby Boomer?

A baby boomer is a person who was born during the demographic Post-World War II baby boom. The term “baby boomer” is sometimes used in a cultural context, and sometimes used to describe someone who was born during the post-WWII baby boom. Therefore, it is impossible to achieve broad consensus of a precise definition, even within a given territory. Different groups, organizations, individuals, and scholars may have widely varying opinions on what constitutes a baby boomer, both technically and culturally. Ascribing universal attributes to a broad generation is difficult, and some observers believe that it is inherently impossible. Nonetheless, many people have attempted to determine the broad cultural similarities and historical impact of the generation, and thus the term has gained widespread popular usage.

United States birth rate (births per 1000 population). The blue segment is the postwar baby boom.[1]In general, baby boomers are associated with a rejection or redefinition of traditional values; however, many commentators have disputed the extent of that rejection, noting the widespread continuity of values with older and younger generations. In Europe and North America boomers are widely associated with privilege, as many grew up in a time of affluence.  As a group, they were the healthiest, and wealthiest generation to that time, and amongst the first to grow up genuinely expecting the world to improve with time.

One of the unique features of Boomers was that they tended to think of themselves as a special generation, very different from those that had come before. In the 1960s, as the relatively large numbers of young people became teenagers and young adults, they, and those around them, created a very specific rhetoric around their cohort, and the change they were bringing about.[4] This rhetoric had an important impact in the self perceptions of the boomers, as well as their tendency to define the world in terms of generations, which was a relatively new phenomenon.

The baby boom has been described variously as a “shockwave” and as “the pig in the python.” By the sheer force of its numbers, the boomers were a demographic bulge which remodeled society as it passed through it.

The term Generation Jones has been used by Jonathan Pontell to distinguish those born from 1954 onward from the earlier Baby Boomers.

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Sixty Percent of Baby Boomers Do Not Have Enough to Retire


Nearly three in five baby boomers face a financial bust in retirement if the current economic climate persists, according to a study cited in a recent article by the Wall Street Journal.

“Early” baby boomers, aged 56 to 62, have a 47 percent chance of not having enough money to pay basic retirement costs, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. “Late” boomers, aged 46 to 55, as well as workers currently aged 29 to 45, have about a 45 percent chance of running short, the study noted.

Baby boomers, who make up around 78 million or 25 percent of the total spenders in the U.S., are among the Americans who have had their nest eggs slashed by 18 percent or an average of $171,000 per person since the end of 2007, according to the WSJ.

A study released earlier this month by the Century Foundation showed that declining housing values, weak investment markets and scarce opportunities for employment will all force baby boomers to tighten their belts in their old age. “In 2008 alone, housing prices dropped an average of 33 percent, greatly depleting the wealth of the majority of baby boomers, who have relatively little savings beyond what they have invested in their home. Concurrently, the 40 percent drop in equity markets in 2008 had a devastating affect on higher net worth baby boomers, for whom stock ownership is the predominant form of wealth,” the report noted.

The cutbacks would put an additional drag on retirees’ already weak consumer spending — people aged 65 to 74 spent 12.3 percent less in 2008 than they did ten years earlier, says the WSJ. In 2007, the consulting firm McKinsey estimated that baby boomers control nearly 40 percent of U.S. consumer spending.

Huffington Post  August 16/10

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At 20 years old, we bought into the American Dream of getting a good job, working it until we retire at the age of 65, then living well off of the monies we saved through our IRAs and 401Ks with possible decades of life ahead of us to enjoy the fruits of these labors. At 40+ we are dealing with the American Reality retiring is a luxury that many of us will never enjoy. Until now.

THE 40+ And Living Well is a blueprint to sustained health and wealth. Its helps you get healthy while simultaneously making you wealthy. For the first time in almost a century, we are in jeopardy of living with less and leaving less to our families than the generation before us. We have the power to not only create a legacy, but to live it right now!

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Golfing-Set a Goal for Yourself

One of the best tools you can use for your mental game is to set a goal for your self to achieve. For example, Lets say your handicap is at 14 right now and it has been that way for 10 years. Don’t resign yourself to the fact that you have got in the habit of shooting at this handicap and that is just the way it is.

 Try setting a goal of achieving a 10 handicap in 3 months. Not so hard if you think about it. All I have to do is shoot 4 strokes better. That’s only 4 putts on 18 I have to make or 4 less shots in the trees and more in the fairway.

 Write Your Goal Down on a Piece of Paper

 Ok, now I have my goal I will need to write it down in detail on a piece of paper and look at it every day. Once in the morning when you wake up and then right before you go to sleep.

 Make Your Goal Specific

 I want to achieve the handicap of 10 in 3 months time period. That is a specific goal that you can measure. Once you have a final goal, work backwards and see what the next action step would be. Things like

practice my putting, chipping, irons, and driver are all action steps you can take to practice. Mental things on the course must also be included. These are all your intermediate goals that you can make for yourself to achieve the final goal. Again write them down as a path to your destination.

 Make Your Goal Practical

 A goal of you shooting 72 probably is not very practical if your handicap is 14. Now I did not say it was impossible but just not reasonable in a short period of time. You don’t want to set yourself up for failure.  However, you may want to set a time period of 12 months for that goal. That would be more practical.

 Visualize Your Goal

 In your mind, think how it will feel when you lower your handicap to your goal. You can talk about it with your friend. Act out in your mind the actions your going to take to achieve your goal. Make the focus of all of your desire toward getting to that goal and you will be amazed what happens.

 In summary, if you set a goal, take action on the goal, and visualize the goal you will achieve the highest success on the golf course.

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Long Term Care

Long-term care homes are designed for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision within a secure setting. In general, long-term care homes offer higher levels of personal care and support than those typically offered by either retirement homes or supportive housing.

Long-term care homes are owned and operated by various organizations :

  • Nursing homes are usually operated by private corporations.
  • Municipal homes for the aged are owned by municipal councils. Many municipalities are required to build a home for the aged in their area, either on their own or in partnership with a neighbouring municipality.
  • Charitable homes are usually owned by non-profit corporations, such as faith, community, ethnic or cultural groups.