Baby Boomers

Forget Retirement - Many Baby Boomers Are Starting Small Businesses Instead

The baby boomers aren’t slowing down. Far from looking forward to retirement, baby boomers are energetically making their mark on small business, according to a recent survey from Guidant Financial.<p>The <i>2018 Small Business Trends for Baby Boomers</i> survey of more than 2,600 small business owners and …

Small Business

Why you need more risk in your life after age 50 — not less

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Jeannie Ralston is a woman who believes in taking risks, and she encourages women in …

Business

Survey reveals the top money issues Gen Xers, Baby Boomers wish they learned earlier

New research from Comet Financial Intelligence shows that the most popular money issue that Generation Xers and Baby Boomers “wished they’d learned” …

Demographics

15 Financial Facts About Baby Boomers That Will Shock You

Baby boomers make up 22.9 percent of the population, meaning their financial decisions and concerns have an important impact on everyone. Here are 15 …

Generations

Should You Try Deep-Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, debilitating illness marked by stiffness, tremors and problems with walking. In some people, it causes thinking …

Generations

People of all ages define the American Dream the same way — but millennials take it one step further

The American Dream is alive and well.<p>Nearly 60% of respondents surveyed in Bank of the West's 2018 Millennial Study believe they have attained the American Dream or believe that it's still attainable today.<p>This feeling is widespread across all three generations — an equal percentage of both …

Demographics

Baby Boomers Get More Selective About Friends

Today’s 55-to-64-year-olds are less socially engaged than people the same age 20 years ago. Researchers want to know why.<p>Are baby boomers anti-social?<p>Members of the baby boom generation, especially those 55 to 64 years old, are less socially engaged than people the same age 20 years ago, according …

Ohio State University

Downsizing baby boomers making their mark in the property market

Baby boomers are downsizing and selling up the family home thanks to the federal government’s downsizer incentive scheme.<p>From July 1 the government …

Creating Opportunities

Retired Professional Women: Finding Your New Identity and Work

(This is the third article in a four-part weekly series on boomer professional women transitioning to retirement. The first article was “What …

Retirement

How Hidden Costs Can Dent Your Retirement Income

For millions of retirees, hidden costs creep up on them. Just when they thought they were covered by Medicare and Social Security, they get clobbered.<p>While Medicare does pay for the bulk of hospital-related expenses after age 65, there can be thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket healthcare …

Retirement

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After the war, when England was still in monochrome, and we baby-boomers were in romper suits plotting the swinging ’60s, shell-shocked grown-ups spoke wistfully about a place called ‘before the war’. For us still on rationing, America was the promised land, flowing with Coke and peanut butter, …

For Men

An honest look at the personal finance crisis

Millions of baby boomers are moving into their senior years with empty pockets and declining choices to earn a living. And right behind them is a …

Finance

The Creative Art of Quilting

If you’re among the 7 to 10 million quilters in the United States, you likely already know how quilting can have a positive impact on your life. …

Quilting

Can Millennials confront the looming threat of aging Baby Boomers?

The Silent Generation and Baby Boomers are sitting on a whopping $13.5 trillion worth of home inventory, but aging Boomers are expected to trigger a …

Demographics

Family Caregivers Get a Break — and Coaching

(Editor’s Note: This story was previously published by Kaiser Health News.) For today, there are no doctor’s visits. No long afternoons with nothing …

Health Care

The 6 Nasty Financial Surprises for Divorcing Women

An astounding 46 percent of divorced women recently surveyed by the online marketplace Worthy said that divorce brought with it financial surprises. …

Retirement

How Mediation Can Resolve a Family Conflict

(This story was originally published on A Place for Mom .) For some families struggling with the many issues that come with aging, getting a neutral …

Generations

Once taboo, baby boomers are entering the budding cannabis industry | Reuters.com

A jet suit created by a former commodities trader has gone on sale in a London department store with a price tag of £340,000<p>Artists and body models enter one of 12 categories at the 21st edition of the World Body Painting Festival, held at Klagenfurt in Austria<p>Water buffaloes living in Iraq's …

Cannabis Industry

Can a Robot Offer Care and Companionship as We Age?

(Editor’s Note: This story previously appeared on PBS NewsHour.) Judy Woodruff: A Northern Virginia startup company is using new technology, and a …

Generations

Generation De-Clutter

Baby boomers are downsizing, but where is all their stuff going? Robyn Friedman, freelance writer and Wall Street Journal columnist, tells Your …

Wall Street

Where Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials make the most – and least – money in the U.S.

Where Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials make the most – and least – money in the U.S., state-by-state<p><b>Median pay varies by generation across</b> …

Demographics

Avoid These Big Medicare Mistakes People Make

Most Americans in, or near, retirement know too little about Medicare, causing them to pay far more out-of-pocket for retirement medical care than …

Health Care

10 Items You May Have Lying Around That Could Be Worth Money

You just may want to poke around your attic or basement and dust off items that rekindle childhood or family memories. Maybe you’ll find an old …

Generations

Baby boomers happy to let state carry on paying | Financial Times

Nicholas Timmins’ op-ed “ The NHS is sustainable — so long as we are prepared to pay for it” (June 23) suggests that the National Health Service can …

NHS

What Not to Say to Someone Having a Health Crisis

I recently underwent a months-long health challenge and lost 65 pounds in a year. When I was still struggling with the health challenge and the …

Mental Health

Sierra & Tierra: “Shame! Shame! Shame!”

<i>Rally in front of the White House on June 30</i><p>Hundreds of thousands of outraged Americans shouted this word across the country during June 30’s …

Immigration

All-American All-Star Fourth of July Recipes

Beat the heat with an all-star menu starring gazpacho, shrimp — plus an easy chocolate dessert.

Recipes

How to Make Money From a Hobby in Retirement

If you have a hobby, you might be able to generate cash from it in retirement. That way, you could enjoy part-time work and leisure activities …

Generations

Women 50+: Declare Your Independence and Start a Business

One of the best decisions I ever made was to declare my freedom from my full-time job as a columnist for a national newspaper and start my own …

Entrepreneurship

How to Fix Social Security for Vulnerable Americans

(Editor’s Note: This story is part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative on poverty and opportunity.) …

Retirement