Category: Baby Boomer Facts & Figures
- America is the great modern equalizer of cultural integration, a melting pot that is forever changing. But change isn't without its growing pains. Conflict and subjugation has spurned countless individuals who have persevered and pushed forth, who have fought for inalienable rights and social equality. While our times are currently seeing a new wave of social and political change and discontent, it's people born in the 60s or before that have seen the real scope of change. They have lived it. While history continues to repeat itself, these are some of the advocates for Civil Rights that have seen a fuller scope of true social evolution.
- Traditionally taken by many young adults, a gap year is considered to be the year taken between high school and college. It gives them time to reflect on their lives, thus far, and decide on the direction they hope it will take. Whether traveling across the country, abroad, or merely relaxing, this time helps them gain perspective on their lives and offers time to decide what to do with the rest of their life.
- There's no question that each generation has a unique set of circumstances and experiences that form their values and goals. Baby Boomers and Millennials are no different in this regard. But what is it exactly that makes the Millennials and the Boomers handle their finances so differently, especially in their saving habits?
- With so much information swirling around the Internet these days, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. And it seems as if everyone from your kids to your mailman has well-meaning advice for retirement real estate. So how do you know what’s really best? We’ve broken down some of the most common myths about Baby Boomers and real estate here.
- Heading into retirement, you may start hearing many new words and phrases. A lot of terms refer to investments and retirement planning, but you may also scratch your head when hearing about popular retirement pastimes like pickleball or Mah Jongg. Even choosing a new home can be confusing when communities are described with different terms.
- Just as we work hard to make 55Places.com the best resource for finding active adult communities, there are a lot of great websites which offer helpful advice for other aspects of retirement living. From finance and taxes to travel and volunteering, here are 20 great websites that will help you get the most from your retirement years.
- Beloved Christmas songs may be covered by today's popular pop artists, but many Baby Boomers remember growing up when these favorites were first released. The 1940s and 1950s were a boom period for Christmas songs with the introduction of hits like The Christmas Song, Silver Bells, White Christmas and Winter Wonderland.