Let’s face it—a lot of us “baby boomers” deal with challenges that our parents could never have conceived of.
If we’re not gulping at what it costs to send our kids through college, we’re gasping at the cost of keeping our parents cared for and safe, our own families insured in case of illness or injury, skyrocketing gas prices and a bevy of other demands that gobble up our shrinking dollars.
Sure, we’re way better off than any other generation before us; we have more toys, better healthcare, year-long access to a staggering variety of foods, the ability to travel almost anywhere on the globe, instant access to almost anything we want to know, do or have via the internet. And really big shopping malls.
But at the same time, our pensions are vanishing while our life expectancy is increasing, and that 401k or IRA that once looked so juicy now looks like less of a safety net and more like a sieve.
Retirement? Yeah, OK, like we really can afford to do that. Moreover, for many of us, the thought of “retiring” in our parents’ sense of the word just isn’t that appealing. Hell, we don’t even want to be called “seniors,” much less spend our days at “senior centers,” going on “senior trips” or living in “senior citizen housing.” Why, we’re the generation who saw Bruce Springsteen make the cover of AARP Magazine…the generation whose music gets played at college sporting event by bands of kids who wouldn’t be born until 20 or 30 years after those songs were originally recorded…the generation whose televisions went from the black and white picture tube to high def!
If you’re a member of this elite generation, and you either can’t or don’t want to retire, this blog is for you. It’s for you if you’re still employed full time but would like to fulfill that lifelong dream of having your own business someday.
It’s for you if you’re over age 50, laid off and have been pounding the payment ever since without success.
It’s for you if you say “No way, Jose!” to the thought of just making ends meet after you retire…if you want to put more gold into your “golden years”…if instead of barely getting by, you can say you’re barely getting started.
Can I have an “Amen”? Or even a “Hell, yeah”?
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