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Midlife Parenting- Is It For You?

Advances in reproductive technology and the advantages in getting married later in life have led to an increase in middle aged parents. There is a laundry list of advantages in having children later in life. They’re more likely than parents who are barely out of their teens to own a home and have money set aside for retirement and emergency expense...Read More

The New Retail Frontier: How Companies are marketing to Babyboomers AND Millennials

Retailers have been investing in advertising campaigns targeted to baby boomers for years, and with a great return- as four out of five retailers attribute nearly 50% of their sales to boomers. Up until recently, the generation born between 1976 and 1994 (Millennials) has been considered short on the spending power needed for marketers to target. T...Read More

3 things to not care about now that you’re over 50

After 50, there are certain things that you just no longer need to concern yourself with. You’re passed the point of constant fear about “fitting in” and the idea that you need to change who you are to do so just doesn’t exist anymore. Not being “Hip”. We are in a weird time in history where make-believe words ar...Read More

Over 50? There’s An App For That! 7 Best Apps For Baby Boomers.

With the amount technological advances that we get to experience on a daily basis, it’s no wonder that we find the latest phone, tablet or software less and less user-ready. While millennials have grown up with the digital age at their finger tips, the learning curve for baby boomers can sometimes hinder the ability to appreciate the latest a...Read More

Retirement Transition: How to avoid the shock and retire with ease.

Some people make a smooth transition to retirement, jumping into their new lifestyles with energy, excitability and willingness, but others have more trouble adjusting. Most people assume that in retirement they have to go from working full time for 40 years to fully retiring cold turkey. Consider asking your company for a sliding retirement plan. ...Read More

Issues Facing 50+ Voters This Election

It’s an election year. Presidential candidates across both parties (and beyond) are all fighting for your vote this November. With Baby Boomers being the 2nd largest generation of voter-age citizens, the issues pressing the 50+ population are varied. In recent polls, the economy, health care, climate change and foreign policy make up the most impor...Read More

Baby Boomers Love Legal Weed

According to a recent study in the Upstart Business Journal, reports showed that medical and recreational marijuana industry as one of the fastest growing in the United States, largely because of the Baby Boomers whose pot consumption is expected to grow faster than any other demographic of pot users. More than 110.9 million Americans over 50 are e...Read More

Baby Boomers: The Most Fashion Forward Generation

1960-1980 were revolutionary for political, social and fashion. The early 1960s changed how we viewed important social norms and the 1970s saw political upheavals that transformed feminism and fashion. The influential Baby Boomer generation rocked the fashion world in this important time. Women were engineers, fashion icons, designers and defined k...Read More

Carbon Copies

We’ve lost a righteous man. His name was Eli Wiesel. You may know him only as the author of Night, an account of his life in Auschwitz, from the age of 14 ½ to age 16. I personally believe that he may have been a lamed vavnik. Yes, I know that am straying into dangerous territory here, but this is a legend, not religious teaching exactly. &nb...Read More

Take Good Care of Yourself

Button up your overcoat when the wind is free, take good care of yourself you belong to me!  This is a line from a song and to be totally honest I cannot tell you the rest of the lyrics.  I just remember hearing my Aunt sing it when I was a child.  Taking care of others is important to many of us. I posted a survey a few weeks ago asking what part ...Read More

When Inspired, You Don’t Tire Easily

We recently returned from a trip to the USA during which we hired two separate vehicles. During a five-week period, we traveled over 10,000 kilometers. Initially, we went skiing in Colorado then journeyed to Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mt Rushmore, the Badlands of South Dakota, Devil’s Tower in Wyoming and traversed Montana to Yellowstone National Park. On ...Read More

7 Easy Ways To Avoid Identity Theft

Every year roughly 17 million people fall victim to identity theft of some kind. Identity theft is when someone gets access to your Social Security number, bank or credit card account number, or other identifying information and uses it to steal from you. Reduce your risks by safeguarding your information with these simple steps. 1. Never ever give...Read More

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