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Boomers & Politics

On July 19, 2016 By

I can’t help but think that as a generation we are blowing it. Politically. We now have two candidates — squarely of the Baby Boomer generation and neither is talking about the aging of America. Why aren’t we holding them accountable for that? Why hasn’t the generation that created a “movement” for every cause taken […]

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Are You Ready to Retire?

On March 19, 2015 By

If you are age 50 or older, you are at least thinking about retirement.

The thought of retiring is frightening to many people. Concerns about investment returns, Social Security, medical costs, and the solvency of pension plans have many people delaying retirement plans. A recent survey […]

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Some product claims go too far when it comes to health and aging.

People of all ages want to look and feel their best. At a time when many older Americans resolve to improve their health, let’s urge consumers to beware of false promises and products with little health benefit. Unfortunately, as people over 50 […]

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The phrase “generation gap” first appeared in the Sixties, when the unprecedented social upheaval of that decade truly created a cultural chasm not just between generations, but even within families.

These days “generation gap” sounds a bit old-fashioned, but I’d say that for the first time in forty years, the condition […]

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Tracking the Trackers

On March 27, 2014 By

Digital health tech is the answer – but what are the questions?

What new gadgets and apps can make consumers take better care of their own health?  What are the gadgets and apps that help doctors take care of consumers?  Let’s assume that the combination of tech that helps consumers and doctors equals Digital […]

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Studies estimate the baby boom generation is set to inherit $11.6 trillion over the next 20 years from their parents.

The baby boomers are expected to pass on as much as $41 trillion to their children. With all this wealth changing hands, it’s a shame most heirs will not be able to hang onto it.

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While it may appear that the over-the-top marketing of the latest and greatest cell phones, computers and tablets is aimed at the 20 to 30 year old age bracket, in truth these companies are beginning to wise up to see that a growing slice of this market is the 50+ or Baby Boomer generation.

This […]

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