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How This Boomer Pursues His Passion Without Sacrificing His Career

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Career reinventions in and past mid-life are successful when they reflect authentic passions, commitments, concerns and issues. At this point in our lives and careers, we need to acknowledge who we are, what we're good at, and what kind of legacy we want to leave. But this does not mean that we have to necessarily turn our backs on our current careers.

John Cougar Mellencamp AARP "Ideas@50+" Concert Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.12.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Does this sound like anyone you might know? A child is born with "spina bifida" back in October of 1951. He had corrective surger...

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

Finding a New Circle of Friends

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Wouldn't life be great if we could choose the friends in our social circles by their occupations and how useful they would be to us?

What Do You Call Your Girlfriend?

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers........... OK, I'm just not satisfied, comfortable or excited about referring to my girlfriend Darla as my "girlfriend". Do you know wh...

The American Dream

Diane Gilman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Diane Gilman

It didn't come early in my career (understatement, as 59 years old is a dinosaur in the youth-obsessed fashion industry), but maybe the best should be saved for last... My prophecy at the age of 4 took a bit longer to come true than imagined, but it's all about the journey.

Social Security Benefits Made Easy, Part 2

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Just in case you find yourself cornered in a high-brow conversation at a cocktail party with several other boomers discussing the history of social welfare and government reforms, here's a quick overview of the birth of our wonderful federal program.

Social Security Benefits Made Easy, Part 1

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Did you know that some major changes affecting your benefits were put in place in 2014? There is a free handbook you can request from the Social Security administration which will guide you through the system.

Are You a Music Snob Like Me?

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

I have always considered myself a bit of a music snob. And this being a "Fervid Friday," is there anything you are more passionate about than music...

Do You Trust Yourself? The Jelly Beans of Life

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby boomers... do you trust yourself? Do you trust your instincts? If you made a life altering decision today do you honestly believe you would be successful? That's a very tough question isn't it?

Happy 'Independence Month'

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

We have been led like sheep by our government and big retail business together to use this day, July 4th, to extol the wonders of our national history, the successes of our illustrious government, and historical traditions that define these here United States. Not any more!

Boomer Resolutions

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Do you realize that we only have one half of this year left to accomplish all of the great things we wanted to get done before 2015 shows up?

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

The Essence of Survival

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Years ago, when I was part of the corporate middle management machine, I had the honor of working for brief time with a gentleman that actually reinforced my faith in mankind.

How to Choose Sunscreen: Part 2

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

The bottom line is that selecting the proper sunscreen can be a chore. Before diving into the sea of choices, let me make it completely clear that everyone needs some sort of protection when spending time in the sun. No one is immune to the effects of extended exposure.

How to Choose Sunscreen

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Yes, it's summertime but if you are going to be out in the street dancing then please take some precautions. Wear some sunscreen people. Especially at our age.

Aging at Home: Does It Have to Be an Uphill Climb?

Eric McAfee | Posted 08.10.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

The widespread proliferation of extended care facilities, senior communities, and the younger "active adult" subdivisions is evidence that a sizable portion of the population is demanding a residential typology that scarcely existed years ago.

10 Simple Habits That Will Give You More Hours In The Day

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Remember there are always 1,440 minutes in each day. They do not vary from day to day. If you understand that, you can map out a plan for using them wisely. Appreciate and accept that some of these minutes will be used systematically day-in and day-out for essential task... It is how you use the remaining minutes that make the difference in your emotional and financial well-being.

A Memorial to Memorial Day

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

I don't have the same sense of brotherhood that veterans experience on Memorial Day. I don't share their badge of honor. I am part of the same Baby Boomer generation, but not in the same way that Vietnam veterans are.

Hobbies of the Rich and Famous

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Have you ever wondered what rich and famous people, most of whom are baby boomers, do with their spare time?

Why Bloggers Blog

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

One of the jobs of a "professional" blogger is to communicate, interact and engage with other "professional" bloggers. Have you noticed how I have st...

Things I Don't Understand

Renee Fisher | Posted 06.21.2014 | Comedy
Renee Fisher

Living your life in the Boomer Lane gets a little confusing at times, and some fear that they may be running out of time to make any sense out of everything around them.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Legacy

David Kanegis | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As Baby Boomers, we get caught up in the daily strife of managing our own lives and often those of our children, grandchildren or parents. It often becomes all too easy to dwell on all the stress and not the joys and rewards that come our way.

5 Reasons to Shift Auto Marketing to 50-Plus in 2014

Mark Bradbury | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Mark Bradbury

U.S. auto sales have been racing ahead on the fast track, rising by 1.5 million in the last three years. Fueling the auto industry's acceleration is the 50-plus population, which contributed an amazing 84 percent of that growth.

How The Boomers Saved Everything

AARP Magazine | P.J. O'Rourke | Posted 12.10.2013 | Fifty

We're the largest, richest, best-educated generation of Americans, the favored children of a strong, confident and prosperous country. Or, as other ge...