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Boomer Generation

Social Security Benefits Made Easy, Part 1

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.22.2014 | 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 07.18.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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?

I Am a Digital Dinosaur

Chuck Nyren | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Remember WordStar? WordPerfect? Apple Writer? Lotus Notes? If you don't know what these are, open up Netscape Navigator and do a search on Alta Vista.

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.30.2014 | 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.

How 'Life Reimagined' Is Changing The Future For Boomers

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Emilio Pardo has been a visionary communicator and branding executive for most of his professional life. While many Boomers find themselves forced to pivot to a new career, Pardo found himself called to upgrade his life path, driven by a sense of purpose that he could not ignore. We discussed his journey over the phone from his office in Washington D.C.

The Essence of Survival

Jay Lickus | Posted 06.13.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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.

A Memorial to Memorial Day

Jay Lickus | Posted 05.27.2014 | 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.

Why Living 'Home Free' Is The Best Thing We've Ever Done

Lynne Martin | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

Our children gasped and our friends were speechless when we sold our beautiful California house along with most of the furniture, put our treasures in storage, and set out to live internationally without a home base.

What's in a Generation?

David D. Burstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
David D. Burstein

One book called us the "dumbest generation." Another cast Millennials as a breeding ground for an "epidemic" of narcissism. These views ignore many realities about this generation.

3 Things That Never Die: Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

Janie Emaus | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Suffice it to say that sex "in my sixties" is not quite the same as sex was "during the sixties." Not that I don't still have sex, but after thirty years of marriage, I now embrace the concept of "cuddling with benefits" rather than the "Free Love" spirit of my hippie days.

Sex Advice For Boomers

Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D.

Yours is the first generation that will live well into their 80's and beyond, and given your "free-love" heritage, sex will continue to be important well into your golden years. Here are four tips to keep your sex lives exciting and fulfilling.

Staking Out the Territory

J. Walker Smith | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
J. Walker Smith

Boomers will always be the generation on the look out for fulfillment. Whatever their bluster to the contrary, they pursue it still, embracing whatever gambit they can to close the gap between promise and reality.

Calling All Generations: Put an End to Boomer Bashing

Carol Orsborn | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Orsborn

For boomers, the time has come to defend ourselves against verbal abuse. We must be less concerned about being loved and more demanding that emotional tirades against us be leavened by a commitment to the truth and respect.

What Baby Boomers Do Best (And How You Can Prosper After 50)

Julia Moulden | Posted 08.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

In recent years, attacking boomers for what we haven't done has become a popular blood sport. I find this disturbing (and wearying) for two reasons.

Stand and Be Counted

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

Lately, we've been assaulted by statisticians and political pundits who are already telling us what will happen this week. So why bother to vote at all?

How Confident are Boomer Consumers?

Carol Orsborn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Orsborn

In light of the deteriorating Consumer Confidence Index, Wall Street should worry less about Boomers' level of consumer confidence and more about our degree of consumer denial.

Right Brain Thinking is the Hottest New Fad! Ways to Enhance Your Intuition

Margaret Ruth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Ruth

There is a burgeoning cultural awareness that the more creative, intuitive ways of processing information have enormous value in our daily personal and business lives.