Baby Boomer Lifestyle News Digest

By on July 28, 2014

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Boomers’ Secrets of a Successful Retirement

By U.S. News and World Report

It’s been four years since the oldest members of the baby boomer generation turned  65, and according to the AARP, approximately 8,000 boomers a day will hit this milestone in  the next 14 years. In late 2014, Ameriprise Financial surveyed 1,000 boomers ages 60 to 73 who retired within the past five years to determine how they’ve been managing since leaving the workforce. Here’s what respondents in the Retirement Triggers Research Report revealed as their secrets to a happy retirement. MORE

Top 10 U.S. Markets for Baby Boomer Home Sales Growth Revealed

Residential News » Orlando Edition | By Miho Favela

 “These metro areas are attractive to baby boomers because of their housing affordability, lower tax rates and welcoming business environment,” says Yun. “With baby boomers working later in life, these factors will likely play as much of a deciding role of where boomers eventually retire as will areas with a warm climate or variety of outdoor activities.” MORE

6 Compelling Ways to Reinvent Retirement

BY , The Fiscal Times
Most of us are going to live 30 years longer on average than people who lived in the early part of the last century. While that extraordinary and “startling” extension of our lifespans has turned the notion of retirement on its head, author Gail Sheehy says it’s also given us not just the gift of extra time, but a slew of new challenges MORE
Excellent advice for boomers – health, finances, care-giving, exercising your passion, and even tips on hiring millennials!

Chris Farrell wants baby boomers to unretire

By Amy Goetzman for MinnPost

The plan used to go like this: “Graduate high school, maybe go to college, get a job, hit 60, retire, andthen do all the things you’ve always wanted to do. Well, no. It’s not like that anymore,” says Chris Farrell. And good thing it isn’t, he says, because in reality, most people aren’t happy in a play-all-day-till-the-end lifestyle. Instead, working a few years longer, or working elsewhere, or working less but staying fully engaged with society may be the key to a happier retirement. MORE

Mr. Farrell’s book is on our September reading list. He dispels the theory boomers are going to bankrupt social programs and ruin life for their children and grandchildren.

Taking Your Baby-boomer Marriage from Boring to Blissful

By Mary Jo Rapini for My Fox-Houston

Boomers have always been independent and have made their own way. Nowhere is that showing up more than in marital status. Since 1990 the divorce rate has gone down in the United States, for everyone but the boomers. Those over 50 years of age have seen divorce rates double. MORE

Follow the articles’ eight steps to keep your baby-boomer marriage strong. Terrific advice!

Retirement: More Boomers Head Overseas for Cheap Living

By Amanda Alix for The Motley Fool

Even if you have never considered retiring outside of the U.S. the idea certainly sounds enticing – and spotlights just how expensive it is for persons of limited means to live here. If gorgeous weather and an early retirement are core ingredients of your retirement plan, you might want to research the ex-pat lifestyle a bit more deeply. After all, over a half-million retirees can’t be wrong. MORE

Top Ten Hawaii Luxury Resort Hotels

By  for The Vacation Gals

Snow dusted the mountain peaks around my Colorado home the other day, and this morning I’m wearing fleece, leggings and wool socks as I work on my living room couch. Temperatures are dropping in my neck of the woods and naturally that’s got me thinking of warm-weather destinations. Tops on my list: Hawaii! MORE

New York’s Best Central Park Luxury Hotels For 2014

By  for Pursuitist

Pursuitist presents the most outstanding Central Park hotels for 2014. This list is unranked, as we celebrate each of these properties for the gems that they are. Each New York location has a distinct personality that will suit different travelers, whether you are visiting on business, with the family or on a romantic getaway. MORE

Condo Scene: It’s a bit more than a lock-and-go lifestyle

By Marilyn Wilson for Ottawa Citizen

If you bought into the condo lifestyle to have less property ownership responsibilities, that’s a worthwhile idea. Condos have less outdoor maintenance and are easier to maintain from afar, especially those with a concierge. But condo owners still have responsibilities that you should consider before you leave on your next trip: Although condo living affords easier travel than a home lifestyle, it’s not as simple as lock and go. MORE

Takeaway: Excellent checklist for baby boomer condo owners to follow before leaving on a vacation.

Retirement: Great, affordable destinations you may not have thought of

By Rodney Brooks, USA TODAY

Ready to retire, but it’s too hot in Arizona and Florida? Too expensive where you are? Or you just want to live someplace else?

Here’s our annual look at a few places you may not have thought of as retirement destinations. They have all the benefits — great views, walkable downtowns, great food and entertainment and, best of all, easy access to airports and top-notch health care systems. MORE

This Boomer Couple Is Making Your Health Their Business

By John Tarnoff for Huffington Post

Boomers have a great deal of advantages in developing new careers in mid-life or later. The Stephens display a level of confidence that many boomers are often surprised to discover in themselves. As we are seeing in this series, our years of experience, our understanding how things get done, and our ability to visualize the results of our efforts all contribute to our successful career reinventions. In the process, we reap a reward that is increasingly important to us at this age — making a meaningful difference in our lives, and in the lives of those around us. MORE

It’s the way of today’s baby boomer — find a passion and start a second career! Need some direction, check out NorthStar.

Author offers humorous but realistic advice on caring for elderly parents

By The Herald News

At some point in most people’s lives, they go from child to a parent, and then to caring for their elderly parents. Traversing those years with humor and courage led to author Pam Carey’s latest book, “Elderly Parents With All Their Marbles; A Survival Guide for the Kids.” MORE

Helpful hints for anyone caring for a parent, spouse, or elderly relative. Available at Amazon.

Go ahead, unplug: 5 amazing tech-free destinations

By  for Pluralsight Blog

Imagine a vacation without Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Consider, for a moment, how much more you might actually experience when you’re not glancing at your screen every 10 minutes. Will the food taste as good if you don’t share a filtered photo before the first bite? Is the beach still as beautiful if you can’t tweet about it? Are you even really on vacation if you’re not posting updates about being on vacation? Yes, yes and yes. Here are five amazing places that will help you remember what life was like before technology took over. MORE

Whether you are in need of a vacation from work related tech, or are just tired of being surrounded by smart phone zombies, this is an awesome list of tech-free vacation destinations.

Why Your Brain Needs a Garden

By Dr. Mercola

When you garden, you’re adding beauty to the landscape and habitat for birds, bees, frogs, worms, and so much more. Depending on what you garden, you can reap a harvest of fruits and vegetables to feed your family. You can also indirectly feed your brain for better mood and emotional health, and to satisfy your curiosity for knowledge. MORE

As evidenced by the crowds at garden centers on any given weekend, gardening has become a lifestyle for many of us. Gardening is beneficial for us and the environment on so many levels. Here’s to planting seeds and pulling weeds!

Beyond Boundaries

By HANNAH BRINKS for Women’s Life Style

Sandy’s life emulates excitement in a multitude of ways, not always through travel. Her bravery extends to her everyday life as well. From ordering a build-your-own harp kit, serving as a resident council member at Clark’s Franklin campus where she lives and signing up for a six-week computer course, Sandy is always willing to try new things. MORE

At 74 years young, Sandy can teach boomers a thing or two about living large!

Gen Z, Gen Y, baby boomers – a guide to the generations

As a new report says Generation Z are smarter and more prudent than Gen Y, here’s a guide to all those complex generational labels. Do you know your Baby Boomers from your Millennials? MORE

Baby Boomers – Gen X – Gen Y (Millennials) – Gen Z, a quick guide to keep your generations straight, and a little walk down memory lane.

The 20 Most Popular Cities In The World To Visit In 2014

By Deborah L. Jacobs for Forbes

If you are looking for the new hot destination, or are curious to see how many of the world’s top sights you’ve bagged, check your passport against MasterCard’s latest Global Destination Cities Index. The survey, now in its fourth year, provides an annual ranking of 132 of the top destination cities in the world based on how many people go there and how much they spend. MORE

10 things winemakers won’t tell you

By Catey Hill, WSJ MarketWatch

“The correlation between price and overall rating is small and negative, suggesting that individuals on average enjoy more expensive wines slightly less,” wrote the authors, who analyzed the results of more than 6,000 tastings. MORE

Very in-depth and informative article on the business of wine. I will no longer feel like a wine neophyte for enjoying my $8.00 bottle of red!

‘It’s just a healthier lifestyle’

By Monica Kreber – The Summerville Journal Scene

Henry Street is the owner of Charleston Homesteads, LLC, a family-run landscaping business that provides plants that are not only meant to be aesthetically pleasing to a person’s yard, but are also edible.  MORE

I love this idea… a yard landscaped with beautiful plants that are healthy to eat, and low maintenance!

18 Pizza Joints You Must Try Before You Die

By  BuzzFeed Staff

See the list and awesome pictures HERE.

18 to-die-for pizza joints! Who knew we had so much to live for! Please let us know which of the 18 you have tried, and add your personal favorites and any additions to the comments below.

Editor Note: Madison, Wisconsin is home to Ian’s Pizza, and is also our hometown. Ian’s Mac “n” Cheese pizza is a cheese lover’s dream come true!

18 Healthy Beers

By Crissy Van Meter

Excerpt: Not only is a cold beer refreshing, but enjoying a brewski can also help you reap some very surprising health benefits. For example, the phenols and antioxidants in beer could help in the prevention of cancer, and some wheat rich beers could help you recover faster after… MORE.

As with anything alcohol related, moderation is the key when consuming beer. This list is a welcome reference to the healthiest options. Cheers!

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