By The Editors of Boomers International
Downsizing, Upsizing and Rightsizing. Boomers
are the first group of employees that are perceived
by management as 'LESS' valuable than younger,
entry level, lower paid Gen Xer's entering the job
market. You probably heard of many boomers who
are forced to take early retirements. Too young to
receive any social benefits. Without college
degree and high technology skills, many are
currently working in lower paid jobs.
Are we financially prepared so that we can enjoy
our retirements? Without job responsibility and
time constraints, we will be able to do things that
we always wanted to do, but we must be able to
support ourselves in our new lifestyles. The most
fearful thought about retirement for parents is
that they will not be able to live on their own
without having to burden the children. What
about medical care and cost of living adjustments?
Did you know that Medicare does not cover ALL the
expensive medical costs such as physicians' bills,
dental care, hearing aids, eye glasses etc. Medicare
only pays up to 100 days for long term care in skilled
nursing facility which costs up to $4000 a month.
Will we be able to live on Social Security alone? Will
there be any money left for us by the time we are
eligible? Do we have any other retirement funds to
cushion the unforeseeable events of the future?
These issues will be facing us sooner than we
care too admit.
Sometimes we are known as "The Sandwich Generation"
'Today's "Sandwich Generation" has a unique financial
burden. Many families not only have to provide for
themselves and their children, but also for their
aging parents as well.' (quoted New York Life)
DID YOU KNOW? That in the year 2000, a person
will need to reach the age of 67 to qualify for full
Baby Boomers Need $1 Million To Retire.
The USA Today / CNN / Gallup Poll
revealed that four in ten "baby boomers"
set aside less than $1,000 in savings
401(k) Plan Potential Mistakes (PDF File)
Boomer Retirement BLOG
Real Estate News & Views BLOG
You can check out your personal
earnings to make sure there are no errors, and
to find out what you are entitled to when your
retire, which is important if your over 50. Call
800-772-1213 and ask for Personal Earnings
and Benefits, Estimated Statement (SSA-7004).
that you can also get it from
NowWhatJobs.net was set up to better inform
individuals and employers about the current and
coming labor shortage facing North America.
5 Retirement Mistakes
1. Proscrastinating in starting the 401K.
2. Failure to Diversify your 401K.
3. Mismanaging Your 401(k)
4. Retiring Too Early.
5. Not Investing During Retirement
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Very interesting perspective and opinions on Social Security!!
Conservatives' views on Social Security
AARP provides facts and viewpoints on Social Security
Social Security Administration
Social Security Retirement Index
overview, key stories and opinions, and related links.
Find A Fund
Dailynews about Social Security
Forfeiture and Taxation of Social Security Benefits
Adminstration on Aging
Pension plans shift
When Is It Time To Quit?
How Much Home Can You Afford
Quit your job, not savings
Retirement Age On The Rise
Money Magazine Best Place To Retire
Money Magazine Quick Research for Place To Retire
Best Place to Settle Down
Finding the Perfect Place
AARP Research Center
- Fixing to Stay: A National Survey on Housing
and Home Modification Issues --
New Life Styles
Early Retirement Planning
Social Security and Baby Boomers
What will my expenses be after I retire?
How do I plan for my retirement?
Should I convert my IRA into a Roth IRA?
Paying for COLLEGE
6 tips to evaluating a retirement community
Retirement Hot Spots: Compare the Costs
Best Retirement Communities
Buying a HOME
55+ Communities In Southern California
Helping an Aging Parent Plan for the Future
Investment Costs: Know Them to Minimize Them
<Retirement Planning - How Do Annuities Fit In?
Survey finds: American Women are Unprepared for Retirement
The Baby Boomer Crunch
RV Living Nation Wide
The site is an informational site
for the 50 plus generation.
This site is devoted to a magazine.
It offers several publications for
sale as well as information on
This site sells videos and publications
on communities around the country.
This site does the Money Magazine's list
of the best places to live in the United States.
The survey deals with the three hundred largest
MSA as determined by the Dept. of Commerce.
The user selects a community based on golf,
small town, seashore, mountains etc.
This site deals with locations that provide
high quality of life developments with a
full array of social and medical amenities.
This is the official home page for AARP.
The site addresses many issues for people
Readers Digest - New Choices: Living Even
Better After 50 online community.
Here you'll find some of the magazine's
best articles from past issues, plus
special features created just for this
GenerationA.com provides the latest headlines,
timely financial information, health care updates,
travel tips, sports and entertainment news and
useful guides on the World Wide Web.
The Internet's most comprehensive listing of U.S.
States and Cities - information on travel,
tourism and relocation.
The official homepage for American Demographics.
It is an organization that is on the leading edge
of consumer marketing in the United States.
A homepage for the Bureau of the Census.
It is complete and provides one with a
vast array of facts and figures.
Information about housing and the construction
industry can be found here.
ACCRA is the only national organization
renowned Cost of Living Index (COLI),
representing community research
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the
principal fact-finding agency for the
Federal Government in the broad field
of labor economics and statistics.
The search directory exclusively for
the over 50 age group.
This service is a feature of the Newspaper
Association of America, a nonprofit
organization representing the more
than 1,700 newspapers in the U.S.
The most comprehensive of all Economic Development
directories on the Internet includes thousands
of Internet sites in the US.
This is the official home page for the
Chamber of Commerce.
The official home page for the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration. Information
relative to weather facts.
GolfDigest Lifestyle Network The online
resource for Golf Digest, Golf Digest Woman,
GolfWorld, Golf Course Living and Golf Shop
On The Green Magazine. A golf magazine of
the Grand Strand in the Myrtle Beach, SC.
www.golfschoolinfo.com Directory of Golf Schools and Instructors
Instruction articles by several of the GOLF
magazine top 100 teachers, a directory of
the top golf schools in the Nation.
Golf, golf, and more golf. If you can't get
enough of it, come to GOLFonline.com to find
the latest golf news, travel guides, golf
equipment test results, and four-day weather.
Florida Bass Fishing Information The best
place on the net to find information on
Bass Fishing in Florida.
A great site for everything in bass fishing.
Pro Bass Network includes tips, chat, message board,
links, guides, tournament info, lodging and more
from a professional bass fisherman.
Truly everything an outdoor sportsman could dream
of online. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World is the world's most
exciting sporting goods available online.
The InnKeeper's Register. Lists of Bed and Breakfast
Inns throughout the United States.
The most comprehensive, all-purpose boating web
site in North America. Boating.com is both the
Daily Newspaper and Yellow Pages of the Boating
and Fishing Industries.
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Take a moment to think about it, then talk with me.
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