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Articles for Baby Boomers Around the Web

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Here are a few articles that I found interesting and helpful.

1. Good news for Boomers—we are becoming more content. The New York Times Article “Why Am I Getting Mellower?” Psychology professor Jerrold Lee Shapiro said that as we age we tend to become more accepting of ourselves and more empathetic to others. The New York Times Jan. 17, 2013

2. Baby Boomers are looking for ways to adjust to retirement by working with retirement coaches and senior life advisors. This article talks about the emotions that people experience as they navigate through this stage. One person interviewed earned his doctorate at the age of 60 and is enjoying teaching college at 63. “Baby Boomers Reinvent Retirement to Fit Their Needs” January 15, 2013

3. Forbes blog post “7 Steps for Baby Boomers to Take NOW” lists changes that this generation should be making in their financial behavior. Erik Carter suggests that parents put their own needs first. An American Financial survey found that 93% of parents provide financial support to their adult children. He also suggests inputting an early retirement date in your retirement calculator in case you are forced to retire earlier than you planned. Jan. 9, 2013

4. I thought this article did a great job collecting articles about retirement, financial preparedness, and the elderly. Unfortunately, some of the numbers are quite sobering in “35 Shocking Statistics That Should Scare Any Baby Boomer?” For example, number 35 is “A study conducted by Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research found that American workers are $6.6 trillion short of what they need to retire comfortably.” ETF Daily News January 18, 2013

5. A Blast From The Past: “Jane Pauley to Host Baby Boomer TV Specials”. I remember watching Jane Pauley when I was stuck in the house when my oldest was a newborn. She’s teaming up with AARP to produce two programs on the Baby Boom generation –a documentary and a public forum. Hollywood Reporter by Eric Jan. 17, 2013

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