Friday, May 25, 2012
theatlantic:

Lonelier, Poorer: The Outlook for Some Aging Baby Boomers Is Bleak

The first baby boomers turned 65 last year. The golden years of the boomers are likely to be a lot different from what they were for previous generations of Americans. Specifically, they’re going to be a lot lonelier and poorer, according to a recent study from researchers at Bowling Green University.
About one-third of all boomers are unmarried, a percentage that’s been steadily rising since 1980, when just 20 percent were unmarried. And this growth hasn’t been because of widowhood. Most single boomers are divorced or simply never married. Apparently, the generation who trusted no one over 30 ran out of people to trust.
Read more. [Image: rSnapshotPhotos/Shutterstock]


I am at the other end of this group. In other words, these are the first to hit retirement age and all the sh*t that is going to happen to all of them will accumulate and all be piled on me and those that are younger than I. So much fun to look forward to.

theatlantic:

Lonelier, Poorer: The Outlook for Some Aging Baby Boomers Is Bleak

The first baby boomers turned 65 last year. The golden years of the boomers are likely to be a lot different from what they were for previous generations of Americans. Specifically, they’re going to be a lot lonelier and poorer, according to a recent study from researchers at Bowling Green University.

About one-third of all boomers are unmarried, a percentage that’s been steadily rising since 1980, when just 20 percent were unmarried. And this growth hasn’t been because of widowhood. Most single boomers are divorced or simply never married. Apparently, the generation who trusted no one over 30 ran out of people to trust.

Read more. [Image: rSnapshotPhotos/Shutterstock]

I am at the other end of this group. In other words, these are the first to hit retirement age and all the sh*t that is going to happen to all of them will accumulate and all be piled on me and those that are younger than I. So much fun to look forward to.