Taking a survey of the news about Baby Boomers, these items come up:
- The Millennial Generation (born 1980-2000) is overtaking the Baby Boomer Generation (born 1946-1964). Overtaking in total numbers of people, that is. Millennials get married later and they expect up to 25% will never get married. Millennials are more diverse (non white) than Boomers. Millennials are more picky about their jobs than Boomers were this article says (Yep). Full article here.
Comment: Well this is no surprise but things will be a little different every year for the next two decades.
- Will this election (Trump vs Clinton) be the last time Boomer dominate the presidential election. More non Boomers are eligible to vote. More here.
Comment: Will we have a movie actor or TV reality star running for president in the future? Wait, that’s already happened!)
- Still a lot of anti Baby Boomer articles I see. Titles like: Who Destroyed the Economy: The Case Against the Baby Boomers and Boomers Are the Zombie Invasion We Feared in the Washington Post, which seems to have the most negative stories about Boomers.
Comment: These stories don’t make me mad. They are kind of amusing.
“The ‘Next Adventure Home’ targets Baby Boomer design preferences” says a focus group is studying what Boomers age 55+ want in a home and community. According to the study, Boomers value amenities such as walking trails and pools when moving to a new community, as well as proximity to shopping, dining and other entertainment. In the house itself, Boomers want plenty of space, including large common rooms with open floor plans and high ceilings. Respondents also said they value natural light, native plants, ample storage space and energy-efficient technology.
Comment: I don’t see too much news in this study. Welcome to the world of Del Webb Communities.
Nothing too surprising about us Baby Boomers in the news today. We just don’t want to be hassled. -Robert