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Understanding the Life of Baby Boomers

Retirement for the baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, is near. For those in this age bracket, not travelling more is among their regrets in life. Most of them could not travel due to work responsibilities and others had more important expenses such as buying houses and cars. Many baby boomers did not also begin saving on time and some did not also save properly since they did not know how much they would need after retirement. Some also wish they worked more, and not for the money but for satisfaction. Baby boomers are passionate about their jobs and they enjoy serving people; hence, most are likely to get back to the workforce as consultants. Work also keeps them physically fit, mentally sharp and they find a sense of purpose.

However, a life without regrets is a life not lived; hopefully, this can offer some consolation. Baby boomers will begin another life after retirement; they will enter another phase and since they have been cautious about their health, baby boomers are expected to live longer than previous generations. Since they do not have to worry about buying houses and cars, and they do not work anymore, they can travel more; it is a great opportunity to do all the things they regret not doing.

Baby boomers do not have to worry about their savings, they do not have to worry over depleting their retirement money. Worrying only reduces the chances of being happy. Fun should now be in the budget since they have spent most of their lives taking care of bills, educating their children and investing. Do not be afraid to use your retirement money on activities that make you happy, it is time for baby boomers to treat themselves. If you are estranged from your family, retirement can be lonely. Hence, retirement should be a time to re-evaluate your relationship since with family by your side, you enjoy retirement. Since you can engage new activities, make new friends and visit new places, relocating could also do you some good.

For you to be happy in retirement, you have to be healthy. As compared to those who are in poor or fair health, retirees who are in good, very good and excellent health find more satisfaction in their retirement. In terms of contentment, a good health status surpasses leisure spending and good relationships. Healthy eating, sleeping well and laying often, can guarantee a smooth retirement. In retirement, baby boomers should also discover their passions, those they had when they were younger but stopped doing them due to work and other responsibilities. This the time to take music, painting, instrument playing or even dancing classes. A quote for the baby boomers, ‘do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many.’