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Understanding the Life of Baby Boomers

Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, will soon retire. 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. Since baby boomers are passionate about their jobs and they enjoy serving people, most are likely to get back to the workforce as consultants. Other than finding a sense of purpose, work keep them physically fit, and mentally sharp as they have a good reflection on life.

However, a life without regrets is a life not lived; hopefully, this can offer some consolation. After retirement, baby boomers will begin another life, they 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 over depleting their retirement money or their savings. Worrying only reduces the chances of being happy. Since they have spent most of their lives taking care of bills, educating their children and investing, it is time to spend money on fun. It is time for baby boomers to treat themselves, do not be afraid to use your retirement money on activities that make you happy. If you are estranged from your family, retirement can be lonely. Therefore, since their company provides enjoyment in retirement, it is a time to re-evaluate your relationship. Relocating is also a viable option since you can engage new activities, make new friends and visit new places.

A healthy retirement is a happy retirement. Retirees who are in good, very good and excellent health are more satisfied Retirees who are in good, very good and excellent health. A good health status is more likely to bring more satisfaction than leisure spending or good relationships. For a smooth retirement, eat healthy, sleep well, play often and exercise. 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. If it is music, painting, playing instruments or even dancing, this is the time to take those classes. A quote for the baby boomers, ‘do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many.’