It’s the day after our President turned 5-oh, and the Dow dropped more than 500 points…an appropriate day to begin this blog about things Boomer.
Why? First, because unlike any generation in American history, we Boomers hate the subject of age. We cringe, we deny, we nip and tuck, and we outright lie to avoid dealing with it.
Secondly, because now we have to actually begin to face the reality that eventually, we will have to live off what we have earned in our lifetimes. Other generations have called this “retirement” but we reject that term. We think of it, or at least some of us do, as “reinvention.” But that’s another subject. The drop in the Dow forces us to do some actuarial math, and realize that we may not live long enough to break even on the Dow. But we quickly change the subject. If we are Boomers.