The problem with starting a family today
| 18 October 2012 | FEATURES |
Is it the Boomers’ greed, or is there another reason Gens X and Y are struggling in today’s economy?
| 03 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
With the number of people dying with no children or relatives on the rise, Germany is facing a potentially lucrative conundrum. The State is proving the only heir for a growing number of deceased persons. If this becomes an increasing trend in European countries, could it potentially help taxpayers out of some of their budget woes?
27 amazing things baby boomers have done for humanity
| 31 July 2012 | FEATURES |
For far too long, people have been dissing the children of the "greatest generation". We need to hear more about their achievements.
Baby Boomers and Stocks
| 08 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
A piece in the Wall Street Journal gives more bad news for retiring baby boomers.
Boomer parents: the good news
| 29 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
A couple of weeks back when I posted a piece about the baby boomers who don’t plan to leave any inheritance to their children, I came down rather hard on that generation.
Boomers planning to take long SKI vacations
| 15 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
That's SKI as in “Spending the Kids’ Inheritance”.
Older generation likes bad news about the young
| 02 September 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
This post may provide a sort of commentary on the previous one about
20-somethings. German researchers have found that, given a choice, older
people prefer to read bad news rather than good news about young
Bye-bye Baby Boomers
Persons born during the 1946-1964 time span
became known as the “baby boomers” as postwar family formation returned to
normal after the economic depression of the 30s and the belligerencies of the
early 40s. This year the first of the baby boomers turn 64 and the last of them
turn 46. The demographic consequences of this phenomenon are significant. The
older boomers are finishing up their careers, commencing retirement and
experiencing the joys of becoming grandparents. The younger boomers are mostly
married, at the peak of their careers, spending dearly for their children’s
higher education, and the mothers have bid farewell to the possibility of more