There are two generations of Baby Boomers, early and late.
The early generations of baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1955, are now " empty nesters " with adult children. Their spending priorities have changed from spending money on children's upkeep and education to upgrading their homes, clothing, travel and funding their retirement accounts. This group travels the most to see their grandchildren or to have adventures all over the world. The early boomers join country clubs, tennis and golf clubs, gardening clubs and participate in community activities.
The early boomers spend a little differently than the late Baby Boomers who were born between 1955 to 1964. More of their disposable income is still going to their children's education. When their children start to have families of their own, the late boomers join the ranks of disposable-income spending just as the early boomers.
Once a boomer, always a boomer continues. You can take the boomer out of the nostalgic decades , but you can't take the nostalgia out of the boomer. Their mentality is an optimistic, tackle-the-world and live-well attitude. Life is full of so many options for the boomers. Second or third careers have become appealing to the boomers.
The Best of Boomer Bloggers illustrate some of the options boomers have as they continue to live and learn well: