Born from a war-torn depressed economy, Baby Boomers are the children of parents that understood what sacrifice truly meant. From that mentality came a work hard, play hard mindset that has either paid off for people in their 60's or is presenting a very stark retirement reality. As they were progressing through their lives, Baby Boomers were tagged with the nickname "The ME Generation" because of their quest for self-actualization, something their parents never prioritized. Author Deb Gilbert has dedicated her website, Retire Baby Boomer Style to this phenomenon and takes a long hard look at what retirement truly will be like. She offers some innovative action steps that are highly entertaining.
"We might as well face facts, Baby Boomers; as a group, we're either entering retirement with lots and lots of money, or we are going in planning to live on a shoestring budget. Whichever group you might be in, this book is designed to help you make the most out of what you have and to enjoy the retirement that you have worked so hard to get." -Deb Gilbert
With skyrocketing consumer prices and a stalled economy inching its way from a dramatic downturn, full retirement is something a majority of workers will never experience. The cars, the homes, and the toys all take up Baby Boomer mental real estate. The "ME" Generation is full of pride and clutter, but could a dose of minimalist living be just what the financial doctor ordered? The editors at Home of Wealth are nodding their heads "yes!"