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Why a Boomer Guide?

Baby boomers face challenges as they strive to get ahead at work, attain optimal health, spend time with loved ones, enjoy hobbies and entertainment, and prepare for retirement.

This blog is a conversation among people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s about gathering information to help people make effective choices in their lives.

Americans born from 1946 through 1964, 76 million strong, are turning 62 this year. These baby boomers will be eligible for early retirement under Social Security.

Baby boomers have more education than their parents do, and they generally have better health and more money.

When surveyed, many baby boomers say they want to live different lives than their parents, expecting to work at least part time after they retire.

This blog will discuss topics such as workplace challenges, retirement, health care, computers, cell phones, stress reduction, volunteering, credit woes, depression, a healthy diet, exercise, frauds, downsizing, grandchildren, and relationships.

As a consumer specialist, I’ve studied consumer economics. As a journalist, I’ve written consumer columns and articles for newspapers in the West.

I look forward to this blog conversation on issues of importance to baby boomers. The blog will be updated five times a week, beginning next week. For the next couple of days, I’ll be getting my computer files transferred to my new i-Mac.


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Mona Robison

Great work, looks professional and nice! Keep it up! Mona

Lisa Robison

I can't wait to start reading the daily updates! Especially about grandkids and relationships. We'll be tuning in :) Lisa


Hi Rita!
I'll be a regular reader of your blog. Very cool!


Thank you for reading my new blog. I appreciate the encouragement.


Rita, I read all your posts -- like your flow and timing and content. I didnt know about your extensive journalizm background. Fun -- thanks for putting yourself out there!

Rita Robison

Thank you, Paul, for the feedback on The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide. As a new blogger, I appreciate your comments.


David Lindberg

I have one overall comment about the appearance of your blog and that is the small print. I find that very hard to read and thus may influence some potential readers to not come back. This is especially important since your audience will be baby boomers, who all face various issues with reading small print.


Hi Dave,

Thanks for your comments on my blog. I've increased the size of the type. Another reader also asked for a larger size so I do think it's important for boomer readers.

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