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baby boomer

An American person born during the "baby boom" following World War II, between the years of 1945 and 1965, during which the population of the United States increased by 40 percent. Typically used to describe members of this generation, who have been associated with economic prosperity, consumerism, self-indulgence. Primarily heard in US. Since baby boomers represent such a large percentage of the population, financial experts are concerned about the impact their retirement will have on the economy.
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a ˈbaby boomer

(American English also a ˈboomer) a person born during a period when many more babies are born than usual (called a baby boom), especially after the Second World War: The new President was a baby boomer, born in the 1950s.
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(baby) boomer

n. someone born during the baby boom—from the last years of World War II until the early 1960s. When the baby boomers get around to saving up for retirement, you’re going to see a lot of investment scams.
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1. n. a laborer who moves from one economic boom to another. Fred’s great uncle was a boomer in the days of the Oklahoma oil rush.
2. Go to (baby) boomer.


n. a thunderstorm. There will be thunder-boomers in the boonies tonight.
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Arrian's (perhaps apocryphal) tale casts much light on the murkier recesses of the cultural psyche of the boomers.
Seventy-seven million people were born between 1946 and 1964, a group that pledged to change the world and has: Baby Boomers greatly influence the way we shop, the laws we follow and even how and where we live.
While Echo Boomers currently account for slightly less than 10% of the country's spending power, it will be just a matter of time before their parent's and grandparent's wealth is transferred to them.
Topics discussed included viewing boomers as a critical human resource, society's lack of emphasis on preventing health problems and disabilities, and the need for major changes to prevent long-term care costs from overwhelming individual and public program resources.
The baby boomers also will have a direct impact on group life plan designs.
Aside from travel, baby boomers are also rationalizing what kind of cars they drive.
Midwest retirees more likely to work in part-time For Boomers, work in retirement means greater flexibility.
Sylvester Schieber, a Watson Wyatt actuary, and John Shoven, a Stanford University economist, show in their 1997 study that pension assets (DB and DC) will fall from $28 trillion in 2040 to $15 trillion in 2065 as boomers spend their nest eggs.
In contrast, dollar channel spending among younger boomers is above average across each of these categories.
Millennials and Boomers have the same habits when it comes to where they shop.
All the retirement planning concepts are totally obsolete when it comes to (baby) boomers.
Long term care insurance: As the Baby Boomers reach retirement age within the next decade, state budgets will be less able to absorb the cost of long term care through their Medicaid programs.
For life insurers, the goal is to create life products that can take advantage of the burgeoning market of aging baby boomers in the United States, including the depth of capital available in the affluent market.
Their fans, primarily leading-edge boomers, became what they beheld.