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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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Eighty percent of boomers and 72% of millennials said they were saving for retirement; a majority of both generations also said they were saving for something else.
Some boomers are married and empty nesters, while others are married with children still living in the house (especially with the tremendous growth of "boomerang kids"), Rosenberry points out.
Gallup polling at 10-year intervals since 1993 shows baby boomers leaned Democratic in 1993, were divided with a slight Republican tilt in 2003, and remained divided but with a slight Democratic tilt in 2013.
The baby boomers made their first significant investments in the early 1980s.
Prepared Boomers were slightly more likely to have family who could help fund college expenses or a new home compared with unprepared Boomers.
With more emphasis still being placed on retirement savings, fewer 2nd Wave Boomers compared to 1st Wave Boomers report having an advisor (63% v.
When asked about their top three priorities, most late boomers (85%) nonetheless identified retirement planning.
Above average health care spending by boomers translates to significant opportunities for products that help support wellness, the report notes.
Because more than four out of five Boomers will do whatever it takes to stay in their current residence, aging in place will spur numerous opportunities from caregiving products and services to home renovations for more senior accessibility.
Boomers will need assistance with the accumulation, preservation and the transfer of their assets.
Boomers and older customers are very diverse components of the markets.
As my 20-something children remind me, we boomers (I'm 54) have run this country's economy, society and culture in a flagrantly visible way for every decade of their conscious lives.
If the industry doesn't take care of the boomers, that will hurt society for a long time, she predicts.
As the oldest boomers move into their seventh decade, they continue to prove just how different they remain from earlier generations.