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Daily Baby Boomer News Update: June 18, 2011

Sat, Jun 18, 2011

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  • Baby boomers on target as Alzheimer’s generation
    CHEYENNE — Alzheimer’s will be the “defining disease of the baby boomer generation,” Peg Bratton says.
  • Single, female, retired, broke: Many baby boomer women face dire straits
    McClatchy-Tribune Friday, June 17, 2011 RALEIGH, N.C. — Female baby boomers shattered glass ceilings and enrolled in colleges that had shut out their mothers. They took pills to control how many babies they would bear. Some chose to forgo motherhood and stay single; some married and stayed home to tend their families. And all this unprecedented freedom got many women to a dead end, wondering how …
  • Buzzkill for boomers: Back off on the booze
    DECATUR, Ga. – As baby boomers approach their golden years, they are embracing wellness and wine – two things that don’t always go together. While a glass of red wine a day may reduce the risk of heart disease, many boomers are drinking a lot more and not realizing they are increasing their potential risks for other serious health problems, ranging from alcohol abuse disorders to chronic …
  • Baby boomers ill-equipped for elder care
    MCLEAN, Va., June 17 (UPI) — Most baby boomers, though likely to handle parents’ care, are ill-informed, but new information can help, a U.S. government agency says.
  • For Retiring Baby Boomers, 25 Stocks You Should Own
    Despite all of the volatility and uncertainty of stocks, Baby Boomers heading into retirement are still better off with stocks than bonds, says a new analysis from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
  • For Baby Boomers Who Are Retiring, 25 Stocks to Own
    Despite all of the volatility and uncertainty of stocks, baby boomers heading into retirement are still better off with stocks than bonds, says a new analysis from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
  • For boomers, the R-word has changed to reality
    Baby boomers once expected a comfortable retirement but the rose-coloured glasses are coming off, writes David Humphries.

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