MetLife has been keeping a pulse on us baby boomers and have come up with another set of interesting facts. The first report was back in November 2008 called: Boomers: The Next 20 Years, Ecologies of Risk. In this report, I learned that I may nor recognize myself or my surroundings by the year 2028 as a result of an evolving global environment and marketplace. This is provided I'll still be alive at age 70. You can read that report here: Boomers in 20 years
Now there's a new report out that gives insight into the oldest and youngest boomers.
The youngest boomers: those born in the 1960s don't like being called "baby boomers." They prefer to be referred to as Generation X. The youngest boomers say 71 is considered OLD while older boomers say the old age begins at 78.
The oldest boomers--those born from 1946 to early 1950s--have 2.1 children, 2.6 grandchildren and many are also empty nesters.
The average income of boomers is $71,300 with a net worth of $236,000.
Sixty-seven percent don't have a living parent while one-third still has at least one parent living.
1 in 7 baby boomers are providing care to a parent or other family member.
The make-up of those involed in the study:
Interesting that no Latinos were included.