Retire Abroad on Social Security – Deal or No Deal?

Is retirement looking like a bummer for baby boomers because they haven’t saved much? Retire abroad may be the answer. Or not. I’m a natural born skeptic so when I find stories about Americans who … [Read more...]

Adult Diaper Stories – Baby Boomers in Diapers – Then and Now

We started out young, soft, and leaky. And we’re gonna end up old, soft, and leaky. But it occurred to me as I thumbed through the Walgreens flyer in the Sunday paper that there is no imagination in … [Read more...]

Is Social Security Taxable? What Baby Boomers Need to Know.

Is Social Security taxable? In an earlier post I wrote that Social Security benefits can be taxed. And for many baby boomers it won’t be pretty either. Stay with me and I will direct you to a website … [Read more...]

States Where Baby Boomers Ought to Retire

Palouse farmhouse

The AARP just published its list of the best and worst states to retire in. Not as in the state of confusion. These United States. Ready? Baby Boomers, pay attention.  The AARP is full of … [Read more...]

How to Piss Off a Baby Boomer at the Box Office

Let’s get this right out front: The movie theater doesn’t piss me off, but the ticket seller does. I have all my hair. It’s graying, not white. I don’t use a walker or roll an oxygen tank behind me. … [Read more...]

Moby Dick for Baby Boomers

moby dick

I must be deranged. I’m reading Moby Dick. The book baby boomers hated in high school. Actually, just one of many books boomers hated in high school. Even the nerdy straight-A scholars hated Moby Dick … [Read more...]

Baby Boomers and the Food Pyramid

You know about the food pyramid, right? Of course you do. We baby boomers had that chestnut served up to us ever since Red, Yellow, and Blue balloons printed on the Wonder Bread wrapper. And duck and … [Read more...]

How to Screw Up Your Spouse’s Retirement

The best way to spoil your wife's post you years is to keep all the secrets to yourself. It's so easy I hardly need to tell some readers of The Boomer Post. But just in case you slipped and told her … [Read more...]

Doh ya oh

baby peek

Remember when your little brother couldn't pronounce "toothpaste" but said "poosa paste" instead? That was me. When I was two. Little kids are  entertainers even without meaning to be. That's because … [Read more...]

Growing Up without a Cell Phone

Red phone booths

If you are 36, or older, you might think this is hilarious! When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; … [Read more...]