Millennials showing another hint of Mature-like behavior

Posted On June 11, 2013

One of the core theories in generational management is that generational norms exist based largely in response to the world environment during a group’s formative years.  For the older half of the millennial generation (those currently 18 – 34) the rollercoaster economy seems to be making its mark. According to…

Categories: Generations, Matures, Recession Economy

Gen X Still Buying Online

Posted On January 17, 2013

Back in 2009 when Pew took a look at the generations online, their survey revealed that while Millennials were the Internet’s most avid users, Gen Xers were the biggest online buyers. Four years later, a Forrester study reveals that’s still pretty much the case. According to the survey, Millennials are…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Blog, Matures

Boomers Raiding Savings to Help Parents and Kids

Posted On May 11, 2012

The savings rate among Baby Boomers has dropped dramatically since the Recession began. Instead, Boomers are using their would-be retirement savings to help out family members from generations who are having an even tougher time. According to an Ameriprise survey, the share of Boomers saving for their own retirements has…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Recession Economy, Work

Generational Wealth Transfer – Update

Posted On July 27, 2012

At the turn of the century, economists estimated that about $41 trillion in wealth would change hands from one generation to another by the middle of the century. Now, a couple of new studies help clarify which generations will be inheriting how much. For starters, according to a MetLife study,…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Matures, Wealth

Stand Out v Fit In? Open for Debate. Love your comments.

Posted On August 9, 2012

What do you think?  Please go to the YouTube page (http://youtu.be/0NgSdaRJYJk) and weigh in w your thoughts. Cam

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generations, Matures, Workplace

Older Boomers, Matures Don’t Mind Aging

Posted On August 14, 2012

The Baby Boomers are the generation with the optimistic and “forever young” attitudes. Perhaps that’s why they don’t feel so bad about getting old, according to a survey conducted by the National Council on Aging. More than 75% of Boomers and Matures over 60 surveyed are optimistic that the best…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Recession Economy

More Working Past 65, Revising Retirement Expectations

Posted On May 29, 2012

More Americans than ever are working past the age of 65, according to Labor Department statistics cited by The New York Times. As longevity and health care improves, and as the economy remains tight, more Matures, along with the leading edge of the Baby Boomers, are deciding to stay on…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Matures, Work, Workplace

Boomers, Matures Value Legacies Other Than Wealth

Posted On June 7, 2012

A new Allianz survey shows that Baby Boomers think it’s more important for a family to pass on its non-material legacy than to pass on its wealth. 86% of Boomers said it was important for elders to pass on their family’s history and stories to their descendants. 64% place importance…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Blog, Matures

Boomers’ Inheritance Vanishing

Posted On June 15, 2012

Boomers are losing their expected inheritance to their parents’ longevity, according to an analysis in the Wall Street Journal. Matures who have reached their late 60s have as much as a 50-50 chance of living well into their 80s and many into their 90s. Thanks to medical and longevity gains,…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Matures, Work

Generations Donate Differently

Posted On July 14, 2011

Studies of generational philanthropy show that different generations give to charity differently, both in amount and in how they choose a charity. Various studies show that donors from the Mature and Baby Boomer generations tend to give to charities that they are familiar with or have a personal connection to….

Categories: Baby Boomers, Charity, Generations, Matures

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