Baby Boomer! Your Attention Please!
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If you're between 60 and 70 years of age, to my mind you qualify as a 'Baby Boomer'. Somehow the definition of the term has been subverted over the past few years to include anyone over 50.

I don't understand! Perhaps it's an American thing!

I was under the impression that the 'Baby Boom' occurred when all of those 'Good Men and True' returned from serving their respective countries in the Second World War and started replenishing the population! Anyhoooo that's how I see it.

In fact from subsequent research I have found out that the "Baby Boom" in the UK was limited to a period of about six years, starting in about 1945 and tapering off quite quickly about 1951. Whereas in the US it started at about the same time but continued until about 1964, thus validating the certificate above.

The important thing about us, you, me and the rest, is that, if we haven't already, we will soon be leaving the workforce. In my case, I have already left it and I regret the need every single day. It turns out that I really didn't have a choice, but that's neither here nor there.

If you are finishing work (retiring) and you don't have at least $1,000,000 behind you one way or another, you will be looking for work within a year! That's about how long it takes for the facts to sink in.

Facts like: a pension of $A600/ fortnight (for Australians) does not go very far.

Retiring with $3 or $400,000 from your Superannuation Fund is not going to last you very long. Especially when you are considering living (and enjoying it!) for another thirty years!!!

One way or another, you are going to need more money (anyone who thinks that the pension is going to increase in real terms put their hand up now!) and I don't think there are going to be many more jobs for hugely experienced (but weirder looking and Older!) people than there are at present.

Let's face it, if you have $A1,000,000 sitting around somewhere, you are doing very well if it's making 5% at the moment, and it's going to be a matter of years, not months before rates get over that level. That 'Mill" is going to give you about $A50,000pa and it's never going to give you any more than that!

While that might be enough to live on today, it sure as hell won't be enough in five years time! You are going to need another way to produce income. I'm not, I've already got one, and a very good one too!

If you are anything like me and have spent your life effectively selling your body (no, I don't mean like that, you prurient wretch), it's beginning to wear out. If you were reliant on the old grey matter to bring in the weekly or monthly 'moolah', I suspect that the grey matter is beginning to dry up a little too (not quite as quick off the mark as you used to be? The odd word going missing from time to time?).

Don't worry about it, it's all perfectly normal, if it wasn't there'd be no need for children at all would there? (Well apart from the fun we have making them!) The point is that I have a way of earning money that doesn't rely on my body being able to instal fifty blinds a day or my brain doing whatever it is that brainiacs do.

If you are interested, contact me. If you're not, just keep reading my blogs.

More soon


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Very interesting reading Chris, therefore, I am contacting you so please forward relevant information. Cheers!

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Andrew they won't let me leave my email address here so if you contact me via Skype on christopher_hooker it should be OK.

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