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Forget Gen Y: Baby Boomers Are the Real Entrepreneurial Risk Takers

Forget Gen Y: Baby Boomers Are the Real Entrepreneurial Risk Takers | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
A new study shows that Baby Boomers take more risks and have more entrepreneurial spirit than Millennials.

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I had a hunch this was the case.  This story confirms it.  Go boomers!

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WiseTribe's curator insight, March 8, 2013 1:58 PM

The dividends of Wisdom...

Ken Pyburn's curator insight, March 8, 2013 3:14 PM

Of course you boomers already knew this.

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Baby boomers still breaking the mold

Baby boomers still breaking the mold | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
This year I will be turning 70 and that causes one to reflect on the past and what the future will hold. 
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Boomers are still making an impact! This article reflects on the impact our generation is still making:
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Baby Boomers, Milennials, & Generations X-Y-Z

Baby Boomers, Milennials, & Generations X-Y-Z | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
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Read further, about half way down the page.  The writer mentions universal medicare funded by a sales tax... what are your thoughts?

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boomers health worse than parents

boomers health worse than parents | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
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According to Reuters, Boomer's overall health is declining and has actually dropped below our parent's generation.  Something is wrong with this picture?

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7 Ways Noise Affects Your Health

7 Ways Noise Affects Your Health | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
We are surrounded by sound. From coworker chit-chat to the sounds of traffic outside to that tinny trace of music coming from a co-commuter's earbuds, we often don't consider the noise that makes up our daily environments.
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Good article for boomers.  I used to love cranking up the speakers  or headphones to the max, but not anymore.  How about you?

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Baby boomers fuel wave of entrepreneurship

Baby boomers fuel wave of entrepreneurship | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ill. — Every passing month and unanswered résumé dimmed Jim Glay's optimism more.
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Good story about Boomers Rebooting.  

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WordPress Proven as the Most Powerful Blogging Platform

WordPress Proven as the Most Powerful Blogging Platform | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
Having the most powerful blogging platform on your side actively increases your content marketing.

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Hey Boomers, if you're thinking of starting a blog for income or just to express your inner muse, Wordpress is tbe best according to this article...

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3 Important Things Millennials Should Know About Baby Boomers

3 Important Things Millennials Should Know About Baby Boomers | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
The business world is in the early stages of a power transfer from Baby Boomers to Millennials. I have three observations to help Gen Y take the reins.
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It's easy to stereotype the generations.  I have learned there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to defining a boomer or a gen Xer.  This article delves into stereotypes and why we do need each other... 

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Working Ourselves to Death Why Seniors Can't Afford to Retire

Seniors are not retiring, but are staying in the workforce. How does this affect younger workers and the economy? Find out on this Front Page as Terry Jones ...
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This video discusses why Boomers and seniors are in some cases forced to continue working and in other cases, boomers just don't want to quit working and be relegated to the rocker. Watch the video for full story...

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Baby boomers fuel wave of entrepreneurship | Economy | NewsObserver.com

Baby boomers fuel wave of entrepreneurship | Economy | NewsObserver.com | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
Every passing month and unanswered résumé dimmed Jim Glay's optimism more. So with no job in sight, he joined a growing number of older people and created his own.
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Here's a good example of a Boomer doing a Re-Boot...

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Older Entrepreneurs Are Better Than Younger Ones

Older Entrepreneurs Are Better Than Younger Ones | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
After a career spent writing about tech start-ups (and launching a few), a Silicon Valley veteran says new ventures profit from age and experience
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Great article in Forbes.  It's not too late Boomers!  Your experience is worth more than you realize...

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Successful baby-boomer entrepreneurs

Successful baby-boomer entrepreneurs | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
See how 10 baby-boomer entrepreneurs reignited their careers by going into business for themselves.
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Some real world stories in this piece from CNN.  If you're starting over late in life, these stories will inspire you...

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50+ Entrepreneurs | SBA.gov

50+ Entrepreneurs | SBA.gov | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
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Some helpful information from the SBA for Boomer entrepreneurs ready for a new start...

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How Baby Boomers Are Retiring Financial Free • Loetta Paulsen

How Baby Boomers Are Retiring Financial Free • Loetta Paulsen | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
How baby boomers are retiring financial free after the the loss of money when the market went down. You want to read how they are changing their lifestyle.
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If you took a big hit due to the great recession a few years ago, this article is for you...
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3 Myth-Busting Reasons to Start Coding Even at an Older Age

3 Myth-Busting Reasons to Start Coding Even at an Older Age | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
Have ever wondered if you're "too old" to start learning how to program, the simple answer is that anyone can pick it up. The real question is, should you give it a shot?
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baby boomer women reboot

baby boomer women reboot | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
More and more boomer women are using their gifts, experience and unique perspective to create new ventures and entrepreneurial busin
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News report from 1981 about the Internet.

News report from 1981 about the Internet. | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
News report from 1981 about the Internet.
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This is hilarious.  I remember the good ol' days using a phone modem with my commodore 64.  Watch for a good laugh...

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Should Baby Boomers Invest in Bitcoin?

Should Baby Boomers Invest in Bitcoin? | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
In 2012 it was $5.48. In 2014 it’s reached $1,040. Could Bitcoin fund your retirement years?
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Ever heard of Bitcoin as a retirement vehicle?  Interesting concept...

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GOOD HOME BUSINESS FOR BABY BOOMERS

GOOD HOME BUSINESS FOR BABY BOOMERS | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
Are you thinking of retiring but need extra income? A good business that you can run from home with little

investment is Affiliate Marketing.
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Plotagon - Movie-making for everyone

Plotagon - Movie-making for everyone | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it

Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.

Plotagon is completely free! It is in a beta stage, but you can start using it right now. No ads, no crap.

>Plotagon application for Mac or PC (system requirements).

>Comes with 5 characters and 6 environments.

>Export your movies and share them with the world.

>Expand with characters and environments from the built-in store.


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Alison Rostetter's curator insight, December 30, 2013 1:18 PM

It needs downloading - obviously - and I'm not sure I want all this on my computer yet.  I'll have to wait until I have a ground-breaking idea for my next online, budget Hollywood movie.

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The story of Fishing Village

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not tested yet....

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5 Amazing Women Success stories

5 Amazing Women Success stories | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
5 Amazing Women Who Did a ReBoot Late in Life. BoomersReboot.com
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Meet 5 women who took the risks and did a ReBoot later in life.  Some started new businesses, others obtained advanced degrees when their peers were thinking about retirement.

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Poll: Aging baby boomers opt to delay retirement plans

Poll: Aging baby boomers opt to delay retirement plans | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
So you're an aging baby boomer at or near retirement age. But are you actually retired? Or even thinking about it? If the answer is no, you're not alone.
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Baby boomers still rock

Baby boomers still rock | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
The baby boomers are not dead yet, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.
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Hey Boomers, don't listen to the doomsdayers; boomers still have a lot of life left...

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More baby boomers are turning into entrepreneurs - Albany Business Review

More baby boomers are turning into entrepreneurs - Albany Business Review | Boomers ReBoot | Scoop.it
Baby boomers in the U.S. are driving a new trend, they're fueling a new wave of entrepreneurship, and for many it's a product of economic necessity.
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Really amazing. Boomer entrepreneurs are up 60% since the mid 90's...

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Medicare Open Enrollment Preparations

It's time for Medicare Open Enrollment. Time to compare plans and see what is new. You might be able to find better coverage, save money or both and check ou...
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This is from last years open enrollment, but it's a good reminder that open enrollment is approaching on Oct. 15th for the 2014 benefit year.

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