Novato, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2007
A new book, The Complete Baby Boomer Survival Guide, (http://www.BabyBoomerInsider.com) will offer a comprehensive set of resources not currently available. People will be able to find answers on how best to make this next period of life an exciting and productive one, as well as prepare themselves for serious financial realities. Such diverse topics such as co-housing, mentoring, entrepreneurship, volunteering, latest research on wellness and fitness, evaluating places to live and investment planning will be covered.
Boomers are invited to http://www.BabyBoomerInsider.com and submit their questions and concerns about retirement for inclusion in the book. In return for their input, each person submitting a question or concern will be given a free copy of the E-book when it is published.
The book is being written by Robert Lansburg, who at age 56, couldn't find anything truly original that, as he said, "was just some stale rehash of ideas that have been recirculated for the past 20 or more years." As he explains, "I was tired of reading things that told me I could have a great life if I moved to the middle of nowhere. Sure, it might be affordable, but for what?" Lansburg explains, "the book arose out of a need to give people ideas for retirement that they had not thought about before, and options they have may not have considered."
For the generation that began their adolescence with the assassination of John Kennedy, and spent their formative years during the tumultuous Vietnam War period, their biggest challenge may be what they will do during their retirement years.
They will face serious problems that are different from other generations. Health care costs rise alarmingly each year, and nobody really has any answers about the future of Medicare. Also, increased longevity means boomers can expect to spend another 30 years or more in retirement. This brings up the quality of life issue. Will the good life be defined rounds of golf and early bird dinners?
Numerous books on retirement have been written. However, most concentrate on the financial aspects. For many boomers, particularly those living in sophisticated urban areas, the social isolation of moving to an anonymous gated community is not worth the price. Also, many boomers want to return to the rich social interaction and sharing of ideas that was so fulfilling in their youth.
Mr. Lansburg is also the originator of http://www.RetirementBulletinBoard.com , a virtual community on the internet. This website allows people a way to find retirement information in a new and different way and connect with others. For example, if your dream is to buy a winery in Argentina and you're looking for others to join in, http://www.RetirementBulletinBoard.com provides the way to find them.