Two budgets = too much excitement

TWO budgets in one week. Too much excitement for a man of my advanced years, particularly when senior citizens take a hit in both. Baby boomers fared relatively lightly in the Australian federal budget compared with the Western Australian state budget two days later. Australia’s largest state — which only a couple of years ago…

Who says I’m old?

Who says I’m old? Certainly not the population researchers at the think tank, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). They say I’m middle aged. Even though I’ve just turned 71. In fact, lead researcher Sergei Scherbov suggests that middle age begins at 60. According to the researchers, old age should be determined not by…

Aging rockers rush to see aging rockers

My friend JR is grinning like a Cheshire cat today. He’s just snapped up tickets for the AC/DC tour when it hits Perth in November. He refused to say how much but I did notice that tickets ranged up to A$627. It’s another example of the Baby Boomers supporting the retirement plans of our aging…

Baby Boomers spending up big

My son in London sent me an article from The Telegraph headed: ‘If you’re under 30, bad luck. You’re screwed.’ Writer Alex Proud was arguing that the Baby Boomers were spending big while their kids and grandkids were languishing in poverty. Or at least struggling to get a roof over their head, particularly in London.…