Generation born during the postâ€“World War II baby boom, with birth dates generally from 1946 to 1964
Baby boomers are competitive, self-actualizing, and results-oriented, while Gen Xers are pragmatic, independent, and adaptable. Millennials are known for being team-oriented, creative and resilient, and Gen Zers are entrepreneurial, compassionate, and open to change. But how do the perspectives of different generations play out inside the medical laboratory? On this episode of Inside the Lab, our hosts, Dr. Lotte Mulder and Ms. Kelly Swails are joined by Dr. James Crawford, MD, PhD, Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra and Senior Vice President of Laboratory Services at Northwell Health, Ms. Rosie Garris, MLS(ASCP)CM, recent graduate of Upstate Medical University and Medical Technician at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York, and Ms. Dana Powell Baker, MBA, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, Manager of Academic Partnerships with the Association of Public Health Laboratories and Chair for the ASCP Council of Laboratory Professionals, to share their experiences working with different generations in the lab. Our panelists discuss the characteristics of the generation they identify with and describe the strengths they bring to the workplace based on their age. They offer examples of the collision of generational perspectives at work, exploring the downside of being a baby boomer, Gen Xer, millennial, or Gen Zer in the lab. Listen in for Dr. Crawford, Ms. Garris, and Ms. Powell Baker's insight on adapting to meet the needs of others and learn how to best collaborate with colleagues of different generations in the medical lab. Topics Covered · The benefits of working with different generations in the laboratory· What strengths Dr. Crawford, Ms. Powell Baker, and Ms. Garris bring to the workplace based on their age· Examples of collisions of generational perspectives in the lab· The disadvantages of being a baby boomer, Gen Xer, millennial, or Gen Zer working in the lab· How our panelists have changed their behavior toward others in relation to the demographics of the workplace· What advice our panelists would give their younger selves as it relates to working with different generations in the medical laboratory Connect with ASCPASCPASCP on FacebookASCP on InstagramASCP on Twitter Connect with Dr. CrawfordDr. Crawford at Northwell HealthDr. Crawford on LinkedIn Connect with Ms. GarrisMs. Garris on LinkedIn Ms. Garris on Instagram Connect with Ms. Powell BakerMs. Powell Baker on TwitterMs. Powell Baker on LinkedIn Connect with Dr. Mulder & Ms. SwailsDr. Mulder on TwitterMs. Swails on TwitterResources Inside the Lab in the ASCP Store
Welcome Back to Kick Ass Boomer, Today we are joined by Michael Cobb. At the height of a successful career in the computer industry, Mr. Cobb left to pursue more pioneering opportunities in the emerging real estate markets of Central America. In 1996, he and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties in Belize, Honduras, and throughout the region. As the need for capital outstripped the supply, the mortgage company was converted to an international bank under the jurisdiction of Belize. It continues to provide mortgage services but has expanded its services to encompass the full realm of financial products. Mr. Cobb also saw the need for a regional real estate company that would serve the Baby Boomer consumer with a North American standard product for the next 2 decades. He led the group into real estate development and created a holding company for several properties including a resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. In August of 2000, Exotic Caye purchased 3.5 miles of Pacific Beachfront property due west of Managua, Nicaragua. This master-planned community hosts world-class infrastructure, homes, and condominium units. In February of 2006, the ECI Development group acquired 1100 acres and 3km of coastline in Costa Rica, setting the stage for expansion into this popular market. Most recently they merged their Belize property with a much larger parcel and have begun to develop 200 condominiums units on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Additionally, Michael has spoken at hundreds of international conferences about real estate financing and development. He has acted as a consultant to The Oxford Club and gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout Central America. [00:30 - 07:40] Boomers find inspiration in overseas property Who is Michael Cobb He Co-Founded Exotic Caye International (ECI) 26 years ago they started a development company in Belize. Eventually reached Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, and currently in Portugal as well as Azos Mike's Corporate's mission is to deliver an inspired lifestyle to adventurous people Personally, his mission is tied to helping other people make decisions who want to move overseas. Most especially, helping them make the right decisions for the first time. [07:41 - 15:05] How to Actually Do It Right the First Time Mike recommends that consumers change how they think and become more aware when buying property overseas, in order to avoid making mistakes. He recommends the use of the consumer resource guide, which contains questions to ask when buying property overseas. 15 questions to guide those who are interested in buying To remove assumptions and fear when acquiring property overseas Moving to a country with a lower cost of living and higher quality of life is possible if you are on a fixed income and do your research. [15:05 - 22:09] Breaking 15 Guide Questions into 3 Main principles Buy what you see Own community refers to the physical aspects of being in a community, such as friendships and activities. Know The Developer: this is important for making connections in a new community and finding resources. Volunteering is also an important way to connect with others and build relationships. [22:10 - 29:05] How to Rule in a Country in Three Days The consumer resource guide is available for free and can be used in any part of the world It works just as well as it does in the Americas Real estate salespeople should rent properties before buying them to test if they like them Most people buy property within two to three years [29:05 - 36:13] Renting is a great option for people who are thinking about downsizing or who are just starting out in their careers. Renting for a while makes sense because you can make a better decision It's important to figure out where you want to live and rent makes that easier It's important to do your research before making any decisions [36:13 - 37:25] Closing Segment Connect with Mike! Links below Final words Connect with Michael Cobb through their website at www.ecidevelopment.com Get your CONSUMER RESOURCE GUIDE for Free!by sending Mike an email through email@example.comUse KICKASS as a subject line and ask for your copy! Tweetable Quotes “It's interesting because 1 in 10 of the baby boomers is considering a property overseas. There are a thousand people a day considering a property overseas. And there are already 8 million ex-pats living outside of the USA and Canada.” - Michael Cobb “Our mission as a company is to deliver inspired lifestyles and a fun place overseas for adventurous people. My personal mission is to help people who are making the decision to move overseas. To actually do it right the first time” - Michael Cobb BEE BOLD, NOT OLD. LEAVE A REVIEW and join me on my journey to become and stay a Kickass Boomer! Visit http://kickassboomers.com/ to listen to the previous episodes. Also check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. You can also connect with me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there was a baby boom in the 1950s then there must be a baby bust in the 2020s as Boomers exit the workforce. No, it's not that the Baby Boomers are expected to die in droves in the coming decade, it's that they're right now exiting the workforce at a faster rate than Millennials and their successors are entering the workforce. And this has only been made worse by our locked borders because of the pandemic. To understand what this means for our economy and our property markets today I'm joined by leading demographer Simon Kuestenmacher who'll give us insights into his latest research into what's ahead. Links and Resources: Michael Yardney Simon Kuestenmacher - Director of Research at The Demographics Group If you're keen to buy your next home or investment property why not get the team at Metropole to build you a personalized Strategic Property Plan – this will help both beginning and experienced investors. Get a bundle of eBooks and reports here:- www.PodcastBonus.com.au Shownotes plus more here: Demographics suggest that there's going to be a skills drought, with Simon Kuestenmacher
The U.S. economy added 528,000 jobs in July, according to the latest jobs report, far outpacing expectations. We dig into what that means amid high inflation and whether this dampens fears of a recession. More on the reasons why the labor market will likely stay hot for the foreseeable future, including Baby Boomer retirements and declining immigration. Also, China has imposed sanctions on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her visit to Taiwan.
The U.S. economy added 528,000 jobs in July, according to the latest jobs report, far outpacing expectations. We dig into what that means amid high inflation and whether this dampens fears of a recession. More on the reasons why the labor market will likely stay hot for the foreseeable future, including Baby Boomer retirements and declining immigration. Also, China has imposed sanctions on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her visit to Taiwan.
What does the makeup of your team look like? Are they mostly from the Baby Boomer or Generation X era? Do you have any Gen Y's or even Millennials working for you? For the first time in contemporary history, there are four generations in the workforce — Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and the first of Gen Z. With employees ranging in age from their late teens to their 70s, leaders must tailor their management styles to fit their multi-generational workforce, who work with different value sets and expectations of each other. This age difference can make it a bit more challenging for leaders to handle. Take One Action Today To Build Your #Resiliency! Here are today's Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating our diverse workforce. Don't confuse your teams by phrasing orders as suggestions: Boomer managers are often reluctant to give clear, direct, specific instructions. Although you really mean “Do it,” often we use phrases such as “You might want to consider…”, or “Have you thought about…” Gen Xers and New Millennials (Gen Yers) hear these as suggestions. They're caught off guard when you're later surprised to find out they didn't carry out your directive in they way that you intended. Talk with them about more than just work. Be a leader, not a friend: Knowing and being interested in your employees isn't the same as becoming their friends. What they're looking for is a role model, a mentor, and a leader—not a buddy. Reward good work quickly: Gen X and Y employees are used to instant feedback and gratification. Think knowledge exchange, not knowledge transfer. As technology changes, your younger generations have the upper hand and experience. Allow them to shine as they show others how to adapt. With 4 generations in the workplace, a strong leader can juggle these vastly different expectations, communication needs, and views about the workplace. If you like today's wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app. Looking for more ways to build your resiliency? Take my free on-line resiliency test at worksmartlivesmart.com under the resources and courses tab. #mentalhealth #hr
In today's show, I want to discuss with you the five levels of investing, a framework that I have created to help you understand where you are on your journey and to help you make sure you reach the top level as a successful investor. Then I'm going to share some interesting information with you about the tsunami of wealth Baby Boomers are expected to leave their children. Do you understand the Five Levels of Investing? If you want to become a successful property investor, you really need to understand the five levels of investing. I've created a model to explain the progression most investors take in their path to developing financial freedom. Level 0 – The Spender Level 0 are really not investors – they tend to be spenders and borrowers and as a result, end up with a high level of debt. A large part of our adult population falls into this category and they will never become wealthy unless they do something radically different. Level 1 – The Saver Most people who are not spenders will generally be what I call savers. Their main investment is their home, which they aim to pay off over time. Sometimes they save a little, squirreling away a few dollars of what's left over after paying tax but in general, they save to consume, not to invest. They will get the most leverage by investing in themselves and getting a quality financial education and beginning to build a network of peers whom they can make the journey with. Level 2 – The Passive Investor Level 2 investors have become aware of the need to invest. They realize their superannuation won't get them through retirement, so they learn about investment and accumulate assets. While they are generally intelligent people, they are still what I would call financially illiterate – they don't really understand the rules of money. They must unlearn the flawed, incorrect, and misguided lessons they have learned about money and wealth from unqualified teachers. Level 3 –The Active Investor Level 3 investors realize that they must take responsibility for their financial future and become actively involved in their investment decisions. They become financially literate by building a knowledge base of investment strategies and techniques. Level 3 investors usually leverage the time and expertise of a network of industry professionals as they realize that they can't do it all themselves. They also upgrade their network of advisors and peers, often joining a Mastermind group of like-minded people. Level 4 – The Professional Investor A very small group of investors move to the top rung of the ladder and become a Level 4 “professional” investor who has built and now manages a true investment business. A Level 4 investors' property investment business has a substantial asset base that generates sufficient recurring passive income to pay for their lifestyle costs. They keep growing their investment portfolio whether or not they work in a real job. These professional investors don't hand control of their investments over to others; they retain control whilst employing a proficient team: accountants, finance brokers, property managers, solicitors, and property strategists who have great systems that achieve repeated and consistent results, which are reliable and predictable. This gives Level 4 investors the freedom to choose whether they get up in the morning and go to work or not. Asset Growth first, then income stage It's important to understand that the first stage in becoming financially free is to educate yourself; the next stage is that of asset accumulation – your job as a Level 3 investor is to build a sufficiently large asset base to fuel your “cash machine”. Then, only when you have grown a substantial asset base, do you transition into the cash flow (income) stage of your life as a level 4 investor. What is your Level of Wealth? Now it's time for some home truths. How far up the Wealth Pyramid are you? Where do you currently sit in this hierarchy of investors? Everyone starts at the bottom – at Level 0 – but not everyone makes it to Level 4. In fact, few do. But you can once you understand why the rich keep getting richer. What I want you to understand is that the “active” income you make (the pay packet you work for every day) has nothing to do with what level of investor you are and in fact is one of the worst predictors of wealth. One great thing about freedom is the freedom to choose to live the life you want to live. Links and Resources: Michael Yardney Get the team at Metropole to help build your personal Strategic Property Plan Click here and have a chat with us Get a heap of eBooks and reports here: - www.PodcastBonus.com.au Shownotes plus more here: Do you understand the 5 levels of investing? Some of our favourite quotes from the show: “Savers tend to be afraid of financial matters. They're generally unwilling to take risks.” – Michael Yardney “You've got to go through the various stages to become financially independent.” – Michael Yardney “Continue to work more on yourself than you do on your job so you become more valuable to your employer, which will help you earn more and also help you as an investor.” – Michael Yardney PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW Reviews are hugely important to me because they help new people discover this podcast. If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please leave a review on iTunes - it's your way of passing the message forward to others and saying thank you to me. Here's how
According to Forbes, “Millennials will hold five times as much wealth as they have today, and the group is anticipated to inherit over $68 trillion from their Baby Boomer parents by the year 2030. This will represent one of the greatest wealth transfers in the modern times.” There are already approximately 618,000 millennial millionaires. Millennial … Continue reading Ep. #26: How to Target Millennials as Financial Advisory Clients with Ivory Johnson, CFP®, ChFC →
The reality is more women fall into the poverty area and need assistance with paying rent, mortgage, and other financial obligations. HomeShare Alliance is a part of a cultural shift in the real estate and housing markets, where sharing your home is becoming an attractive alternative to selling your home. Many “Baby Boomers ” would like to age in place so sharing a home can assist with that.The HomeShare Alliance is also great for single parents to have someone to assist them and also very helpful to caregivers! There is a process to follow for finding compatible home sharers such as credit reports, police checks, credit checks, and referrals.Tara also has a Free 6-week transformational program for women until the end of 2022! The course is Ultimate HomeSharing Experience.Tara started a program, “You need to know yourself first”. This program helps women to set boundaries and to help themselves in many areasFor more information and contact: https://bit.ly/3Qg3iNh
Episode 105 starts with Brady going over a list of options that used to be standard on cars and have gone by the wayside. Todd has the middle segment in which he goes over a list of foods being kept alive by baby boomers in spite of being unappealing to the rest of the population. Aric has the game of the night with a round of Word Teasers. This episode ends with an important announcement about the future direction of the show. Visit our website at www.playitbyearpodcast.com. To support our podcast by becoming a member visit playitbyearpodcast.com/support. To purchase a t-shirt visit playitbyearpodcast.com/store #earbudsunite! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/playitbyearpodcast/message
Riana Milne is a Life, Dating & Relationship Coach, Certified Mindfulness Coach, Educational Speaker and #1 Bestselling Author, who joins Lyn today to discuss the fundamental reasons why some people struggle to form lasting, loving relationships, and also share their tips and insights on how to resolve this issue. KEY TAKEAWAYS Trauma can leave lasting marks upon us, which can negatively impact our ability to form loving relationships. It can adversely affect our future thoughts and behaviours, as proven in recent scientific studies. The ways in which we observed our parents and how they (did or didn't) resolve conflict can unconsciously affect the ways in which we resolve these things ourselves. In a relationship we may have passion, attraction and intimacy, but if it is an unhealthy relationship, it's because we are operating from a place of fear and insecurity. If we want healthy passion, attraction and intimacy we need to heal past hurts and understand how to 'let go' of any fears and operate from a place of love and security. BEST MOMENTS 'Along the way, we have these bumps in the road that really do impact us as an adult' 'In the Baby Boomer generation, many of us did not hear the worlds "I love you" from our parents' 'The chemistry has to not be the number one priority' VALUABLE RESOURCES Hearts Entwined Podcast Apple Podcasts (iTunes)SpotifyStitcher ABOUT THE GUEST - Riana Milne - Life, Dating & Relationship Coach MA, Cert. Global Life & Love Coach, Childhood and Love Trauma Recovery Specialist, #1 Bestselling AuthorRiana's mission is to “Help Change the Way the World Loves” by Healing Unconscious Childhood & Love Trauma that impacts so many adults; and with research-based educational strategies – Helping them to Create the Life they Desire & to Have the Love Relationships they Deserve. She specializes in helping Single, Straight & LGBTQ women and men, to attract Emotionally Healthy & Evolved Partners. Couples learn the Communication skills they need to have peaceful, loving, and passionate, sustainable Conscious Relationships. Website - https://rianamilne.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CoachRianaMilne ABOUT THE HOST Lyn Smith – (The Queen of HEARTS) – Love, Dating & Relationship Expert Lyn's personal story is a very inspirational and harrowing one of how she went from having unhealthy and unfulfilling relationships with men (on the back of several serious traumatic sexual assaults in her teens) to now being in a soul fulfilling relationship which makes her feel alive, is full of passion and gives her inner peace. She has a proven track record as a Love Solutions - Relationship Expert / Trainer / Inspirational Speaker and Best-Selling Author based upon her own vast personal research, experiential learning and training with the world's leading industry experts. Understanding the polarisation of masculine & feminine energy resulted in her creating massive attraction and a passionate, intimate, fulfilling relationship – that inspired her to design & present her own course programmes to share these break-through relationship techniques with women across the globe. HEARTS Entwined is a world-class service based on care and understanding, which is committed to providing step-by-step high-value love, dating and relationship solutions. Lyn makes a difference by helping you make a difference; she has a vision of contributing back on a global scale – to create a lasting legacy of safety, dignity and opportunity for children and women who have survived rape, abuse and severe trauma as a result of war crimes and sex trafficking – through the setting up of worldwide – ‘you can heal your life' centres. CONTACT METHOD email@example.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Adam C. Bandelli is the Founder & Managing Director of Bandelli & Associates. He has 20 years of management and leadership advisory consulting experience in the firm's service offerings, including senior executive selection, leadership development, organizational culture, and executive education. Adam is the author of the book Relational Intelligence: The Five Essential Skills You Need to Build Life-Changing Relationships. Adam resides in the Greater New York Metro area with his family and is active in his church and local community. Let's tune in to his story! [00:01 – 08:51] Opening Segment How shoes and things on his shelves played an intimate part in Dr. Adam's story and leadership Top 3 Things that Differentiates Dr. Adam's Business in the Market Employees first Diversity Mental Health Awareness [08:52 – 18:38] Bipolar Disorder Awareness Adam talks about his experience being diagnosed and his experiences thereafter The Two Different Types of Bipolar Disorder Choosing the Right Therapist for You The Importance of Humility [18:39 – 37:31] The 5 Essential Skill Every Leader Must Master The Role of Hitting Rock Bottom Top 2 Skills Every Leader Must Have Why Dr. Adam wrote his new book The Relational Intelligence Experience How to Build Relational Intelligence with Your Team [37:32 – 43:24] Closing Segment Don't forget to get your very own copy of Relational Intelligence Connect with Dr. Adam Website: bandelliandassociates.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbandelliassociates LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adambandelli/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/official_bandelliassociates/ Special offer for listeners: Grab a copy of Relational Intelligence: The Five Essential Skills You Need to Build Life-Changing Relationships! If you liked my show, please LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW, like, share, and subscribe! WANT TO LEARN MORE? Connect with me through Emi Kirschner Business Coach, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn Or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org Check us out on Apple Podcasts. Thanks for tuning in! Tweetable Quotes “Whatever your values are, you want to be around people that align with them, especially if they're going to be giving you counsel and guidance.” - Dr. Adam C. Bandelli “Leaders who build more inclusive cultures, create environments where people can be authentic.” - Dr. Adam C. Bandelli “In 10 years, most of the workforce 55% to 56% of the workforce are going to be Gen-Z and Millennials and they fundamentally have different values and beliefs than Baby Boomers and Gen-X-ers.” - Dr. Adam C. Bandelli
Boy Am I Old Today: The Baby Boomer generation lost an older brother today with the passing of actor Tony Dow, best known as Wally on Leave It to Beaver. It's a slice of American pie in today's open. Then, Adam Andrzejewski at OpenTheBooks.com reveals the Congressional third-party travel taken on your dime. Finally, Christian Toto at HollywoodInToto.com reports Dave Chappelle has joined Chris Rock and Kevin Hart in telling Cancel Culture to pound sand.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
George Jerjian is the author of Dare to Discover Your Purpose: Retire, Refire, Rewire. Check it out at georgejerjian.com. George retired after being given just six months to live. Thankfully, his diagnosis was wrong. His retirement though was “hellish”. A former financial advisor, George is now on a mission to help retirees create a plan for their later years which is about more than money. His book shows Baby Boomers that retirement doesn't have to be a disappointment and gives them the tools, confidence, and a blueprint to make the most of later life. George's innovative program is based on his own experience and years of research. In it, he challenges people to DARE to rebel against conventional approaches to retirement and live the life they've always dreamed of. A bonus for us is that his approach can also be used during your nonclinical career pivot, focusing on identifying your "ikigai." You will find links and a transcript of the episode at nonclinicalphysicians.com/discover-your-purpose/ =============== You can support this podcast by making a small monthly or annual donation. To learn more, go to nonclinicalphysicians.com/donate You can now join the most comprehensive Community for all clinicians looking for a nontraditional career at NewScr!pt. Get an updated edition of the FREE GUIDE to 10 Nonclinical Careers at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freeguide. Get a list of 70 nontraditional jobs at nonclinicalphysicians.com/70jobs. Check out a FREE WEBINAR called Best Options for an Interesting and Secure Nonclinical Job at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freewebinar1
Season 3 of our podcast begins with the next chapter of the Kennedy saga, as Rep. John F. Kennedy manages to knock off powerful incumbent Republican Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. in the 1952 Massachusetts U.S. Senate race. The secret ingredient in that victory was JFK's tenacious & combative younger brother, Robert F. Kennedy (often known as "RFK" or "Bobby"), who served as his campaign manager. RFK had grown up younger & shorter than his charismatic brothers Joe Junior & Jack, and he had a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He started his political career as a staunch anti-Communist conservative, taking after his right-wing father. He even worked for infamous red-baiting Senator Joe McCarthy. But he still supported the Democrats, and after getting JFK into the Senate in 1952, he also served as the campaign manager for his presidential campaign in 1960. As a reward for his hard work, & to have a trusted confidant in the White House, JFK appointed RFK as his Attorney General. Bobby was known at the Justice Dept. for taking tough stances against organized crime at home & Communists abroad. However, after Jack's assassination in 1963, he moved far to the Left politically. He remade himself as a crusader against poverty & the Vietnam War, & he sought to defeat archrival Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1968 Democratic primary. However, his race was tragically cut short when he, too, was assassinated, leaving many Baby Boomers to dream about the America that might have been if Bobby Kennedy had survived to become president.Support the show
Something a little different this week. It's an interview with filmmaker Doug Orchard. His latest film is called The Baby Boomer Dilemma. It's an in-depth look at the state of retirement, specifically baby boomers. Coach Pete D'Arruda and Doug have a spirited conversation about the film and what it could mean going forward. Visit Financial Pizza.com. Call 800-662-6808. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In today's episode of the “Inside the Plan with the 401(k) Brothers”, host Bill Bush and Andy Bush, advisors at Horizon Financial Group, in their ‘Generation's Series', talk about the investment behaviors of ‘Baby Boomers', the generation which includes the birth years 1946 to 1964. Episode Highlights 01:30 – In the US, the ‘Baby Boomer' generation comprises about 70 million people. 03:35 - Among the Baby Boomer generation, an EBRI survey found that 46% of this group reported accruing less than needed savings for retirement. 05:30 - Some boomers have said that they're going to need to work longer to pay off debt, but the actual study show, that they don't work longer. 07:20 - If you wait until full retirement, you're getting 100% of your Social Security benefit. If you wait after your full retirement, you're getting an 8% increase each year on top of whatever the cost of living adjustment might be. 08:54 - One thing that becomes important is the distribution phase, as we go from the accumulation phase of working to retiring, and then it's how to manage the withdrawals, which can be a tricky situation. 11:15 – As you grow older, instead of just on a whim of buying something, one needs to be a little more thoughtful of that by understanding what is the purpose of it. 13:30 - If you're relying on dollars, you just don't want to have to sell when the market drops down. Three Key Points 1. Most ‘Baby Boomers' generation is retired right now or about to face retirement. There are a good number that have already gone through retirement and they've maybe gone through their planning side of entering into retirement and then there are a bunch that are in that decade range till they check out for the last time at the workplace. As per the research Boomers carry an average household debt of alittle over $272,000. And the biggest part of that debt is likely going to be their house. 2. Some people said that due to the pandemic they'll just work longer and pay off that debt. But the reality is, that often doesn't happen. The other thing that they talk about is filing for social security, people usually make the mistake offiling early. Filing early kind of locks in lower pay. If you wait until your full retirement, which is 66-67.. or somewhere in between for the Boomers group. So if you wait until fullretirement, you're getting 100% of your Social Security benefit. 3. Baby Boomers those that have not retired, for them the most important thing is that as you're getting much closer to retirement you need to establish a budget ify ou haven't. So that you understand what your spending habits are. Except for basic needs, make sure you know where your money's going. Tweetable Quotes “That was post-war that there was a boom in babies.” – Bill Bush “Maybe some sort of debt that didn't exist the generation before.” - Bill Bush “Percentage of people that say, “Hey, I'll just have to work longer and the percentage that does is much lower because they become ill.” – Andy Bush “If you want more information about Social Security, we do have a webinar on the horizonfg website under Events, if you want to look into that a little more.” – Andy Bush “As you mentioned retiring without debt is an ideal situation.” – Bill Bush “You're going to have to probably be a little better at budgeting.” - Andy Bush “They want to make sure that they're not exposing themselves to significant market drops of money that they're going to rely on” - Andy Bush Resources Mentioned Horizon Financial Group - Website Contact Information: Bill Bush Andy Bush Podcast Editing
With so many types of Concentrates and ways to consume them, Concentrates are an art that appeal to a certain consumer.That might be why this category isn't as dominant as other cannabis form factors as the fifth largest product category in both the US and Canada. But while this category doesn't share the simplicity of Flower or the discretion of Edibles, younger consumers are exploring the category with Gen Z customers purchasing Concentrates at triple the rate of Baby Boomers. Episode 991 The #TalkingHedge will take a close look at the Concentrate category, examining market share trends, pricing, demographics, and segments in the US and Canada...https://youtu.be/wVCa-9eLpkw
It's easy for older generations to forget that Millennials are not as young as they think they are, with some already in their 40s with established careers in management and leadership roles. Since it's no secret that Millennials do things differently than their Baby Boomer and Gen X predecessors, organizational changes must happen now as this next generation continues to take charge. PMMI Executive Leadership Conference speaker Jason Dorsey, president of The Center for Generational Kinetics, joins UnPACKed with PMMI to help explain some generational myths and uncover the hidden behavioral drivers of each age group. Support the show
In this episode of The Future Built Smarter, Jeff Ryan, Managing Principal for Design at Christner Architects, joins us for a discussion on the Ball Helix Central Research & Development Center, winner of a 2022 Design Excellence Merit Award for Innovation from Lab Manager magazine. Christner was the architect, lab planner, and interior designer for the project, and IMEG provided structural, MEP, fire protection, and civil design, in addition to commissioning services. The center transforms the research culture and the scientific capabilities of Ball Horticultural Company, the world's largest ornamental seed producer. In collaboration with Ball's steering committee, the design team identified three design principles for the project. “One was, of course, to enable great science,” Jeff says, adding that the company—with an average employee tenure of 27 years—was experiencing a wave of Baby Boomer retirements. “So, they really wanted to elevate their ability to attract researchers and enable new and existing staff in their ability to do great work.” The second goal was to evolve the company work culture through strengthening the existing collaboration, trust, mentoring, communication, respect, and safety, and adding focus on employee happiness, productivity, and wellness. “Finally, they wanted to communicate all the great research that was coming out of the center,” Jeff adds. This would be accomplished by: Improved connectivity between research and business through shared spaces, transparency, and science on display Creating technology and spaces for global communication and collaboration Enhancing client visitors' experiences with connections to the science, the gardens, and the greater Ball Horticultural Company brand A central part of the project involved incorporating the center's existing demonstration garden into the overall design of the new building. “This garden is beautiful, and we decided to leverage it in the scientific space with the idea that the researchers would be engaged with the garden as a physical representation of the work they're doing,” Jeff says. “The building is formed so that the garden pushes into the middle of the research space and you can see it from wherever you are. You can see it from the office space and from within the labs and even from the back of house with windows that penetrate all the way through the research space. It's a stimulating environment for discovery.” In addition to this podcast, you can learn more about the Ball Helix project and see photos of the facility by reading the Christner Architects project story and the IMEG case study.
Author, speaker, reinvention coach, and branding expert Wendy Marx will describe how to brand yourself in a changing world. The world has changed and you need to also -whether you want to work part-time, volunteer, or start a new career. Marx will explain how you can take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to show your value and how you can help.In this episode, you will discover:The 5 key personal branding strategiesHow to become a director of your life, not a passive onlookerOther tips to engage people, find more meaning and purposeAbout Wendy Marx:Wendy Marx is a marketing and branding authority sought after for her ability to turn virtually unknown people into brands of distinction. As founder and president of Thriving at 50+, her proprietary coaching program is designed to help Baby Boomers discover their point of differentiation, then rebrand and retool themselves toward a more rewarding "Second Act." Drawing on Wendy's over 30 years of experience in marketing, journalism, public relations, and counseling, her programs provide a unique mix of marketing and PR savvy blended with psychological wisdom. She will take you from a stage of uncertainty to assuredness, confidence, and success. Wendy holds an MSW, MS in journalism and an MBA in marketing. Her articles have appeared in Fast Company, Inc., job-hunt.org, Advertising Age, The New York Times, and others. She is the author of Thriving at 50+: The 7 Principles to Rebrand and Reinvent Yourself.Get in touch with Wendy Marx:Wendy's website: https://thrivingat50plus.com/ Buy Wendy's book: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/marx Download Wendy's Handouts: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/wendy-marx-handouts/ Check out Wendy's special offer: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/marxoffer Grab our free guide, 10 Key Issues to Consider as You Explore Your Retirement Transition, at https://10keyretirementissues.com/
As people get older, they are likely to dismiss some things and think they belong to the younger generations.This point of view can be very limiting as it might get you to a place where your ideas of the world no longer apply. It may even affect your quality of life when you are left behind.Eddie and I believe it's important to keep up with the latest happenings and innovations in technology and life in general if you want to live happily and feel younger.In our case, we don't want to be that older couple always talking badly about the younger generations.We want to embrace the new and keep learning to drive our ideas and creativity regardless of age.Tune in to learn more, including why we are worried about my OBGYN!Key Takeaways- Would you rather have a million followers or a million dollars (09:26)- Embracing new things (11:12)- Don't be left behind (13:35)- Where do generational conflicts come from? (16:04)- Who will be our doctors? (18:54)- The remarkable water invention (28:48)- The cultures are shifting (39:37)- The world is not going to be ruined by the next generation (43:51)- What in the world (44:07)Additional Resources:- The remarkable water invention - We are the Copelands Tiktok-------The Pusher SocietyJanelle's websiteJoin the Cake Cents FB GroupJoin the Push Podcast FB GroupThe Push Podcast's official websiteCake Mamas InstagramEddie's Instagram--If you haven't already, it would be amazing if you could head over to Apple Podcasts and leave a rating and review on the podcast!
Hello there ROCKSTARS! Welcome to The Entrepreneur Mastery Lab Podcast Episode 99 ~ Becoming a Caregiver, Battling Ego and Finding Solutions with Paul Solomon. This week inside the Lab, we are joined by Paul Solomon GRI,SRES,CSA, of LUHU Advisors and LUHU Realty. Paul has been working with families in South Florida for over 30 years with their Real Estate and Insurance needs. He is a Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed Insurance agent (215/218), Licensed Assisted Living Administrator, and a Certified Senior Advisor. The CSA certification brings together all the work that he has been doing for families over the last 12 years. Whether its the Baby Boomers looking ahead to retirement and with their needs changing with Real Estate, Life Insurance/ Long Term Care, and when to turn on Social Security and Medicare, to their parents who need assistance because their health is changing and how to pay for their care, he has covered it all. He has lived the life of others in the last 10 years with parents who have had their share of medical issues and became the Caregiver. He needed to start planning for their changing health and tried to find the answers with NO luck. 10 different professionals gave him 10 different opinions on what to do. Paul worked his way through the systems to get the answers that he now share with his clients. How to contact Paul (here's a few ways): email@example.com LUHUadvisors.com LUHUrealty.com Need some help with productivity... Check out our 2x Your Time Course that will help you Master your Time and Slay your Day! https://www.jbandthedoctor.com/tmcsp/ A Freebie from us! 6 Methods To Make Sure Your Business Doesn't Fail https://www.jbandthedoctor.com/freegift/ Join our private Facebook Community Group, The Entrepreneur Mastery Lab ~ A Place for Service Professionals to Give & Grow Click for all of our Links and Social Media Please Like, Subscribe and Give Us a Review (5 stars sounds like the best option)
Author Pamela Paul recalls what the world was like before it was connected — and how privacy and personal memory have transformed since. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the internet was there to help much of humanity keep going while maintaining a social distance. The transition was not seamless, but the interconnected world that had been taking shape in the decades prior made it possible for many people's work and social lives to continue, if in a radically altered manner. But while the internet has made this new normal possible, it has come at a cost. For this episode of the Crosscut Talks podcast, author Pamela Paul tallies those costs, not just since the pandemic but in the decades before. In this interview from the 2022 Crosscut Festival, Paul discusses her book 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet, in which she documents a history that younger generations may barely remember – if they recall it at all. Baby Boomers, meanwhile, will find in Paul's work a nostalgia trip through a time when privacy and individual memory remained more intact. As a member of Gen X, Paul delivers a perspective from somewhere in between. While there was no internet during her childhood, she witnessed its transformative powers as it became central to her life. --- Credits Host: Mark Baumgarten Producers: Sara Bernard, Brooklyn Jamerson-Flowers Event producers: Jake Newman, Andrea O'Meara Engineers: Resti Bagcal, Viktoria Ralph --- If you would like to support Crosscut, go to crosscut.com/membership. In addition to funding our events and our daily journalism, members receive complete access to the on-demand programming of Seattle's PBS station, KCTS 9.
Join Trish and Rob for a conversation with... Alexa Blye is a California native, a Baby Boomer, and a family therapist living in Southern California, with her Goldendoodle Penelope. Growing up she was influenced by the social unrest and changes of the Sixties, and has been a social justice advocate beginning when she was in middle school, then high school and college. Alexa went on to become a family therapist and 10 years ago began specializing in working with survivors of narcissistic families – where one member— sometimes a parent, other times a sibling; still other times a spouse, suffers from narcissistic behaviors. The reality-bending gaslighting, manipulations, and isolation leave family members suffering from complex post-traumatic stress – often knowing something isn't right but they can't put their finger on just what it is...after time, some members succumb to chronic self-doubt and must find themselves again. Though semi-retired, with a private practice in Southern California, Alexa continues to commit herself to making a positive difference in people's lives.
Recruitment Market for Different Generations We hate generation stereotypes for a reason, but it is also undeniable that there are differences in how we consume information, that can be split along age demographics. As the information ecosystem changes so rapidly, this means that we all start our journey in digital from a different place, and therefore consume information in different ways. So... for recruiters.....how do we market and sell to different generational cohorts? - Overly broad strokes, lets talk cohorts - What medium? - What message on that medium? - What types of content work best on those mediums? - What are the key differences to recruitment marketing to Gen Z, Gen X, Millenials and the Baby Boomers? All this and more with Clair Bush, VP of Marketing (Adway), Josh Willows, Global Job Distribution & Performance Specialist (IBM) & Dave Hazlehurst, Founder (Ph.Creative) Ep163 is sponsored by our buddies Adway Adway - Automated Social Recruitment Marketing Way simpler. Way smarter. Way more talent. Curious about the next gen solution for recruitment marketing? Adway provides ambitious talent acquisition teams with a fully automated platform to unleash their recruitment marketing and ensure more, better candidates at scale.
More than 10,000 people turn 65 every day in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the AARP says most of them would prefer aging in place at home over eventually moving to a care facility. Is that affordable? What would it take to make your home fit for aging in place, and what can home care services offer? If you haven't thought about the kind of care you or your older loved ones will want, Lisa DiMeo, owner of SYNERGY HomeCare of Philadelphia, says you should consider it before you desperately need it. We talked with her about what factors should go into this decision, how soon you should be planning for it, and how to encourage older people in your life to be open to getting some help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this Quick Tip, Pate Garrett from Six Park talks about the generational change that's occurring in serving financial needs. The biggest wealth transfer in history is taking place between Baby Boomers and younger generations. Tools are available at a reasonable price to access financial advice and to help with long-term investing strategies.Portfolio tracker Sharesight tracks your trades, shows your true performance, and saves you time and money at tax time. Get 4 months free at https://www.sharesight.com/stocksforbeginnersDisclosure: The links provided are affiliate links. I will be paid a commission if you use this link to make a purchase. You will also usually receive a discount by using these links/coupon codes. I only recommend products and services that I use and trust myself or where I have interviewed and/or met the founders and have assured myself that they're offering something of value. Stocks for Beginners is for information and educational purposes only. It isn't financial advice, and you shouldn't buy or sell any investments based on what you've heard here. Any opinion or commentary is the view of the speaker only not Stocks for Beginners. This podcast doesn't replace professional advice regarding your personal financial needs, circumstances or current situation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
'They DoorDashed from a ghost kitchen endorsed by a YouTube influencer.' If you don't understand that sentence, you need to learn about Gen-Z. Katie Carnevale has done some fascinating research on the Zoomers, a historically diverse generation shaped by some of the most turbulent times in recent memory. We asked Carnevale, a Media and Communications instructor at Delaware Valley University to come on the podcast and talk about her research, what sets Gen-Z apart from other generations, and what they think about things like money, education, entitlement, and the Boomers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
David shares that the 2022 Trustees Report raises a sharp warning cry about the catastrophic short- and long-term trajectories of the Social Security program. The surplus that had built up over the years as Baby Boomers plowed money into the Social Security program is beginning to draw down as the same Baby Boomers are moving out of the workforce at the tune of 10,000 per day. David talks about the fact that, at the current pace, the trust fund will run out in 2035, and the incoming revenue based on the current levels of taxation would only be enough to pay 80% of scheduled benefits. Historically, Social Security has provided the average retiree with roughly 38% of their average income during their working years – that number should go down to 27% by 2035. This means that Social Security will be playing a smaller and smaller role and that you'll have to save even more of your paycheck in order to compensate. For Social Security to remain fully solved throughout the next 75-year project (ending in 2096) there are three possibilities. David raises a key concern that's brought into the conversation by Social Security Trustees: if Congress acts now, the pain of fixing this program can be spread among Baby Boomers, Gen X'ers, Millennials, etc. However, for each year that goes by without a permanent fix for the Social Security program, the pain will get concentrated on fewer and fewer generations. This means that the longer Congress waits, the higher the taxes these younger generations can expect and the lower their Social Security benefits. David recommends doing two things from a retirement perspective: save money today to be less reliant on Social Security during your retirement, and invest tax-free. Mentioned in this episode: David's books: Power of Zero, Look Before Your LIRP, The Volatility Shield, Tax-Free Income for Life and The Infinity Code DavidMcKnight.com PowerOfZero.com (free video series) @mcknightandco on Twitter @davidcmcknight on Instagram David McKnight on YouTube
Gut bacteria can cause, predict and prevent rheumatoid arthritis Mayo Clinic July 9, 2022 The bacteria in your gut do more than break down your food. They also can predict susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis, suggests Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at Mayo Clinic's Center Dr. Taneja and her team identified intestinal bacteria as a possible cause; their studies indicate that testing for specific microbiota in the gut can help physicians predict and prevent the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. "These are exciting discoveries that we may be able to use to personalize treatment for patients," Dr. Taneja says. "Using genomic sequencing technology, we were able to pin down some gut microbes that were normally rare and of low abundance in healthy individuals, but expanded in patients with rheumatoid arthritis," Dr. Taneja says. The second paper, published in Arthritis and Rheumatology, explored another facet of gut bacteria. Dr. Taneja treated one group of arthritis-susceptible mice with a bacterium, Prevotella histicola, and compared that to a group that had no treatment. The study found that mice treated with the bacterium had decreased symptom frequency and severity, and fewer inflammatory conditions associated with rheumatoid arthritis. The treatment produced fewer side effects, such as weight gain and villous atrophy—a condition that prevents the gut from absorbing nutrients—that may be linked with other, more traditional treatments. While human trials have not yet taken place, the mice's immune systems and arthritis mimic humans, and shows promise for similar, positive effects. Since this bacterium is a part of healthy human gut, treatment is less likely to have side effects, says study co-author Joseph Murray, M.D., a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. Adding salt to your food at the table is linked to higher risk of premature death Tulane University School of Public Health, July 11, 2022 People who add extra salt to their food at the table are at higher risk of dying prematurely from any cause, according to a study of more than 500,000 people, published in the European Heart Journal today. Compared to those who never or rarely added salt, those who always added salt to their food had a 28% increased risk of dying prematurely. In the general population about three in every hundred people aged between 40 and 69 die prematurely. The increased risk from always adding salt to food seen in the current study suggests that one more person in every hundred may die prematurely in this age group. In addition, the study found a lower life expectancy among people who always added salt compared to those who never, or rarely added salt. At the age of 50, 1.5 years and 2.28 years were knocked off the life expectancy of women and men, respectively, who always added salt to their food compared to those who never, or rarely, did. "To my knowledge, our study is the first to assess the relation between adding salt to foods and premature death," he said. "It provides novel evidence to support recommendations to modify eating behaviors for improving health. Even a modest reduction in sodium intake, by adding less or no salt to food at the table, is likely to result in substantial health benefits, especially when it is achieved in the general population." Hops extract studied to prevent breast cancer University of Illinois July 8, 2022 An enriched hops extract activates a chemical pathway in cells that could help prevent breast cancer, according to new laboratory findings from the Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Researchers led by Judy Bolton, professor and head of medicinal chemistry, applied hops extract to two different breast cell lines to see if they would affect estrogen metabolism, a key mechanism in breast cancer. One compound, 6-prenylnarigenin, or 6-PN, increased a detoxification pathway in the cells that has been linked to a lower risk for breast cancer. "We need to further explore this possibility, but our results suggest that 6-PN could have anti-cancer effects," Bolton said. New study determines psychedelic mushroom microdoses can improve mood, mental health University of British Columbia, July 11, 2022 The latest study to examine how tiny amounts of psychedelics can impact mental health provides further evidence of the therapeutic potential of microdosing. Published in Scientific Reports, the study followed 953 people taking regular small amounts of psilocybin and a second group of 180 people who were not microdosing. For the 30-day study, those microdosing demonstrated greater improvements in mood, mental health and psychomotor ability over the one-month period, compared to non-microdosing peers who completed the same assessments. "This is the largest longitudinal study of this kind to date of microdosing psilocybin, and one of the few studies to engage a control group," says Dr. Walsh, who teaches in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. "Our findings of improved mood and reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress add to the growing conversation about the therapeutic potential of microdosing." Microdosing involves regular self-administration in doses small enough to not impair normal cognitive functioning. The doses can be as small as 0.1 to 0.3 grams of dried mushrooms, and may be taken three to five times a week. The most widely reported substances used for microdosing are psilocybin mushrooms and LSD. Psilocybin mushrooms are considered non-addictive and non-toxic—especially when compared to tobacco, opioids and alcohol. Could a phytochemical derived from vegetables like broccoli be the answer to antibiotic resistant pathogens? Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), July 10, 2022 Antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens are increasingly playing a role in rising illness and preventing wound healing, especially in hospitals. While more and more pathogens have developed biofilms that protect them from being eradicated by antibiotics, fewer classes of antibiotics are being developed. Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev decided to go in a different direction and investigated a phytochemical derived from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli that breaks down the biofilm. The phytochemical 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM) successfully broke down the biofilms protecting two different pathogens including Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa– enabling their eradication 65% and 70% of the time, respectively. Combined with antibiotics, that number jumped to 94%. Additionally, when they introduced DIM into an infected wound, it sped up the healing process significantly, the team found. Researchers find Alzheimer's begins in the brain 30 years before any symptoms Daniel Amen Clinic July 9, 2022 Science is beginning to unravel the mystery of Alzheimer's disease and what they are discovering is alarming. Researchers now believe that Alzheimer's disease begins with changes in the brain as much as 30 years or more before symptoms begin. This shocking revelation comes at a time when the aging of the Baby Boomer generation means Alzheimer's is expected to triple in the coming decades. Long before someone is diagnosed in their 70s or 80s, their brain has begun to deteriorate. With conventional medicine unable to offer a cure, this realization makes it all the more critical to care for brain health throughout your lifetime, naturally reducing the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. The idea that a fading memory is just a natural part of the aging process is a misconception. Instead, loss of memory is a sign of the brain beginning to break down. In addition to a diagnosis for ADD, other factors he believes can increase the risk of developing the disease include: • Failure to engage the brain in regular learning activities • Lack of exercise or exercising less than twice a week • Personal medical history of cancer, diabetes or heart disease • Suffering of a stroke • Coping with a head injury • Diagnosis of depression Along with understanding your risk level, Dr. Amen advocates keeping both mind and body active. Dr. Amen also believes it is important to increase antioxidant levels in your diet. He also tells patients it is important to modify lifestyle habits that promote the growth of brain plaques.
Season 3 Episode 4 (44) Bobby Talks...w/ Roman Prokopchuk creator and host of the "Digital Savage" podcast about the implications of growing up without our father figures being our father figures. We talk about the comparisons to a distant father v.s. an abusive one. We also ask the question, "Can they be forgiven?" Unfortunately, this conversation is a topic far too familiar for far too many people. Specifically those from the Millennial generation. Roman and I discuss the challenges of a Baby Boomer male and what life must have been like for them growing up and why they chose the route of parenting in which they did. If you yourself feel like you were without a father or even a parent growing up. This conversation is the one for you. Another interesting note we touched on is Roman is a Ukrainian Immigrant who was born into a Soviet Union controlled Ukraine so we spend the first 10 minutes getting his perspective not the invasion.
This episode is part of Pledge Week 2022. Every day this week, I'll be posting old Patreon bonus episodes of the podcast which will have this short intro. These are short, ten- to twenty-minute bonus podcasts which get posted to Patreon for my paying backers every time I post a new main episode -- there are well over a hundred of these in the archive now. If you like the sound of these episodes, then go to patreon.com/andrewhickey and subscribe for as little as a dollar a month or ten dollars a year to get access to all those bonus episodes, plus new ones as they appear. Click below for the transcript Transcript Before I start, a warning. Even though this episode is short it deals with many, many, upsetting subjects. If you're likely to be upset by a story dealing with the death and disfigurement of small children, disability, mental illness, gun violence and eye injuries, you're probably best off skipping this episode altogether, as it deals with these subjects right from after the first excerpt of music until the end. It's not a happy story. In this week's main episode we talk briefly about a record that Paul Simon produced while he was in Britain, before "The Sound of Silence" became a big hit. The performer whose record he produced only released that one album in his lifetime, but it's a record that had an outsized influence on the British folk-music scene. So today, we're going to have a look at the tragic life of Jackson C Frank, and at "Blues Run the Game": [Excerpt: Jackson C Frank, "Blues Run the Game"] Jackson C Frank's life started to go badly, irrevocably, wrong, when he was just eleven years old. His family lived in Buffalo, New York, where the winters are long and cold, and Jackson was a Baby Boomer. Because of the tremendous number of new children going through the school system, the brick schoolhouse at the school he attended had been augmented with an annexe, made out of wood, and he was in that annexe, in a music lesson, when the boiler exploded and set fire to it. Jackson was one of the lucky ones. That fire took the life of fifteen of his classmates, and spurred a national movement towards banning timber buildings for schools and the institution of fire drills, which up to that point had not been a thing. Jackson got thrown out of a window by a teacher, and the snow put out the flames on his back, meaning he "only" suffered burns over sixty percent of his body, scarring him for life. He had to spend a year in hospital, have a tracheotomy, and have a metal plate put in his head. He developed thyroid problems, got calcium deposits that built up over the years and frequently left him in agony, and always walked with a limp and only had limited movement in his arms. Many celebrities did things to comfort the children, who became nationally known. Kirk Douglas came to the hospital to visit them, and later in his childhood Jackson was able to go and meet Elvis, who became a big inspiration for the young man. He spent his teenage years going around the local music scene, including spending a long time with a friend who later became known as John Kay of Steppenwolf, but then when he turned twenty-one he got a massive insurance payout that had been held in trust for him. I've seen different numbers for this -- it was either fifty or a hundred thousand dollars, and in modern terms that would be about ten times that much. Being a young man, he didn't want to invest it, he wanted to buy expensive cars. He wanted an Aston Martin and a Bentley, and Britain was where they made Aston Martins and Bentleys, so he caught a boat to England, and on the trip over started writing songs, including the one that would become his best known: [Excerpt: Jackson C Frank, "Blues Run the Game"] Once he was in the UK, Frank moved into Judith Piepe's flat, where he started a relationship with an eighteen-year-old nurse, who was also trying to be a singer. Frank encouraged her to follow her dreams and become a professional, and Sandy Denny would later record some of his songs, and wrote the song "Next Time Around" about him: [Excerpt: Sandy Denny, "Next Time Around"] While he was in London, he became well known on the folk circuit, regularly playing Les Cousins, and as Ralph McTell put it, "EVERYONE" sang 'Blues Run the Game'". Over the years, the song has been performed by everyone from Bert Jansch: [Excerpt: Bert Jansch, "Blues Run the Game"] to Counting Crows: [Excerpt: Counting Crows, "Blues Run the Game"] Frank's own version of the song was recorded on his one and only album, which was produced by Paul Simon, as we heard in the main episode. That album also included songs like "Carnival", which has now possibly become the song of Frank's that has been heard by most people, as it was featured both on the soundtrack and in the dialogue of the 2019 film Joker: [Excerpt: Jackson C Frank, "Carnival"] The album didn't sell, and Frank returned to the US, after marrying Elaine Sedgwick, the cousin of Edie Sedgwick. He was missed when he left, and Roy Harper, another folk musician who played the same circuit, wrote "My Friend" about his departure: [Excerpt: Roy Harper, "My Friend"] When he came back in 1968 to do a couple of shows, though, his depression, which had always been bad since the fire, had worsened. Al Stewart said "He proceeded to fall apart before our very eyes. His style that everyone loved was melancholy, very tuneful things. He started doing things that were completely impenetrable. They were basically about psychological angst, played at full volume with lots of thrashing. I don't remember a single word of them – it just did not work. There was one review that said he belonged on a psychologist's couch." He was withdrawn, and wouldn't speak to people, and he had writer's block. To make matters worse, his home life was also going awfully. His insurance money had all run out, but Paul Simon had given him a loan of three thousand dollars, with Simon taking Frank's publishing as surety, so he could start a business, but the business failed and Simon kept the publishing. In 1971, when Art Garfunkel was recording his first solo album, he asked Frank if he had a song that might be suitable. Frank had actually written a new song, "Juliette": [Excerpt: Jackson C Frank, "Juliette"] Unfortunately, when he turned up to see Garfunkel, he brought along a few hippy friends, who all made fun of Garfunkel for being a sell-out, and so Garfunkel didn't record the song, though he did give Frank a new guitar. By the early seventies, Frank was in a very bad way. He and his wife had had two children, but one had died of cystic fibrosis, and the marriage had ended. He spent periods of time in psychiatric hospitals, and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, though he always said himself that he wasn't schizophrenic, he was suffering from depression because of the loss of his son. He was living off handouts from friends, even as his songs were inspiring new artists like Nick Drake, who recorded four of his songs: [Excerpt: Nick Drake, "Here Comes the Blues"] In the early eighties he was living with his parents, but then in 1984 while his mother was in hospital he got an idea -- he could go to New York and find his old friend Paul, and ask him for his publishing back, or maybe just for some money. He didn't leave a note, and his parents had no idea where he'd gone. He did go to New York, but he couldn't find his friend, and he ended up homeless, living on the streets, and in and out of psychiatric institutions. In the early nineties, a fan tracked him down and helped sort out some accommodation for him in Woodstock, where he'd lived in his twenties. By this time he was in an awful physical and mental state, and the fan described him as looking like the Elephant man because of the bloating from his thyroid problems and his joint issues affecting his posture (though I have to say that from the couple of photos I've seen of him at this time, that's quite an exaggeration). But just to rub salt in the wound, after the accommodation had been arranged, but before he'd had a chance to move, he was sat on a park bench in Queens, and some kids, shooting randomly with a pellet gun, hit him in his left eye, permanently blinding him in that eye. His rediscovery got a bit of publicity, and led to his album being reissued on CD. He also started writing again, and recorded some demos on a cheap cassette recorder in 1997, many of which have since been released on various compilations: [Excerpt: Jackson C Frank, "(Tumble) in the Wind"] But 1997 was also the year that Frank moved into a care home, and he wouldn't record any more after that. In 1998, Paul Simon finally returned his publishing to him, presumably having given up on ever getting his three thousand dollars back. And on March the third, 1999, one day after his fifty-sixth birthday, Jackson C Frank died of pneumonia. His game had finally run to its end.
Amid high inflation and rising housing costs, some seniors are turning to home-sharing. Economics correspondent Paul Solman has the story about a growing number of baby boomers who are becoming "boommates." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Damon and Damo are joined by former shipmate EN1 Chad Underwood. The trio opens the episode with a response to an email from a listener. They shift into a conversation about detailers and EN1's experience trying to "crossdeck" with another Sailor. EN1 provides his perceptions of what a good first class is and discusses a good relationship between LPO and LCPO. Do you have to "like" someone to be able to work with them? Damon reminisces on the time that an inspector physically threatened to fight a Sailor. Damon and EN1 bonded over 483 PMS alerts. The guys discuss good watch team relationships. EN1 Underwood discusses three areas in which he believes that the Navy can improve in. For full episodes of Permission to Speak Freely, Merchandise, and all social media networks: https://linktr.ee/Ptsfpodcast
One of my best friends' dads, Joe Bishop (pastor & therapist), is joining me today to discuss deconstruction for the boomer generation. Joe says, "There's a real lack of resources for people going through faith deconstruction in their 50s or older." We cover things like the ramifications of losing lifelong religious practice, awakening to agency later in life, and reckoning with one's complicity in creating systems of harm. Still Christian Episode (with Joe's son Ben): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-have-permission/id1448000113?i=1000471323009 Follow Dan on IG: www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: www.soyouredeconstructing.com/ Edited by Josh Gilbert (firstname.lastname@example.org -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: email@example.com YHP Patron-only FB group: tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: www.dankochwords.com/yhp.html Join Dan's email list: www.dankochwords.com/ Artwork by sprungle.co/