4th Trend: Baby Boomers Can’t Afford to Retire.

Recently I shared with you information from Jay Kubassek information about 4 global trends happening right now that are poised to help you create an Internet Lifestyle.Today I will continue sharing information from him and talk about the fourth trend…

4 million Baby Boomers a year are turning 50 and they will not be able to afford to
retire.

That’s a pretty scary statistic, isn’t it?

One can easily see a “boom” in 1946, when births went from 2.8 to 3.4 million. The end of the boom is not as clear, however. Perhaps that delineation was marked when annual births dropped below 4 million (1964).

“Every 7 Seconds” another Baby Boomer turns 50 – every 7 seconds.

Whew! Is that possible? Well, you don’t have to be a math major to check it out.

Let’s look at 50 years ago – 1959 – when 4,097,000 Boomers were born. Now, I suppose that some of them have not made it this far, so let’s round it down to 4,000,000. (That’s just my estimate, but it is close enough for my purposes here.)

So, a bit more than 4,000,000 will turn 50 in 2012 with over 20 million turning 50 over
the last five years alone.

Let’s see how that breaks down:
-per year: 4,000,000
-per day (4.0 mil / 365): 10,958
-per hour (10.6 k / 24): 456
-per minute (456 / 60): 7.1
– And 7.1 per minute amounts to one every 8.5 seconds.

If you use 1957 as your base number, when 4,300,000 million boomers were born, that’s
a heck of a number!

During the Baby Boomer years, 1946-1964 (inclusive), 75.8 million Americans were born. The ratio of males to females has stayed relatively constant.

There were approximately 1.05 male births for every one female birth.

The middle class and baby boomers are beginning to realize that corporations and governments will not be here to save them in the end.

If you are like most people, you are likely already affected by one, two, or even three
of these massive converging trends. At a minimum, you likely know someone who is
affected.

People cannot afford to retire. In March 2012 Canada increased the age of retirement
to 67.

Now… The good news.

These 4 trends are actually working toward a 5th, ‘Perfect Storm’ kind of trend.

One that you can capitalize on in the very near future.

More on that later!

Believe me, the future isn’t so bleak…

Info from Jay Kubassek shared with you by  Dr Jill, Senior Marketing Consultant


					

3rd Global Trend National Debt

Recently I shared with you information from Jay Kubassek information about 4 global trends happening right now that are poised to help you create an Internet Lifestyle.

Today I will continue sharing information from him and talk about the third trend…

The National Debt

The U.S. national debt is so bizarre that it is hard to know whether to laugh about it or cry about it. The following are some quick facts about the U.S. government’s massive debt problem that will wipe any smile from any politician’s face. – As of December 1st, 2009, the official debt of the United States government was approximately 12.1 trillion dollars.

– To pay this 12.1 trillion dollar debt would require approximately $40,000 from every single person living in the United States.

– Now the U.S. Congress has approved an increase in the U.S. government debt cap to 14.3 trillion dollars. To pay this increase off would require approximately $6,000 more from every man, woman and child in the United States.

– The U.S. government’s debt ceiling has been raised six times since the beginning of 2006.

So how hard is it to spend a trillion dollars?

If you spent one dollar every second, you would have spent a million dollars in twelve days. At that same rate, it would take you 32 years to spend a billion dollars. But it would take you more than 31,000 years to spend a trillion dollars. We could do the same kind of list for most of the world’s industrialized countries.

Here’s the thing though…

Millions and millions of people are beginning to wake up to the reality of this “transitioning economy.” Governments are going to be forced to cut expensive social programs. People are losing faith in governments.

I don’t mean to make the future seem bleak or anything. I want to wake you up though.

The rosy red pictures and happy words that you hear on the news are false. They’re the bad guys.

They want you to believe that the world is recovering and everything is fine… But it’s really not. Not at all.

Later, I’m going to talk about the last trend that’s going to have a dramatic effect on your life in the next 5 or so years… And after that, we’re going to talk about what you and I can do to fix it!

Info from Jay Kubassek shared with you by

Dr Jill, Senior Marketing Consultant