In the back to school swirl that we’re in, I thought I’d teach the readers of this blog about a group I’m very familiar with: Baby Boomers. How familiar? Well, I am one! At 56, I’m a full fledge Boomer!
Many people don’t even know what defines a Boomer, how large a group we are, or what we’re all about. Well, let’s change that. Here’s a quick education on my people (stats courtesy of CNN.com)
- Baby Boomers are defined as those born between 1946, the end of World War II, and 1964 (I came into this world in 1958!)
- There are currently about 77 million Boomers in this country
- As of July 2011, Boomers make up approximately 25% of the total U.S. population; we’re a force to be reckoned with!
- 10,000 Boomers turn 65 per day (Happy birthday to my Boomer brothers and sisters!)
- Baby Boomers want to take control, as that’s the way they’ve lived their whole lives (I should know—remember, I am one!); when it comes to planning and fulfilling and PAYING FOR their end-of-life wishes, us Boomers naturally want to control that as well!
That last point brings me to a new joint venture AccuQuote just launched. eMorials is a new initiative (www.eMorials.com) that takes us Boomers through the process of defining – and paying for – their end-of-life wishes. After logging in at the site, visitors can specify if they want burial or cremation, how they wish their final service, memorial and/or family gathering to be conducted, and any other details they can thinkof (you’ve probably seen news about creative requests – like having your ashes spread in a sports stadium or a celebration with only music handpicked by the deceased). Younger and older adults can also create a free account at eMorials.com.
AccuQuote comes in when site users want to pay for their plans through final expense insurance. You can request that someone from AccuQuote contact you about funding your plan right there on emorialplanner.com. And remember, we can get you a final expense policy QUICKLY and EASILY!