I’ve been thinking about getting my first tattoo for over a year. My book has a chapter on what everyone should have (advance directives, DNR, will, some savings cause Social Security isn’t going to cut it, etc.) I thought, hey, why not get inked. Plus, I live in Portland one of the most tatted cities in the country.
When I started to write my book “Boomercide: From Woodstock To Suicide” I thought that I might be the only Baby Boomer contemplating suicide as a life planning tool. It appears that I am not alone.
“Boomercide: From Woodstock To Suicide” is now available on –> Amazon.
Vizualize.me is a new web-based tool that easily creates a graphical resume by pulling data from your LinkedIn profile. Its kind of cool and helps add a bit of style and infographic (infographics are hot these days) power to your resume facts. I’m not sure that its a stand-alone tool but it can do a good job of adding additional support to your LinkedIn page and standard resume. Which also brings up the idea that resumes alone ain’t what they used to be. Any reason not to do a personal video? More on personal branding coming up in future posts.
Oh, here is my visual.me/peterlevitan page.
Get this… if you have defaulted on a college loan the Social Security administration has been docking Social Security checks. Smartmoney.com reports that Baby Boomers that default on student-debt can have their Social Security benefits reduced.
“According to government data, compiled by the Treasury Department at the request of SmartMoney.com, the federal government is withholding money from a rapidly growing number of Social Security recipients who have fallen behind on federal student loans. From January through August 6, the government reduced the size of roughly 115,000 retirees’ Social Security checks on those grounds. That’s nearly double the pace of the department’s enforcement in 2011; it’s up from around 60,000 cases in all of 2007 and just 6 cases in 2000.”
eMarketer reports that adults 50-64 use the internet significantly less that the 18-29 and 30-49 age groups. I am not surprised. I think (know) that we use the Internet more for its utility than as pure entertainment. For example, eMarketer points out that 55-64 year old’s use email as much as the younger demographics. Here is what eMarketer says:
“Email is a prime example. Boomers are about as likely as younger internet users to use email. And in this instance, boomers don’t fall behind younger cohorts in frequency of usage. In February 2012 Pew polling, six in 10 boomers reported using email “yesterday,” essentially matching the 30-to-49 and 18-to-29 age groups.”