Earlier this year, the Second Annual Self-Employment Report, from cloud-based accounting software FreshBooks, said that 24 percent of boomers make up the next wave of independent workers. The generation of people in their 50s and 60s may fall into third place behind millennials and Gen X (at 42 percent and 34 percent, respectively), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of opportunities for them to find side hustles in the gig economy.Read More
As Baby Boomers continue to retire (at a rate of almost 10,000 per day), economists have begun to worry about how their departure from the workforce will affect the economy. What has concerned economic watchdogs the most is the frightening number of Boomers who have not yet saved any money for retirement. What will this mean for the economy? Since Boomers are the largest generation ever to retire, the concern is that those who have inadequate retirement savings will need to vastly reduce their spending, which will ultimately slow economic growth.Read More
Visit any critical care unit, children’s hospital, or other specialty inpatient facility, and you’ll find a common feature: therapy dogs. For decades, healthcare practitioners have understood the surprisingly positive effects on patients of time spend with cute and cuddly dogs.
Doctors are in increasingly short supply these days, so it’s not uncommon for patients to spend more time with physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) than their actual MD. This trend has sparked controversy among physicians and patients alike.