Chapter 6The Great Boomer Volunteer Revolution: Boom or Bust?

Beth Steinhorn

President, JFFixler Group

Introduction: Two Boomers Ride the Bus

Meet Tom. Born in 1950, Tom graduated high school and joined the Air Force. After four years of service, he attended college, met his future wife, and was hired by the human resources office of the Air Force Academy in Colorado. His government role brought him to positions throughout the United States and abroad. His wife and he traveled and raised two sons while creating homes throughout the United States and Europe.

Always enthusiastic about work, Tom nonetheless looked forward to retirement—though actual retirement came a few years later than planned. “With the recession,” reflects Tom, “it was better ...

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