Online Education Designed Just for Boomers!!
In case you are looking for a ‘cool’ gift to go along with roses for your mother on this Mother’s day, I have an interesting gift recommendation.
How about a special gift that keeps giving! The gift of tailor-made online training for baby boomers about a lifestyle where she can work on ‘her own terms’ and ‘make some money’ doing what she loves to do !! Writing about things she already knows and wants to share her knowledge online.
I am talking about the first of its kind educational courses developed by Gigaplex Academy. The first course – about online writing gigs – teaches baby boomers and seniors the basic skills needed to find out more about tonnes of opportunities to do online freelance writing work using freelancing platforms.
It is true that there is a lot of information available about variety of freelancing platforms and gig economy options on various sites and YouTube videos. But none of it is developed with the unique needs of baby boomers in mind. And none of them give your Mom an end-to-end ‘hand holding experience’ that lets her get started, make some early inroads and then give some ideas on how to do more of online writing work based on her needs.
Best thing is the course is priced at just $39. The one hour course can help your Mom get set up to do writing work on online platforms where her very first writing ‘gig’ could be anywhere from $70 to $100. Many baby boomer and seniors think that being ‘valued for their worth’ is the best thing for their morale and self-image. Many have told us that this is something they value more than more traditional gifts like flowers and candies. So why not try this unique gift!
Gigaplex Academy has been created with a specific purpose. For many people in their 60s and 70s, it’s time to step away from a full time career and into a more carefree lifestyle. If you are planning a retirement party for your parents, the notion of retirement gifts like golf clubs, fishing poles, and tennis lessons may not be that practical. Instead, you may want to look at unique retirement gifts that can provide much needed retirement income.
Baby Boomers and Retirement
Baby Boomers are retiring at a rapid rate of 10,000 per day and according to research, less than half do not have adequate savings or equity. When the money runs out, it’s up to children and grandchildren to take care of aging family members.
Why are Baby Boomers retiring with less? There are several reasons. The 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that the average retiree has around $25,000 in assets (including savings and home equity), but that most seniors spend twice that in a year to maintain their lifestyle. Add to that, the loss of pensions and retirement savings company contribution amounts to getting smaller. The recession of 2006-2007 was particularly brutal on retirement savings too, leaving many with very little to retire on.
The Insured Retirement Institute also published research that shows 55 percent of Baby Boomers have some kind of retirement savings and 28 percent have less than $100,000. Most will end up living off of Social Security benefits that are increasingly being threatened by the government. Therefore, it makes sense then that a large share of the retiring population is making a part-time job a part of their retirement planning. This also means it can be a thoughtful gift to give your parents, aunts and uncles, and grandparents who are retiring access to the classes found on Gigaplex.
You could call Gigaplex the gift that keeps on giving because it’s designed to support retired individuals to learn the skills they need to land rewarding work in a part-time gig or job. It used to be difficult for many to understand the new world of work. Computer classes make it simple for anyone to transfer their valuable traditional job skills to the gig economy. So whether you are looking for a great gift idea for Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, a birthday, or even during the retirement party — trust Gigaplex to provide a unique and valuable gift that will be appreciated by your recipient.